How to Upcycle a Counted Cross Stitch into a Shopping Bag

How to Upcycle a Counted Cross Stitch into a Shopping Bag

I constantly find old needlework pieces on my thrifting adventures- be it counted cross stitch, needlepoint, crewel work, or otherwise. And I have a hard time passing them up! But then I think, “What in the world will I do with all these?”.

And so was the case with this larger cross-stitch- it had a great retro / country vibe…which, while not my personal style, is kind of trendy again with the farmhouse / Fixer Upper obsession. As I hemmed & hawed, I couldn’t help but think that it would make a fabulous graphic on a reusable grocery bag.Read more ›

Cross Stitch My Heart & Hope to DIY

Cross Stitch My Heart & Hope to DIY

So, would y’all mind another Valentine’s Day project? It’s February…a new month…and time for my latest contribution to The Good Life Blog. Why not celebrate with some simple, thrifty, V-Day decor?Read more ›

Independence Day Decor in a Vintage Colander / Metal Colander

Independence Day Decor in a Vintage Colander / Metal Colander

Not too long ago, I posted a photo on my Facebook page that garnered a LOT of attention- an embroidered flower on a vintage mesh strainer. It was gorgeous and unique…and I was immediately struck with an idea of my own. Why not do something similar with a vintage colander, the kind with a star design? And then use it as Independence Day decor?Read more ›