Category Archives: Recycle and reuse

I sew with thrifted fabrics, felt old wool sweaters for toys and use a lot of old items for new purposes!

Painting a pair of Shoes

On my list of things to try in my Crafty Lifetime, painting shoes is one item that I can now check off! I have altered a pair of fake leather shoes and painted them using acrylic paint (first white, then … Continue reading

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Postcard Collage Video 2: The Colorful Postcard

When I make collage postcards I choose paper scraps that I really like a lot, and try to make a pleasing and happy composition. A lot of it is hard to explain, as it happens intuitively. But the first step … Continue reading

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DIY Spray Paint Crazy

I love DIY Spray Paint projects a lot, mostly because it is so much fun to personalize things with color. It’s my favorite repurposing thing to do with thrift finds! Plus it’s the quickest way to totally transform the look … Continue reading

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Repurposing an Old Embroidery

I am working on a fun Easter Project right now. I started it a bit late but I wanted to share it with you because it is so vibrant and eastery! This project is all about repurposing an Old Embroidery that … Continue reading

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Experiments with acrylic paint | smooch, rub, lift

Creativity is an elixir of life. It keeps us from being dried up and brittle by keeping the essence of our life-force juiciness channeling into new ideas, projects and visions. Heatherash Amara I love experimenting with acrylic paint. Making collage … Continue reading

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Collecting Christmas Papers

Right now my desk is filled with paper projects. It’s the end of the year feelings, where I go through boxes of stuff and decide on what I want to work on, finish, or leave behind. It’s a way of … Continue reading

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Book binding | Make Book Pages from a Brown paper bag

Sharing one of my book binding secrets with you guys today! I know my plan was to mostly use watercolor papers in my next art journal, but I found all these pretty paper bags in my stash… So I thought … Continue reading

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Painting on Vintage Postcards

This summer I bought a whole pile of vintage postcards (not ever sent though) with motifs from around Sweden. You know the kind, postcards of buildings that might be bought as souvenirs but always are so darn boring to get … Continue reading

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Video tutorial: How to create a Ring Binder

A small, personal ring binder is the perfect storage for postcards and mail art. I so love mine, made from vintage Reader’s Digest books. The covers are all different, totally adorable, green patterns. Love! Today I found the video files … Continue reading

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Recycled Wool Owl & Long Lists

What is not started will never get finished. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Do you have a list of things that you really really want to create, paint and craft? I do. My list is veeeery long, and always growing (this … Continue reading

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