Tag Archives: Thrifting

How to Alter a Jacket

March is coming in like a lamb for all of us in Eastern Oregon. This is the time of year when jackets become a great transitional wardrobe piece. You can wear them with a lightweight sweater or T-shirt underneath, but a well-fitting, modern … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Snow Skirt From an Old Jacket

OK, all my friends and family still dwelling in the clutches of old man winter, here’s a fun sewing project to help keep your buns warm and look great at the same time. Make a cute snow skirt from an old jacket. … Continue reading

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Give a Boxy Shirt and Sweater A New Feminine Silhouette

Why, oh why, do I do this every winter? Those snacks and treats that I would NEVER pay any attention to, much less have a relationship with in the summer keep finding their way into my life and into my … Continue reading

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DIY: Sweater Slippers

Most days I wake up and when my feet hit the floor, I’m accomplishing things. Whether it’s laundry and dishes, heading to work, or creating some content for eHow, there is always something on my agenda. Most of the time, … Continue reading

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Add Some “Hattitude” to Your Winter Wardrobe With a DIY Pom Pom Sweater Hat

Let’s face it, winter can be cold, dark and sometimes seem to last forever. But, growing up in Minnesota taught me to find ways to enjoy winter. As kids, we didn’t let the sub zero temperatures stop us from having … Continue reading

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Make Your Boots Happy With Some DIY Boot Sweaters (Plus a Winner and Another Giveaway)

Some people make sweaters for their husbands. Some people make sweaters for their dogs. Some people even make sweaters for their cats. Me? I like to make sweaters for my boots. I mean really! If it makes them happy, WHY NOT!!!?? … Continue reading

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Create a Winter Sweater Tote From an Old Houndstooth Sweater

New Year’s Eve is on the way. Ring in the new year with this adorable DIY winter sweater tote. Along with all of the self-improvement resolutions you make this New Year’s Eve, be sure to include a declaration to make a … Continue reading

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Where in the World is The Refashion Handbook? Send Your “Selfie” and Win!

Apparently, The Refashion Handbook is traveling worldwide! It made it’s way all the way into Siegrid’s hands in Austria last week. Back in October, Jennifer let me know that she received her copy of The Refashion Handbook in Australia. Lyn … Continue reading

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How to Make a Plaid Flannel Fringe Scarf and Two Giveaways

Little did my mom know that when she declared the Christmas of 1971 as a “Handmade Holiday,” she changed my life forever. I can still remember feeling so honored and loved when even my dad, who was Mr. Busy and Mr. … Continue reading

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DIY: Winter Scarf Camera Strap and a Winner

Oh, baby! It’s been cold around here. Not that it’s a bad thing. As a matter of fact, the cold can make for some delightful trips to town. A few days ago, the frigid air was perfectly still and the huge bare trees … Continue reading

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