Tuesday, February 28, 2012

SPRING Winter Cleaning....

SPRING Winter Cleaning....


With the weather still cold and dreary it would be a good time to start on your spring cleaning. Because I know when spring gets here and the weather is nice enough I will be out side enjoying it, not rummaging in my dark closets.

As you are going thru your clothing, make sections
*Keep- the things you wear often.
*upcycle- the things that you see potential in becoming something else.
*donate- the things that you really don't like.

Now depending on how much you have and how much room you need to make, think about the donate box.
`Can you give an item to a friend and they will like it how it is or does your friend make faces at you every time you wear it? If your friend will take it, give it to her. If she makes faces at it, think about if you can change it to make it into something she might like, then give it to her as a "unbirthday" gift, if not, Donate it to a local Thrift Store or church clothes closet, because someone will most likely want it :) !

I have already started mine- 3 days in and counting! I am aiming to see every corner and crack in this house by spring.

How do you Spring Clean? Leave a note and share your tips!

Happy Cleaning!
~FriggleFraggle~

Friday, February 24, 2012

Eye Tshirt

Eye Ball T-Shirt

These were fun to make! There are many eyeshapes and colors  to choose from. I stuck with the traditional ones though. :)

This is available for purchase on my etsy shop FriggleFraggle @
http://www.etsy.com/listing/81441938/eye-ball-t-shirt-halloween

If you are interested in learning how to make this I might do a tutorial.

Happy Crafting!
~FriggleFraggle~

Saturday, February 11, 2012

T-Shirt Bags Project

              T-shirt Bag Project!

Ok, who is ready for another project? This one is quick and easy. You can make one or many in just a short time.

 All you will need is:* some old t-shirts that you love but are stained or you have grown tired of wearing but just can't get rid of,-those are the best :)  *a good pair of scissors and *a safety pin.

Now, Go grab those shirts and Get ready for some fun.


Step 1: Pick your shirt and cut off the sleeves. I cut them on the outside of the seam so the seam is left on the shirt. It seems to give it a little more support, as they will be your handles, but this is up to you. Cut open the sleeve at the seam and cut off the sewn edge. With the sleeve open cut it into long 1/4" wide strips. These are important, they will be the ties for the bag. Pull the strips so they stretch out. Set the strips aside for now.

Step 2:Cut off the neck. Start on one side of the neck and cut down toward the bottom of the shirt then curve around to follow slightly below the ribbed neck line. This will be the opening for your bag.

Step 3:Make 3 small cuts in the bottom seam of your t shirt, make sure you don't cut thru the sewn seam that holds it together. Space them equally apart. I cut one slit on the top- in the middle and two on the bottom -about a quarter of the way in on each side. Just eye it or get your tape out but it won't matter if you are close  :) This should make a little casing to slide your fabric thru.
Step4:Time for the little strips of fabric that you put to the side. Take the 3 longest ones and put a safety pin on one end of one. Slide it thru one cut section of the shirt seam. Then do the same for the other two sections. Your strips should be long enough they won't slip back thru the other side.

Step 5:Pull each section tight. Tie the sections. I double knotted. Then take one strip and tie it to the next section strip all the way around until they have all been tied with another section. (I did this just to make sure it is strong enough, you can tie it how you feel suitable for you).

There! Done! Now you have your very own handmade t-shirt bag.

I made a few. I will be giving some out as gift to friends and family.
We will be doing this craft with the young ladies in our Girl's Club on Monday at Co-op. I hope they enjoy it :)
These are great for carrying groceries, If I can remember to bring them with me!

