Scrappy Mop Pad

What do you do with leftover, weird, skinny, scraps from a dish towel project? You make this.


Tried it dry. It was ok. It was fantastic sprayed with cleaner.


This project was a challenge but not because it was difficult. As I got going on it, my sewing machine jammed. I had to ask the handsome husband to fix it. Then, the first one I made didn’t work. I did pockets and not straps. They didn’t leave enough room to get the pad on. I like this final one. It is worth a try, if you have the scraps and time.

Scrappy Dish Cloth

We have two dish cloths. That is not, nearly, enough for a family of 5. They are always icky but I don’t want to buy anymore. I have tons of scrap fabric and lots of towels that are fraying. So here we go.

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I tried it in the kitchen and it works great. I cut a 9 inch square out of the material and sewed them together like a pillow, then top stitched it. The whole project was under a half an hour and saves me money. I will probably be making a few more.

Favorite purse

My favorite purse broke. 😦 image

EPIC! Who ever breaks their purse like this?!? To be fair, I did get this for free in 2010 and have used it every day since. I have been using a different bag for about two weeks and hate it. So, I decided I would fix it. I already had straps from a stuffed My Little Pony backpack we cut off (because they were awful). So, here we go. What do you think? image All better. Can’t wait to load her back up tomorrow. Now, that’s frugal.

etsy or ebay?

I am trying to figure out my “market.” I am not sure how to reach the people who would buy my art.  So, in an effort to discover this I have a listing on ebay and a listing on etsy for very similar wool longies.

Which do you think will go first, if either go at all?

I would love some insight on how all this works.


Another bag! I need your advice!

Okay! So below is another bag made out of a feed bag! I like the design of this 10 times better. It is more functional and sturdy. I would be comfortable selling this one. Now I really need your input. Is there a market for this? Would you spend your hard earned money on it? How much would you be willing to spend? $5? $10? $15?

Here is a link to the original bag I made and the inspiration behind it.


scrapy baby blankie

Yesterday on my facebook page I posted this photo.

WP_20131007_007I have a wonderful friend, that is having a beautiful baby boy. I have been struggling over what to give her. I hate buying anything new. I am, also dangerously low on baby boyish fabric.

A few days ago, I saw this tutorial. I just put it in the back of my mind for later.

When I realized her baby shower is in less then 2 weeks, I panicked. So I busted out my stash of fabric and got to work on “something.” I had no idea where I was going with it but out popped this beautiful baby boy blankie.

Now I do think it is a little small, but I think it will work for a newborn and then as a lovie later. Now I have to quilt it. I think I am going to go with stitch in ditch, but I am not certain yet.

On a side note, all the fabric is reclaimed in some way.