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Monday, December 2, 2019

DIY Fabric Gift Wrap and Ribbons


When prepping my fabric for stash busting, I has a ton of fat flats and small fabric cuts bought for dog bandanas (one of my guilty pleasures) as well as cute prints and patterns snapped up in sales and clearances. With the Christmas holidays coming up, I was planning to make some bandanas as well as fabric napkins. Both of these (depending on shape/size) make perfect gift wrapping, so I decided to do a little DIY fabric gift wrap feature for here on the blog.

Friday, November 1, 2019

DIY Dog Treat Bags - Crafting Old Favourites (and Stash Busting!)

I love to create but I also like practicality and purpose. Fortunately, some crafts have been incredibly useful over the years, and I've actually worn a few out. I consider that a small victory for creative utility, and a great excuse to re-make new versions of useful old favourites. 


When we first set out to try and significantly reduce plastic waste, I made some small drawstring bags for carrying treats on dog walks without messing up pockets with loose treats and crumbs. They've been used every single day since (often several times a day), and after three years of use, wear, and regular washing, they were coming apart and due for replacing. 

Monday, October 7, 2019

Making Fabric Stash Busting Projects Quick and Convenient


I often like to create on a whim, which is a great match for using on-hand supplies but stash busting fabric is annoyingly inconvenient unless the fabric is already prepped and ready for use. In an effort to make it more convenient to craft with stash fabric, I decided to sort, bulk prep, and adjust how store my fabrics so that I can just grab and go for quick crafting when the mood strikes. This fits in perfectly with my efforts to use the supplies I already have (read more in last month's post on sustainable home sewing and textile waste) unless I need something specific for a planned project.