Monthly Archives: December 2014

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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Create a Cozy Cardigan Cowl and Boot Socks From an Old Sweater in 10 Minutes or Less

Whoa! It’s December 21. Only four days left. How did THAT happen? As a teacher, I get so caught up in all the school festivities that gift making and shopping for my own family doesn’t usually begin until the first day of … Continue reading

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DIY: Snowflake Wrapping Paper With a Pine Branch, a Winner and Another Giveaway

Up until yesterday, I think I was the only person on the planet who hadn’t seen the movie “Frozen.” As a matter of fact, one mom told me (as she was handing me the DVD with a smile on her face) that … Continue reading

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You’re Invited to a Book Signing Party at Looking Glass Books This Saturday

Jessica and Greg at Looking Glass Books, in LaGrande, Oregon, are graciously opening their beautiful shop to host The Refashion Handbook Book Signing this Saturday, December 13th at 1:00. Please join us for some holiday refreshments and to get your signed copy of The … Continue reading

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Sign Up For My BurdaStyle Webinar Today and Win

Today, at 11:00 EST, I’ll be presenting live for BurdaStyle: Refashion: Inspiration and Projects to Revamp and Recycle Your Wardrobe for Less You can sign up here, and even if you aren’t able to attend the live version you will … 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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Mom, BurdaStyle is on the Phone For You Again!

 I love BurdaStyle! I love BurdaStyle! I love BurdaStyle! I’ll say it again, I love BurdaStyle! Not only do they have a wonderful on-line community; always helpful, always teaching, and beautiful patterns, but everyone who works for them is so … Continue reading

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