I have been spending hours making this website.  Whew!  It's tough.  I can see why people pay others to do it. If you find problems (and I'm sure you will) please be forgiving.  I'd rather be sewing :)

Time Brings Change

posted Dec 29, 2010, 9:08 AM by Spring Garrett   [ updated Dec 29, 2010, 9:23 AM ]

This last year has seen Rumpelsilkskin evolve and change from making pouches for ipods and cell phones to tie snakes to skirts and tops, and even pillows.  I think I've made at least 20 different products all from recycled neckties.  My current thinking is to pare it down and simplify.  Until the next morph ...RS. will offer wild and/or elegant, planet-friendly headwear for women.  Also continued will be the double sash-pocket.  So, two basic directions, both women's accessories.  I will however, continue making pillows by special order.  Actually, any of my designs can be purchased by special order.  I am still interested in empowering others to make use of recyclables and will include links to good projects and resources when I redesign the website in the first part of the new year.   Speaking of which...Happy New Year to you!  

What's it all about?

posted Oct 5, 2010, 9:14 PM by Spring Garrett   [ updated Oct 5, 2010, 9:30 PM ]

A huge part of what I want to do with Rumpelsilkskin is share the joy of creating with "trash", things that lie around, take up space and sometimes "nag" to be used or gotten rid of.  I believe everyone is creative and that we just need to give ourselves permission to do what ever we want-with no judgment.  I bet lots of people have things they plan to do something with someday when they have time.  I had a few nice ties sitting in a fabric box for 10 years or more.  One day I got them out and cut and sewed them up and look at what happened!  I figured they were doing nothing for me in that box so I might as well "take the plunge" and try making something out of them.  At first it wasn't great but after a few prototypes, I developed the tie pouch to carry an ipod or cell phone.  I bought a few more used ties and then had enough to stitch together.  Jackets and vests came next.  That was  year ago.  Now I make everything from children's toys to housewares to skirts to headbands....from ties!  My vision is that every man, woman and child should have a Rumpelsilkskin recycled tie object taking the place of an item whose materials might be freshly taken from the earth.  If you don't let me make you your sustainable fun stuff I hope I can inspire you to recycle, create and conserve your own awesome stuff.  I'll be rounding up some good ideas and posting them here in the near future.  Stay tuned!  RS

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posted Jul 9, 2010, 9:46 AM by Spring Garrett

If I can leave the website building for awhile I am going to finish a new set of pillows in a wine/purple theme.  Then, more sash pockets.

posted Jul 8, 2010, 1:24 PM by Spring Garrett   [ updated Jul 8, 2010, 1:47 PM ]


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