From Car Seat Cover to Wall Hanging

We had bought those bead car seat covers, but they did not last very long and started to fall apart. There were constantly loose beads in the car. So I packed it way in a bag for future use. One day I had this great…

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Video Tape Owl

My husband was cleaning the video tape drawer and was going to throw out old ones. That made me think of ways to recycle the tapes. I found a leftover roll of drawer liners. I made to underside of the tape the top. The flap…

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Pin Cushion from a Sock

Next I needed a pin cushion for my beading needles and I wanted it to be smaller. I found that I had a single acrylic white sock in my laundry room. Sock Pin Cushion #1 Sock is right side out Size: 1.5 inches in diameter,…

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Pin Cushion from a Knit Tie

I needed a new pin cushion as my current one is made from felt and I just can’t stick my wool needles into it. Then when I was cleaning out the closets I came across an old knitted yellow tie from my husband. He’s not…

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What Is Paper Embroidery – Faden Grafik?

After discovering Iris Folding I came across Paper Embroidery or Faden Grafik (thread graphic) as it is called in German. An extensive search showed me sites with instructions on how it is done and patterns. What on earth is paper embroidery? Basically it is traditional…

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Printing on Fabric

I was trying to figure out if you could print on fabric. The answer is yes, you can use your inkjet printer and print on fabric. It is actually quite easy and the trick is to iron the fabric, in my case an old white cotton…

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Box Made From Audio Tape Cases

I found a box full of empty audio tape covers and was trying to figure out what to do. Then one day inspiration struck and these are the result of my experimentations. Even though this is not my first creation it is the one that…

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Cheese Box Masks

After creating my big mask 1 and mask 2 I felt drawn to creating more masks. This time my attention was drawn to the small round boxes from the cheese triangles. I had saved them with the idea that someday they would be useful. Well,…

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Garbage Can Lid Mask #2

Late in 2003 I decided to create another garbage can lid mask. This time I used pale blue Rubbermaid garbage can lid. I had no design in mind and just went with the flow. This time I have now a digital camera so I could…

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