beaded clothing

How To Make Beautiful Beaded Clothing – Fast!

Do you love beaded clothing so much you’re inclined to wear it when you’re going grocery shopping or even just doing laundry at home? Have you ever looked at a beaded garment and thought, “Wow – I really love that but I don’t have the…

Crafting Therapy Changed My Life – Could It Change Yours?

The Benefits of Crafting Therapy Crafting therapy as a way to improve one’s outlook on life has been used by occupational therapists for decades. Besides improving motor skills and keeping hands and fingers supple and flexible, the simple pride of creating a finished product can…

upcycled leg warmers

Can Upcycled Clothing Help Save the Planet?

This is a guest post by a fellow Asheville-based upcyled clothing refashionista. Her name is Julia McDowell of Perpetual Muse Designs, and here is her story. Saving the World, One Fabric Scrap at a Time. . . I work from home alongside my amazingly supportive…

10 Minute Free DIY Door Draft Stopper Project

This DIY Door Draft Stopper Project Takes About 10 Minutes And Costs Zero $! The weather has been crazy cold this winter, hasn’t it? NOT my idea of fun! But recently I recalled my mother teaching me how to make a fun door draft stopper…

Ethical Clothing Companies

Mandy’s List of Ethical Clothing Companies

Clothing Companies That Put People and The Planet Before Profit All of these ethical clothing companies focus on creating sustainable fashion, putting the planet and the people first, before profit. While this list of slow fashion brands is by no means comprehensive, it will at…

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comfy arm chairs

I Love Big Comfy Chairs

I don’t know about you, but I am a HUGE fan of big comfy chairs for reading, snoozing, lounging or chatting with my family and friends. Poor Wayne-Face used to dread going out driving with me because if I saw an old armchair on the side…