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1  T-shirt Recon Workshop in Florida: South by allyourown on: January 16, 2012 07:45:41 AM
Join Trash To Treasure (T2T)
Tuesday, Jan 24th
from 7-9pm
To learn how to take a simple tee and a pair of scissors to create new and awesome accessories!

We'll be making new styled t-shirts, layered necklaces, flowers, and t-shirt yarn!

It will cost:
$5 for T2T members
$10 for non-members
Space is limited, so reserve your spot through email or phone (305.710.7428)

Learn more about T2T at http://www.trash2treasurefl.org/
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2  Re: Frugal Living 5 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by allyourown on: November 09, 2011 01:20:50 PM
Package Received! It's so much fun to have a package waiting for you when you get home.

Here are all my goodies...

...craft supplies, handmade soap and scalp care, craft inventory sheets, reusable bags, swiffer covers, a no sew yoga bag and a new mat, a travel jewelry bag, reusable "paper" towels.

Here are some of my favorite things...

Buttons, Buttons, Buttons. I can never have too many. What I love the most about older buttons is the packaging.

Always love me some handmade soap. And I love the "tonic" for my itchy scalp and the useful tips.

Yay! Reusable tea bags. My favorite part of chai tea are the cardamom pods. My sister thanks you too!

Haven't gotten around to it yet. But, I can't wait to organize my craft supplies and products. You're binder is sure to help.

Thanks so much Monnie31! You were a great swap partner.
I had a lot of fun planning, making and packing your package. I can't wait till you get all your goodies Smiley
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3  Re: Matchbox Swap round 4 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by allyourown on: March 05, 2011 09:01:32 PM
Here's my wonderful little matchbox from Sarad filled with goodies I can't wait to work with!

I loved the presentation: the origami note and the cassette tape ribbon wrapped around the box!

These were my two favorite things!

Awesome! Thanks so much Sarad!!!
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4  Outdated Dress into Fun Headband in CHALLENGE 59 ENTRIES by allyourown on: February 06, 2011 08:58:18 PM

came from that...


I found this dress for 99 cents + tax at a local thrift store! Polyester, shoulder pads, the fabric's pattern, and the layered, frill waist created quite the outdated look.

Originally I wanted to make a cloche hat by cutting up the fabric into long strips.

The cutting didn't take too long. I was so excited while I was forming the crown. That all ended when I realized I only had enough fabric to crochet the crown! I could have left it and called it a yamaka . However, I undid my work and instead crocheted several circles and braided the rest. I used some scraps and elastic to make a headband with the braided part. I then put the circles together and scrounged up some buttons and sewed a decorative headpiece.

Thanks for looking!
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5  Upcycled Waste Stream Wreath in CHALLENGE 57 ENTRIES by allyourown on: December 02, 2010 08:51:30 PM
What I love about the holidays: the cool crisp weather, steaming hot cocoa, cranberry sauce, the desserts, and decorating! What I don't like so much is all the waste that follows the holiday season!

As much as I tell a cashier, "no bag, thanks" somehow I still seem to have accrued more plastic and paper bags than I am happy with. So when I was thinking about this challenge, I wanted to try and make something beautiful from these not so pretty things and give in to my wreath making kick too.

And voila, this Upcycled Waste Stream Wreath:

What I like the most about this wreath is that is has an earthy feel, reminiscent of acorns and snow, while being made of garbage! What do you like about it?

  • Embroidery Hoop
  • Brown Paper Bags
  • Buttons from an old shirt
  • Plastic Bags

  • Mommy and Me Template
  • Scissors
  • Glue Gun
  • Needle and Thread

  • I cut 9 plastic bags to make 1" wide "plarn" (plastic yarn).
  • I tied them all together and started to braid, each strand being 3 stands thick.
  • I wrapped the braided plarn around the embroidery hoop and finished it with a loop, in order to hang the wreath.
  • With the leftover plarn strips, I sewed rosettes of varying sizes.
  • I cut out the flowers from the brown paper bags using the Mommy and Me template.
  • They were assembled by sewing the button in the center.
  • I then assembled the rossettes and flowers to my taste and then hot glued them in place.
  • Finally, hang and enjoy!

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6  Crayon Buttons and Pencil Beads make an Awesome Necklace in CHALLENGE 54 ENTRIES by allyourown on: September 04, 2010 01:53:50 PM
This challenge was the kick in the tush I needed to getting round to melting crayons! While surfing the net on those how-tos, I stumbled across an artist who makes pencil sculptures and beads http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/18951.

I originally wanted to make a necklace with crayon and pencil beads. I couldn't figure out how to sculpt the crayons though. No matter because I decided to make buttons! I love buttons.

Et voila, this necklace was conceived and made.

These are the supplies:

for crayon bead making

for pencil bead making

and finally, for putting all the pieces together

Here are some close-ups:

of the back

the crayon buttons and pencil beads

the button (i did not make) for the closure

You like?

I was thinking about making a tutorial. Let me know what you think.
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7  Shirt and Pants Fashioned Into a Cute Dress! in CHALLENGE 45 ENTRIES by allyourown on: December 05, 2009 02:58:53 PM
I took these two flashy, incompatible items...

...ripped them to pieces, put them together and constructed this dress.

The top and sleeves are from a "Built by Wendy" pattern I made recently (http://builtbywendy.com/onlineshop/cart.php?target=product&product_id=16762&category_id=296). The waistband and skirt were assembled after seeing what material I had after taking the shirt apart.

I love how the shirt had shoulder pads and beads sewn all over the top.

I had to use them.

With the beads and buttons of the shirt, I made a simple stretch bracelet.

With the shoulder pads, I made a handy wrist pin cushion.

"Wow! I really like it!"

I think my sister's a fan!

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