green day March 17, 2009

I’ve been making lots of button hairclips as samples to show at my Powell’s event Friday night, and thought I’d wear these green ones out and about today in honor of St Patrick’s Day…

st. patrick's day button hairclips

In other colorful news, a mini-tutorial I wrote for CRAFT’s Mending Month is up! It shows a very simple way to mend a torn [green, what a coincidence] sheet — actually a pillow cover, but this hand-sewing technique will work for any woven fabric piece. Diane did a fantastic (as always) tutorial for mending ripped upholstery that I thought I’d spotlight too. I love the Mending Month posts — so practical and simple. It is very refreshing to me to fix what I have instead of constantly buying new.

how to mend ripped upholstery and torn sheets

And Jenny Ryan has a lovely how-to up today: make a terrarium in a mason jar! I love this one. I adore terrariums — my grandparents had a huge one that I loved when I was a kid — and hers is awesome.

how to make a terrarium

Speaking of Jenny, the review I wrote of her wonderful new book, Sew Darn Cute, is up at CraftStylish. You can win a copy this week — just comment on this post by next Tuesday and you’re in the mix!

Jenny Ryan's Sew Darn Cute!

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