Monday, November 19, 2012

reinvented cuff

Inner tube stitch sampler cuff... Off to go blog about it! Cuz I'm in love! 
 I'm having so much fun with those bike inner tubes. Plenty of folks before me have found inspiration in this rescued material, but I'm having a blast putting my own twist on it. I'm listening to what it wants to be... I'm experimenting with what it can do. I'll be showing you what I've come up with soon, but here's my very first attempt at introducing it to my sewing machine. They fell in love instantly! This is a stitch sampler cuff that has just the right amount of stretch to slip over my wrist but feel secure. It's lightweight and soft, but totally rugged and ready for anything. I wash a ton of dishes (no dishwasher here) and work with my hands constantly... from country chores to diy projects. Jewelry doesn't usually fit in, with the exception of that moonstone ring I've had since college. But this cuff? It hasn't come off the entire weekend. And it feels like me: urban country. Yup, that's my new name for my style... which I never thought of as a style until recently. I'm planning on making some more for my shop come the holidays... what a great little gift, right? Perfect for bike lovers or any other urban country folk out there!
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20 comments:

  1. yes yes yes!!
    Love love love!
    My bike peeps will love these....
    I will buy some!

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    1. Yay! Thanks for your enthusiastic response... I'll get some in my shop in December for the holidays!

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  2. So creative. Yes. I am all about functional when it comes to accessories... if it can't go through the shower or hang in there while I do dishes it's just not going to work. This is great.

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  3. Really love this look! Just pretty enough with the white stitching in contrast to the rubber tubing.

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  4. What a fun and simple idea! It looks great too. I think I would feel like the wonder woman of reuse if I were wearing it :).

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  5. You continue to amaze me with your talent Maya!
    I love this, Urban Country....beautiful!

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  6. What a great idea!!really very nice!
    ilaria

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  7. Totally love this. It's beautiful and you're right, it DOES have a great feel to it! Everybody who owns a bike should have one!

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    1. I think so too and am determined to make bunches for my cycling friends and my shop!

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  8. Urban Country! I love it! The embroidered rubber reminded me of something on my to-do list: http://doecdoe.blogspot.com/2010/11/thursday-embroidery_18.html I thought you might like the idea as well.

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    1. so fun... love that link! great boots!

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  9. Love that! Can't wait to see more!

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  10. I like that idea. It would have been nice to have one to wear when my son did his cross country bike trip a couple years ago. Something for me to wear and remember him daily.

    Urban county, how genius.

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    1. Yes the perfect accessor for a biker's mama!

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  11. That looks great, but does it not smell bad, i know that rubber has this unpleasent specific smell, could you wash it away ?

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    1. Not a bit? If you put it right up to your nose and sniff, there's certainly a rubber smell. But it's not strong at all, and I'm quite sensitive. Tire treads seem to have a more potent odor, than this material. Plus- mine got quite some washing... several showers and lots of dishes!

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  12. looks just like snake's skin. of some modern, urban snake;)

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