Completed Projects · Upcycled Fabrics

Floral Sheets and Colourful Projects!

Value Village had a 50% off bedding sale a few weeks ago, so I took advantage.  Just look at these beautiful cotton floral sheets I found!!!  I love the blue and green floral on the blue and white stripes in the first photo.  And the sheets in the second photo…the thrifted fabric is very sturdy… Continue reading Floral Sheets and Colourful Projects!

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Mandala, Sunhat, Christmas Projects

Here we are, halfway through January, after another busy December.  It seems that as my teens get older, they get more involved in community activities.  This past Christmas season, they were involved in choirs and in running sound boards for numerous events.  The days swirled by, but I enjoyed looking at my tree with the pretty… Continue reading Mandala, Sunhat, Christmas Projects

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Mittens, Wristlets, Pillowcases, Art Notecards!

I’ve been busy again with making mittens, a couple of bright wristlets, some pillowcases, and some art notecards.  Here we go… I will have fifteen pairs of recycled fluffy wool mittens for sale!  I created my own mitten pattern using my knowledge of geometry (that was fun!).  I started off using some thick wool, but then… Continue reading Mittens, Wristlets, Pillowcases, Art Notecards!

Completed Projects · My Upcycling Craft History · Upcycled Fabrics

More Past Creations!

I found some photos of more creations I’ve made over the past six years!  Some were gifts and some were custom orders.  Enjoy!  (You’ll find other pre-blogging days past creations of mine here, here, and here.) Crocheted hats: Knit scarves: Tissue holders made from silk: Card, dishcloths, bottle holders, and sewing machine cover (this is… Continue reading More Past Creations!

Completed Projects · My Upcycling Craft History

New Pillowcases and Past Creations

I created some pillowcases out of my collected upcycled vintage floral sheet and thrifted gingham and striped fabrics! I made two for our home, and two for a wedding gift.  I made each one out of three different fabrics, I embroidered some of the edges, I used French seams on the sides, and I used… Continue reading New Pillowcases and Past Creations

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Wool Mittens and Christmas Cards

I worked on a few personal creative projects in December, and one of them resulted in being commissioned to do a custom order.  I had figured out how to make mittens from shrunken wool sweaters, so I made a pair for myself: I lined them with fabric from a thrifted bathrobe, and I put red suede… Continue reading Wool Mittens and Christmas Cards

Events · Upcycled Fabrics

Thrift Haul From Value Village

Value Village had a 50% off sale on clothing and bedding recently.  Guess who drove to both local stores in a single afternoon and spent the whole time poring over racks of clothing and sheets?!  My daughter came along, and though dragging by the end, she had fun watching me go nuts over linens and… Continue reading Thrift Haul From Value Village