Monthly Archives: March 2012

DIY Fabric Basket

Everyone needs a new basket this time of year. Don’cha think? This is my version of a NO SEW woven basket. I know it’s hard to believe but some people out there think they can’t sew. I won’t mention any … Continue reading

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DIY Shirt Refashion

Let’s start with this thrift store, button down, men’s shirt that I’m going to wear backwards. Yep, that’s right, I said backwards. Use this strip for the waistband With right sides together, pin and sew sleeve back into sleeve casing … Continue reading

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Craft room makeover

  Cleaning my craft room today. Stay tuned……

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One Thousand White Women and not a refashion in sight

I’m in awe of those people who paint with words. After reading the last page of One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus, it was hard for me to snap back to reality. I just stared out my rain soaked windows, still … Continue reading

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DIY Fabric Flowers

Fabric flowers are everywhere and you can DIY! Cut out circles from a t shirt. You’ll need 7 identical size circles for each flower. One circle will be the base. Fold the other circles in half then in thirds. Glue … Continue reading

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A Big Secret!

I’m horrible at keeping secrets. But not this time! And this was THE hardest secret to keep, my tongue hurts from biting it so often. I did have to sneak in a few hints. There’s one in the Wine Tasting at … Continue reading

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Another Pinspiration

Is there hope for this? I say YES! First take out the shoulder pads. Then cut off the sleeves. Next, cut off the extra around the arm holes. Pin the sides to fit. Sew new side seams. Trim seams. Cut … Continue reading

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Wine Tasting at Grocery Outlet?

When living in a small rural town, a person just might assume that there was nothing to do on a Friday night. But NO! That is so NOT true! How ’bout a Wine Tasting at the local discount food store, … Continue reading

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Hem those jeans in 15 minutes or less

If you’ve ever hemmed your jeans with a stapler (and you know who you are :) ) then this tutorial is for you! I couldn’t resist these Vigoss jeans from Maurices the other day. I know, I UNOFFICIALLY declared no … Continue reading

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Spring Sweater Refashion

Get Out of Jail Free Sweater! YUCK! All I need is a ball and chain to complete the ensemble. Let’s see what we can do to make this better. First, cut off the huge sleeves. Save them for later. Next, … Continue reading

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