Monthly Archives: June 2012

DIY Ruched Maternity Shirt Tutorial

No, I’m not pregnant! Remember that big secret I had to keep awhile back. It’s Katie! And I promised I’d make some ruched maternity shirts for her. Here we go: I started with thrift store shirts of the same color. … Continue reading

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OK, so about that pink belt……

For some reason I’m feeling compelled to either apologize or explain about that pink belt. Some readers loved it, others hated it, and others very graciously eluded to the fact that it wasn’t their favorite. Perhaps it’s the fact I … Continue reading

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DIY T Shirt Dress

A Summer of No Pants. I love this idea. Not sure I could pull it off  but, I’d like to honor this movement with a refashioned t- shirt dress. I started with this thrift store shirt which I had already … Continue reading

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DIY Nautical Shirt with Fabric Paint

So what does a DIY girl such as myself do when they are feeling nautical? Refashion of course! Start with a thrift store t shirt.   First, alter your shirt to fit if need be. (You can find a resizing … Continue reading

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DIY Bleach Pen T Shirt Design

I seem to have an endless supply of thrift store t shirts hanging around just begging for a refashion. So today I tried a new technique. Bleach pen drawing. And it worked!!! If your t shirt is too large, first … Continue reading

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Eastern Oregon Livestock Show 2012

Americana at it’s finest! Right here in my little town. The Eastern Oregon Livestock Show. Complete with a parade, cowboy dance, carnival, rodeo, horse races, 4H & FFA livestock show and auction. Volunteers work year round to make this event … Continue reading

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DIY Summer Totebag

A few years ago, before blogging, I downloaded a tote bag pattern. For awhile I had that pattern memorized. My sewing machine was smoking as I made bags for practically everyone I knew. Today, I made yet another bag. Perhaps … Continue reading

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