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Stuffed Animal Mix UPS

We just finished our first fun sewing project in the new basement Art Studio! We bought random stuffed animals at the Goodwill Outlet where everything is priced by weight… $0.99 a pound. Then the kids cut the arms, legs, and heads off the animals and sewed them together to make new crazy creatures! We had …

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Zero waste also means giving old clothes new life

Skirt # 1 I have this skirt that kept ripping at the lace seams. One day my mother spend 1/2 hour sewing the tiny holes for me and then said, “you better wear this a lot!” I promised her I would, and then promptly got a tear in the lace that simple mending wouldn’t fix …

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Reusing essential oil bottles for a natural first aid kit

I was sitting by the pool when a wasp flew over to me and stung me on the arm!  Ouch!! I quickly left my friends in charge of my children so I could drive home to get an oil for the sting! I applied my comfrey oil that I had infused, and got immediate pain …

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Fusion Fun: reusing plastics bags

Simone and I went to the library for a Mommy/daughter date this evening! We took a class called Fusion Fun- it involved melting used plastic bags together to create a new reusable bag! The organizer had saved a bunch of used plastic bags and even some party tableclothes. We cut out different pictures that we …

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From vintage dress to sweet couch pillows

So… I owned a very beautiful- yet hideous vintage dress! I loved the floral quilted print…  …but it was very unflattering!!! So… I decided to turn it into pillows for the classroom couch 😊 Before After Comfy, cozy, cute, vintage, FREE πŸ˜‰

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Upcycled jeans sewn into fishing pole cases

The kids and I are going to learn how to fish this summer. 🎣 We will be taking 5 different classes as well as practice at our local park! We have attempted to fish before… Β BUT …we hardly ever caught anything and our poles kept breaking apart and getting tangled together 😡 So- yesterday we …

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Bunny carrier 🐰

Clover- the newest member of our WILD Family has been just about everywhere with us 🐰 – from baseball games to park tours! I wanted to show how Clover is so easily transported and kept safe while we are out and about! A vintage Picinic Basket bought for just a few dollars at a thrift …

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