Thursday, October 16, 2014

Crafty stuff update

Denim projects

Recyclable denims

Aside from crochet, I also enjoy sewing projects, especially when using recyclable materials such as used denims. There's a good supply of this material from thrift shops nearby. However, not all are cheap. To maximize the cost and minimize waste, recycled denim projects are up on my crafting list...and fortunately I got another custom order to make use of denims.
This time around I'm using what is left from the jeans after I have cut off the legs for the placemats. The placemats are the main products ordered from me for a small restaurant which opened a year ago here in Quezon City (see previous post). They were quite successful in their venture, now they need more placemats! They're also ordering Christmas ornaments in the form of denim stars ;)

Denim Star

This looks simple to make, but if you're making a hundred pieces with just one pair of hands, it takes more than patience to finish. With a deadline to meet...I should be working on it double-time now. But wait! Halloween is near and I just got the urge to crochet a spider!

Spider charm

Crochet Spider Charm

Occasionally, I'd crochet small projects using cotton thread...I try to make it detailed as much as my hands and eyes can manage. This is the first spider that I made, and I quite liked it though it needs some improvement...maybe I'll post a pattern soon... :)

Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a blessed All Soul's Day celebration.


  1. hi.. good for you mauubos mo na rin yang mga denim ...

    ako medyo umiiwas ako sa maliit ng project.. pero that is something that I wanted to overcome.. Im training myself to be better and more keen with "small details" ..

    btw..ang ganda ng craft corner mo ate :) sana ganyan din ung akin..

    1. Thanks Bheng :))...glad you noticed my crafting space ;)
      I do need to destash not just not just yarns, but a lot of other materials like the denims.

  2. I hope you can finish them all! I used to keep all the boys' old jeans with rips to use for crafting; but I ended up throwing them out when we moved last time. (I still wish I hadn't, but... when you accumulate so much stuff, moving and packing you get rid of a lot.) Did you see the "Puppy sized" spider on facebook?

    1. I'd like to see that "puppy sized" spider...hahah...
      I'm still working on the jeans projects...hope to get to the finish line soon. Thanks for stopping by, Tina ;)

  3. the star is super cute Mimi. its such a nice idea. I always think go bags only when I see old jeans but have never made any yet.

  4. Thanks Pearlin! Yes, denim bags are very practical...I made some and use it often :)


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