How to knit with a salvaged lace curtain, or my idea of having fun with knitting and fabric...

Jun 25, 2015


This is a fun project, with infinite possibilities ! Today I'll show you how I knit this scarf using a fabric curtain. Amazing result, yet made from discarded supplies!

Use your fabric stash to sew up a patchwork dog

Jun 9, 2015


If you're like me you lovingly collect your pieces of scrap fabrics... Its time to use up that stash with this sweet little project.

About two years ago my neighbour brought over some old quilting books. I discovered some fun projects including this patchwork dog. I simply adore these little dogs! This doggies is great, it can be used as stuffed toy or decorative pillow.

Sewing and Knitting DIY Tutorial: Eco-friendly Leg Warmers Made with Recycled Knitwear

Feb 11, 2015


Leg warmers— sometimes called gaiters— are back in fashion! They are a must-have accessory for women like me who enjoy walking early in the morning despite being sensitive to the cold...

Here is an easy, eco-friendly tutorial to make as many leg warmers as you want.

Painting Halloween Pumpkins

Oct 15, 2014


We have a tradition in our blended family ; it’s a tradition that goes back seven years ago when I met a wonderful life companion.

He’s the one who introduced this tradition to the family. One day, he brought a superbly painted pumpkin for our very first Halloween together. We painted another one to celebrate our new little family.
Since then, instead of carving pumpkins out, we paint them.
 

Making Shipping Envelopes with Recycled Cardboard

Aug 21, 2014


Sometimes, fragile items have to be shipped in sturdy cardboard envelopes that keep contents flat inside. I encourage you to make these envelopes yourself, using reclaimed cardboard.

This is as easy as 1-2-3... Cereal boxes are perfect for this project! All you need to do is cut them as indicated below:

DIY Tutorial: Making Paper or Cardboard Flowers

Aug 6, 2014


Here are lovely flowers that you can make yourself in paper or cardboard for gift wrapping, scrapbooking, etc. They are so easy to make that I don’t understand why I’ve never made some before! Have fun with the kids making these flowers in every size and colour!!

Make Your Own Gift and Shipping Boxes DIY

Apr 4, 2014


Here are some nice, sturdy cardboard boxes. Together, we’re going to give them a second life before they end up in the recycling bin!
 
First, take one box and carefully open both ends completely. Then, simply take the box apart by pulling gently on the narrow flap that typically runs along one side of such boxes.

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