Tag Archives: upcycling

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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When was the last time you did something for the first time?

 When was the last time you did something for the first time? This question has been floating around lately and it speaks so loudly to me. As you know, the past year has been filled with firsts for me, many of them exciting but … 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: Boho Chic Cowgirl Shirt and Some Winners

I love the Boho Chic look. I was thrilled to find a HUGE sheer peasant shirt at the thrift store. I planned to channel my inner hippie and wear it proudly. Well, perhaps it’s because I live in rural Eastern … Continue reading

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DIY: Tribal Print Leather Bracelet

Ok, I think it’s time I tell you something about myself. Most of the time when I tell people about this, the looks on their faces say they don’t believe me. But it’s true. For a long time I didn’t … Continue reading

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Mom, BurdaStyle is on the Phone for You!!!!!

This has definitely been a year of firsts for me. Just when things start to get comfortable, I’m thrust into a whole new realm. A whole new opportunity comes my way. Last Thursday, Alicyn Stensaas, the eMedia Production Coordinator for … Continue reading

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Simple Alteration: Big Change for a Denim Coat

Pretty sure I’m not alone in this. Getting things big enough for my hips usually means too big in the waist. What to do? Sometimes too big not only means too wide but it also means too long. I love … 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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DIY: Ruffled Heart Shirt Just in Time For Valentine’s Day

For those of you lucky enough to have a little girl in your life this Valentine’s Day, I’ve put together a ruffled heart shirt tutorial for you. All you need are several thrift shop t-shirts, a sewing machine, scissors and a free … Continue reading

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