Category Archives: Repurpose

Grandpa’s Ties Pillows

When Grandpa passed, his ties became a quilt for his daughter, but there were small scraps left over. When fabric has a sentimental value, a project can be found for even the smallest scraps. The long narrow pieces of fabric … Continue reading

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Not Just Another Shapeless Team Mom T-shirt

Having a son or daughter on a team or activity usually guarantees one thing – a T-shirt for Mom. Moms love showing support for the team – but might not  love with always being seen in a shapeless boxy T-shirt. … Continue reading

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Grandpa’s Ties Quilt

Ties from Grandpa. Beautiful silk neckties. Wonderful tactile silks with intricate designs. Much time was spent deciding just what quilt pattern would highlight the fabrics from these beautiful ties and pay homage to the man they belonged to. Pinwheel was … Continue reading

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The Purse d’Resistance is now a Backpack!

Last summer, the Purse d’Resistance was created to carry all the necessities during a month of travel.   Unfortunately, somewhere in the creative process, visual and textural interest trumped common sense. As a result, the base and body of a purse … Continue reading

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The Temporary Teddy Bear Destash

My Stash is comprised of fabric, yarn, ribbons, buttons, patterns – all things Needle-Artist related.  However, my daughter’s Stash is more universal.  Her largest is probably her stuffed animal collection. Her Teddy Bear collection rivals my yarn Stash in size … Continue reading

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Human-sized Top from a Size 0 Dress

Isn’t this just a beautiful dress?  Love the colors, love the silk gauze fabric, love the cut of the dress. Don’t love the $170+ price tag and from product reviews, the miniscule waist would create fitting (if not breathing) difficulties. … Continue reading

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