Friday, January 22, 2010


What do you call it when you take one of your own crafts and change it up into something new? I'm calling it mecycling. Remember when I made my own version of Mark Montano's Urban Corsage project? These were so fun to make -- the perfect combination of sewing and crafting. I got a little carried away and made five of them. Well, fun to make, but not really my style to wear.

I've been doing a lot of blog surfing lately, and I loved what Lisa made for teacher gifts this year. Check out her bog -- she makes beautiful polymer clay buttons and much more.

It got me thinking that if I shifted the velcro just a bit, I'd have something similar.

Hers are much cuter and more functional without the extra embellishments, but my version works for me. Now I've got to stash one in the car so I can use it next time I hit Stone Creek.


  1. Ooh, I love this idea!! I need to mark this so i remember to make these for our next overnight crafting extravaganza!! Too cute!

  2. I just saw that you linked to my coffee cup cozies, and I like what you did with the idea - very cute! I wouldn't really wear that style, either, but I love it on a coffee cup :-)

  3. Oh I love those! Is there any trick to making them fit right? I suppose you could just trace one from the store...

  4. Tracy, if you follow the link to Lisa's site, you'll see how to really make them ... she made a pattern based on the cozy from the store. Since mine were adapted from wristband-style bracelets, I removed the velcro and then replaced it at a slight diagonal so there is a slight taper. It fits my coffee cup perfectly!