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On Mondays, I try to post some kind of a Mend and Make Do item, but I don’t really have any finished products to show off this week.   Thanks to a neighbor, though, I have come across a website that has become an inspiration for a number of future products.

Purlbee is a fantastic resource for those who do needlework and/or sew.  It has loads of patterns and instructions for just about anything decorative you could need around the house or on your body.  I was looking for a few ideas for upcoming wedding presents and whatnot, and have come away inspired.  Sister-in-law has also become addicted to Purlbee’s patterns and ideas, and started a few over the weekend.

The only thing I can see that is going to be a problem is materials.  Purlbee has very specific recommendations for organic yarns that might be difficult to replace with something more affordable, especially in some of the larger items.  Still, this website is a great place for knitting, sewing, and crochet ideas, plus she provides well-explained patterns and tutorials, so it really is a goldmine of information.

Have fun browsing, and please let me know what you think.  Do you think these things are doable?  Or are they a bit out in la-la land, like some of Martha Stewart’s stuff?

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About Kara

I am what happens when you combine a WWII enthusiast, an environmentalist and a frugal celiac/coeliac.

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