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texdane
Farmgirl Legend Chapter Leader Chapter Guru

4165 Posts

Nicole
Sandy Hook CT
USA
4165 Posts

Posted - Jan 30 2012 :  06:09:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow! Kristina and C.J - you both inspire me! I love that towel holder...what a great idea!

Nicole

Farmgirl Sister #1155
KNITTER, JAM-MAKER AND MOM EXTRAORDINAIRE
Chapter Leader, Connecticut Simpler Life Sisters

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Tea Lady
True Blue Farmgirl

645 Posts

Lorraine
Morris IL
USA
645 Posts

Posted - Jan 30 2012 :  4:01:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes - great job Kristina and CJ - I love the towel holder and frame. Oh, and the pin cushions - so cute...

Lorraine
(aka Tea Lady)
Farmgirl #1819
www.birdsandteas.com
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FieldsofThyme
Farmgirl Guide & Schoolmarm / Chapter Leader

4928 Posts



USA
4928 Posts

Posted - Feb 12 2012 :  09:59:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I re-purposed an old make-up container lid into a paperweight.

More is on my SCRAP blog: http://scrapreusedandrecycledartprojects.blogspot.com/2012/02/paper-weight-art.html


Farmgirl #800
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gramadinah
True Blue Farmgirl

3450 Posts

Diana
Orofino ID
USA
3450 Posts

Posted - Feb 15 2012 :  08:18:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I need some ideas I have 2 baby cribs with the drop side. They are no longer safe for the kiddos and the kiddos are in big beds. One is white and the other is the Jenny Lynde style in brown. I also have the bedding and all too. The bedding will go to the thrift but the beds are needing to go into another plan.
Diana

Farmgirl Sister #273
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lulu
True Blue Farmgirl

240 Posts

Connie
Geuda Springs Kansas
USA
240 Posts

Posted - Feb 15 2012 :  11:39:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The jenny lynde you can turn into head board for larger bed.

LULU
farmgirl sister #1369
"Scattered Prairie Gals" chapter

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mudpony farmgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

57 Posts

Jo

USA
57 Posts

Posted - Feb 16 2012 :  3:44:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love the towel holder Kristina! I might just have to use that one myself!
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misspittypat
True Blue Farmgirl

102 Posts

lila
osceola mo
USA
102 Posts

Posted - Feb 16 2012 :  8:19:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I saw an adorable towel/drying rack made from a baby bed on the York Mountain Primitives blog It looks fairly easy

Lila
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FieldsofThyme
Farmgirl Guide & Schoolmarm / Chapter Leader

4928 Posts



USA
4928 Posts

Posted - Feb 17 2012 :  04:01:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Jo! I love my towel holder and plan to make a few more.

As for the baby bed, I googled it and got several ideas here:

http://pinterest.com/nancyjhorn/repurpose-that-old-crib/


Farmgirl #800
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FARMALLChick
True Blue Farmgirl

978 Posts

Lora
Alexandria IN
USA
978 Posts

Posted - Feb 19 2012 :  12:23:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My work has a Kruerig coffee maker in all 3 of our stores. I've asked the owner to save the k-cups for me. I have been using them to start seeds. He thinks I'm nuts!

Lora

If it ain't red, leave it in the shed.
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queenmushroom
True Blue Farmgirl

985 Posts

Lorena
Centerville Me
USA
985 Posts

Posted - Feb 19 2012 :  4:16:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
For the drop side crib, a stand up clothes dryer or a trellis

Patience is worth a bushel of brains...from a chinese fortune cookie
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queenmushroom
True Blue Farmgirl

985 Posts

Lorena
Centerville Me
USA
985 Posts

Posted - Feb 19 2012 :  4:42:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Another idea for lint...those of you who have fire places and old fashioned wood stoves make fire starters...get dyer lint, card board egg cartons and parrafin wax. place lint in where the eggs would go in the egg carton. melt wax. pour melted wax over lint leaving some of the lint sticking out so you can light it when you start your fires. let cool. cut the sections out and you have 12 fire starters. leave the fire starters in the individual egg sections. when you start your fire, fill with kindling, newspaper and light with your fire starter.

Patience is worth a bushel of brains...from a chinese fortune cookie
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FieldsofThyme
Farmgirl Guide & Schoolmarm / Chapter Leader

4928 Posts



USA
4928 Posts

Posted - Feb 23 2012 :  07:44:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
One of my dd's made this for me


Farmgirl #800
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FARMALLChick
True Blue Farmgirl

978 Posts

Lora
Alexandria IN
USA
978 Posts

Posted - Feb 23 2012 :  2:38:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How cute! Last night after hemming pants for my son, I wanted to sew something else. I went through a stack of vintage linens and clothing items I purchased at an auction. I found a cute although very plain sleeveless shirt. It's yellowed with age, but serviceable so I made a clothes pin bag out of it! I will post a picture as soon as I get home from work this evening.

Lora

If it ain't red, leave it in the shed.
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FieldsofThyme
Farmgirl Guide & Schoolmarm / Chapter Leader

4928 Posts



USA
4928 Posts

Posted - Feb 24 2012 :  05:47:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am re-purposing cardboard tea boxes. I have a few on my SCRAP blog, and will add more as I finish them. These are a lot of fun to make.



