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Up-Cycling T-Shirts to help Our Dog Heal!

Hi Friends, Me here.  It's been a little crazy here lately and I haven't been able to sit down and get a post in until just now.  Last week I took our dog Holly in to the Vet for her annual exam and asked them to figure out what a big lump was on her… Continue reading Up-Cycling T-Shirts to help Our Dog Heal!

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In the Studio

Braid-A-Long 2012 Day 2 – Starting A Braid

Hi Braid-A-Longers and Freinds, It’s day 2 on our Braid-A-Long and I bet you are all getting super antsy to start braiding that t-shirt yarn you’ve cut up aren’t you? So today’s lesson is all how to START the braid, and here’s what I want you to do.  We are going to practice.  Yes, practice.  We… Continue reading Braid-A-Long 2012 Day 2 – Starting A Braid

In the Studio

Braid-A-Long 2012 Day 1 – Prepare Your T-Shirt Yarn

Hi all you crafters and up-cyclers out there!  Today is Day 1 of Braid-A-Long 2012 and I hope you are ready to take on this really fun little project! If you haven’t gathered your supplies just yet don’t worry, you can do that as we go along.  For a full list of what you’ll need… Continue reading Braid-A-Long 2012 Day 1 – Prepare Your T-Shirt Yarn

Sewing

The Other Braided T-Shirt Rug Zig Zag Experiment!

Friends, Remember my 2nd attempt at a little braided t-shirt rug I was working on?  Yes...that one.  Okay, okay.  So I got up to the top of the stairs today and I didn't feel like coming down because it hurts, so I decided to sit at the sewing machine instead and psyche myself up to… Continue reading The Other Braided T-Shirt Rug Zig Zag Experiment!

Sewing, Textiles, Working with scraps!

The Rug Is Done!

The braided t-shirt rug is all finished!  I put the last stitch in this afternoon.  I decided I wasn't going to go an extra round of three more t-shirts as my hand was beginning to hurt from all the hand stitching.  It was really becoming a nuisance, with some sharp pain,  so I stopped. As… Continue reading The Rug Is Done!

Working with scraps!

How about some Irish Colors for my rug?

Oh Heya! Seeing that I missed Fat Tuesday and Ash Wednesday to inspire me with some color combinations, I'm taking my next cue for the rug from St. Patrick's Day! Three more t-shirts got cut up last night and the rug is getting bigger... For the braiding, I've been sitting in front of the TV… Continue reading How about some Irish Colors for my rug?

Sewing, Working with scraps!

More Stash Bustin! Making A Rug With All Those T-Shirts!

They just keep coming. Even though I give plenty of them away, the closets just keep getting stuffed with those t-shirts! Here's a whole bunch of them pulled right from the drawers. Even though there's still more to give away I'm tempted to see if I can't make use of some of these and turn… Continue reading More Stash Bustin! Making A Rug With All Those T-Shirts!