Toy Mouse – Part 2

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As promised, here is the second part of the toy mouse project. If you need the instructions for the catnip insert, click here. Toy Mouse – Part Two Materials 1 piece of gray felt small pieces of white, black and pink felt scrap piece of yarn thread sewing needle safety or straight pins magic marker or […]

Toy Mouse – Part 1

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I realized that I did not make anything for my cat, Lucy, for Christmas. Since she constantly chews up and destroys the toy mice that I purchase for her, I decided to make a toy mouse. I used felt to make the mouse and leftover scrap pieces of a t-shirt from my t-shirt yarn project to make […]

Braided T-Shirt/Denim Yarn

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You may have wondered what I did with all that t-shirt yarn. Well, I decided to make a braided basket for my living room. But how did I do it? Well, I needed the basket to have some texture, so I decided to braid the t-shirt yarn that I already had. Then, I rolled the braided […]

T-Shirt Yarn

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My t-shirts were worn out, so I removed them from my wardrobe. I usually bring them to the textile recycling stall at my local farmers market, but I decided to make t-shirt yarn. I could then use the t-shirt yarn in future knitting and braiding projects. There are plenty of websites listing instructions for making […]

Braided Cord

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I was going through my yarn stash again and found these: I could knit something with these, but I wanted to play around with braiding techniques. After an hour of experimenting, I made a braided cord. It looks like a very complicated item to make, but it’s actually quite easy. Here’s how I made it: […]