Category: Recycled

ETSY SHOP cjBlueCreates

http://www.etsy.com/shop/cjBlueCreates I’ve added to my ETSY Shop! Haven’t been active on ETSY in quite some time. But as I was organizing my studio a couple of weeks ago I quickly realized I have a rather large stash of old and newer pieces of odd and broken jewelry that I have been collecting for years for

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Shoe DIY Fix

Got these great shoes with an amazing heel while thrifting. But when I got them home and was cleaning them up I noticed some spots on them. I used my arsenal of shoe cleaning products to try and remove the spots but ended up leaving even bigger lighter spots. 🤭 oooops! After kicking myself for

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SewCraftSwimGals 2018

SewCraftSwimGals 2018 is getting geared up for a great season. Check out their Facebook page and follow along on their adventures. Click link below: SewCraftSwimGals Until next time. Creatively yours…………   cjBlue

National Thrift Shop Day August 17, 2016

“During National Thrift Shop Day, thrifters not only celebrate the values of up-cycling, re-using, smart shopping and thrifty fashion, but by shopping at Goodwill, they can have an even greater impact: they can help put unemployed or underemployed neighbors back to work,” said Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International.
http://www.goodwill.org/uncategorized/goodwill-celebrates-national-thrift-shop-day-2/

Summer Sewing Class with Zayda & Alexa Session Two

This weeks Summer Sewing Class was a blast. We made a skirt and t shirt pillow in this session. Alexa and Zayda were great students and enjoyed learning how to make a simple one seam elastic waist skirt along with a no sew t shirt pillow. We decided to create a YouTube video of or

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Found Object Jewelry- Wrap Bracelet

Love finding objects and turning them into wearable art. The key word here is “found” as in not bought but found elements.  For this found object project I literally was walking down the gravel driveway at the Gingerbread House in Gatlinburg Tennessee and found a piece of wire just laying there in the middle of

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Chloe Belle has a New Blanket & Bandana

I save pretty much anything because I always think I can make something out of it. Recently I cut up some thrifted jeans to make into distressed shorts. I had a pile of jean scraps so I decided to use them to make a blanket for my Yorkie, Chloe Belle.

Fairy Garden Fun for Summer

Fairy Gardens or Miniature Gardens seem to be popping up everywhere and are perfect for a summer DIY.  The creative possibilities with these gardens are endless. You can use most any container and “fairy decorations.”  Truly so fun to create.  This is how I made mine.   Gather supplies Container for your garden.  This can

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