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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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DIY: Two Upcycled Belt Bracelets

For so long our house was overrun by men. Katie and I were outnumbered for years. Even the dogs were boys. That is, until six years ago when Heather joined our family. Then not too long after that, Brooke came along. … Continue reading

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DIY: Upcycled Infinity Scarf (Bonus Feature: How to Crop a Circle in Photoshop)

They say, you learn something new everyday. So, today I figured out, all by my lonesome, how to crop a circle in photoshop. I know, I know, I can almost hear you saying, “Beth, that is so easy!” But everything I … Continue reading

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Today is the Day!

Today is the big day! At 8:00 am Pacific Time, I get to present my very first BurdaStyle web seminar. Refashion: Inspiration and Projects to Revamp and Recycle Your Wardrobe for Less There is still time to sign up if you’d … Continue reading

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DIY: Three Refashioned Easter Basket Tutorials

 “Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail, hippity, hoppity, Easter’s on it’s way!” This year, why not create a handmade fabric Easter basket that your child will cherish  after the treats inside are long gone. I’ve put together … Continue reading

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DIY: Upcycled Sweater Beret

Every once in awhile, someone crosses my path and I just know I’m going to like this person forever. Happened to me a couple of years ago when Elizabeth came into our school as a student teacher. What a natural. … Continue reading

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Denim Basket Winner

You know, there are a few projects that come along that make me happy in every way. This denim basket is one of them. Not only do I like the way the basket turned out, but I’m actually quite fond … Continue reading

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