Category Archives: Crafting

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 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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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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DIY Summer Maxi Skirt Refashion Tutorial

 I’ve been seeing summer maxi dresses and skirts everywhere! And I had just the thrift store dress to refashion into one. It was so unflattering in every way except I loved the color and the print.   So I got … Continue reading

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Something to crow about!

Hard to imagine a better way to be way to be welcomed into this world than with a bunch of five year olds cheering you on. Always amazing! Always a miracle! Always exciting! We started in early April with a … Continue reading

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DIY Pleated Summer T Shirt Refashion

SCORE! I found the perfect color blue t shirt to refashion at my thrift store the other day. Only one problem……… The bright yellow logo on the front. Not to worry though, I’ll just cover it up! This is what … Continue reading

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DIY Ruffled T Shirt Cardigan Tutorial

What should we do to liven up this plain old gray t shirt? Perhaps some more ruffles would do the trick. What do you think?   You might also like:

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And the winner of the fabric flowers is………

And the winner is…………… littleprince68 Congratulations and thank you for all of your encouragement! Please email me let me know where to send your flowers! Beth

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Make a Chenille Applique Pillow in 10 Easy Steps

Shhhhhh……. Did you hear that? It’s the sound of some scrap bustin’, crafty goodness comin’ your way. Need a gift for someone? How ’bout a DIY personalized chenille pillow that you can make in an afternoon? Here’s a chance to lighten up … Continue reading

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