the ReFab Diaries: upcycled toys
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Apparently organ transplant in Japan is an issue that doesn’t get a lot of press, but the current situation is dire. Each year, about 300 people out of a total of 14,000 on waiting lists actually get the replacement organs they need; a percentage far lower than the rest of the world.

Apparently this little pony is also known as a stick horse ... but in my world, it's a hobby horse.  And, thanks to Hetty of Light Blue Grey, you can MAKE one yourself using a old sock.  How freakin' cool is that?

As a child, I was lucky enough to spend a lot of time in sailboats.  Now, I still associate them with summer ... there's nothing like looking out over Lake Michigan and seeing it teeming with craft of all shapes and sizes.

Until then (she gazes out at the snow), make some of your own and hang them from the ceiling! Using only upcycled materials, this wonderful tutorial and downloadable pattern is care of Ann Wood.  As she says, the instructions are epic, but the end product is quite unreal.

Great 2-part upcycle idea from Make it and Love it! Upcycling with and for kids is so satisfying. And if you aren't all that confident in your sewing skills - well, this is a low-pressure way to experiment. And you will never again have audience so easily pleased. And by pleased, I mean DELIGHTED! 

Find instructions for the hat here and the owl here.