upcycled quilting

Using Embroidery Techniques To Upcycle Quilts And Linens

Why Upcycle Vintage Quilts and Sheets? Guest post by Jackie In a world in which we globally consume 60% more of the Earth’s resources each year than the planet can replenish, it’s important to ensure you’re recycling as much material as possible. When upcycling, the idea is to turn something…

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October Cabbage Patch Mermaid Contest Winners

Well I posted all the October Cabbage Patch Mermaid contest winners on Monday – and today I came to look at the winners and the post had disappeared! Gotta love/hate weird technical glitches! So this is my recreation of the page. There were 6 prizes in total, all sweet TLC…

beaded clothing

How To Make Beautiful Beaded Clothing – Fast!

Do you love beaded clothing so much you’re inclined to wear it when you’re going grocery shopping or even just doing laundry at home? Have you ever looked at a beaded garment and thought, “Wow – I really love that but I don’t have the time to sew a ton…

Crafting Therapy Changed My Life – Could It Change Yours?

The Benefits of Crafting Therapy Crafting therapy as a way to improve one’s outlook on life has been used by occupational therapists for decades. Besides improving motor skills and keeping hands and fingers supple and flexible, the simple pride of creating a finished product can be a huge moral booster….

Who Invented Cabbage Patch Dolls?

Who Invented The Cabbage Patch Kids?

The Controversial Story of Two Amazing Doll Makers: Martha Nelson Thomas and Xavier Roberts The story of the phenomenally successful Cabbage Patch Kid dolls is colorful and complex, and is really a story of two amazingly skilled and talented doll makers. Doll Maker #1 – Martha Nelson Thomas In the…

How To Fix Cabbage Patch Kid Yarn Hair

How To Fix Cabbage Patch Kid Yarn Hair One of the topics I get asked about most frequently is how to fix Cabbage Patch Kid yarn hair. Now some of the later Cabbage Patch kids had the corn silk type hair and I have a whole post about how to…

The Complete List of Cabbage Patch Kids

This is a complete list of Cabbage Patch Kids made from 1982 to 2018. As far as I know. Please let me know if there are any Cabbies missing from this list! Cabbage Patch Kid Photos Needed! Also, I need a good picture of every single Cabbage Patch doll in…

How To Make a Pixie Coat Using Upcycled Clothing

How To Make a Pixie Coat From Upcycled Clothing Back when my twin daughters were turning 11 years old, I decided to make them each a pixie coat for their birthday. I made them from upcycled clothing that was too small for them. I think their coats turned out really,…

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Can Upcycled Clothing Help Save the Planet?

This is a guest post by a fellow Asheville-based upcyled clothing refashionista. Her name is Julia McDowell of Perpetual Muse Designs, and here is her story. Saving the World, One Fabric Scrap at a Time. . . I work from home alongside my amazingly supportive husband and 3 yr old…

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