Category Archives: reuse

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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Still Here

I’m sorry for being so absent lately.  My classes have ben eating up my time lately.  I had two weeks of midterms for one class and finals and term papers in two others.  I’m down to one class now, so … Continue reading

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Pillow Re-Do

When I was pregnant, my husband bought me a body pillow.  We both thought it would be fabulous, but it was huge in the bed, bulky, and uncomfortable.  So for 2 years it has sat unused in our basement. When … Continue reading

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Sweet Pin Cushion

Looking for a way to use up those felted wool sweater scraps?Better Homes and Gardens has a wonderful tutorial for making a sweet little cupcake pincushion! I’ll probably give this a try sometime in the next week!  I have a … Continue reading

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Custom Work

I thought I’d share some of my recent custom work…. This little zipper birdy coin purse was for Yasemin. A hot pink extra large wetbag for Aspen… A pair of Soap Saver Socks in brown and white twist cotton.  I … Continue reading

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XBox Plush

My dear friend Moira is expecting a baby.  She and her husband were joking and saying that the baby would end up teething on an XBox controller.  So she issued me a challenge….make a plush one for the baby. :) … Continue reading

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Nook Sleeve Tutorial

I decided that I didn’t want the same style of Nook cover that I made for  Hubby’s Nook.  What I came up with was a simple zippered sleeve made from a recycled wool sweater and some cotton fabric. This really … Continue reading

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Pincushion in a Pot

I’m forever sticking pins places they shouldn’t be!  An armrest, my shirt, my mouth, among other places.  Since having a toddler around, this is generally bad because he sees me do it, but then I tell him not to and … Continue reading

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Earth Day Challenge Results

There were 2 entries in my Earth Day Upcycle Challenge. The first entry was Stasi with a t-shirt upcycled into a potholder by making and using t-shirt yarn!  Quite ingenious!  Here are the before and after.  The second entry was … Continue reading

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Earth Day Challenge

Sew the Day Earth Day Challenge Recycling, upcycling and refashioning clothing is a great way to keep your crafting and sewing green! I would like to see what you all can make from any article of clothing.  For example, you … Continue reading

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