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Getting In The Spirit…With An (Eco)Conscious

Posted on: November 27th, 2011 by TheHotMama

 

One of the newest additions to HotMamaGowns.com is trash…well, some would view it that way, but really, it’s GOLD!  I’m talking about the scraps or remnants of fabric leftover from the production of Hot Mama Gowns!  Did you ever wonder what happens to the scraps of fabric from ANY production…they are thrown away…THROWN AWAY!!! 

Well, not in our little corner of the manufacturing world; we pride ourselves on reducing, reusing, and recycling as much as possible, and with that comes POUNDS of scrap fabric!!  It really is a big win for us, our environment and our customers…it’s upcycling heaven!!  You can buy our scraps starting at $10 with free shipping…and our scraps are comprised of mostly larger pieces, which ROCKS for you!

I’ve been thinking a lot (A LOT) these last couple of days about Christmas projects and what types of homemade gifts we’ll be making and giving this year.  I admit, my goals are always much bigger than the reality…but I think dreaming big is a start :)  My ideal Christmas giving would be comprised of all homemade, very personal gifts that were given much thought for each and every individual on the receiving end…like I said…my goals are much bigger than the reality at this point…but I WILL get there one day!!

Here are just a *couple* of projects that I’m in love with and fit PERFECTLY with our scraps; I would LOVE to see ANY of these projects made with our 100% Organic Cotton fabric…how sweet!!  And in the same way I would LOVE for you to link up projects you’ve found that have inspired you, or that you’ve created yourself, or that you’re dreaming of…link to them in the comments section…who knows whom YOU may inspire!!

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I can think of SO many ways to use these beautiful birds..as a mobile in a baby’s room, as tree ornaments, sitting on any ledge or shelf…and my mind keeps going…how about you?!

The pattern can be found here.

These birds were made by The Green Bag Lady for Harmony of Harmony Art!

 

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I love, love, LOVE this idea!! Fabric bag ornaments; perfect and thoughtful for the beginner or the expert! 

Tutorial found here.

The MOST adorable fabric bag ornaments from The Green Bag Lady

 

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Not a sewer..want to fake it?! I love this no-sew project for fabric ornaments!! (Your secret is safe with me!)

Tutorial here.

No-Sew fabric ornaments make GREAT gifts too

 

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This little fabric star seems like a great project (especially for beginners) but I’m sure the expert could knock them out in no time for teacher/babysitter/bus-driver gifts!! 

Tutorial is here.

Simply perfect fabric star

 

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And perhaps my favorite fabric ornament ball yet (but I would use another material as the core instead of styrofoam..I’m sure you could get creative too!) 

Tutorial is here.

 

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**Kicker** Here’s a little fun incentive to get crafting with HMG scraps: Post a picture (no deadline..this offer ALWAYS stands) of any project you’ve done using HMG fabric on our Facebook wall and you’ll receive a $20 credit to our site (no expiration and can be transferred)  So…get to crafting and by all means SHARE; your creations will  inspire others!! *limit 1 $20 credit per person*

 

 

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