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I love the look of layered bracelets but I really don’t have a large collection of bracelets to draw from. I was clearing out some of the boys clothes and got the idea of cutting off their old jeans hem and using it as a bracelet base.

Cut off at hem with a 1/4 inch allowancw to fold and hem down creating a clean strip to work with. Cut to length and sew in snap for overlapping closure. Then take your favorite embroidery floss or cotton and wrap color bands on the bracelet. I didn’t wrap all the way around because the look of the distressed jean exposed makes me happy.

My daughter models the bracelet and I don’t think I’ll get it back. Looks like I’ll be making another one soon.



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Finished E-L-M Pillows.  If you look closely you’ll be able to make out why this was my E-L-M project.

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Our first house was on Elm street and we had three children while living there. Coincidence is that the order of their birth and the first initials of their names spell out E-L-M. And no we don’t watch horror films so Freddy never bothered us. These pillows were started quite some time ago and now that we haved moved from this house they mean even more. This is them waiting for their backing and some additional embellishments before being finished.


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Comfy Shirt

This was a project cut out about a year ago and had to wait till we moved to be found and finished.  I loved the moleskin print of a soft floral chamois like appearance and added the ruched sleeves to keep it more on point with today’s trends. It’s beginning came from New Look 6598. The ruched sleeve is done with a sewn in casing on the inside and then elastic stretched and while sewn in. This give a uniform gathering along the casing and is still comfortable if you tend to push your sleeves up to your elbows while working.

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Hi there,

Just wanted to share a recent short craft project. Took a $1.00 Target Christmas Felt bucket and embroidered over it and added the pine twigs with a modified feather stitch. Used a blanket stitch for the outline of the bird and his side feather. Now it makes it worthy to keep!

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