Tag Archives: repurposed

Sam-e-o's upcycled bibs

A new member of the family joined us in January. Samuel Henry. He’s adorable, of course. He also inspired us to make some bibs. We had plenty of shirts from when the boys were little. We decided to use them … Continue reading

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Citymade spring clean

While we were busy getting ready for our second Farmer’s Market of the season, we took a look around our work space and thought it needed a bit of spring cleaning. One of the things that inspired the clean up … Continue reading

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Anna's Tote

Anna recently turned six years old and had been diligently asking for a tote bag for her birthday.  I decided to use a dress that was one of her favorites that she recently grew out of. Anna loved this little … Continue reading

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Felted Wool Slippers

Our next several posts will be holiday gift ideas.  Here is a pair of warm slippers made from felted wool sweaters.  We took two coordinating sweaters and felted them.  For felting instructions see our previous mitten ornament post.  To sew … Continue reading

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Note card journal

We have a great idea for what to do with all those greeting cards, birthday cards, and Christmas cards. Turn them into a note card journal. Perfect for on the go journaling. This is an easy project. You need note … Continue reading

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Old Magazine to Sketchbook

Carol here. I am super excited this week because this week we are making handmade books. I have had a passion (maybe obsession) with paper and book making for years. There is nothing I love better than holding a book … Continue reading

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Final Fabric Printing

In our final fabric printing post we used some big bubble wrap and the sleeves of an old shirt. We painted the bubble wrap (not popped), with white fabric paint. Then we pressed it onto the sleeves and we got … Continue reading

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Paper beads

We have a good friend who is expecting her second baby. Rather than have a traditional “shower” , she had what is called a “Blessingway“. One of the “gifts” you are asked to bring is a bead so that the … Continue reading

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School Days. . .

In only one week the kids of citymade will be returning for another fun filled year of school. There is plenty of excitement, Kindergarten for Anna, and 6th and final elementary grade for James. To celebrate this unofficial last week … Continue reading

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Linen pants to summer napkins

One of the glorious benefits of summer is the lush growing plants. We are growing quite a few things in the garden, including herbs. We took some of the Basil and Sage leaves and an old pair of linen pants … Continue reading

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