I am always finding great vintage and previously owned craft supplies in addition to having leftover pieces myself. I have a special addiction to sewing patterns so I usually pick up a lot of them. Here is my latest addition to the Thrifty Craft store (Follow Thrifty Craft on Facebook and find a few treasures for yourself!)
If you are like me you have lots of old Christmas towels, table cloths, napkins and other cloth items that have nostalgic value but no longer go well with your current decor or are just worn or stained from years of loving use. Have you considered creating a memory quilt with those items? Most people think of memory quilts as made of old clothing from a loved one but there are many different kinds of memory quilts. Some ideas would be to make place mats, table runners, decorative wall tapestries, or cheery holiday throw to wrap up in on a chilly night.
If you try this send me a pic! I love seeing others creative ideas.
Not ready to tackle a memory quilt on your own but still want one? I make all kinds of memory quilts. Contact me directly here or visit my Etsy shop Daisy May Days.
Happy Holidays Everyone!
I injured my arm. And then the blind on the window overlooking my main sewing machine decided to jump off the track if I didn’t use both hands. So now the evil blind is in the trash and I made this curtain from two discarded cotton scarves. What do you think? I kind of like it.
I found this really cool superhero themed fabric and I’m making something with it today. Can you guess what it is? Visit and like my Facebook page to see what I made (I will finish today) and vote if I should make another.
Be sure to check out my Etsy store, Daisy May Days, where I sell the things I make.
I have a really great inexpensive work-horse sewing machine. I have created many wonderful quilts, dolls, clothing and other sewing wonders for 3 years on that machine. I definitely don’t regret it’s purchase. Until today I really only have had one complaint. It is so lightweight it scoots, slips and slides when I’m sewing. This can be especially frustrating when I’m pushing a bulky quilt through it. So today I thought I would do a little online shopping for a sewing machine mat/pad to keep it from slip sliding away.
What I found wasn’t terribly expensive but I would have had to order one or drive 30 minutes to go see if a local store has one. But I needed it today and honestly I was too busy to spend the afternoon driving around looking for one. I have quilting to do!
So I compromised. I already had some of that sticky padding stuff you can get at the discount stores for a dollar or two. I pulled it out and tried it.
TaDa! It works great! And it saved me $20+ and a trip to town. My machine didn’t slip even once and it greatly reduced vibrating and fatigue for my hands and wrists.
If you have any sewing machine tips or hacks I would love to hear about them.
Have a Daisy May Day! And don’t forget to check out my Etsy store Daisy May Days