Saturday, 25 December 2010

For You Music Lovers With Ears.

I just met an artist in Etsy chat that makes earrings out of re-purposed guitar strings and other guitar ephemera.  It's a new shop so give him a try at
I admit I've always thrown my guitar strings away, never even thinking to reuse them. His shop name is TuneYourEars.

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Paper Star Made From Used Gift Wrap

Soon many of you are going to have piles of leftover gift wrap, most of which is going to be tossed into the trash. Here is one idea: Make a paper star from the gift wrap. Then you can glue your star to a card, a scrapbook page, or an art journal. It's made from 8 2" x 2" squares

First Post

I've made this blog for a friend that said her favorite craft is re-purposed crafts.  Since I didn't have a blog on that topic I made one. I'm not new to re-purposing by any means. I'm a child of the '70's. My mother had five kids and we all lived on a serviceman's income.  Everything got passed down the line from child to child, so I learned how to alter clothing early on and embellish it with embroidery or paint or beads. Sometimes I feel my business card should say Embellisher.

If you would like to see what my friend is re-purposing, visit her on Etsy here:
Or follow her blog here: