Little Green Dresses by Tina Sparkles

“50 Original Patterns for Repurposed Dresses, Tops, Skirts and More”

This book  appeals to me on so many levels.  I absolutely love the practice of re-purposing, anything. And I love to design and sew my own clothing. This is the perfect training manual to use to learn how to convert clothing items or fabric into fashions you would not only love to wear, but be proud of.  I’ve not seen a sewing instruction book like this.  This is a step by step how to with great graphics and photos. I love this book. The only thing I found missing in this book was some before photos – to help one’s imagination make the leap to the finished product.

Watch the author make a Little Green Skirt! : click here

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A Homemade Christmas by Tina Barseghian

Creative Ideas for an Earth-Friendly, Frugal, Festive Holiday

I love to pick up books like this to help me get more enJOYment out of my holidays. This is full of ideas, instructions and recipes to help inspire one to create holiday traditions. This is a great idea book for families with children, and it is also a great book to inspire projects for get togethers for adults of all ages and service groups too!

Another aspect of this book that I really like is the inspiration to re-purpose or re-use items.  It inspires our creativity and provides answers to how to have festive celebrations on a budget.

As I read through this book I realized that these creative, crafty ideas work for any festive day or holiday in the year. So you can begin planning for next year’s holidays right away.

Published by Harlequin