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Upcycled DIY Leather Fringe Bag and Another Book Giveaway

Ok, so maybe, just MAYBE, listening to Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and The Rolling Stones in the studio influenced this week’s project just a little bit. I have to admit, I totally think I’m so cool now loading up my laptop and … Continue reading

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DIY Sweater Pumpkins, a Book Winner and Another Giveaway

There’s a nip in the air. It’s time to get your sweaters out. Fall is coming! But if you happen to find a moth hole in one or more, don’t throw them out, instead, make some easy sweater pumpkins for autumn … Continue reading

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DIY: New Life for an Ottoman Cushion

 Every once in awhile, I look across the racks of clothes at my local thrift shop and lay my eyes on the perfect piece of furniture to refashion. Especially now that I’m trying to decorate the new studio. This “funky cheeseball” ottoman started out with … Continue reading

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The Secret to Removing that Dreaded Pilling From Your Clothes

What to do when you pull one of your favorite sweaters from the dryer and it’s covered in those nasty little pills? Or maybe you find the sweater of your dreams at the thrift store but those little fuzz balls … Continue reading

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DIY: Back to School Pencil Pouch and a Giveaway

We cannot stop the winter or the summer from coming. We cannot stop the spring or the fall or make them other than they are. They are gifts from the universe that we cannot refuse. But we can choose what … Continue reading

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Back to School Dress Refashion

When that July page get rips off the calendar and August emerges, it can only mean one thing: back to school clothes. YAY! It’s even more fun when you’re a kindergarten teacher like me. I love the cute new clothes … Continue reading

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Get Rodeo Ready with this DIY Western Inspired Upcycled Belt Bracelet

Every June, my sleepy little community comes alive when the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show comes to town. 4-H and FFA kids finally get to show their animals after walking them around town for months, the carnival arrives, the parade winds down Main Street … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Bias Tape Part 4: Summer Flip Flops

 Here’s an idea for the next time you blow out your flip flop in Margaritaville. Don’t throw it away. Instead, fix it up with some of that cute bias tape you’ve been making and look for your lost shaker of salt in style.  Click … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Bias Tape Part 2: Freshen Up an Old Towel

I keep things for a long time. I drive my cars until they have well over 200,000 miles on them and my kids tease me because I’ve held onto my basic flip cell phone for so long. It’s just hard for me to … Continue reading

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Plenty of Pleats Skirt: A Refashion Tutorial

Blue is one of my favorite colors and when Pantone announced the color for Spring 2014 was Dazzling Blue, I was thrilled. Designers used this color in their spring collections on the runways of New York, London, Milan and Paris. … Continue reading

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