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A Great Gift For the Seamstress in Your Life: The Refashion Handbook $10 Sale

One of the best ways to learn to sew, is transforming thrift store clothes into something more modern. Not only is it much more cost friendly than buying new fabric, but you can do your part to help keep so … Continue reading

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New From Annie’s Publishing: My Refashioned Sweaters On-Line Class and a Giveaway

I’m super excited to announce the release of my new on-line and video class for Annie’s Publishing. And, it’s just in time for the holiday gift giving and present making season! I had so much fun getting this class ready for you when … Continue reading

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How to Make a Rope Rug With Fabric Scraps

I don’t know, call me weird, but Jeff Bridges cracks me up as “The Dude” in the Coen Brothers cult classic movie, “The Big Lebowski”. He’s just a laid back, pot smoking bowler, who gets caught up with some mobsters, when … Continue reading

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“The Next Black” and Give an Old Coat a New Look: An Easy Wool Coat Refashion

I love a good documentary. And when it explores the future of fashion and gives me some new vocabulary words to throw around in certain circles, EVEN BETTER! The Next Black is a compelling film that explores the way innovative designers … Continue reading

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Upcycle a Vintage Buckle and Create a Colorful Fabric Belt

Have I ever mentioned to you how much I love my assistant, Jan? She is so thoughtful, so kind and so patient. Everyday she comes to work with a smile on her face and makes our day better. I love her laugh and … Continue reading

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Bundle Up Your Hot Drinks in a DIY Felted Wool Cup Cozy

Oh my gosh, the first winter storm of the year. Beautiful white snow covering everything! LOVE IT! Definitely time to bring out those cute sweaters and bundle up. How about wrapping up your favorite winter drink cup in a cozy … Continue reading

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DIY: Fabric Wreath for a Thanksgiving Hostess Gift, a Winner and Another Book Giveaway

Originally, wreaths symbolized eternal hope, were usually displayed at Christmas and were made from evergreens to represent the strength of life they showed by persevering through long, cold winters. Wreaths still represent an unending circle of life, but now they … Continue reading

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Upcycled DIY Leather Fringe Bag and Another Book Giveaway

Ok, so maybe, just MAYBE, listening to Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and The Rolling Stones in the studio influenced this week’s project just a little bit. I have to admit, I totally think I’m so cool now loading up my laptop and … Continue reading

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DIY Sweater Pumpkins, a Book Winner and Another Giveaway

There’s a nip in the air. It’s time to get your sweaters out. Fall is coming! But if you happen to find a moth hole in one or more, don’t throw them out, instead, make some easy sweater pumpkins for autumn … Continue reading

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DIY: New Life for an Ottoman Cushion

 Every once in awhile, I look across the racks of clothes at my local thrift shop and lay my eyes on the perfect piece of furniture to refashion. Especially now that I’m trying to decorate the new studio. This “funky cheeseball” ottoman started out with … Continue reading

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