Tag: upcycled

More wooly lovelies!

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I’ve got scissor blisters after my latest session of Christmas tree-making. However, I can cut a mean circle and haven’t stabbed myself with the wire half as much, so all is good in my wooly, fuzzy world😊 My latest creations are hanging ornaments. They’re available in my store. Pop on over and grab a set…

Boro patches breathe new life into old jeans

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I love these jeans, but I’m not loving the rip on the knee. Time to riffle through my cotton scraps and get the needle and thread out. To make a boro and sashiko patch you’ll need: • Scraps of cotton, linen, or denim fabric • Sashiko thread • Sashiko needle • Pins • Fabric marker…

Little Works of Art—Boro coaster tutorial

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When I started to put these modern little squares of fabric art together, they were destined to be coasters. The trouble is, the thought of covering them up with a mug seems sad, so maybe I’ll hang them on the wall instead:-) But anyway, they are a lovely slow-stitching project, and like so many of…

How to make a boro, slow stitched, primitive-style heart ornament

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I made this ornament yesterday, but it already looks like a family heirloom. You may know I’m a lover of vintage style, things that are a bit frayed around the edges, a little quirky, and this stuffed heart hit the spot. Using small scraps of gorgeous fabric from my stash, I was able to slow-stitch…

How to make tattered fabric flowers

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These decorative raggedy flowers are super quick and easy to make and can be used to add a shabby chic pop to all manner of things.   First of all, select your fabric. Choose something that’s going to fray. This is a great time to raid your fabric stash! I think denim works great, but…

Upcycled jean bags

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I’ve been collecting worn out jeans for a while now. They’re all frayed, super soft, stitched up and mended in places, and just crying out to be repurposed. I challenged myself to use every single inch of the jeans—zip, pockets, waistband, hems—in various projects. The scissors came out and I busily deconstructed about 6 pairs.…

The devil is in the details

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Welcome to our corner of the World Wide Web. It’s all new and shiny and I’m loving being able to offer my stylish one-of-a-kind purses and accessories to the world! Please pop into my Etsy store to see what happens when an illustrator brings together unique color combinations, exquisite patterns, and fabulous textures to create…