Thrifty By Design is the adventures of Denise Corcoran, a North Vancouver based community catalyst, crafter extraordinaire & upcycler of things.
It all began one fateful day in August 2008, I bought an old Singer sewing machine at a garage sale in Gibsons, BC for $10. My $10 included the sewing machine plus a lesson on how to use it. Just the basics but that was everything since I knew nothing about sewing. I didn't take any home economics classes in high school - I was an art nerd. I knew all about silk screening and photography but cooking and sewing were one big mystery. Even now I struggle!
The crafty book I authored, Raw Crafts: 40 Projects from Hemp, Jute, Burlap & Cork, is now available online. The book includes 40 easy peasy DIYs using hemp, jute, burlap, cork and mixed media. It's published through Lark Crafts.