Let me know how you did.
Happy Crafting!
~Friggle Fraggle~

Up, Down Re-

UP, Down, Re- Cycling that is  :)

Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value.
The first recorded use of the term upcycling was by Reiner Pilz of Pilz GmbH in an interview by Thornton Kay of Salvo in 1994.[1]
We talked about the impending EU Demolition Waste Streams directive. "Recycling," he said, "I call it downcycling. They smash bricks, they smash everything. What we need is upcycling where old products are given more value not less." He despairs of the German situation and recalls the supply of a large quantity of reclaimed woodblock from an English supplier for a contract in Nuremberg while just down the road a load of similar blocks was scrapped. In the road outside his premises, was the result of the Germans' demolition waste recycling. It was a pinky looking aggregate with pieces of handmade brick, old tiles and discernible parts of useful old items mixed with crushed concrete. Is this the future for Europe?
Downcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of lesser quality and reduced functionality. The goal of downcycling is to prevent wasting potentially useful materials, reduce consumption of fresh raw materials, reduce energy usage, reduce air pollution and water pollution, and lower greenhouse gas emissions (though re-use of tainted toxic chemicals for other purposes can have the opposite effect) as compared to virgin production. A clear example is plastic recycling, which turns the material into lower grade plastics.

Recycling is processing used materials (waste) into new products to prevent waste of potentially useful materials, reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, reduce energy usage, reduce air pollution (from incineration) and water pollution (from landfilling) by reducing the need for "conventional" waste disposal, and lower greenhouse gas emissions as compared to virgin production.[1][2] Recycling is a key component of modern waste reduction and is the third component of the "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" waste hierarchy.

To reuse is to use an item more than once. This includes conventional reuse where the item is used again for the same function, and new-life reuse where it is used for a different function. In contrast, recycling is the breaking down of the used item into raw materials which are used to make new items. By taking useful products and exchanging them, without reprocessing, reuse help save time, money, energy, and resources. In broader economic terms, reuse offers quality products to people and organizations with limited means, while generating jobs and business activity that contribute to the economy.

Trashion (a portmanteau of "trash" and "fashion") is a term for art, jewelry, fashion and objects for the home created from used, thrown-out, found and repurposed elements. The term was first coined in New Zealand in 2004[1] and gained in usage through 2005.[2]
Initially trashion was used to describe art-couture costume usually linked to contests or fashion shows; however, as recycling and 'green' fashion become more prevalent, trashion has taken a turn for the more wearable. The term is now widely used in creative circles to describe any wearable item or accessory that is constructed using all or part materials that have been recycled, including clothing that has been thrifted and reconditioned.

*From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

What is the difference? Do you know?
They all sound fun to me!

Happy Crafting!
~Friggle Fraggle~

Red Sweater Leg Warmers


LEG WARMERS!


Red Sweater Leg Warmers
with Black Lace Trim
and Silver Buttons

available for purchase on my etsy site @

Taking custom requests :)
Would you be interested in seeing a tutorial on how to make these?
Leave a comment and I might plan on making one soon.

Happy Crafting!
~FriggleFraggle~



Sunday, February 5, 2012

"No Thread Left Behind" Project

    Bracelets!
Who doesn't need a big bunch of fun frilly bracelets to wear when ever you want?
These are fun and easy to make.  Want one a certain way? Ask me and I'll make it for you! Want to try to make them yourself?  Follow the tutorial below :)

These are available for purchase on my etsy shop @
http://www.etsy.com/shop/FriggleFraggle?ref=si_shop
I'm thinking my next ones need a little sparkle!

Happy Crafting!
~FriggleFraggle~

Saturday, February 4, 2012

"No Thread Left Behind" Project

MORE COFFEE COZIES!

Here are a few more coffee cozies. They are available for purchase on my etsy shop @
http://www.etsy.com/shop/FriggleFraggle?ref=si_shop

They are fun and easy to make. Give it a go and let's see what you come up with or give me a challenge and I'll make one for you :) 
I take requests.

Happy Crafting!
~FriggleFraggle~

Busy Busy as a Bee

Wow, the week has flown by fast. I have been staying busy with projects to post.

*Still working on the "No Thread Left Behind" project with a few more pictures to post. I have those available for purchase on etsy @ 
http://www.etsy.com/shop/FriggleFraggle?ref=si_shop

I would love to have some feed back and if you have any ideas feel free to share as well :)

*I was volunteered to be the designer of the soccer uniforms for the kids soccer team. They are done! I will show the fun way I made the numbers.

*Also, made some handy bags out of old t-shirts.

Well, off to post some pics...stay tuned and happy crafting!

~FriggleFraggle