Category Archives: Thrift & Recycle

Thrifting means buying second hand (used, discarded, vintage) items at flea markets or thrift shops. Use your creativity and look for cheap finds, loppisfynd, flea markets and fun re-useable items the recycle the materials or things, whole or in part, and make new things. I love:

Giving things another chance

I love thrifting, and finding second hand things that needs a bit of love…

Making it Flamenco Pink

I love dye that you just poor into water and use as it is. This is “Flamenco Pink” my favorite after “Golfish orange”. Yum! Related PostsDeep Blue makes me think of… Sun Printing Fabric To Dye for (Kool-Aid and Jell-O) … Continue reading

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Why Cutting up Old Books is Allowed

People will question the fact that you want to “destroy” a book on purpose. They think of books as sacred things. Not as everyday items but something to keep “for ever”. This is a beautiful thought, I agree, but not … Continue reading

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Weaving with Book Spines

Serendipity. Look for something, find something else, and realize that what you’ve found is more suited to your needs than what you thought you were looking for. Lawrence Block I used to make spiral bound notebooks out of old book … Continue reading

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Kitschy Fabric Christmas Cards

As I was looking through old photos I found this Christmas card I did a few years ago. Now I can’t remember who I sent it to, but I remember not liking it at all, probably because it doesn’t have … Continue reading

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Thrifted doilies white again

The above pile of bleached, washed and ironed finds belongs to my mother. There’s vintage handmade lace and intricately crocheted doilies. Just looking at this pile makes my heart sing! It was quite a while since I posted my thrifted … Continue reading

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Fabric Covered Ring Binders

My ring binders after a bit of transformation with pretty fabric and some glue… They turned out really darn pretty, don’t you think? Wanna do the same with your ugly ring binders or folders? Okay, this is a descriptive tutorial … Continue reading

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Tiny Chest of Drawers

Art is magic… But how is it magic? In its metaphysical development? Or does some final transformation culminate in a magic reality? In truth, the latter is impossible without the former. If creation is not magic, the outcome cannot be … Continue reading

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Easter came and went

Wonky chickens on my computer. They just wanted to say hi! Or what are they saying? Previosly on the blog: Eastery Ideas Please follow and like:Related PostsKid’s stuff… Vintage Dymo label maker The Spring Chicklet

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10 Ideas for using scraps of Wallpaper

Wallpapers could go on the wall, but nah… that’s not what I’m talking about here! There are many interesting things to create with ye’ ol’ wallpapers. For example, instead of using ugly envelopes I sometimes wrap things that I’m sending … Continue reading

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Thrifted Finds | Archive box, Owls and a fat Buddhas

Time for a thrifty post, don’t you think?! Mom thrifted this box for me. It’s a little archive box that is so handy to have! I really like the size and the patterned paper on it, I’m filling it with … Continue reading

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