Back to Basics: Using fabric as stencils

If you’ve been with me for awhile, you know I love stencils. I love all kinds of stencils, but I’ve really been interested lately in “fabric stencils.” Since I’ve had a couple of you email me about these stencils that I’ve used in the past, I thought I’d tell you all about them in another…

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Setacolored handkerchiefs

On Monday I spent the afternoon dyeing and sun printing material. We continue to decrease our use of paper products. I’ve been thinking about all of the kleenex I use after maybe one nose wipe. I have been buying old linens from thrift stores which have included some really beautiful handkerchiefs, but they are usually…

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Sewing and Recycling

I’ve been doing a little sewing here at Happy Acres the past couple of weeks. I recycled some of my old material from my quilting days for these projects. We’ve been in dire need of some new potholders since the ones we bought on our Honeymoon in Hawaii are pretty sad looking. I had this…

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