The Etsy shop Hooked on Purses features a sprinkling of upcycled materials, including an adorable toddler necktie skirt made from “pre-loved” multicolored silk neckties. As the description says, it’s “perfect for summer twirling,” and it’s also perfect for the little bohemian in your life.
The artist Misha writes, “I love to sit in my sewing room looking at and touching my fabric, neckties and trim. I let the fabric speak to me and generally I start a project with no idea how it will be in the end.”
Her statement is so true of recycled crafts: the objects we find — our ticket stubs, leftover fabric, discarded bottlecaps — almost always lead us in the creative process. To me, recycled crafts are often the most creative crafts!
[tags]necktie skirt, homemade children’s clothing, bohemian, silk[/tags]