Category Archives: thrifting

Thrifting is, imo, the art of ‘the find’ and giving it a new home. Found items can be vintage and used to remake, upcycle, repurpose, re-use, recycle, crafting projects, and can be a contribution to sustainable living, downsizing, or just being ecologically sound.

Crochet Market Bag, one for baby too!

I made a wee little market type bag using baby yarn, a bit of a diaper type bag for extra diapers, bibs, a bottle, an extra outfit, maybe. Should tuck nicely into Mom’s purse. And then I made another adult … Continue reading

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16th Grandchild and another crocheted baby blanket

Another new grandchild and the family continues to grow. This is our 16th grandchild, and to welcome him, I got busy crocheting a baby blanket. Close up view

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Christmas in February – finally got my handcrafted gifts into the mail

I’m late (as usual) getting Christmas and Birthday gifts out to my kids and grandchildren. There is my son, who also has a birthday two days before Christmas; my two grandddaughters who were born in a set 2 months apart … Continue reading

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Holiday Canister from plastic coffee containers

Click on photo link above to get to Folgers link for ‘how to’ and downloadable prints to decorate your holiday canister.

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Project; ruffled skirt using pantyhose nylons for ruffles

What a fun idea from Craft Chi – Ruffled pantyhose added to a skirt makes it kicky fun. Instructions at her website.

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Mesmerizing Image – How a bobbin works

How a bobbin catches thread in sewing machines from Candace at Crafty Daisies

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Project; For Ashley – Make Emo Kid gloves from socks

My Emo Kid granddaughter spent a couple weeks with us and taught me a bit about the nuances of dressing Emo which is apparantly a distinction among many styles of fashion, not to be confused with Gothic.Tutorial to show how … Continue reading

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Project; diy Duct Tape Dress Form

Found at ReadyMade blogCustom dress forms be damned. Why spend an arm and a leg on one of the limbless de Milos when, in less than two hours, you can make one from duct tape for about $15 (instead of … Continue reading

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Project; Envelope Books

I wind up with left over envelopes, and I save them..for – just in case. Still have them, and there has been no ‘just in case’. I also occasionally see bundles of envelopes for sale at thrift stores. Look what … Continue reading

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Project; Hanging Pendant lights from Vintage Jello Molds

Now this is an idea that might be fun to try. Making lights from vintage jello molds. I have not yet converted anything into a lamp or light, so I’m not one to give advice. Instead I’ll take it on … Continue reading

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