Category Archives: fabric

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 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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DIY Simple Skirt Refashion

Paper bag waist skirts. Super cute! Super easy! I started with this dress from the last bag sale at my local thrift store. When you divide all the things I stuffed into the bag for two dollars, this dress most … Continue reading

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DIY Create Skinny Trousers from Wide Legs Tutorial

Stacy and Clinton told me NOT to do this. But I did it anyway. And I like it! Stacy and Clinton have been telling me all these years with my wide hips that this narrow cut will make me look … Continue reading

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A Giveaway to thank you for your encouragement!

Good morning everyone! I am feeling especially grateful this morning for all the support and encouragement you’ve bestowed upon me over the past three months and I want to thank you for signing up to go on this adventure with … Continue reading

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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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