Saving the planet... one garment at a time!

... and one upcycle at a time... Welcome to my blog: A place to have an "over the fence conversation" about sewing, altered couture, upcycling, and all kinds of crafts using found objects, beads, ephemera and other vintage finds!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Ancient Chinese Wisdom

We don't do fast food very often - a combination of fiscal prudence with health concern. Recently, we broke down and did a Chinese take-out night. I love fortune cookies (as well as all other forms of omen and divination) and I found mine quite appropos.
" We are made to persist. That's how we find out who we are."
Hmmmmm. Of course, dear Sherri and Marcy (whom I miss) at my former place of employment, would have added, "in bed", but let's not go there...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Welcome to the Seams Sustainable blog. This is an off-shoot of my home-based business, which is clothing design and munufacture, using as many recycled and upcycled materials and embellishments as possible. I also do custom sewing (costumes for dance and historical re-enactment, formal wear, wedding attire, etc.) and I give sewing lessons, including lessons in clothing repair - an essential sustainability skill. The blog will give me a forum to share some of these things with you, and will probably frequently digress into other topics that interest me (and I hope some of them will interest you, too!). Just a few of these interests are sustainable living, frugality, gardening, cooking, Pagan spirituality, jewelry making, paper crafts, quilting and creativity. I sound like a granola crunching Grandma Moses (well, ok, I do like granola!), but I'm actually just learning about a lot of these things, so if I "say" something that doesn't sound quite right, please join in the conversation and help me out here!