Tag Archive: recycling

A New Dress For Christmas

Well, a sorta new dress for Christmas ;)I love popping into a resale shop just to see what I can find. We were away over the Thanksgiving holiday, in a small little town up in the mountains. As small as the town is, they have a fabulous resale shop, in…

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Monday Morning Inspiration/Do It a Little Different, Collars

Whenever I have a dinner party, I like to break out my silverware. The pieces aren’t sterling, so not worth much, but the table looks so pretty. Many of the pieces are mix-match as I find them in resale shops and antique stores. I have a set of individ…

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A Great Gift For the Seamstress in Your Life: The Refashion Handbook $10 Sale

One of the best ways to learn to sew, is transforming thrift store clothes into something more modern. Not only is it much more cost friendly than buying new fabric, but you can do your part to help keep so … Continue reading

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New From Annie’s Publishing: My Refashioned Sweaters On-Line Class and a Giveaway

I’m super excited to announce the release of my new on-line and video class for Annie’s Publishing. And, it’s just in time for the holiday gift giving and present making season! I had so much fun getting this class ready for you when … Continue reading

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How to Make a Rope Rug With Fabric Scraps

I don’t know, call me weird, but Jeff Bridges cracks me up as “The Dude” in the Coen Brothers cult classic movie, “The Big Lebowski”. He’s just a laid back, pot smoking bowler, who gets caught up with some mobsters, when … Continue reading

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DIY Shape Sorter for a Good {Recycling} Cause

Recycle Rally at Kids Activities BlogReusing, upcycling & recycling is what Kids Activities Blog is all about! When it comes to activities and crafts, we adore to start with what we already have on hand…buying more stuff just results in MORE STUFF! It is one of the reasons why we are so excited to be partnering with PepsiCo on their…

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“The Next Black” and Give an Old Coat a New Look: An Easy Wool Coat Refashion

I love a good documentary. And when it explores the future of fashion and gives me some new vocabulary words to throw around in certain circles, EVEN BETTER! The Next Black is a compelling film that explores the way innovative designers … Continue reading

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One More Bag Sew Along

Tory Sonstroem sewed along with us again this week and created this beautiful bag from some discontinued upholstery fabric samples, hair elastics, and a reclaimed bamboo handle. Great job, Tory! Now it’s your turn. Today is your last chance to … Continue reading

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Upcycle a Vintage Buckle and Create a Colorful Fabric Belt

Have I ever mentioned to you how much I love my assistant, Jan? She is so thoughtful, so kind and so patient. Everyday she comes to work with a smile on her face and makes our day better. I love her laugh and … Continue reading

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Knitted washcloths

Anyone who knows me personally knows that i’m a little bit of a nut about recycling and reusing things. I hate waste. I hate throwing useful things away. I would much rather drive ages out of my way to dispose of something in the best possible way, or find some way to reuse it, or […]

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