Category Archives: Accessories

Baby Shower gift set

(Carol here) O.k. So I have been obsessed with divided baskets. Making them, not buying them. I was determined to figure out how to make one. I managed to muddle my way through. Here is my first attempt. Not too … Continue reading

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Sam-e-o’s upcycled bibs

A new member of the family joined us in January. Samuel Henry. He’s adorable, of course. He also inspired us to make some bibs. We had plenty of shirts from when the boys were little. We decided to use them … Continue reading

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Summer=hats

Maybe it was a week straight of 100 degree temps. Or maybe it was the many walking field trips (in said 100 degree weather with plenty of sun.) Whatever the reason, we decided to make hats. Lots of hats. Bug … Continue reading

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“Book” bag

At the end of the school year, we try and show our appreciation to our children’s teachers by giving them something handmade and functional. This year we were purusing Pinterest and saw these cute bags that are quilted with books … Continue reading

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Bag with a secret

  “They say a secret is something you tell one other person” –U2 “The Fly” So I’m telling you, dear reader about our bag with a secret. These are some of our favorite bags to use and to make. It … Continue reading

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Christmas gifts part II: the up-cycled jackets

Still more from our Christmas 2011 handmade gift stash. These gifts are some of our favorite kind. They were up-cycled clothing turned messenger bag.   The light brown used to be a jacket of city made hubby Christian and the … Continue reading

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Happy 2012!

We’re back. We took a few weeks off to enjoy the Holidays with family and friends. Now we are back and looking forward to a productive city made year! We were busy right up until Christmas and once again, we … Continue reading

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A shirt to DIY for…

Those of you who are new to our blog may not know about our 365 day repurposing challenge. Let us quickly get you up to speed. In 2010 we challenged ourselves to repurpose one item everyday and blog about it. … Continue reading

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Swagger Wagon

If we haven’t said it a million times before, we love to sew! Not only do we love sewing as an activity, we love all of the nouns that surround the activity. The beautiful and interesting textiles the bold and … Continue reading

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Our Latest Venture

This fall citymade is Charting new territories: the Craft Fair World. We usually shy away from the “C” word but we have recently decided to embrace this “crafting” world and try our hand at a craft fair booth. To tell … Continue reading

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