Sunday, June 03, 2012

Welcome to Craftiments!

 craftiment  (kräft-ə-mənt)  n.
  1. an experiment in crafting
  2. an attempt at a new or different craft; an effort to be creative

Hello! Welcome to my new blog, Craftiments!  Let me introduce myself..... My name is Kirstin and I am a stay at home mom who used to work as a chemist. I created this blog to document all of my sewing and crafting experiments. Because I taught myself to sew, I don't always follow the sewing "rules". Some of my favorite projects were ones where I had no idea what I was doing so I had to figure it out as I went along. Of course mistakes were made and my seam ripper got a workout, but I think this is the best way to learn! I am also a thrifty girl who loves the challenge of upcycling something old and worn into something beautiful or useful.

Over the next few days I plan to show you some of my favorite craftiments from the past.   First up is the skirt that inspired my blog header.  I made it last summer for JuJu.  I was curious what would happen if I folded a piece of knit fabric and sewed a lettuce hem along the fold.  I love the resulting ruffled look!  I named it the Scattered Waves Rainbow Skirt because it reminded me of the way sunlight is scattered by raindrops to form a rainbow.

Scattered Waves Rainbow Skirt from

Scattered Waves Rainbow Skirt from

Thank you for featuring my skirt!


  1. Very cute! You should do a full tute!

  2. So beyond adorable! Love it! I agree with Catherine, you should do a step by step, people would love it. Thanks so much for sharing at Etcetorize!

  3. love it so super cute come see what I shared

  4. I love this project so much that I'm featuring it at this week's party at Etcetorize. I hope you'll stop by to grab a featured button from the sidebar and link up again!