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    Oooh, crochet hooks!

    Fish screws out of the window track (trying to hang a little stained glass thingy.

    Pull knit garment snags to the inside and work the ends into the weave. What a blast from the past that is!
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    I have a set of small silk cocktail napkins from Thailand - signed by some designer who disappeared in jungle over there - some story - but don't think they are actually worth much on ebay. Would like to repurpose them in something for the home. Anybody have suggestions? Thanks!!

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    Catwoman. Are the silk napkins patterned? What colour are they? What are the dimensions?

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    Well, this isn't terribly creative but...

    i made a fruit-fly catcher with a jar half filled with beer (poke holes in the lid with a nail.) It's works like a charm when the compost bucket gets out of hand. Interestingly, the fruit flies prefer a good, full-bodied beer - I got nothing when I tried Coors Lite.
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    Even fruit flys know what's good!
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    My fruit fly solution--a no-kill version--involves putting something fruity in the bottom of a tall jar, then emptying it outside when it attracts a crowd. And emptying the compost bowl periodically. Which reminds me...

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    Saw on Facebook recently that someone made a pair of mittens from an old sweater. What a great idea. Might be able to make a matching hat if it is for a child...

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    Tussiemussie: Old sweaters are great. If you felt them a little, assuming they are wool, there are patterns for mittens and you can even line them with fleece. I have seen hats, bags, etc. also made out of old sweaters. They can be made smaller for little ones too.

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    I've an entire room dedicated to textiles & stuff for re-purposing... it's a bit wild in there! I routinely take apart & reconfigure lamps from various parts, felt wool yardage for weaving & sewing projects, unravel sweaters for re-use, etc. I love doing it.

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    http://media-cache-ec5.pinterest.com...FnguQBcW_b.jpg

    Sweaters are great to reuse. I made a pair of these leg warmers/boot socks from the sleeves of an old sweater.

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