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Archive for 'Repurposing'

TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art List

Seven minutes of inspiring fiber art images. In this video TAFA shares members visions of red: of boldness, love, and passion…
some heat to get our fiber circulation pumping for Valentines Day crafts!

TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art List is a business community of entrepreneurs rooted in textile and fiber art products and traditions. A majority of our members have social and environmental agendas at the core of their business. TAFA unites old and new traditions, their historical and modern importance, giving a shared platform to both contemporary and traditional textile techniques from all cultures.”

TAFA presents an inspiring collection of all things Fiber Arts….Beautiful pictures and links to fiber artists and fiber suppliers around the world….a delightful place to spend a few Sunday hours with a cup of tea!

Fiona Duthie

Fiona Duthie is a regular contributor to Living Crafts.

In her studio on Salt Spring Island, BC, she creates in a bountiful beauty of color, wool, and texture, inspired by the natural world. Fiona designs fine feltwork, felting and knitting patterns, gives workshops in natural craft, and runs her hand dyed, artisan fibre company, Kattikloo. You can read more about her fibers, projects and creative living at and on Facebook.

Posted by Fiona Duthie on Feb 3, 2013 12:43 PM | 2 Comments

Storage Boxes With a Window

Storage Boxes

Take a regular cardboard box (I’d decorate mine to match my room somehow) cut out a side view, place a piece of PET plastic as your window and you have a perfect box to store a pair of shoes – or… craft supplies! This is an Ikea Hack but we caught it over at Craftzine but you could use any box.

Posted by Living Crafts on Jun 21, 2011 12:12 PM | 2 Comments

Tutorial: Soap Dispenser

Soap dispenser from a tin can

Here’s a tutorial to make a tin can soap dispenser out of a tin can. Sibylle of Funkytime was inspired by the many mason jar soap dispensers, that are on the internet right now, and wanted to make something different. You’ll find the tutorial here.


Posted by Living Crafts on Jun 21, 2011 12:08 PM | No Comments

Wabi Sabi Flower Scarf

Making this double sided flower filled scarf is a great way to repurpose old t-shirts.  It is easy to make and does not require a sewing machine or experience in sewing.  This scarf is designed by Pardis Amirshahi, for the community.  Click here for the tutorial and a chance to win 5 years of Living Crafts.  To enter Mothering’s drawing leave a comment on the above link and say you like both Mothering and Living Crafts.  Enjoy!

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Posted by Living Crafts on May 7, 2011 06:17 AM | 9 Comments

10-Minute Garden Gloves

Recycle your old winter sweatshirts into spring gardening gloves. This super fast and easy tutorial by Lately Constructed does not require pattern!

Posted by Living Crafts on Mar 31, 2011 10:30 AM | 2 Comments

Cribs … a Thing of the Past! Chalkboard Tutorial

This is just about the best use I’ve ever seen for a crib. Ours was used for mostly as a place to put clean laundry before I got a chance to fold and put them away. If empty, it was used for an occasional morning nap by baby. This reuse option, which I found on craftzine, is my favorite so far from Notes from a very red kitchen.

Click here for the tutorial.

Posted by Living Crafts on Mar 10, 2011 09:49 PM | 3 Comments

Repurposing Old Luggage

Such a great idea to add legs to an old suitcase and make a storage space/table out of it. Here’s the article from eHow.

Posted by Living Crafts on Feb 7, 2011 04:57 PM | 1 Comment

Dog Sweater

Craft Stylish shows you how to repurpose an old sweater into one for your small dog. It is one of the most practical I’ve seen on the internet.

Posted by Living Crafts on Jan 14, 2011 09:40 AM | No Comments


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