An easy, free place, to explore and resource all things related to maintaining, renewing and re-cycling, old, worn jeans with tender loving care.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Recycle your jeans

Another creative option for cast off jeans - have them recycled into a pair of comfy and useful sandals ... here's the link - for the whole story.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

DIY Denim Baby Snap Pants

Just discovered this adorable tutorial for a pair of soft baby denim snap-on-pants on craftgossip which led me to the project's orgin - mesewcrazy.
Looking forward to a year of creative denim stitching projects.
Happy 2012 !

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Denim DIY giveaway

All month I have been following the wonderful denim based crafting creativity over on MicheleMadeMe. Beautiful craftmanship, industrious ideas and the unexpected have rolled out for every budget and ability. Even though I couldn't carve out the time to stitch myself it didn't dimish my sharing in the fun, the enthusiasm and my denim plans for the future! Now, in typical Michele fashion, she has a denim crafting give away like no other, with a pile of treasures for two lucky people. Quickly go over and put your name in the pool!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Drop-Dead Denim DIY

Michelemademe is devoting the month of September to denim crafts. She and her crafting pals are sharing all kinds of creative ways to make everything desirable out of old denim -- from toys to jewerly. Visit her blog to follow all the fun and discover what can be re-cycled and up-cycled in the most charming and ingenious ways. Michele is full of the unexpected which makes this month a most delightful denim month.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Antique denim quilts

Pig -Pen (1945-55)
These beautiful quilts, are part of an eclectic group of "Improvisational Quilts" (from The Henry Ford), created by Susana Allen Hunter from the 1930s - 70s. She was an Alabama sharecropper, and old worn denim found it's way into many of her quilts. With imaginative craftsmanship, she mixes the denim with other fabrics, creating different moods and memories. Strip Quilt Pieced Quilt 1950/55
Nine Patch

all photos: The Henry Ford

I discovered Susana's quilts here, on Elizabeth's blog, where she has also posted a cool denim bag.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Denim as art

A British artist, Denimu, who lives in Sweden, uses the beautiful, intrinsic qualities of denim, to express his thoughts and visions of the world. Follow him on twitter, facebook, or his blog.
A 17th century, European painter (name unknown), who worked in Italy, painted the poor, dressed in their old, worn denim, with the same dignity and honor as a court painter would have bestowed upon a rich patron. The paintings respect the character and one can't help but look beyond the misfortune and be inspired by the denim, and how it adapted so practically.
The paintings are currently on exhibition at the Didier Aaron in New York until February 14th.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Berry n' Bird Denim Beret

MicheleMadeMe has captured nature - in all it’s inviting glory - with her berry n’ bird denim beret. Imaginatively stitching together all kinds of textures, patterns with great skill, she created this cozy, reversible, and beautiful beret! And … thereby, reinventing my glitzy poet’s beret (from Denim Revolution) in a delightfully different, spirit. Read all about it in her post, here. I hope it inspires you as it has inspired me!