Category Archives: Recycle,Reduce,Reuse

Cargo Pocket Bag

Gosh, I wonder how many bags I have sewn myself in the last 10 years.  You’d think after so many bags, I would know exactly what I want in a bag, but I am still figuring it out. I tried … Continue reading

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Big reveal::Chair Makeover

Ta-da! It’s done. It’s funny because when I first saw this chair, I wasn’t sure I wanted to take on the project. I passed it up at $25, but then my friend saw it a week later for $15.  She … Continue reading

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chair in progress

Boy! What a project this has been. I think I drove to the fabric store 3 times today. Fortunately, it’s only a mile away. But still! The painting of the chair was completed on Thursday, but I wanted to make … Continue reading

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autumn door wreath

I really love hanging wreaths on the front door because it really spices up the look of our simple, cozy home. Since we don’t have a lot of trees with changing leaves, and it is still too hot to really … Continue reading

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hand painted thrift store purse

My niece Ruby had her 4th birthday recently, and I wanted to get her a purse and fill it with tape and sticky notes because she likes to stick things on the wall.  Like a good aunt, I thought I’d … Continue reading

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painted owl

There sure has been a lot of owls around here, hasn’t there?  Well it is for good reason. We are reading Guardians of Ga’Hoole before bed and the boys are just totally obsessed with them! So, whenever I pop into … Continue reading

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paper bag art journals

Remember these? Art journals made from paper grocery bags? These are kind of the same thing, but jazzed up a bit. I gessoed all the paper before binding with the coptic stitch.  Oh, and I added strips of scrap fabric … Continue reading

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the magic of spray paint

My grandpop gave me this metal bowl a few visits back and I tossed it in a box when I got home.  I found it again in my big clean out.  I also found my favorite color of spray paint … Continue reading

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refreshing

I went yard “sailing” yesterday with my friend.  We didn’t find many, but still had a really fun day. I did find a few vintage books (I could not resist that turquoise pattern cover) and some really cool stamps. $2 … Continue reading

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December 1st

Whoa!  Can you believe it is December 1st already?  When did that happen? I didn’t realize it was approaching us so quickly until late Tuesday night.  Then I remembered that I needed to get started on an advent calendar, so … Continue reading

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