Upcycling a pair of jeans diy low- and zero-waste stitching upcycling Apr 07, 2021

A couple of years ago, 2018, I inherited a skinny pair of jeans from my...

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Overdyeing with tea diy upcycling Mar 24, 2021

The wonderful thing about dyeing textiles with tea, is that it can make most...

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Six great DIY travel kits to organize your sewing and embroidery notions diy tools Mar 18, 2021

This is my year to simplify. And in my effort to do so, I am looking for ways...

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Last minute gift ideas that are quick to make: DIY Brooches, Patches and Ornaments diy stitching Dec 17, 2020

With a little more than a week to go before Christmas there's always one or...

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Zero waste wrapping and other ideas for the festive season diy low- and zero-waste Dec 10, 2020

Each year I try to minimize the amount of waste I create at Christmas by...

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Handmade Sashiko Holiday Gift Ideas diy stitching Nov 26, 2020

What does a handmade Christmas look like?

This year I will be celebrating the...

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DIY - Tote bag from upcycled jeans with sashiko pocket diy stitching upcycling Nov 20, 2020

If you have been following along, you have seen me recycle an old pair of...

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DIY - The best face mask for glasses diy stitching upcycling Nov 12, 2020

With the ongoing Covid pandemic, wearing a face mask in public spaces...

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