Thursday, June 30, 2011

Do you use Etsy?

If you haven't yet discovered, then I urge you to check it out and see all the wonderful sites on there. In case you don't know what it is, it is a 24/7 craft show where you can visit crafters from around the world at your leisure. I have bought from crafters who live as far away as Singapore and as close as two towns away.  It is great to be able to see so many different items and to support the small artisans who are selling on Etsy.

I wanted to share one of my favorite Etsy crafters with you. I think as quilters you can all appreciate the work that she does. The picture to the left is one example of her work. I wore it today and got many compliments on it.

Jill takes t-shirts and sweaters (I think they know her at her local Good Will store.), cuts them apart and then creates new sweaters, tees and tunics from the pieces. These pieces are all truly one-of-a-kind.

I have to admit that I made two new purchases from her just today.  I happened to look on her Etsy site today and saw this wonderful tunic and sent her a message about making the sleeves longer. Her reply was, "Of course!"  Purchase #1
A few weeks ago I sent her 4 sweaters from my closet clean out. They were sweaters I really liked but never wore. Well, off to Jill they went and soon she will be sending my new sweater jacket/coat made from my own sweaters. I'm not sure who was more excited, Jill or me! Well, she sent me a few pictures of the work in progress and there was Purchase #2. I should have them both by Monday or Tuesday and will be sure to share with you.

Here are pictures of the back and sleeves of the jacket. Jill does a great job of combining pieces and colors to make a great "new" item.

 I just love the work that she does. Be sure to check her out at

Have fun!

I hope all of you are enjoying some of the same lovely summer weather that we're having. I want to bottle it and save it for the rest of the summer.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the kinds words... and hello to your Quilter friends. That is really where I started, but my beds and walls all got filled up, so i had to turn to making garments!

    Nancy - loved the post on auditioning fabrics. That is one of my favorite parts of what I do. Making up "bundles of potential" for future sewing.

    Thanks again, and happy sewing everyone!!