Category Archives: Refashioning

Make a Chenille Applique Pillow in 10 Easy Steps

Shhhhhh……. Did you hear that? It’s the sound of some scrap bustin’, crafty goodness comin’ your way. Need a gift for someone? How ’bout a DIY personalized chenille pillow that you can make in an afternoon? Here’s a chance to lighten up … Continue reading

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A Giveaway to thank you for your encouragement!

Good morning everyone! I am feeling especially grateful this morning for all the support and encouragement you’ve bestowed upon me over the past three months and I want to thank you for signing up to go on this adventure with … Continue reading

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Happy Game of Thrones Day!

I’m usually a “reality, give ’em a challenge, and kick ’em off one by one” TV show type of gal. But NOT today! No, not today! Today, I’m a “mystical, hatch a dragon, marry a hunky warrior, and live in … Continue reading

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DIY Shirt Refashion

Let’s start with this thrift store, button down, men’s shirt that I’m going to wear backwards. Yep, that’s right, I said backwards. Use this strip for the waistband With right sides together, pin and sew sleeve back into sleeve casing … Continue reading

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One Thousand White Women and not a refashion in sight

I’m in awe of those people who paint with words. After reading the last page of One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus, it was hard for me to snap back to reality. I just stared out my rain soaked windows, still … Continue reading

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DIY Fabric Flowers

Fabric flowers are everywhere and you can DIY! Cut out circles from a t shirt. You’ll need 7 identical size circles for each flower. One circle will be the base. Fold the other circles in half then in thirds. Glue … Continue reading

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Another Pinspiration

Is there hope for this? I say YES! First take out the shoulder pads. Then cut off the sleeves. Next, cut off the extra around the arm holes. Pin the sides to fit. Sew new side seams. Trim seams. Cut … Continue reading

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Hem those jeans in 15 minutes or less

If you’ve ever hemmed your jeans with a stapler (and you know who you are 🙂 ) then this tutorial is for you! I couldn’t resist these Vigoss jeans from Maurices the other day. I know, I UNOFFICIALLY declared no … Continue reading

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Spring Sweater Refashion

Get Out of Jail Free Sweater! YUCK! All I need is a ball and chain to complete the ensemble. Let’s see what we can do to make this better. First, cut off the huge sleeves. Save them for later. Next, … Continue reading

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A big day!!!

Well, it’s not EXACTLY like winning the lottery, getting my doctorate, becoming a grandma, or having start up stocks in Facebook. But at this point, to me, it’s almost as big. Thanks to all of you, after 2 months of … Continue reading

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