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…

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…

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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…

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10 Minute Free DIY Door Draft Stopper Project

This DIY Door Draft Stopper Project Takes About 10 Minutes And Costs Zero $! The weather has been crazy cold this winter, hasn’t it? NOT my idea of fun! But recently I recalled my mother teaching me how to make a fun door draft stopper…

Instant Pot Cover

How To Make an Instant Pot Cover in 10 Minutes

How To Make an Easy Instant Pot Cover in Just 10 Minutes I don’t know about you, but everywhere I turn these days I’m hearing about the Instant Pot. It’s funny, but a few months ago we had never heard of it. Electric pressure cooker?…

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Halloween DIY Solaire Costume from Dark Souls

DIY Solaire Costume From Dark Souls This year I didn’t think our kids were even going to need Halloween costumes. Our son at 16 has been above such things for a few years now, and even our 13 year old twin girls seemed to be…

DIY Leggings in 10 Minutes

DIY Tutorial – How To Make Leggings from Old Tights

How To Make Free DIY Leggings from Old Tights There’s nothing more annoying than having to throw an old pair of tights into the landfill. Well wait – there is. It’s just as annoying to want some really cool and fabulishus women’s leggings and find…

How To Make a Free Women's Tunic L-3XL