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I’ve collected over 8 pages of Favorite Sellers on Etsy at this point and part of my pick me up, in these days and weeks until all of my crafts catch up with me here in Brasilia, I’ve been looking at other people’s work.

I wanted to share Lemon Oak Studio with you. Tricia and her sister both have shops on Etsy, I understand from her portfolio and blog that she began making the angels from items she collected during daily walks, and that it was originally a means for working through her father’s illness.

Check out the wonderful angels and prints, maybe they’ll inspire your next walk. What a great way to deal with stress and make something out of an experience. I’m so impressed!


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I wanted to thank all those who entered the give away, we’ll definitely keep this little tradition for next year as well!

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Just one week left until Earth Day. I think it’s a good time for another Give-Away! So, here’s the nitty-gritty:

-All entries will need to be IN before midnight this coming Monday (before 12 pm on 4/21) , that’s next week, the day before Earth Day. The winner will be announced on Earth Day, April 22nd in the morning.

-To enter you’ll need to submit a comment to this entry or send me an e-mail at thisrecycledlife@gmail.com. Don’t worry I won’t sell or give away your e-mail for any reason. I’ll get in touch with the winner and ask for all of your info at that time so I can arrange shipping.

-The give-away – well it’s a surprise, but I’ll let you know that it’ll be some recycled upholstery jewelry. Have a look through the site for some examples. Sorry but, U.S. entries only, cause the shipping will be on me.

-Visit the Earthday website and check out what other events are happening in your neck of the woods.

Best of Luck!

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49 Sensational Skirts by Allison Willoughby

I bought 49 Sensational Skirts last week after two weeks of ‘thinking’ about it. I do a lot of thinking on Amazon… it’s good they have that feature that let’s you review the purchase about 4 times before any sales are final. I don’t know how many times I’ve gone to step 3 and then decided that I just wasn’t ready.

I love it, I think the author is my kinda gal. She does some amazing things with thrift store clothing and has some great and fun ideas for making your own kind of skirt out of a ‘find’. Her ideas are really fun, some very sophisticated some that are very costume-y

The pictures are wonderful, I am so drawn to a book with great pics. Inspiration happens as you thumb through this one. She has great ideas with found items, fabric strips, some basic stitching. It’s wonderful. There is a simple pattern included in the back envelope as well.

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