Category Archives: Repurpose

Easing into the Third Quarter Challenge

I’m working on some projects for the Third Quarter Challenge, but had completed this project earlier which also falls into the Second Quarter Challenge. While going through some old craft boxes, I found a piece of crochet I did many, … Continue reading

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Resurrecting Silk Paper Bowl

Last month I wrote about doing more experiments with UFOs and my silk paper bowl disaster. Fortunately, Lyn suggested I try Ruth’s Felt Scrap Bowl method. I was hesitant at first because it required free motion stitching. Something … Continue reading

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Funky Flower Pins from Fabric Scraps

I have been continuing to think of what I can do with all the scraps of fabric that are crammed into my studio. (Ann has really gotten me going with her 2nd Quarter Challenge.) I have bags of commercial fabric … Continue reading

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More experiments with UFOs

A couple of years ago, I was making silk paper just for practice.  I decided to try to cover a bowl and make some ruffle edges.  But it was a disaster. I used an acrylic medium to help give it … Continue reading

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Something Different

I’m still trying to finish projects and WIPs so I can tidy my summer sewing stuff away. I found an unfinished project from years ago when I was putting some felt offcuts away. Hopefully, this link will show some of … Continue reading

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Felt fingerless Mitts Experiment

I am still making fingerless mitts for the fall shows. I have a wool batt that was made from the leftover bits or browns and natural wools. It looks like bark to me. Then I thought I want the mitts to have more … Continue reading

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Wool for Sheep

In my last post I talked about getting some felted body parts ready for making sheep pins.  The other thing the sheep need so they will not be naked is wool. First I had to pick curls out of … Continue reading

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