Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Reworked Wednesday - Recycled Sterling Silver Stud Earrings

So I'm a huge fan of stud earrings.  I love anything that is colorful, small, big, round, square, it doesn't matter.  Because of this, I was extremely excited to find these awesome earrings on Etsy.  I've never seen anything like it, and to top it off, they are recycled!  They are from a lovely Etsy shop called organiks.  I absolutely love these and I hope you do as well!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Reworked Wednesday - Upcycled Tie!

Hi everyone!  Sorry its been a week since my last post.  Its been crazy, both at work and home.   Today for Reworked Wednesday, I found this great project that uses a tie almost as a necklace.  I absolutely loved the look and had to share, and the best part, no sewing machine necessary!  Check out the tutorial to learn how to make one yourself.  Enjoy!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Win a $20 Gift Certificate to Create by the Yard

With the grand opening of Create by the Yard just around the corner, we are offering a $20 gift certificate to everyone who refers 5 people to our newsletter mailing list.  Sign up at Once you sign up, forward the message to your friends. If 5 friends sign up through your referral link, you get a $20 gift certificate to spend on anything in the store!  The first news letter will be sent in the next few day, so be sure to sign up now!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Reworked Wednesday - Frayed Edge Bookmark

Welcome to Reworked Wednesday, Week 2!  This week I'm featuring a project of my own, a frayed edge bookmark.

This great project is something that I came up with when I was looking at my piles of fabric scraps.  I didn't like the idea of throwing them out as most were large enough to do something with, I just didn't know what.  I came up with the idea of a bookmark when one day I grabbed a piece of scrap paper to hold my place while reading.  The rest just fell into place.  

I love the results and they make great gifts!  Here are just a few examples of the bookmarks I made.  I'm especially proud of the tulip bookmark as it was featured in the Autumn 2011 edition of Green Craft Magazine.  Stayed tuned to my blog as I will post a tutorial in the next few days!

Tulip bookmark featured in Green Craft Magazine!

Back of the tulip bookmark

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Organic Fabric from the Tilly Collection by Daisy Janie

Its officially here, organic fabric from the Tilly Collection by Daisy Janie!  It is wonderful fabric and I'm so excited to have it.  Its absolutely gorgeous in person.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Tilly by Daisy Janie

Just a quick check-in to say how excited I am to get my new fabric from the Tilly Collection by Daisy Janie today!  It is 100% certified organic cotton.  Here is a little preview of what is to come!  Look for it to be in my shop, Create by the Yard, by the end of the day!


Photos from Daisy Janie website.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Handmade Journal Tutorial

I found this great journal on Pinterest today that I wanted to share!  

Click here to see the tutorial.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Reworked Wednesday Blog Premier!

Welcome to the very first edition of “Reworked Wednesday”!  Every Wednesday I will be bringing you a different product, tutorial, or interesting tidbit that has something to do with recycling, reusing or repurposing.  Since Create by the Yard specializes in recycled and organic fabrics, I wanted to bring that environmentally conscious focus to my blog as well.  Hopefully through this weekly post you will be inspired to reuse and recycle and create some awesome projects!

I found this cool mixed media artwork from Sylvias Curious World as I was browsing Etsy yesterday.  It’s made from scrap metal objects formed into the word “Love”.  It has a modern, edgy feel to it and I think it would be perfect for a craft room.  I also think it’s a really unique way to use random scrap pieces of metal.  It’s a great upcycled project to showcase on my first “Reworked Wednesday”.  Be sure to check her out at

Photographs from

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy 2012!

Its hard to believe that its 2012 already!  Time definitely flies when you’re keeping busy.  2011 was an exciting year.  The most exciting event in the year was starting my fabric supply shop, Create by the Yard.  I’m happy with the progress that was made last year, and I’m even more excited about where it can go this year.  I’ve been mapping out a game plan for the years promotions, and I’m excited to announce some reoccurring features I’m bringing to my blog and my Facebook page (

Blog features:

  • Reworked Wednesdays – this segment will feature everything from project tutorials to cool items that all have a common thread: they are made from recycled or repurposed materials.  Reworked Wednesdays will be every, you guessed it, Wednesday.
  • Top 10 Lists – I wanted to do something fun, non-business or craft related at least once a month.  I came up with a top 10 list that will consist of absolutely anything I find interesting that day.  This will run the last Thursday of every month.  Look out for some fun, crazy lists.

  • Facebook poll – every Monday I will be posting a new poll question to my facebook page.  This will be a fun start to the week as it will be a random question about anything interesting.


  • My email newsletter will come out the second Wednesday of each month.  It will feature sales, promotions, new items, personal stories and more.  The first edition will be sent January 11, 2012.  To sign up, visit  If you refer 5 friends using your personal referral link, you will get a $20 gift certificate to my store.

Along with these great reoccurring features, stay tuned to my blog for giveaways, promotions and much more!