A Giveaway & Some New kind of Pretties

If you're a fan of YoYo Pretties
you may be interested in a little giveaway 
One lucky little girl will receive a custom made YoYo hair pretty!
Winner will be announced Dec. 1st.
After 5 years of making YoYo's I'm starting to experiment
with new materials. 
Lately I've been really inspired to create pretty things 
out of old worn out materials.
These are my first creations made from a pile of Jeans
that have been sitting in my closet collecting dust 
and taking up valuable space.
These were Jeans with paint/stains, ragged hems, ripped knees, 
and missing buttons - so pretty much unwearable or worthy of donating.
I'd started cutting them up for a friend to use for making levi quilts,
and that's when I realized that I didn't need to throw out the seams.
Along with the bold stitching I especially love the look of the frayed edges.
I've got handfuls of scraps left and a noggin full of ideas yet to explore.

What about you, do you like to upcycle?
What unusual materials have you played around with lately?

1 comment:

Diane Mars said...

Darling, I love to upcycle infact I am doing that with old Christmas Putz house giving them a new lease on life!These are darling love the contrast of the levi fabric and the pink and Bling! Hope all is well with you the baby is just darling! Hugs, Diane