Upcycle!!! My absolute favorite thing to!!! up·cy·cle /ˈəpˌsīkəl/ verb past tense: upcycled; past participle: upcycled reuse (discarded objects or material) in such a way as to create a product of higher quality or value than the original. “the opportunity to upcycle trash, or turn it into new products, was vast” (Google’s English Dictionary by Oxford Languages) Might be
We have been saving plastic bottle caps or plastic lids for quite some time. I have a ton of ideas for making art projects with them. My grandsons, Zane and Case spent the afternoon with me so we decided to use some of the caps and lids and plastic things to create some toy trucks.
New items added! Stop by my 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
The process is quick, easy and fun!!!
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
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
“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.
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
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