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MORE freebies for you

This time from Sonja of Hickety Pickety:




If you go to her blog to use these free patterns, please leave a comment and thank her for the freebies!


Free angel pattern / tutorial

Posted in Freebies by trash2treasure on November 17, 2012
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Like I already said, I Loooooooooove this time of year and all the free patterns that so many bloggers so generously share.   But it seems I never have the TIME, this time of year to make any of them!  Not to worry.  I’ll post them here in my blog under ‘FREEBIES’ so we can find them later in the winter.  Just remember to look them up about  the time those ‘mid-winter blahs’  hit you after the first of the year!

The wire legs are my favorite feature!  You could make this into a really unique mixed media project too by using different materials.  Make the wings out of painted cardboard, vintage sheet music backed with cardboard. burlap glued to cardboard, feathers or?????????

CLICK HERE    for the pattern and tutorial.

Darling clay owl tutorial

Posted in Freebies,Tips & Techniques by trash2treasure on November 16, 2012
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I’m practically GIDDY with excitement over how cute and SIMPLE this adorable clay own is to make!!!  I really want to get my clay out and start making them RIGHT NOW!!!!  But, I’ve got to finish up about a dozen half completed projects that are LITERALLY on my table, so I can clear it off for Thanksgiving!  Lucky for me I have until next SUNDAY as my son and his gal are out of town with her family for the week; so our Thanksgiving dinner will be after the actual holiday.

These owls would be so cute as ornaments.  Or make them to tie onto packages, THEN use as ornaments!

This person has a whole big album on Pinterest with how to’s for all kinds of clay creations.

CLICK HERE  to go to the Pinterest page.


FREE Santa Pattern

This is a great time of year to go back and peruse your favorite blogs, as a LOT of them post free patterns for the Holidays.  Here’s one I just found to share with you.

CLICK HERE  to go to Gingermelon Dolls blog for the pattern and complete instructions.

These would make darling tie-ons for you packages; or tuck them into your Christmas cards for close friends and co-workers whom you are able to hand deliver cards to.

For a more primitive look, you could ‘tea stain’ your felt.  OR give them different color hats and make them into Elves?    Make them with green hats and red/orange hair/beard for St. Patrick’s Day???  Make the hat more ‘stove pipe shaped’ and in red, white and blue as an Uncle Sam for 4th of July???  With a few minor changes you could use this free pattern almost year round!!


FREEBIE! Christmas mouse pattern.

Posted in Freebies by trash2treasure on November 1, 2012
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How CUTE is this?!?!  And the pattern and instructions are FREE!!!


Enter to win a $100.00 Stars gift certificate!

Posted in Freebies by trash2treasure on October 16, 2012
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Stars is having another fun contest via their Facebook page.  Just ‘like’  Stars on Facebook to leave your ‘story’ about what you think this thing is:

” We had so much fun last time–we decided to have another big Facebook Giveaway! We see SO many strange things from the past pass through our shops. Making silly guesses as to what these curious objects might have been used for is heaps of fun and usually end up much more colorful than the correct answer!”

GIVE IT A WHIRL!! Leave a your own silly guess on ourFacebook page. We’ll pick our favorite response and the winner gets a $100 Stars gift certificate!
HINT: We’re looking for a giggle, a rib tickler, a tall tale–a vintage lover who is full of baloney.


Posted in Freebies by trash2treasure on September 12, 2012
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Getting rid of a lots of ‘odds and ends’, primitive and folk art items and supplies in my etsy shop.

 Click  HERE to go directly to the de-stash listings.  For a LIMITED TIME, I am offering FREE SHIPPING when you purchase 3 or more of the de-stash items.  

That’s on DE-STASH ITEMS ONLY.  It mus SAY ‘de-stash’ or ‘destash’ in the listing to qualify for the free shipping.  And you must buy at LEAST 3 listings; no limit though as to how many MORE you can buy all at once and get free shipping on.

Shipping within the US only.

Read the info at the top of my etsy page for the coupon code for the free shipping.

Free ‘INSPIRATIONS’ magazine

Posted in Freebies by trash2treasure on September 5, 2012
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ON-line magazine that is!  I only flipped though the first 50 or so pages.  Just enough to KNOW that I want to go back are REALLY look later on!  A great link to keep on hand for those days when you are LACKING inspiration.   Of course, they ARE advertising the use of THEIR product, but still many great ideas you could use with what you have on hand.  Check it out: INSPIRATION  It may take a minute to load.  WELL worth the wait!

Free download and print labels

Posted in Freebies by trash2treasure on July 23, 2012
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Pop over to  SWEETLY SCRAPPED ART  blog for the FREE  ‘saveable’ image to print up your own “Handmade by” tags.

FREE USPS Priority mail shipping boxes

If you sell on-line or do a fair amount of shipping packages via the USPS for any reason, I bet you have said to your self at one time or another, “I wish they had a BIGGER flat rate box!”.  Well, guess what, they DO!

AND they have LEGAL size Flat rate envelopes and padded flat rate envelopes too!  They just don’t ADVERTISE them OR even stock them in the Post Office.  But you can order them FREE on-line via the above link.

I still wish there was ONE MORE bigger and THICKER box, but I’m grateful for this bigger ‘gameboard’ size box for now.  It would have saved me $12.00 on an order that I just shipped to California yesterday!  

Just remember, it is against FEDERAL LAW to use the FREE Priority Mail products for ANYTHING other than shipping via USPS.

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