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Kristina loves pink and when she saw this prom dress at Recyclique, she had to have it. Well sure it's a couple sizes too small but who cares? She wanted it turned into a skirt and this is how we did it. Easy peasy!


 
 
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I was looking at a pair of Rami's old jeans and thought I could make a wine carrier or gift bag out of them. Here it is! What do you think? 
 
Materials needed:
Kid jeans
small piece of cotton batting



 
 
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Kristina here, I was just browsing through my Etsy Activity and realized suddenly that I'd really like to share some of the amazing stuff I found. However, I don't feel like writing an entire blog on any one particular one, so I'm testing out a blog treasury! Let me know what you guys think and if you'd want to see more in the future. Click the pictures to get to the items (get a free Etsy account to buy if you don't have one already). Disclaimer: I don't get any benefit from recommending these items, I haven't tried out any of these items, if you buy them and don't like them I am not responsible, I just like the pictures, lol.) 


 
 
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We have made quite a bit of tarn lately which means we have a lot of scraps - including sleeves. I thought these sleeves might make a good bag holder. While we are all trying to reduce, sometimes you end up with those plastic shopping bags anyway, so here is something to hold them in!   


 
 
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As you may, or may not, have noticed, I'm a sucker for amigurumi. Here is a fellow blogger and crafter that has cute little animals. I especially love the little rabbit.  (click the picture to go to their blog)

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I love seeing the drawings and reading about the process. I may start sketching out my ideas in a notebook or something. of course I can't draw so that may be a bad idea. If you want some cute patterns with amazing information on the process check it out.

Thanks for reading, Kristina

 
 
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Hey everyone! I wanted to make something for my granddaughter’s room recently and when I stumbled on these flowers made with tissue paper or napkins, I knew this is what I had to make! But then I was hmm….where to put them? I purchased a wire hanging basket and made dozens of flowers in several sizes and then attached them to the basket. Worked awesome if I say so myself

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  These flowers are so simple and yet give you such a sense of satisfaction when you have completed them, I want to make them all day every day! I used tissue paper so will give instructions for that and will include the links for the napkin ones too. 

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Basically take the tissue paper and lay flat adding as many layers as you want (the more layers the fluffier the flower)– I made my flowers with 8 sheets. Then decide what size you want your flowers? I had the standard sized tissue sheets and cut them into quarters this was one size flower; I took one of the quarters and halved it, giving me the smaller size. Due to some crooked cutting and other errors, I did end up with a few other random sized ones too. All part of the fun! 

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Next take your layered tissue paper and fold it accordion style, I used about 1 inch folds. Secure the middle with string or twist tie and then cut the two ends – use your imagination here as each way you cut the edges will make a whole new flower! I cut the ends into a round shape, triangular and wavy. 

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Gently holding the flower from the middle start pulling each individual sheet up from the edge to the middle. This makes the flower petals. I found that if they sheets seemed determined to stay together if I used one hand to pull forward and the other to gently pull back it helped. Now gently mold and fluff your flower until you have the desired effect! 

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Hope you enjoyed this craft lesson and go out today and make some flowers! Decorate your world and live happy!

Thanks for reading!
Millie

P.S. The links: 

http://www.dana-made-it.com/2008/07/tutorial-wallflowers.html

http://www.aestheticnest.com/2010/05/craft-flirty-fiesta-flower-bouquets.html

 
 
We are trying to come up with 101 ways to reuse blue jeans! Fun project and, as a bonus, will help the environment but keeping these jeans from the landfill.   
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Brainstorming some ideas I decided to do a stocking! I saw these numerous places made of everything under the sun so I can't give credit to anywhere in particular.


 
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