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FREE for Earth Day: My Pouch Upcycling Book!

Planet Pouch

My little craft book is FREE today!

If you’re looking for green ideas this Earth Day, look no further. I’m making my Kindle craft book Planet Pouch: Simple Juice Pouch Bags Anyone Can Make FREE through Monday, April 22. So now’s the perfect time to grab this book and start turning those leftover juice pouches into something stylish!

No Kindle? No problem. You can read this book using the free Kindle Cloud Reader on any PC (or Mac). And if you like the book, please rate and review it on Amazon and Goodreads–I’ll be eternally grateful, and it’ll help others who like to make things find the book.

Happy Earth Day!

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FREE Through March 17: Saoirse Friendship Bracelet Pattern

Saoirse Friendship Bracelet Design

Saoirse Friendship Bracelet Design

Wear your own luck o’ the Irish this year: try your hand at friendship bracelet making with my FREE (through 3/17/13) pattern. Pronounced ‘seer-sha,’ this design was inspired by twisty Celtic cables in knitting. Exclusively available (for now) on Craftsy, Saoirse is a straightforward two-color design, perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or any day! What are ye waitin’ for? Go grab your own today, before the free promotion is over!

New Celtic Friendship Bracelet Pattern: Liriel

I’ve been obsessed with friendship bracelet patterns lately, and my latest creation is Liriel, a design inspired by Celtic twists and knots. This one is available on Craftsy, Etsy and Scribd just in time for making to wear on St. Patrick’s Day. I hope you like it–let me know what you think. Erin go bragh!

Finished Object: Plunder by Emily

EmilysPlunderI got a wonderful New Year’s surprise in my email box the other day: Emily (one of my customers) finished work on my Plunder friendship bracelet pattern and shared a triumphant photo of her Finished Object! Didn’t it turn out great? I love the colors she picked, and the knots used for the top loop and bottom ties. Nicely done!

A huge thank-you to Emily for sending along this photo. I love seeing how other people improve on my designs.

This pattern is available on both the Etsy website and at Craftsy. If you make it, send along a photo of your Finished Object too–I’d love to see how yours turns out!

How to Keep 36 Juice Pouches Out of the Landfill

CapriSun Bags

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, I found a little time to finally complete a project I’ve been wanting to work on: big (grocery-bag sized) totes made from saved CapriSun pouches!

The girls are pretty excited about their bags, although they don’t yet have big plans for what they intend to carry around in them.

After completing the first one, I realized that these would make great reusable grocery bags–perhaps even to hold frozen items (since they are plenty durable and made of foil)!

I sort of made this up, although I admit I used the instructions in the video below to make a couple of smaller bags a couple of months ago, so you could say I was inspired by SarahLynnTea (who is quite the little crafter–check out some of her other videos).

Now, can someone tell me how to stop saving these? Now that I’ve made something useful from a huge stack of them, I can’t throw another pouch away.