New in thee Shop: Upcycled Jeans Patchwork Tote Bag

In its past life: remnants of jeans and black cotton for lining.

Found new life as: An upcycled and spacious shoulder bag!

This bag is a patchwork made with various upcycled jeans. There is a big slot/pocket on the backside of the tote. Please note that there is no stable/stiff bottom base, the entire bag is fabric.

Find it in thee shop here: Upcycled Jeans Patchwork Tote Bag


Refashion Idea | Adding Jean Sleeves to a Sweatshirt for Textural Contrast

I had leftover jean jacket sleeves after making this denim jacket with contrast chunky knit sleeves. The sleeves were perfect to refashion another top. So I found that blouse on Pinterest and I loved the idea.

(this jacket available here in thee shop)

I took a plain black terry sweatshirt style top and exchanged the sleeves for the jean jacket sleeves. It was important to pick a shirt with drop shoulders so that the sleeves would fit no matter what.

With a seam ripper I took off the bottom portion of the sleeves on the sweatshirt and then cut the jean jacket sleeves to that length.

I sewed the jean jacket sleeves onto the black sweatshirt, serged the raw edges inside together, topstitched and that was it. Came out looking pretty similar if I do say so myself.


DIY Easy Valentines Day Decor with Tree Branches and Paper Hearts

thee inspiration:

DIY Valentine’s Day branch tree by The House That Lars Built

How to Make 3D Paper Hearts by Kippi at Home

How To Make an Easy Holiday Centerpiece With Branches by Real Simple

I'm always looking for ways to craft using what I have. This paper heart tree allowed me to use my heart paper punches (Fiskars X-Large Squeeze Punch, That's Amore). I have a cutting machine now but it was sort of fun to use these again. All you need is that and paper, some glue, some string/twine and some tree branches. I used orange tree branches if it matters. You don't really need paint, I saw some bare branch trees so it just depends on your style preference. I did paint mine white like the pictures and video.

To accompany my "tree" I made a small bunting with solid and gingham cotton, vintage style lace appliques and embroidered rose patches. I had this XOXO block sign and I bought this little delivery truck off Mercari (I think it's originally from Target). I have my lantern sitting atop a wide candle holder to give it height. The rose topiary I made by gluing satin roses (leftover from a bouquet) to a red Christmas ornament. I was feeling festive #masamorporfavor