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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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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; Re-use jeans/denim to make assorted quilts

More jean/denim quilt ideas. I really must begin saving jeans for the denim and make these projects. Link for article and some how to instructions at Backwoods Home Magazine. and and and and Also, same magazine website – Backwoods Home … Continue reading

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Project; two pairs of too small pants to one pair of capris that fit

Pants too small, adapt them using an idea from Three Cat Night (link to follow her instructions). I’m not sure she is still blogging since the last entry in Dec 06, but I remember seeing this project at her blog … Continue reading

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Project; diy Denim Organizer

Now here is something I can do with all those pockets I cut off of old pants. And I’m sure I have a pair of used denim jeans around here. The instructions are real simple, and even I can ‘make … Continue reading

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Project; kimono style roll; for sewing needles, crochet hooks or…

This is called a kimono needle roll, but I think I will adapt it for other uses as well, depending on how my first go at it turns out. I like the idea of using combinations of fabric to create … Continue reading

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Project; t-shirt refashion – halter from crew neck t-shirt

from Make magazine Nobody just wears a t-shirt these days. You’ve got to “mod” them. To get you started on your first t-shirt for the summer, artist Karyl Newman took a regular looking large crew neck t-shirt and created this … Continue reading

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