Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Lots more bundles, lots of uses!

Today I posted many more bundles, and with each of them you get to "choose your own adventure"! Each bundle can be turned into a panel style tunic, an asymmetrical tunic or a dress... whatever you need. There is a huge variety of colors and prints, and several have already been spoken for, but lots are left. so go check out the Size4you tunic section in Jill2day.etsy.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Celestial Seasonings Tea shop

I am visiting the Boulder, CO area for some vacation with my sister's family. Yesterday we went to visit the Celestial Seasonings manufacturing Plant and shop. It is a fantastic place to sip away - tasting all of their different flavors. Iced or hot, fruity or spicy - it is all there for the tasting.

While one is sipping, one can also look at some great original artwork that was done for their packaging and promotional materials, a collection of original teapots done for a contest they once held, and a dress made out of their tea packages! All very fun.

I didn't realize that this company was also responsible for the line of TERRA veggie chips(one of my fav snacks). However, they don't "sample" those!

In the section about the history of their company, they still had the original Singer sewing machine with which the tea bags were sewn. Fun to see the humble beginnings.

If you are ever in the area, and have viewed all the natural beauty of the area, I would heartily recommend this as a refreshing stop.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Reconstructed Skirts now on jill2day!

Here are my first skirts, reconstructed from recycled t-shirts. They are comfy, casual and easy care... just like the reconstructed, refashioned t-shirts and sweaters that are on jill2day

I really had fun with the variety here! Some primary colors, some camo fabrics, and some beautiful blues and purples!

I opened a new section in my shop for these SIZE4YOU skirts. These will be sized to your waistline before being sent to you. Thee wide elastic encased in the waistband will be adjusted once you have provided me with your measurement.

Monday, June 14, 2010

California here she comes!

My buddy called and wanted some new duds for her upcoming California trip. She is both a great fabric artist and an adventurous woman, so she wanted something "fun" but yet "age appropriate"! (but with her that would be her internal age - which is many years younger than her external age!)

So we went through my reconstructed garment idea bundles of recycled fabrics and she chose my 'lion' and 'chocolate' fabric groupings.

We decided to maintain the asymmetry of the reconstructed t-shirts, but add the length so she can wear them as dresses or over leggings on cooler days.

They will pack well, be perfect for the weather, and show off her wonderful personality! Thanks, Nancy, it was fun working with you on these!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Thinking Winter Scarves

It might be 90% outside, but I am already starting to think about the Holiday season. last year they came fast and furious not to long after jill2day opened in August. But this year I have some time to plan.

Several shops inquired about wholesale purchases of my reconstructed scarves last year, but there was no way I could produce enough to make it reality. This year, however, it will be different! My new industrial machine and a college kid home for the summer, combine for real potential.

I already have my son cutting hundreds of strips of recycled sweater fabric for me (at a price, of course!). Then I can take those and sort them into some really wonderful combos of color and textures to make into reconstructed scarves. Production on my new machine will take care of the rest. I have been shopping and storing fabrics for months now, so plenty to work with!

If you are interested in purchasing wholesale scarves from me (or know a store where they would be a good fit), please see the WHOLESALE page here in my blog, or email me at