Not your T-shirt any more!

 I Love that I am getting use out of my "new" dress form

These are some of the latest pics I took of the scarves make from old t-shirts- Cut, braided, slashed, pulled, wrapped and washed. I try to use every inch so there is almost nothing to throw away. Oddly enough by having a "zero waste" goal it helps me to be creative and look out side the box. 

 
More Pictures 


The teal and grey scarf is made of three different shirts, and it has various widths of braids.

The red and white one also is from three different shirts .
 

 This one is made from three as well, and all but the green has been hand dyed using a 
combination of walnut, onion skins, and coffee 


   

  


Three again, using the
"leftovers" from some 
of the ones before. 
This one ties in the 
back making it  
adjustable,
longer or shorter 
depends on how
you tie it. 
The pink and grey 
one also has hand 
dyed pieces in it.  
So does the orange one.
That is how it is so multi   
shaded ... So fun to make.



Old Papers and New Things

        I Made this head with some vintage apron embroidery patterns I thrift-ed.  
I used  a 50/50 mix of a boiled flour and water paste and white school glue. 
 I used the boiled version of the traditional paper mache.
I read that it dried clear, and although the UN-boiled version 
 is stronger it may leave a haze. 
 I mixed the paste with glue to give it added strength. 
 After I was done I used a water based lacquer to give it shine and  make it water proof. 
 My inspiration came from - The Polka Dot Closet

 She still has no name ... lol I have most my forms named !



I did this form the same way I did the head, with 50/50 glue paste using sheet music.This blog was my inspiration, although I did not age the paper with and dye ... maybe the next one...

 


This form is covered 
with paper that came 
from vintage crochet
and knitting patterns.  
I love this one too





Suitcase Re- purposing 


        Vintage green hard suit case I turned into a display case. I saw the idea on Pinterest and loved the idea of having a portable craft show I could literally walk on with. I can keep it in my trunk for those times when I wish I had known about a show. One more thing I pinned that got done.  This is the original post- If you look close you will see that I made her lace earrings as well. Definitely a good blog to read, so many good ideas. I think I will try some more soon!

Cloths rack full of vintage finds for sale at my last show !