Farmgirl #800
http://pioneerwomanatheart.blogspot.com/

http://scrapreusedandrecycledartprojects.blogspot.com/

From my hands: http://pioneerpatchworkhomespun.blogspot.com/

From my Camera: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pioneerwomanatheart/
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FieldsofThyme
Farmgirl Guide & Schoolmarm / Chapter Leader

4928 Posts



USA
4928 Posts

Posted - Feb 29 2012 :  07:03:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I made dishes from record albums (more on my S.C.R.A.P. Blog)




Farmgirl #800
http://pioneerwomanatheart.blogspot.com/

http://scrapreusedandrecycledartprojects.blogspot.com/

From my hands: http://pioneerpatchworkhomespun.blogspot.com/

From my Camera: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pioneerwomanatheart/
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

11518 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal Washington
USA
11518 Posts

Posted - Mar 01 2012 :  6:21:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I had some broken jewelery that I decided to re-create into new jewelery....

I combined some turquoise, pearls, amethyst and Aurora Boralis beads to make a 'new' necklace & bracelete.
Wish the photo had come out better, but you get the idea.

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom.
"Is it time for my Dirt Manicure yet!"

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://www.graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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FieldsofThyme
Farmgirl Guide & Schoolmarm / Chapter Leader

4928 Posts



USA
4928 Posts

Posted - Mar 07 2012 :  05:07:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Grace, that is beautiful.

Farmgirl #800
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http://scrapreusedandrecycledartprojects.blogspot.com/

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Bella
True Blue Farmgirl

274 Posts

Karen

USA
274 Posts

Posted - Mar 08 2012 :  6:11:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I save the wrappers from my favorite soaps --- Greenwich Bay Trading and South of France brands --- and place them between my clean sheets. I fold my sheets and store them inside a matching pillowcase, then slide a soap wrapper inside. The sheets and the linen closet smell lovely, with scents of lavender, shea butter, and jasmine.

"Just living is not enough, said the butterfly. One must have freedom, sunshine and a little flower." -Hans Christian Anderson
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FieldsofThyme
Farmgirl Guide & Schoolmarm / Chapter Leader

4928 Posts



USA
4928 Posts

Posted - Mar 09 2012 :  08:34:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karen that is an excellent idea! Thanks!

I'm busy using old maps for other purposes. Many projects are (or will be) on my S.C.R.A.P. blog soon

Farmgirl #800
http://pioneerwomanatheart.blogspot.com/

http://scrapreusedandrecycledartprojects.blogspot.com/

From my hands: http://pioneerpatchworkhomespun.blogspot.com/

From my Camera: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pioneerwomanatheart/
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AsiyahK
True Blue Farmgirl

111 Posts

Asiyah
Horn Lake Mississippi
USA
111 Posts

Posted - Mar 13 2012 :  6:51:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm making envelopes from Currier & Ives calendars from the 1950s. It's a nice change of pace to my normal hobby of quilting.





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Debra B
True Blue Farmgirl

59 Posts

Debra
Thaxton VA
USA
59 Posts

Posted - Mar 14 2012 :  02:54:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
very pretty, Asiyah! About what size are your finished envelopes?

Debra

Homeschooling mom to 6 beautiful blessings
Pastor Joe's wife
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FieldsofThyme
Farmgirl Guide & Schoolmarm / Chapter Leader

4928 Posts



USA
4928 Posts

Posted - Mar 14 2012 :  06:47:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Those envelopes are very nice.

Farmgirl #800
http://pioneerwomanatheart.blogspot.com/

http://scrapreusedandrecycledartprojects.blogspot.com/

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AsiyahK
True Blue Farmgirl

111 Posts

Asiyah
Horn Lake Mississippi
USA
111 Posts

Posted - Mar 14 2012 :  07:09:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Debra B

very pretty, Asiyah! About what size are your finished envelopes?

Debra

Homeschooling mom to 6 beautiful blessings
Pastor Joe's wife



They measure 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". Not huge but I perfect for a quick note to a friend!

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AsiyahK
True Blue Farmgirl

111 Posts

Asiyah
Horn Lake Mississippi
USA
111 Posts

Posted - Mar 14 2012 :  07:12:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by FieldsofThyme

Those envelopes are very nice.

Farmgirl #800
http://pioneerwomanatheart.blogspot.com/

http://scrapreusedandrecycledartprojects.blogspot.com/

From my hands: http://pioneerpatchworkhomespun.blogspot.com/

From my Camera: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pioneerwomanatheart/




Thanks Kristina!

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pennyhenny
True Blue Farmgirl

304 Posts

Missy
Dayton OH
USA
304 Posts

Posted - Mar 17 2012 :  3:57:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow ladies so many great ideas. I had a mirror which broke in our recent move to the city so I took out the broken pieces as the frame was just to nice and I put a store bought cork board in the frame and covered it with fabric and it now hangs in our kitchen . I already have it covered with coupons,important telephone numbers,seed packs and such. Next up is to make some matching push pin by using buttons.

hugs,
-missy-



Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower.
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