Wednesday, December 11, 2013

More recycled denim projects

I love working with blue denims :) Here's some of the denim placemats I've just finished, and I've yet to complete the order after the holidays.

Denim placemats
denim projects

I like it a lot myself...the faded denims are my favorite ;)
I'm also liking sewing projects more...instant gratification! Besides, I had to make use of the scraps of denim left after making the placemats, and its a challenge to make useful and decorative items as well :)
But here's one project that I didn't sew, I just used SewNoMore Fabric Glue. Its a bit expensive though. I tried sewing this kind of project, but its hard on the hand and takes too long to get done.

Denim coaster, round
This round coaster was made from the inseams of the denim jeans. And here's another design I came up with, that use the outer seams. I used the fabric glue in some parts, and sewed the border.

Denim coaster, square

Lastly, here's another sewing project I made at the last minute to add to the items I bought for my niece's baby shower. This was inspired by a design I saw when I searched on denim baby bib...

Recycled denim
Recycled denim, baby bib

A not so neat, but so cute project...hehe ;)

Denim Baby Bib

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Blue Christmas :)

I think I will have a blue Christmas...not blue as in sad - but blue as in denim blue :)

Shown below are some recycled denim projects I'm making...mainly the placemats ordered from me. I'm already getting more ideas on what to do with the scrap denims. Hmm...hoping these designs I have in mind will turn out well so I can make them holiday gifts ;)

Recycled Denim Projects
I'd like to mention again how I started with these recycled denim projects...A married couple,business friends of mine, had some neat and creative ideas for their new food business establishments. Their theme was kind of country style, and the color scheme was blue and white. They suggested that I make denim items for kitchen and for dining, and consign these to their store.

The Breakfast Store
I made assorted coasters and mug cozies from denim fabric and crochet yarn. Since I was the only "employee" in my craft business, I made only a limited number of items...most of it were sold out. However I did not continue consigning, since it took up a lot of time and wasn't as much fun as designing crochet wearables :p
Now they have another new business, its a small restaurant and as can be seen in these pics, they have the same country blue theme going.

The Breakfast Table
They've ordered the placemats from me. I'm so glad everything in their decor and in their menu, including their service, received good reviews and high ratings :)
If you are in Quezon City or nearby, please check out The Breakfast Table along Maginhawa St.