Recycled Crafts

Yarnia Inspired Angels: Making the Quilted Angel

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I have been holding on to every last scrap of this sparkly star fabric and using it for only very special projects! It is impossible to show, but the fabric has millions and millions of shiny silver bits embedded in the fabric which wink and sparkle constantly.

Not being a quilter nor having ever gotten the hang of free motion quilting, my efforts to create a quilted wing will probably not astound and amaze you! But the end result is working nicely and the wings sparkle at me every time I walk by!

Great Way to Use Kitty Litter Before Your Cat Does.

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Several of our "rock hound" friends, have a box of kitty litter sitting near their cutting and grinding equipment. It's sole purpose - to remove the oil residue that remains on the stones after the stones have been cut into slabs or cabochons.

It just naturally occurred to me one day that if kitty litter does such an efficient job of removing all traces of smelly oil from the surface of cut stones, it might be a great material for drying flowers!

Celebrating Christmas in July with a Dala Craftalong!

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Happy Christmas in July!

I have been so excited for this day to arrive as I am sharing the celebration with three friends who love Swedish Dala Horses as much as I do.

Midsummer Updates

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My first sweet pea blossom opened - the day AFTER official Midsummer in Sweden!

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Sunrise on Rebecca's Garden - Midsummer morning!

Tutorial For Portable Saori Vacation Weaving

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A quick re-cap about weaving in Saori Style and then the how-to!

And to repeat what I said in the last post, I am not really inventing anything new here.  Just putting things together in new ways.

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