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06-18-14 - On my work table today - greeting cards right before all the parts are glued together. Techniques used - collage, rubber stamping, stenciling. Some of the stencils are commercial and some are cut by me. Commercial stencils available here - carolynsstampstor...

06-09-14 - Here is what is on my work table - Using some of the stencil/embroidery fabric experiments on recycled fabric to applique onto the front of a wine bag to upcycle it. One piece is for the front and one for the back. I'm sewing fabric pieces and ribbon onto pieces of fusible webbing then will sew around the edges to attach to the pieces to the front and back of the bag.

Finally busted out the banners I sewed for my display at the Clayton Farmers Market last night. I used my two vertical wire displays for the first time in many years. I think the banner really does make the vertical display look better.

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Insect Repelling Incense Sticks

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Scrap Soap Bar #1 - full ingredient list here - www.chasenfratz.c...

Melt and Pour Soap Recipes and Tips by Carolyn Hasenfratz

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2014 - Soft stuffed bird ornament, hand stamped, hand embroidered and embellished. One of 7 done in different colors.

Here is a sneak preview of the project for a future class that I'll be scheduling soon. Get on my event mailing list to make sure you don't miss any announcements! mobex.me/events

Decorate a Celtic gift bag - carolynsstampstor...

Experiments with rubber stamping on fabric

These tiles were made by hand carving rubber stamps and pressing them into stoneware clay. They were glaze fired to Cone 10. Here is a tutorial I wrote about carving rubber stamps: www.limegreennews... And here is another about making ceramic tiles from rubber stamps: www.carolynsstamp...

Necklace With Metallic Sapphire Blue Beads, $32.75

Necklace With Metallic Magenta Beads, $32.75 Contains upcycled chain and findings.

Necklace With Metallic Yellow Beads, $16.75 - SOLD

Necklace With Metallic Apple Green Beads, $17.75 www.goodsmiths.co...

Double stranded bracelet made with polymer clay beads coated with Emerald PearlEx powder. Short segments of chain keep the strands together. Chain, findings and apple green faux pearl beads were recycled from thrift store jewelry. To make the beads see tutorial - www.jacquardprodu...

Hand sewn small sachet pillows filled with fragrant herbs. Pillows are constructed with flaps that snap in back to make them easily refillable. Fabric squares on front are rubber stamped, then appliqued and embroidered. Made from recycled fabric by Carolyn Hasenfratz.

Upcycled wooden box from thrift store with faux sea glass on top backed by scrap papers with an oceanic theme. Rubber stamped around the edges and on the sides. By Carolyn Hasenfratz. Learn how to make a similar box here - carolynsstampstor...

Hand sewn eye pillows filled with sleep-inducing herbs. Pillows are constructed with flaps that snap in back to make them easily refillable. Fabric squares on front are rubber stamped, then appliqued and embroidered. Made from recycled fabric by Carolyn Hasenfratz.

Upcycled gift box with decoupage lid by Carolyn Hasenfratz.

Button bracelets made by Carolyn Hasenfratz of recycled bias tape, ribbon and buttons. Velcro closure. Instructions on how to make them here - carolynsstampstor...

PearlEx Clay Beads Project by Carolyn Hasenfratz

Antique doll displayed in shadow box made of a Necco Wafer box that looks like it's probably from the 1930s. It has carnival imagery on the outside, so I decoupaged carnival imagery on the inside and built a hollow box for displaying the doll. There is a band of archival paper holding the doll onto the box.

8.5 x 11 guest book cover made with recycled mat board. Collaged on the front and the collage is protected by a sheet of acetate fastened with eyelets.