Thursday, March 1, 2012

Drop-Dead Denim Flickr Group Love


Do you remember the Drop-Dead Denim Event of last September? At the time, I established a corresponding Flickr Group where people could upload their denim crafts, and to my surprise, the Drop-Dead Flickr Group lives on... Isn't that neat? I just love seeing what kind of jean-ious other people are creating and sharing, so I thought I'd take a moment to showcase some of the goodness that's been uploaded since September. Let's see what we got!

Oh yes... well, you've seen Sherry's stuff here before, but I just had to show off this notebook of hers as well. It's just as cute as a button and so well-designed. Sherry infuses such lightness and fun in her work. She writes about this sweet project over at Sherry's Simple Blog. Check it out!

Fabric Covered Notebook

On her blog, Green Issues, Agy details how she went about making this super-cute back pocket wristlet from her husband's jean pockets. Wouldn't it be fun to make one of these? I get excited just thinking about the embellishment possibilities. Think felt or french knots or freezer-paper stenciling... Joys! Thank you for sharing Agy.

Back pocket wristlet

Marcia paired old denim shirts and dresses with some plaid shorts to make this great tone-on-tone quilt which she then machine-quilted using a lovely ribbon and daisy pattern. The full step-by-step photo tutorial can be found on her blog, Marcia's Crafty Sewing and Quilting Blog.

"Up Cycled" Denim Quilt

And finally... As I was writing this post and researching the various Flickr photos, I discovered the delicious blog of Monika (MonaW) the creator of this gorgeous creation below. I adore every inch of this bag: the stitched branches, the felt leaves, the denim strip of course...  Her blog is called Sewing With Love and it is a treasure to behold. Monika also has a Dawanda shop where she sells her beautiful wares. Dangerous information which I advise you to use at your own risk...

The bird´s house no. 4

So there you have it! Thank you so much for all your crafty contributions. I will continue to monitor The Group, so if you're ever inclined to re-craft your old jeans, upload those photos! And one day perhaps, you'll find yourself featured here...

Well you have a happy day!

♥M


21 comments:

  1. Amazing creations from a great group!

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  2. Oooh thanks for featuring my covered notebook Michele. I really love recycling the old denim and remembered your group when I was uploading my notebook onto Flickr. I love all the other things above too. Thanks for sharing them x

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    1. well thank you for uploading it Sherry. Great work you!

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  3. Thanks for the lovely pictures and the links! It’s wonderful to see you have inspired so many others!

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    1. I doubt that I had anything to do with these... but I'm so glad to feature them just the same. :)

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  4. I really like the possibilities of the wristlet - not sure I am up to something as detailed as that lovely purse.

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    1. the wristlet is a quick project but so fun. One day I'd love to undertake a more challenging bag out of denim. I think it would be good practice...

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  5. I just have found your blog :) Thank you so much for showing my little bag! In every piece I sew I´m using some old material - and using reused jeans is my favourite! All the people around me do not throw away the old jeans anymore - they bring them to me to give them a new live :)
    Its always nice to look through this flickr group!!

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    1. Oh thanks for coming by Monika. You do such lovely work, it was my pleasure to feature this great bag of yours!

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  6. They are all so fun. I see I completely spaced out on adding my sewing command centre to the flickr group, so I've remedied that!

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    1. Oh ya, definitely Krista! Great idea!

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  7. Όλα είναι πάρα πολύ όμορφα. Μου άρεσε ιδιαίτερα το πρώτο με το κοριτσάκι. Καλό μήνα! Kisses from GREECE!

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  8. Hi Michele, Thanks so much for featuring my wristlet with other lovely & creative finds. I love the bag Monika made. :-)

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    1. No problem at all Agy. It's such a cute wristlet!

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  9. You do so pretty things! LOOVE your blog. I'm a crochet animal, and I have a blog! Please check my swedish blog. You can copy the text and translate it in google translate, and then you understand the text. Or follow me on twitter!
    Hugs, Kolan

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  10. What beauties! See, your creation works its own magic...

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  11. hi! i love your blog and i also love the link to monicas. how do i translate her dwanda shop to english? i tried playing with translate but i wasn't successful. thanks,
    donna

    madkat@tampabay.rr.com

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    1. Hi Donna,

      That I don't know... Hmm. It's a german shop isn't it? I will ask Monika and let you know when I get a response okay?

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  12. So amazed at all the creativity...and sewing skills!

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