Reader’s Choice 2016: Your Favorite Sadie Seasongoods Projects

Reader’s Choice 2016: Your Favorite Sadie Seasongoods Projects

Like a bull in a china shop…

Especially when “the world” is the china shop and “ 2016 ” is the bull! It’s been a rough-and-tumble year for many folks across the globe and I suspect that there are more than a few of us that are happy to bid farewell to such a pummeling year.

But there were a few bright spots (for me)- like the Chicago Cubs winning the 2016 World Series- and yet another tremendously satisfying year of blogging. Even when the world seems like a dark, dark place…the light in my workshop flickers to life and I can repurpose-DIY-upcycle-create through it all. And then I get to share it with you! (Both the hits AND the misses, haha!)Read more ›

Potholder or Kitchen Hot Pad for a Baking Dish Made from Country Quilts

Potholder or Kitchen Hot Pad for a Baking Dish Made from Country Quilts

Well, here we are again with the same vintage quilt that I found at a thrift store…this time with Project #2! To refresh your memory, I found these country quilts at a Habitat ReStore in the North Georgia Mountains. I ended up just purchasing one of them…the pretty lady on the left!Read more ›

Faux Stained Glass Suncatchers with Upcycled Scarf Fabric

Faux Stained Glass Suncatchers with Upcycled Scarf Fabric

Back when I made my Aromatherapy Eye Pillows from vintage scarves, I had mentioned that my good friend, Kate DiNatale Vintage, had given me a bag of vintage scarves that she couldn’t sell. As I pawed through them, I noticed that some of them reminded me of faux stained glass. So, I decided to upcycle them into suncatchers that would act as bird window decals. Read more ›

How to Upcycle a Vintage Teapot into a DIY pincushion and Sewing Caddy

How to Upcycle a Vintage Teapot into a DIY pincushion and Sewing Caddy

With my burgeoning love of sewing comes a need for storage for sewing supplies. And one of the things I wanted to have was a cute, functional pin cushion that had one additional feature- secrecy. That may sound crazy, but with a cat as curious as Cottonball, a secret pincushion is not all that far-fetched. So, I decided to make a DIY pincushion in a vintage teapot. Read more ›

Upcycled Storage and Organization Project Ideas

Upcycled Storage and Organization Project Ideas

People tell me constantly that they have no idea how to “get into” upcycling- and they ask me how I come up with all of my ideas. I wish I could tell them that I’m the Sorceress of Repurposing, but the truth is, I’m not- I just enjoy finding a different use for something, regardless of what that “something” is.

And yes, upcycling is trendy and hip and all the rage, but really, we’ve been doing it for generations. Did your mother ever store leftovers in empty margarine containers? If you grew up in a cold climate, did she ever slip plastic bread bags over your feet before stuffing them in your snow boots? That, my friends, is upcycling in its most simple and purest of forms.

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Pulley Pendants: Steampunk’s Softer Side

Pulley Pendants: Steampunk’s Softer Side

When I found these itty-bitty pulleys way back in February 2014, I knew right away they were the perfect jewelry-making component. But months- nearly a YEAR!- went by before I thought about making them again. Well, my friends, the time has finally come.Read more ›

How to Make a Pin Holder or Pin Display with Cotton String

How to Make a Pin Holder or Pin Display with Cotton String

I’ve made a lot of jewelry organization projects in my time, but this is the only one specifically for vintage brooches. It’s a play off an idea I saw at an antiques store that used cotton string (straight from the hardware store) as a pin display or pin holder. And I knew right away I wanted to recreate my own version!

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Christmas Porch Decor with a Vintage Wooden Sled and Repurposed Sweater Mittens

Christmas Porch Decor with a Vintage Wooden Sled and Repurposed Sweater Mittens

I had been on the hunt for a vintage wooden sled for a long time- but every time I found one, the price was just a little too high for me to pull the trigger. Finally, FINALLY I found one in rural Georgia that would work perfectly as Christmas porch decor, and I knew exactly how I wanted to achieve that.Read more ›