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I learned a love of crafting at an early age. My mom liked to say: "We can make . . ."(fill in the blank) and then we did, most often with recycled or natural materials. I learned to crochet during a rainy camping trip when I was a kid. My first project was a granny square pillow that I stuffed with recycled nylons and nylon stockings. I started making stuffed animals when I was given a box of scrap yarn and random patterns. I especially enjoy the challenge of using scrap or leftover yarn for my animals. Most of the yarn I use is given to me or is from yard sales, and some of it is vintage yarn. I'm reusing resources and creating unique treasures all at the same time! What a fun way to help save the planet.

I love making jewelry, too. One of my first projects as a kid included beads my grandmother gave me from one of her broken necklaces. As an adult, I love to use pieces of broken…

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  • Born on July 30
  • Joined November 6, 2010

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yarn, gemstones, shells, beads, recycled and upcycled materials, vintage

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I learned a love of crafting at an early age. My mom liked to say: "We can make . . ."(fill in the blank) and then we did, most often with recycled or natural materials. I learned to crochet during a rainy camping trip when I was a kid. My first project was a granny square pillow that I stuffed with recycled nylons and nylon stockings. I started making stuffed animals when I was given a box of scrap yarn and random patterns. I especially enjoy the challenge of using scrap or leftover yarn for my animals. Most of the yarn I use is given to me or is from yard sales, and some of it is vintage yarn. I'm reusing resources and creating unique treasures all at the same time! What a fun way to help save the planet.

I love making jewelry, too. One of my first projects as a kid included beads my grandmother gave me from one of her broken necklaces. As an adult, I love to use pieces of broken necklaces I've saved, and combine them with shells I've found on the beach or with new beads or gemstones. Upcycling has always been the way to go!

I'm happy to find this community of likeminded artists and crafters!

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