Luxecycle

Green Gift Guide: Can You Create an Heirloom Baby Gift That Is Luxurious & Practical For $8?

Green Gift Guide: Can You Create an Heirloom Baby Gift That Is Luxurious & Practical For $8?

Yes. Yes you can. Zero Dollar Hipster Baby Sweater hand knit from a free pattern using leftover yarn and buttons from other projects: $0 Used but pristine Tupperware container: $5 Used tissue paper (ironed flat): :$0 Used orange silk ribbon: $0 Sterling Silver Baby Spoon purchased at a garage sale: $3 Total Cost: $8 When […]

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Worth It! Brodart Book Jacket Covers

Worth It! Brodart Book Jacket Covers

My favorite cousin, who is a librarian, just sent me a 20 yard roll of Brodart as a wedding gift. This gift triggers the tweaker center of my brain in so many ways it’s not even funny. I don’t know how I’ve lived so long without owning this product. All good library patrons have an […]

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Luxecycle: Unwind With Knitting By Harvesting A Handmade Sweater For Yarn

Luxecycle: Unwind With Knitting By Harvesting A Handmade Sweater For Yarn

I just spent the last hour unravelling a sweater vest I made seven years ago so I could harvest the yarn for another project. I know. I know. My April Crafty Crap Challenge is to complete as many unfinished sewing and knitting projects as I can, not add to my yarn stash. But one of […]

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Luxury Recycling: Create A Sewing Box From Vintage Luggage

Luxury Recycling: Create A Sewing Box From Vintage Luggage

I’ve been in denial that my ArtBin is a terrible sewing kit since I bought it in 1991. O.C.D. means that you never admit to any inconvenience caused by organizational products. Because if you bought it, it must mean that it works. Perfectly. All the time. I mean look at these all these little compartments. […]

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Procraftination: What’s Your Oldest Unfinished Sewing Project?

Procraftination: What’s Your Oldest Unfinished Sewing Project?

pro·craf·ti·nate (pr-krft-nt) v. pro·craf·ti·nat·ed, pro·craf·ti·nat·ing, pro·craf·ti·nates v.intr. To put off finishing handiwork because you’ve turned your beloved hobby into a chore. v.tr. To postpone or delay the completion of craft projects to the point of stupidity. I remember noticing first noticing that I’d lost the bottom button off this sweater in 1985. The original buttons […]

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Vintage Swinging London Pea Coat Gets A Button-down Facelift

Vintage Swinging London Pea Coat Gets A Button-down Facelift

This vintage peacoat was this year’s birthday present from my parents. I love it. The cut of the garment is so cool. It’s got an amazing collar. Even the lining, made from tiger patterned silk is fabulous. But before I could wear it, the coat need a little freshening up, as the snap that kept […]

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The Lord of the Rings Sweater Vest For Hobbits With Too Much Leftover Yarn

The Lord of the Rings Sweater Vest For Hobbits With Too Much Leftover Yarn

It gets cold in The Shire. Because I’m an unapologetic trash picker, I pulled the ball of the super-soft, chunky, tweed wool yarn out of the garbage during a theater wardrobe job I did last year. What I was thinking I would knit with really thick wool yar– –okay I wasn’t thinking. Because I live […]

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