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How to Make an Infant Activity Blanket- Tutorial

How to Make an Infant Activity Blanket- Tutorial

This Owl Activity Blanket is a fantastic developmental tool for infants as they begin to explore the world around them-especially tags! This blanket idea is a great use of extra ribbons, bows, seam tape and other do-dad's you have lying around. The Activity Blanket is a quick and fun handmade gift for the next new mother in your life. It is available on my ZhalaClothing shop here.

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How to Crochet a Rug out of T-Shirts

How to Crochet a Rug out of T-Shirts

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You don't have to be a spinner to make your own yarn! Cutting old tees into strips yields a super-bulky string that makes gorgeous rag rugs...

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Neon Vintage Ornaments

Neon Vintage Ornaments

Inspired neon glitter ornaments reminicent of a bygone era.  Created for a handmade ornament exchange.  Materials used came from remanants of prior projects and the glass ball ornaments were...

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Thimble Pendant Statement Necklace - Handmade

Thimble Pendant Statement Necklace - Handmade

A silver antique sewing thimble, white vintage pearls, and a broken Sarah Coventry necklace are a few of the items used in this one of a kind statement necklace. Measuring 31.5 inches it is a...

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Cork Coaster

Cork Coaster

Make a cork coaster using leftover cork and crazy glue. Check out my blog for the full tutorial! Eliza K Prints  

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Handmade Vintage Lace Bracelet

Handmade Vintage Lace Bracelet

A snippet of vintage lace, a vintage fabric yoyo that was saved from a torn quilt, and two vintage pearls come together to make this wonderful handmade bracelet. Would be lovely for a "Country" or...

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Gray and Yellow Upcycled Dress

Gray and Yellow Upcycled Dress

A flirty dress that is made from refashioned materials.The lower skirt is a pale yellow crinkle silk and the bodice is made from vintage silk scarves and neckties.The back is stretchy.

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Autumn Decorating:  Falling Leaves Art

Autumn Decorating: Falling Leaves Art

On a recent trip to the dollar store, I came across some faux fall leaves.  I picked up a couple packages thinking I would make a garland.  By the time I got home I had an even better idea, a...

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Unique Tooth Fairy Box Created from a Thrift Store Music Box

Unique Tooth Fairy Box Created from a Thrift Store Music Box

My oldest daughter recently lost her first tooth!  In anticipation of this milestone, I repurposed a vintage thrift store music box into a unique tooth fairy box.  Read more about it here!

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Tri-Color Ombre Bottle Vase

Tri-Color Ombre Bottle Vase

Autumn is near, I can feel it in the air! After an unbearable summer of miserable heat and drought, I am yearning for the cool, brisk breezes of fall. Inspired by the colors of the shifting seasons...

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Business pencil skirt

Business pencil skirt

Because I was in need of more fashionable business clothing, I upcycled my mother's dress that she had sitting in the closet into a fashionable pencil skirt using my own measurements and drawing to...

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Tennis Racquet Press String Art

Tennis Racquet Press String Art

A few months ago, I found a tennis racquet press at the thrift store. I'll admit it, I had no idea what it was. I thought it would make a neat picture frame and bought it. My husband enlightened me...

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Nautical Rope Lamp with Openwork Globe Shade

Nautical Rope Lamp with Openwork Globe Shade

This lamp revamp is a fusion of two very different inspirations.  I'm enamored with nautical rope lamps also love all of the openwork iron sphere lanterns that are available right now.  Check out...

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How to Make a Wood Shim Crate Without Power Tools

How to Make a Wood Shim Crate Without Power Tools

We don't own any power tools other than an electric drill and a Mouse sander. My husband doesn't see a need for anything more. I wanted to make some "wood crates" for storage in our office and had to...

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How to Upcycle Jewelry

How to Upcycle Jewelry

I started making my own jewelry a little more than a year ago.  I didn't like what I was finding in the stores so I started looking at Goodwill and garage sales.  Again, I found a lot of things...

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My First T-Shirt Skirt

My First T-Shirt Skirt

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This is actually my first sewing project in about 30 years! I saw a skirt similar to this in a eco-friendly boutique and decided I wanted to try my hand at making one myself since I have a ton of...

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Ki-miumiu

Ki-miumiu

I needed an obi belt to go with this Kimono/Miumiu dress that I upcycled.  See it here. I came across these instructions for a wide obi belt and it seemed like the perfect finishing touch to my...

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Monet Vintage Brooch and Pearl Necklace

Monet Vintage Brooch and Pearl Necklace

Long double strand black faux pearl necklace featuring a beautiful MONET vintage upcycled brooch. To view more photos and to read a more detailed description of this necklace, click here To learn...

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Handmade Vintage Sea Horse and Pearl Dangle Earrings Recycled

Handmade Vintage Sea Horse and Pearl Dangle Earrings Recycled

Charming and whimsical are two words that come to mind when I look at these earrings.  These handmade dangle earrings were made using recycled vintage pieces from a vintage charm bracelet that...

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Handmade Necklace Pale Purple Vintage Pearls with Antiqued Silver Flower Pod

Handmade Necklace Pale Purple Vintage Pearls with Antiqued Silver Flower Pod

This beautiful handmade necklace features two recycled vintage pearls in a pale purple hugged by a filigree flower pod which is in an antiqued silver finish.  This pendant hangs from an 18 inch...

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