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Street Corner Salvage

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Here is my confession: I never just drive by that free stuff on the side of the road without wanting to stop and pick it up! It’s a good thing that I don’t drive a truck or my yard would look like a salvage yard. I don’t see junk, I see projects.

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Chick Chic Lace Tie

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My model didn’t experience the 80’s. She definitely didn’t experience the 20’s, but that hasn’t stopped her from loving the fashion trends of those eras!

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Freshen Up Old Scarves with New Lace

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Here’s a fresh look for your old scarves. I love that it is ok to be feminine again! Also, everything old is new. So, it’s time to dig those lonely, silk scarves out of the back of the closet and create something fun that your friends and daughters will love.

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Three Plaid Scarves from One Shirt :)

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I saw a lady with a cute plaid scarf the other day and instantly thought of a man’s flannel shirt. Then I started wondering how many scarves one shirt could produce… My answer, 3.

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The Tie Skirt

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Here is yet another great project for the wanna-be sewer out there. A tie skirt is really easy to make. Plus, ties are both lovely and cheap if you get them second hand. Honestly, the hardest part is choosing ties that match.

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Junk to Gem! A Trash Transformation Tale

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We found this junky little table in the garage. It was obviously built with scrap lumber and had suffered years of hard use and neglect. That made it the perfect candidate for a fun make-over!

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Old Blanket = New Kimonos

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My daughter chose this beautiful blanket for her bed, but it never worked out. The backing was cheap and fell apart, the fluff shifted and the blanket slid off the bed. So, this beautiful fabric has been sitting in a closet forever. I just couldn’t throw it away.

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The Tooth Fairy Pillow, A Tale of Creative Recycling

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This adorable tooth fairy pillow is not only lovely, but earth friendly and a real blessing for the local tooth fair. Think of the difficult work of the tiny tooth fairy, having to crawl under huge pillows in search of each and every lost tooth. This way, the tooth is easily found and retrieved making her work a snap 😉

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Instant Earring Organizers!

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I love repurposing jars! If you just take a moment to admire the jars on the store shelves you will find some of the most lovely containers.

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Free Stuff, It’s Everywhere!

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People who say nothing in life is free are probably paying too much! There are lots of free things available out there to those who take a moment to slow down and look or stop and chat.

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