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Selvedges

Selvedges

While I was in the UK I saw a great cushion made with the selvedges from fabrics. Selvedges are the bit on the side of the fabric. Many times they are printed with words, many have spots of colour on them so you know what colours match the fabric you are buying. I just loved […]

Doily Cushion

Doily Cushion

Look at the lovely cushion I made with an old doily. I used some thick muslin to make the cushion and then sewed a large doily on the front. Just beautiful!  

apron

apron

I made this pretty apron out of an old tablecloth. I love the way it turned out. It sold first thing at yesterday’s markets. I am glad someone loved it as I might have kept it myself otherwise.

Recycled jeans made into aprons

Recycled jeans made into aprons

I have been creating more things with my stash of old jeans. This time I made half aprons. They are for sale in my Etsy shop for $15 each. They are all lined.     This one sold today at the markets.     This apron also sold at the markets today. It had red […]

Aprons with a vintage feel

Aprons with a vintage feel

Aprons are lovely, especially if they have a vintage feel. I was thinking the other day what else I could make for the markets, and I decided on aprons. They have become the newest addition to my market stall. These aprons have a pocket. I think it is always good to have a pocket in […]

Baby Pin Cushions

Baby Pin Cushions

These baby pin cushions were made using old egg cups. Love them!   Turn them into pin cushions by getting some stuffing used to stuff toys and then roll it up in a ball and cover it with fabric.  Secure the bottom by sewing it, then run hot glue around the edge of the cup […]

Recycle jeans into a bag

Recycle jeans into a bag

Today I am going to show you how to recycle jeans.  This is something I have always wanted to do.  I purchased a bag of jeans (5-6 pairs) from a charity shop during the week with the thought that I could recycle them.  I used Google (what did we ever do without Google!!) to find out […]

christmas is coming

I found some items on Etsy that will be useful in my craft work, the seller lives just up the road from me. I saved on postage as she kindly let me visit her at home to pick them up. I got some little cotton reels, new ones, in a variety of sizes. I love […]

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