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beach+bits necklace

Playing with beach bits and electronics wire, some silver wire and chains….  

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wool stash home

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

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felted mohair vest upcycle

Found a lovely handwoven Irish mohair throw at the Thrift that someone had probably machine washed, causing it to felt. The colors are great and the fabric feels wonderful, with an intriguing bumpy texture. I debated for ages what to … Continue reading

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felt flower brooch

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.

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2 pot cosy

  A gift for a friend to fit over 2 extremely different pots – a tall thin coffee pot and a short fat tea pot. The colors were chosen to coordinate with the kitchen decor. Body is a felted sweater … Continue reading

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catnip fish

A fun and fast gift for a friend’s kitties. I received a video of the reactions! So I made one for mine and it was snubbed. Felted sweaters and random embroidery floss, stuffed with vintage polyfill and organic catnip.

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needle case

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

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Opa french press cozy

This was a favorite sweater vest belonging to my grandfather. It ended up in my parents’ attic where it was snacked on by moths. Needle-felting additions took care of the holes, and now it keeps the french press coffee warm. … Continue reading

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sweater rescue

A wonderful cabled merino sweater found at the thrift store, that had an ugly, unflattering semi-turtleneck. I removed it and knitted on a fluffy light kid mohair cowl.

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Guardian cat, saved

A favorite worn out tshirt, mistreated by the cats, turned into a pillow cover. I mean, who doesn’t need a guardian cat? The kitties’ little love holes, mended. Details of the edging and handseaming. I love sewing tiny stitches by … Continue reading

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