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Aug 3
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We are still posting. Today’s post, Fabulous Fabric Find, part II

Don’t forget to check us out at http://www.city-made.com/?p=523

We are still posting. Today’s post, Fabulous Fabric Find, part II


Aug 2
We moved! Check out our re-designed web site at http://www.city-made.com/
Still working on our repurpose-a-thing-a-day. Today’s post is a Fabulous Fabric Find.

We moved! Check out our re-designed web site at http://www.city-made.com/

Still working on our repurpose-a-thing-a-day. Today’s post is a Fabulous Fabric Find.


Jul 30

Stroller to Changing Pad

What can you possibly do with a stroller that has broken wheels?  Repurpose it into a diaper changing pad of course.  We were able to salvage this water resistant fabric and quilt it onto some red wool to make a soft, portable changing pad.  


Jul 29

Canister Labels

These canister labels were made from an old dress.  We used a sharpie to write the contents of the canister onto the white canvas patch.  Velcro was a attached to each end of the canister wrap to secure them around the canisters.  

No more guessing what’s inside!  


Jul 28

Have you heard the old saying, ” If life gives you lemons, make lemonade”? Well we at citymade say, “If life gives you an old pile of bricks, make a brick patio!”

Friend of citymade, Heidi, had a pile of bricks in the back of her garage. I (Carol) had been wanting to make a patio in my front yard (since I can’t get anything to grow there). There were approximately 300 bricks in the pile and, since Heidi lives close, we were able to make a few car trips in order to move them.

Then, Melany and I spent a day digging and leveling the yard and eventually laying the bricks. Now we have a nice, bricked front with out the worry of mowing what little grass there was or pulling the unsightly weeds.


Jul 27

Here is the next project with the old couch cushion.

We turned this window seat into extra seating by adding cushions made from one of the old couch cushion.

We cut one of the cushions in half and sewed a cover over them. Then added a bolster pillow to create a pleasant seating area.


Jul 26

We are now transitioning out of garden week (although this post is relevant for gardeners).  We took an old couch cushion from a broken couch and created two different posts from them.  Today’s post is a garden kneeler.  By removing the original cushion cover and recovering the cushion with some outdoor fabric we created an outdoor cushion to use in the garden.  No more sore knees while pulling weeds!


Jul 25

Just for fun here are some pics of the growing things around our house. I love the anticipation that is growing vegetables.

Carol


One of the glorious benefits of summer is the lush growing plants. We are growing quite a few things in the garden, including herbs. We took some of the Basil and Sage leaves and an old pair of linen pants and created the perfect linen summer napkin.

We cut the pants to create 4 napkins, sewed a seam around the outside and frayed the ends with a pin. The pin loosens the fibers and then you can pull them out to create the fray. Then we coated the leaf with fabric paint and rolled it onto the linen with a brayer.

What is really nice about these napkins is that, if you pull them out in the dead of Winter, it will remind you of all the warmth and sweet smells of Summer.


Jul 24

It seems like “they” don’t make things like “they” used to. Take for example the panty hose. After one wear, they usually tear or run. Very frustrating, until now. We have a new use for them. The plant tie.

Just cut pieces from the legs and use them in the garden to stake tomatoes or peppers or whichever of your plants need staking. They stretch easy and are sturdy.


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