Category Archives: recycling

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 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 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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Let’s Get Pickled!

I’m not much of a gardener, but boy, do I love to can! It’s asparagus season here in Eastern Oregon and you know what THAT means! Pickled asparagus! I thought you just might like to go along for the ride. … Continue reading

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