Tag Archives: upcycling

Handbag Upcycle Featuring Scrapbooking Attitude by Avatrex

September 13, 2012


Yesterday I shared my review and video overview of Scrapbooking Attitude by Avatrex- that whole “printable film” thing is wicked cool! And if you remember, what I was most excited about was not its uses for paper, but for cool substrates like leather, wood, and craft foam.  As I was doing my swatch tests, I kind […]

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Recycle Crafting: Runway Re-View Challenge

August 8, 2012


If you’ve been to CraftTestDummies even a handful of times, you know that I love to craft with found/recycled objects. (Or make “outsider art”- we don’t get hung up on semantics here.) I was invited to participate in a challenge for the Original Sewing and Quilting Expo- a “Runway Re-View”! Here were the challenge guidelines: […]

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Craft Book Review: Upcycled Accessories-25 Projects Using Repurposed Plastic by Tracie Lampe

September 15, 2011


Let me start by stating the obvious: I love recycling and making crafts out of objects that are headed for the trash. So when I heard of Tracie Lampe’s book “Upcycled Accessories: 25 Projects Using Repurposed Plastic” published by North Light BooksI was half sold before I even opened the cover. Let’s start with a […]

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Thrifting Finds!

June 9, 2010


Over the past two weeks I got to go to some great yard & estate sales– and looky at what I got! …and lastly I got some amazing resin urns…but they are already outside hosting my geraniums. Now, I have some ideas for the pins- I think they would make great hair fascinators….but those doll […]

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Cricut + Vinyl = Upcycled Bike Helmet

April 21, 2010

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When you have a kid, there is a zone in which “cool” trumps “safe”- so when it was time to replace my son’s bike helmet, I KNEW it had better be cool, or else he just wouldn’t wear it. Sadly, the safest one was  plain white. (Lame-O!) So we had to jazz it up, STAT. […]

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