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Yarn Memory Jar

A version of this pattern was previously published on Think Crafts! Knitting and sewing both create lots of fiber scraps. Instead of throwing them away, why not upcycle them? A pretty glass jar lets you display fiber scraps of your past projects. This tutorial will show you how to create your own yarn memory jar. Craft Misc. Crafts Difficulty Beginner […]

T-shirt Skirt

A version of this pattern was previously published on Think Crafts! T-shirts are a great material for upcycling projects. Bright, bold colors make a fun combination for a unique skirt. Thrift stores generally have lots of t-shirts in various colors, often with logos. This tutorial will show you how to create a 2T sized skirt. Craft Sewing Difficulty Beginner Materials […]

Love Bugs

This past Valentine’s Day inspired me to create a new Twilly23 plushie design. I wanted a monster but also wanted a twist. After sketching some on my chalkboard I came up with the idea of Love Bugs. The finished product came out pretty close to my original sketch. Making them Love Bugs instead of Valentine’s Day bugs seemed the better […]

Upcycling Yarn

Here at Twilly23 HQ I try to use as much upcycled material as possible in my creations. How do I do it? By visiting lots of thrift stores and accepting donations. The above pile of yarn was donated by a friend who was downsizing her stash. Upcycling yarn involves lots of untangling. Projects like this are great for passing time. […]

Cervus Euphoria

I’m so grateful we moved back to Oregon. One major reason is that settling down has enabled me to return to my fiber art roots. This is my most recent piece. He is named Cervus Euphoria, Latin for Deer Euphoria, to reflect the joy it creates. Last summer I found a paper mache deer at an estate sale for $5. […]

Twilly23 plushies now in Eastern Oregon

I’m happy to announce that my plushies are now for sale at Pendleton Foundation Trust Fine Craft Gallery! Located in the Pendleton Center for the Arts, there are lots of talented artists featured. I’m so excited to be part of this creative community. I’m becoming known as an upcycled maker and was recently gifted two felted sweaters. These guys were […]

Owl Plushie

Earlier this year I designed a new plushie. Owls were appearing in numerous forms suddenly so I channeled that energy into a new design. This item is available for purchase in my shop. Like my other plushies, these owls are made from upcycled sweaters. The buttons, felt eyes and bows are also upcycled. Combining different patches of sweater material makes […]

Tooth Fairy Pillow

My latest design is a spin on a tooth fairy pillow. I decided to take it literally and created a tooth with wings. This item is now available for purchase in my shop. On the back there is a pocket for the all important tooth/money exchange. It’s large enough to slip in a folded up dollar for more valuable wisdom […]

Renovare Monstrum

I’ve created a new monster pattern! This time it’s a sewing pattern kit that comes with instructions and all the materials you need to make your own monster. The precut fabric is made from up-cycled sweaters. The felt, yarn, ribbon and buttons are all up-cycled as well. I’ve chosen the name of this kit to reflect these materials being reused […]

Primum Monstrum

My knitting pattern Primum Monstrum (Latin for First Monster) is now available for purchase! You can buy the pattern on Ravelry here. Don’t have a Ravelry account? No worries, it will be listed on Etsy as well. This post will be updated when that listing is live.

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