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Up cycling and recycling are a huge deal in my household. I try to re-purpose or recycle as much and as often as possible. This morning I has a chance to up-cycle a broken soup bowl. [caption id="attachment_1355" align="aligncenter" width="400"] :([/caption] A little clue was all that was necessary to put this bowl back together. Once the glue was set, I placed some pebbles in the bottom of the bowl and planted a succulent. [caption id="attachment_1353" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Succulent[/caption] I added this beauty to my balcony garden - and it fits right in. My friends know that I am always...

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About 10 years ago my friend traveled to West Africa and he brought me a dress made from Bògòlanfini or bogolan ("mud cloth"). The dress was several sizes too large so it sat in my closet untouched. I absolutely love the fabric and wanted to display it in a prominent way - I decided to do what I do best - make pillows. [caption id="attachment_1097" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="The Dress"][/caption] I agonized about cutting up the dress, but my friend gave his blessing and I went for it. I was able to make two 22x22 pillows covers. I added a feather...

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