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Thrifty ways to craft and source materials, crafting in order to live a thrifty life

Go Homespun

I’ve changed the name of my blog, from In Stitches Daily to Go Homespun. I’ve been thinking of changing the name for a while. Why? Well, like many bloggers, I started with a vague idea of what I wanted to… Continue Reading →

Resourceful wedding foliage

Wedding foliage and flowers using resourceful collection from the garden

No new clothes: The Seamless Pledge

I’ve joined the Seamless Pledge, and this is the pledge: I, Liz Pearson, take the Seamless pledge for a year. I will abstain from buying any new clothes until the end of my pledge. I will find ways to be… Continue Reading →

#MenditMay: re-mend it

On the last day of Mend It May I’m reviewing what’s on my mend-it pile. It occurred to me that I have some re-mends to do and some mending that I know will eventually turn into re-mend projects, simply because… Continue Reading →

Is it worth making your own sewing patterns?

Have you wondered if it might be worthwhile to draw up (or draft) your own sewing patterns? Whilst shop bought sewing patterns have a lot of flexibility built in to allow you to fit to your height and shape, there… Continue Reading →

Trash batts #1: spinning with yarn scraps

I’ve mentioned that my saving of scraps of just about anything (yarn, fabrics, carding waste etc) knows no bounds, see  Remnants and scraps: When are they too small to use?  After using fabric remnants to make curtains I’ve finally come… Continue Reading →

Remnants and scraps: when are they too small to use?

It’s been a while, but I’m back to reuse of materials – fabric remnants and wool scraps. The sewing machine has been busy lately. All other tools have had to be put away so that curtains can grace a bay… Continue Reading →

How to straighten unravelled wool: Frugal ways with old knitwear

I have several balls of unravelled wool which I would like to use for the crochet afghan I have had on the go for a while now. They are years old, are pure wool, were my grandmother’s (my Nan’s), and… Continue Reading →

Unplanned afghan blanket- don’t plan, just jump right in

Have you ever marvelled at beautiful afghan blankets made from crochet granny squares, or patchwork quilts made from a myriad of scrap pieces of fabric? A truly kaleidoscope effect can be made with some careful arrangement and planning of colours… Continue Reading →

Five good reasons to keep a craft book stash

At our last local Crafty Creatures get together some good reasons not to feel guilty about the craft book stash came to me. One of our members was casting around for crafty ideas to update the home, so I offered… Continue Reading →

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