I have two close friends who have just bought their first house together and are having a party tonight. Since we are in full swing of the holiday season a pair of homemade stockings seemed fitting. I recycled 2 great sweaters and added matching red wool loops. I hope Santa stuffs these full!
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This past weekend I ventured into the fabric pile and started exploring. I began by recycling some old leather and creating the straps for a new bag design, next I pieced together the olive cotton canvas upper with the navy nylon bottom. I finished the tote off with a dark denim lining. Stay tuned for new additions popping up in the shop!
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I finished my sweater quilt this past weekend and it is now up in the shop! This quilt is crafted of beautiful upcycled wool and cotton sweater swatches. Ivory, creams and oatmeal with pops of light and charcoal grays result in a calming organic palette. The quilt has 100% cotton batting, is backed with 100% prewashed cotton indigo gray fabric, and has been finished with hand-sewn edges.
Perfect as a cozy throw on your couch or an additional layer on a twin bed this quilt is ideal for cool, crisp days.
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One of my all time favorite blogs, mint posted my denim and chambray zippered pouch today! I am truly honored by Ellie’s post and thrilled to share it with you!
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I am pleased to share with you all that my chambray and olive zippered pouch made it to the Etsy hompage yesterday in this beautiful etsy treasury by Alexandra. EKLUND GRIFFIN will be launching some very fun new product this holiday season! Stay tuned!!
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With the crisp Autumn air and turning leaves it is finally time to bring out my sweaters, but not to wear! I’ve upcycled old sweaters to cozy accents that compliment the season. My first project was turning a gray cable sweater into a pillow case that adds texture and interest to any sofa. I’ve also started a sweater quilt- the ultimate snuggly throw. It isn’t complete just yet but I’ve included a sneak peek below.
I love repurposing an old wardrobe and creating space for the new!
As you can see here + here, I love handmade cards. So, this past weekend when I attended a birthday celebration I of course brought a Hayley original! Before starting, I sat down at my desk to brainstorm exactly what I wanted to make. While looking though the drawers and materials, I found my collection of old catalogues and inspiration struck! Here are the simple steps to creating your own fun, one of a kind card.
Materials you will need: Piece of folded paper for card, magazine or old catalogue, double-sided tape, thread or string, needle (optional), a fun pen + scissors.
Scroll down for directions.
1. I selected an old J.Crew book and cut out patterned swatches and background scenes from the colorful photo shoots.
2. Next I chose my preferred balloon size (a jar lid) and started tracing and cutting out my shapes. Cut out small triangles to form the balloon knots, too!
3. To secure the balloons to the card I used a couple of pieces of double-sided tape per circle. If your paper edges curl up you can add more tape.
4. Now balloons and triangle knots are all taped down.
5. I used gold thread and a needle to sew around the balloon tails. After I went through the front of the card and back I knotted off the thread and cut it to my desired length. If you do not want to use this method you can attach the thread underneath your balloons as you are taping them down.
6. Finally, hand letter your message. I used a gold metallic pen for a little glam!
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About a month ago I was contacted by Time Out New York inquirying about my denim and chambray zippered pouch. The fashion department was plannning their fall trend posts and they were interested in seeing my zippered pouch in person. I sent it off and was honored when I found out last week that I was included in Time Out New York’s Men’s fall fashion trends. (they saved the best for last!)
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Thursday night I had an urge to make a little zippered pencil pouch. I searched through my fabric collection and I very quickly picked out some chambray, striped cotton and navy lining. I finished off the little bag with a red zipper and gold fisherman’s twine for the zipper pull. I have already started to brainstorm all the different possibilities! New products will start to pop up in the shop!