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The Plantlore of Nettles

8 Aug 2019 1 minute read 0 comments Nifty Buckles of Folklore Fun

I always found an ever abundance of nettles during the summer months when I was a wee child. The ones that really stuck with me, (pun intended,) was the stinging nettle Urtica diotica that I would eventually run into while playing hide and seek, or t...

DECORATING AND UPCYCLING CLOTHING 1

11 Jul 2019 1 minute read 0 comments CGHugoTruth

The first project that I was eager to do was to upcycle a dress. As it already had a lot of detail going on in the patterned material that the dress was made from I had to be careful not to overdo the upcycling. Here is what it used to look like ......

FABRIC FLOWERS FROM SCRAPS

11 Jul 2019 1 minute read 0 comments CGHugoTruth

After many years of collecting all kinds of interesting and varied fabric, ribbons, lace and any other recyclable material and promising myself that one day I'll definitely get around to 'making things from practically nothing' again, I actually foun...

RIBBON, BEADS, LACE N ALL THINGS NICE

23 Jun 2019 1 minute read 0 comments CGHugoTruth

Ever since I can remember I've been a keen collector of all kinds of fabric, ribbon, beads, lace, buttons and the like.  Literally anything that might come in handy to make something with.     I'm especially passionate about Shabby Chic decorations...

DECORATING AND UPCYCLING CLOTHING 2

11 Jul 2019 1 minute read 0 comments CGHugoTruth

Here is my second project of upcycling clothing, using my fabric flower designs from scraps and recycled items. This started off as a simple and very plain chiffon top ...     Now it's got 'that something special' ...     Not too 'over the top' ......

FABRIC FLOWERS PHASE TWO

11 Jul 2019 1 minute read 0 comments CGHugoTruth

The time came to 'up the stakes' and start producing fabric flowers that are more pleasing to the eye and have more detail in them. These are still quite simple techniques, but with many variations on the design and style, coupled together with the u...