Friday, May 15, 2009

Thrifty Crafting- Episode Six Notes

Winner of Cupcake

Thanks for entering my cupcake giveaway contest. The winner of the handmade cupcake is Robyn, from Bonney Lake, Washington. The cupcake is on its way to you!

Thanks so much for the feedback. I love hearing from you, and I received many wonderful apron stories. Your comments are what keep me inspired to continue, so thanks. Please encourage your quilty friends to listen, too!

My Thrifty Finds:

That's the handmade crib quilt I found for $2.00

Here's a tip: look for the trims on the items. I've bought skirts or pillowcases just for the trims. Eyelet, lace, etc. So much better and less expensive than store-bought. This skirt trim is a great example:

And then, there's Betty, my new dress form, and her new "legs"

Book Review

Craft Challenge: Dozens of Ways to Repurpose a Pillowcase

By Suzanne J.E. Tourtillott
Lark Books, 19.95
Project Link:

My recent projects

Layer Cake Apron using cupcake fabric (based on idea in pillowcase book)

Crocheted Flower pillow found on flickr, beautiful work by Rose Hips - I'll post pics of mine when it's done.

My Crafty Chica-style "artsy sewing machine" - I'm so inspired by Kathy's work.

Check out my flickr for more photos, including my artsy chair!
Question of the Week
Would you post to a Quilted Cupcake Flickr group? I started one - let's see how it goes!

This Episode's Links:

Within a Quarter Inch Podcast (Alison's site)


Within A Quarter Inch said...

Jean, I really enjoyed the show! Keep up the great work:)

Betz White said...

Thanks for the mention. Funny, so many of your thrifting tips are things I talk about in Sewing Green, too! Two pillowcase projects and Lounge Pants made from sheets included. Kindred spirits.

Quilted Cupcake said...

Thanks, Betz. I can't wait to see your book -it's on my wish list!

quiltinjewel said...

Jean I have just found and listened to all your podcasts. I'm loving them. I love how you think thrifty. So many quilters think only quilt store quality items are worth anything.