Category Archives: hand sewing

Snowdrop Flower Doll

I decided that I wanted to try making bendy dolls for a swap group that I’m in. It was a bit more involved than I thought it was going to be, but I have managed, with a little guidance from … Continue reading

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Back in the swing

After a nice vacation in Germany, we are home and getting back in the swing of life.I’m in the midst of finals, one ever 2 weeks for the next 6 weeks, so there still won’t be a ton of posts … Continue reading

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The Week in Wool – 2

Here are this weeks recycled wool and cashmere sweater projects. These two black cashmere hats are 3-6 month sized, each with a small appliqued lambswool star, pink and blue respectively. This ManiMina Elfin Earflap Hat is hot pink wool/angora blend … Continue reading

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The Week in Wool

This is what I’ve made this week from upcycled wool and cashmere sweaters….mostly hats, and one lone owl. 3 newborn sized gnome / pixie hats… All made from 100% lambswool.  I was destined to spend the rest of the week … Continue reading

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From the Linen Closet

Since moving into Our new house, I’ve had to lay hands on just about everything we own.  We have so many lovely things that never see the light of day.  Some of those shouldn’t be exposed to prolonged light just … Continue reading

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Bunnies for the Basket

Here are the results of 2 of the many great bunny tutorials I’ve seen this past week. With Little Bit’s Easter basket to fill I figured these would be perfect. I found The Purl Bee’s finger puppet bunny tutorial through Lil … Continue reading

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Dryer Balls

After getting the idea from Resweater, I finally got around to making dryer balls. Here are the “naked” wrappped up balls of Wool scraps with some strips added to some to make them more round.  They are about 2 ounces … Continue reading

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Sweater Kitty Bed

One of the first shopping trips to search for wool sweaters yielded a large creamy shetland wool sweater made by Columbia.  There was this little tag on the sleeve that said “Convert.”  I thought that quite an apt label. After … Continue reading

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