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Like most people we have begun to worry about our impact on the environment. As crafters and mothers we want to make sure that we aren't adding to the trash heaps but rather saving items from ending up in a landfill. That being said we also want our items to be beautiful treasures that will never find their way to landfills once purchased. 

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Believe it or not this beautiful caplet (yes it is just one, it's reversible) is made with 99% post consumer items. The cloth was rescued by our local Scrap Exchange (www.scrapexchange.org), one of our favorite places on the planet. I say 99% because the thread used to sew it with was new of course, hard to sew by machine with old thread. 

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Even the beautiful buttons were rescued from an old shirt that had outlived its usefulness. (We are thinking of a project for the rest of the shirt). This beautiful button, and its pair on the other side, did not deserve to be thrown in the trash, they are still lovely to behold.

We still have a ton of rescued cloth from the scrapexchange so keep an eye out for more upcycled treasures!

To see our other caplets and sewn items visit us here http://www.etsy.com/shop/2CrochetHooks?section_id=10365043

 
 
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We have many items, crocheted and upcycled at the local Recyclique store (off Hillsborough Rd. in Durham).  Link 


 
 
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Kristina was stung by some mean old bees the other day! WOW!! Lol so they are pewter bee beads and they only stung her imagination.

We found the beads at our local scrap exchange. The beads were donated by Burt's Bees and there were a TON of them.. well it may not have literally been a ton but there were a heck of a whole lot. They were a great find and we wish we had gotten more because they are all gone! The bees are made of pewter so they are very weighty and elegant and have such good detailing they are amazing.

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Kristina fell in love and immediately imagined a black and yellow stripped hat with bees all over it. Since they were heavy she only added a few but they look great. Then still buzzing with ideas, she made gloves to match. These were actually her first pair of finger-less gloves and I think they turned out hummingly! The whole set looks nice and elegant without being overwhelming. 

http://www.etsy.com/listing/76884528/crochet-hat-and-fingerless-gloves-set
Feel free to let me know what you think (good or bad) in the comments below, we are always looking to improve. 

 
 
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I have made at least a dozen blue jean skirts now and I have posted a tutorial so this is just some of the pictures of ones I have made.

This one is so cute - I have mainly made bubble style skirts - no hem making!! - and this one has a great leopard print skirt. 


 
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