Category Archives: crafts

Crafts as in crochet, sewing, ephemeral, diy, remake,

Vintage Finds – Collectibles

Holidays are over and the ‘Company’s Coming’ size dining room table not needed now, so shortened it and added lighter table dressing for that fresher summer look. I think I got some pretty good thrift deals on these plates. — … Continue reading

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Handkerchiefs – my latest fun thing to do..

I don’t have those lovely vintage type handkerchiefs, and am at the mercy of finding them at thrift stores, collectibles and such like. So I went and found some because I found a few fun ideas for how to use … Continue reading

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Another placemat purse; crocheted fingerless gloves, crocheted wrist cuffs

Got the packages out in the mail to my older daughter and her family.  Pictures of the tote/purse I made for her; again using placemats and napkins for the interior pockets.    I adapted the many patterns I found on blogs, … Continue reading

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Two placemats turn nicely into a hanging organizer

Enjoying the crafty ideas I’ve seen in crafting blogs for using placemats – or better said – for upcyling placemats.  I finished up this one in a jiffy, an organizer, using two placemats, sewing up the channels and well, I … Continue reading

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An impromptu chair cover with matching covered pillow

Helpful hints from bloggers prompts me to try new ideas. This is a recycle, refashion idea. Using a pillow case that I picked up at thrift store, it becomes a chair cover with enough left over to cover a small … Continue reading

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Placemat to Purse; made for a nice gift to daughter

Didn’t do so great in keeping up with adding my completed projects to this blog. So a bit of catch up if I may. In fascination with working placements and napkins into purses or totes, I made this one for … Continue reading

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Craftivism, what is it? Where did it come from? Who thought that one up?

Well, whewww, someone put it together – activism + craft = craftivism.  That works for me!    Because it is possible to go beyond banners, email petitions and chants as ways of fighting for a cause you believe in. You … Continue reading

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Projects; Reusing mis matched socks

How to Recycle Your Socks from wikiHow – The How to Manual That You Can Edit You’ve just cleaned out your drawer, and in front of you is a huge pile of old, holey, mismatched socks. You’re thinking about throwing … Continue reading

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Project; Making slippers from jean pockets

How to Make Jean Slippersfrom wikiHow – The How to Manual That You Can Edit Steps Slide your feet into the back pockets of the jeans. The pockets should fit your feet comfortably. Cut the pockets off and trim any … Continue reading

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My daughter Bree’s talented scrapbooking

I wanted to show a bit of my daughter’s beautiful scrapbooks. The photos are of two miniatures she made for me and ‘Dad’ as ‘remembrances’ when she and the kids joined her husband at his newly assigned duty base. (He … Continue reading

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