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Tunicam Cattus

My newest design is a cat named Tunicam Cattus (Latin for Tunic Cat). It’s made from upcycled sweaters. I’m selling both finished cat plushies and DIY kits for you to make your own. Both finished cats and kits use upcycled sweaters, yarn and buttons. You can buy both at Salty Teacup in Portland.

Draft Blocker

A version of this pattern was previously published on Think Crafts! We’re deep into winter and the air is chilly. If you live in an older house you may have doors that let in the cold. Make this easy draft blocker to keep your home cozy warm. DIFFICULTY LEVEL Beginner MATERIALS Fabric Stuffing Ribbon DIRECTIONS Measure the width of your […]

Knit Gift Purse

A version of this pattern was previously published on Think Crafts! The holidays are here. Need a quick handmade gift? I had a last minute gift to make and managed to crank this purse out over a weekend. If you need a gift and have little time make this purse. I wrote this pattern as simply as possible to help […]

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 […]

Swift Bag Holder

This post was previously published on Think Crafts! If you knit or crochet you likely have a lot of yarn. I know I do! Skeins of yarn are pretty to look at but yarn cakes are great to knit with and easier to store. I use my Swift every time I buy new yarn. Swifts are great but they’re an […]

Upcycled Arm Warmers

I’ve been a fan of the artist Katwise for years. Her coats are works of art! She graciously sells pattern tutorials for both her upcycled coats and arm warmers. Recently I made myself a pair out of old tshirts. They turned out so cute! I’ll definitely be making more. One of them had the phrase “Enlighten Up” which I positioned […]

Cat Fur Hack

Recently I fixed my sewing machine with a clever hack. I inherited this machine and it’s pretty solid except that it was missing a small part. Usually there is a thin circle of felt that rests between the thread stopper and thread. The missing felt meant that the thread moved around the thread holder rod and sometimes both it and […]

Yarn Needle Case

This post was previously published on Think Crafts! Sewing needles are essential for crafters but they can easily get misplaced. Tired of pricking my finger when another needle fell out of the paper package, I came up with a yarn needle case to store my needles safely. Using yarn, plastic canvas and fabric this case will keep your needles in […]

Reusable Toilet Paper

As toilet paper became scarce, people started joking about making their own. I had thought about doing so back when I lived off grid in NM years ago but never did. When I saw other crafters posting their homemade TP, I couldn’t resist. I guestimated a good size for a square and made a simple template. I had a unused […]

Face Masks

Strange times indeed! On the upside, I finally have time to develop my long held dream of being a seamstress. Face masks are in demand now and I’ve been making plenty. My masks are based on the Olson Mask pattern. This design has a built in pocket to allow for an extra filter (like a N95 filter) to be slid […]

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