Tag Archives: recycling

One More Bag Sew Along

Tory Sonstroem sewed along with us again this week and created this beautiful bag from some discontinued upholstery fabric samples, hair elastics, and a reclaimed bamboo handle. Great job, Tory! Now it’s your turn. Today is your last chance to … Continue reading

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Upcycle a Vintage Buckle and Create a Colorful Fabric Belt

Have I ever mentioned to you how much I love my assistant, Jan? She is so thoughtful, so kind and so patient. Everyday she comes to work with a smile on her face and makes our day better. I love her laugh and … Continue reading

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Bundle Up Your Hot Drinks in a DIY Felted Wool Cup Cozy

Oh my gosh, the first winter storm of the year. Beautiful white snow covering everything! LOVE IT! Definitely time to bring out those cute sweaters and bundle up. How about wrapping up your favorite winter drink cup in a cozy … Continue reading

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DIY: Fabric Wreath for a Thanksgiving Hostess Gift, a Winner and Another Book Giveaway

Originally, wreaths symbolized eternal hope, were usually displayed at Christmas and were made from evergreens to represent the strength of life they showed by persevering through long, cold winters. Wreaths still represent an unending circle of life, but now they … Continue reading

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Upcycled DIY Leather Fringe Bag and Another Book Giveaway

Ok, so maybe, just MAYBE, listening to Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and The Rolling Stones in the studio influenced this week’s project just a little bit. I have to admit, I totally think I’m so cool now loading up my laptop and … Continue reading

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DIY Sweater Pumpkins, a Book Winner and Another Giveaway

There’s a nip in the air. It’s time to get your sweaters out. Fall is coming! But if you happen to find a moth hole in one or more, don’t throw them out, instead, make some easy sweater pumpkins for autumn … Continue reading

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DIY: New Life for an Ottoman Cushion

 Every once in awhile, I look across the racks of clothes at my local thrift shop and lay my eyes on the perfect piece of furniture to refashion. Especially now that I’m trying to decorate the new studio. This “funky cheeseball” ottoman started out with … Continue reading

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The Secret to Removing that Dreaded Pilling From Your Clothes

What to do when you pull one of your favorite sweaters from the dryer and it’s covered in those nasty little pills? Or maybe you find the sweater of your dreams at the thrift store but those little fuzz balls … Continue reading

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DIY: Back to School Pencil Pouch and a Giveaway

We cannot stop the winter or the summer from coming. We cannot stop the spring or the fall or make them other than they are. They are gifts from the universe that we cannot refuse. But we can choose what … Continue reading

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Back to School Dress Refashion

When that July page get rips off the calendar and August emerges, it can only mean one thing: back to school clothes. YAY! It’s even more fun when you’re a kindergarten teacher like me. I love the cute new clothes … Continue reading

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