Category Archives: Tutorials – sort of

Mesmerizing Image – How a bobbin works

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

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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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Project; Making Paper Beads using magazines. Doorway or Window curtain

Paper Bead Art. I never heard of it, but others have. Why it caught my attention was because it uses magazines (and I have too many) plus the suggestion that the paper beads could be strung together to form a … Continue reading

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Project; Turn a tree branch into a coat rack

Coatrack from a branch…I can do this! found at Apartment Therapy – San Francisco, which found the image somewhere else, it was promotional of the wallpaper decor. Turning the branch into a diy project; hang branch by curtain rod mounting … Continue reading

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Project; Arrange your books by color on your bookshelves

Found some great links today. And local to my area, okay, well at least my state. Found at Apartment Therapy reference links to Re-Use Salvage stores in Seattle and Bellingham, WA. I know there are salvage operations, and that is … Continue reading

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Project; little girl circle skirt and top – refashioned from bed sheet and Auntie’s capris

Now this woman is ‘repurposing’ purposely. See her blog, Consumption Rebellion, for outline of how she re-used materials that went into making this outfit for her little girl. excerpt from her blog – how to: The skirt was constructed as … Continue reading

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Project; Painting or transforming Laminate (Formica) Countertops

Well, now this, I don’t know about, and I’m not even sure I would be wanting to take on this project, but it seems all the fashion these days to have granite-looking or marble-looking countertops in the kitchen and bathroom. … Continue reading

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