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Found a cheap old trunk at a thrift store and made a new home for my wool stash, getting it out of the paper/jewelry crafting space. Since the trunk really is “cheap” I just cleaned the outside and am going to … Continue reading
Found a fun paisley-patterned tunic at the flea market for a dollar. Discovered that although quite large, it had ridiculously tight sleeves, and the slit went down waaaaay too far. Black man’s tshirt from thrift store (another 3 dollars!) fixed … Continue reading
At last, something to post: hammered recycled copper wire earrings for a friend’s big birthday. After seeing the photo I realized I needed to flip one around so they mirrored.
Finally, for the new year, some “making”….leftover felted and unfelted wool trimmings, random beads, a tiny bit of roving…loosening up the rusty creative gears.
My contribution to India Flint’s wonderful Solace project (http://prophet-of-bloom.blogspot.com.au/2015/06/solace.html) Salvaging a pillowcase from a grandmother’s dowry, dated 1922, with hand-crocheted lace insets. The inset background is dyed with turmeric, a quick amateurish attempt. It will probably fade immediately, but the … Continue reading
Bought a beautiful (looking) skein of handspun wool thinking I’d make a cowl. Things didn’t work out. It wasn’t nearly enough, and while the skein looked beautiful, it was not really great for knitting, being under and overspun. In a fit … Continue reading
A friend’s beloved thrift shop find was munched by moths. I mended the holes, then covered them with Japanese Banku thread. For the bottom squiggle I was able to needle-felt the thread into place, but it would not stay attached … Continue reading
Thrift store tunic find: loved the crazy abstract floral watercolors and the fit, except for the prissy, too tight sleeves. So, off they came. It would have worked sleeveless, but I don’t wear sleeveless. Old (ancient but unworn) t-shirt to … Continue reading
I have accumulated dozens of packages of needles over time, sometimes for specific needs, sometimes because the package is vintage and wonderful. My go-to package was in dire straits. Inspired by Local and Bespoke’s needle case (http://localandbespoke.com/2013/08/05/small-things/), I made one … Continue reading