Tag Archives: thrift store

Oscar Worthy Upcycled Bow Clutch

 As I sit here and watch the Academy Awards, I can’t help but think how choosing a refashion project is very similar to The Oscars. (I know, just stay with me on this one 🙂 ) “And today, the nominees … Continue reading

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Upcycle a Vintage Vera Sheet Set to a Cute Skirt

It was the strangest sound. I noticed it as soon as I woke up that morning. Not that I recognized it right away. All I comprehended was the feeling it gave me. So relaxed, calm and serene but not sure … 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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Trying to “Think Spring”!

This is one of my favorite refashions so far. I used a thrift store tee shirt and an old long wrap around skirt to make this dress. I’m sorry there aren’t any “before” pictures. But I do think my son, Cooper, … Continue reading

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Pin-spiration

This outfit I saw on Pinterest made my mouth water. (No it wasn’t the ice cream cone.) I just knew I could make something similar if I tried. Found this big blue shirt at the thrift store and just started … Continue reading

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The apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree…

Brown eyes, straight hair, AND the re-purposing gene?!!?? I guess it’s true, the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree. My daughter Katie created an upcycled memo board from an old lonely shutter she found at the thrift store. … Continue reading

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I’m so excited!

I’ve been featured on Green Issues by Agy! Click here to read the article, then check out the rest of her green ideas.

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Almost ready……

My next victim….. I’ve chosen this sweater to demonstrate how to make mittens from an old sweater. The class is on Tuesday and I’m almost ready. Sweater collection to share at the class. I can’t wait to see all the … Continue reading

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Frumpaliciousness to Deliciousness

Frumpaliciousness to Deliciousness        OK so here’s my attempt at refashioning a thrift store skirt to a dress. Loved the colors and the pattern but the style was so unflattering to my short pear shaped self. I just … Continue reading

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