Showing posts from January, 2010

Just Like That, I am Back

 If I said I was back, would you believe me? Blogging is complicated, and there are so many "get rich quick" blogging schemes that make it look like you are a lost cause if you are not currently earning money blogging. And why are you even blogging if you don't have multiple streams of income and entertainment. If you don't have a brand? I do have this website, but I do not have Instagram, Twitter, TikTok (you don't want to see me dance), or whatever is next.  Heck, I haven't even updated this since before the pandemic. So why am I here, writing about being back and then, probably ghosting for another two years? Life has been rough. It's been painful and overwhelming. I am so thankful for you my readers, or what is left of you. I am so thankful you are reading this post. I am so thankful that you are still committed to making the world a more exciting and more sustainable place.  Keep up-cycling my friends, and you never know, I might be back again with an

Dollar Day

I am off to my favorite crafty superstore...Goodwill. It took a while but I finally figured out when they have a changing of the guards if you will. Every Sunday. Hopefully I will find some awesome crafty finds on the cheap. A side note. I am trying to figure out this whole wonderful world of being a crafty blogger. I have been a health blogger for the past few years, still am, but I love crafts and can not sleep without reading a good crafty blog or two. So bear with me and please suggestions are welcome! Thank you!

Keeping Busy

I wish I would have taken some pictures. I haven't been blogging because I am trying to sell my house and made a few awesome crafty decorations to spruce it up. What I did (again darn it I did not take pictures): Took two thrifted mirrors and painted them sherwin williams turkish coffee, added a gilded bronze 1 1/2" ribbon and instant antro inspired mirrors. Took a yard of $2.00 fabric and made a kitchen curtain Took three thrifted frames, painted with my fave Turkish coffee , and put some hand cut bird silhouettes. I am developing quite the little bird obsession. Made a curtain for the bathroom Painted three little terra-cotta pots with chalkboard paint, made a flower for each out of reclaimed cards and floral wire then put in chalk Live, Laugh, and Dream on the front. (total cost $1.00 thanks to the dollar section of Goodwill) Spray painted three copperish jello molds with burnished bronze spray paint. Made an awesome wreathe out of our old Christmas tree skirt.

Toddler Tee to T-shirt Dress

When I found out I was having baby #2 I ran out and bought my daughter this adorable t-shirt that says big sisters rock. She called it her rock star shirt and wore it as often as I could wash it. Well it was a 24 month shirt and she has a long torso. I didn't want to throw it away, and I know she still wanted to wear it so I added a simple skirt to it, put a fancy stitch on the edge of the shirt to attach the skirt and voila, old toddler shirt to new 3T dress. What do you think? Great way to recycle a shirt.

Maternity Shirt to Cardigan in 30 Minutes

I love clothes, and have the hardest time parting with them. I have this maternity shirt that I bought for a whopping $1 at a garage sale. I honestly was never fond of it because it was anything but stylish, but so very comfortable and when you are pregnant comfort is what you want in life. I have been seeing a lot of t-shirt cardigans around the internet and decided to try one for myself. To make follow these steps. 1. Use your seam ripper to remove the fabric in the center of the chest. 2. Place the front of the shirt over your cutting board. 3. Use your rotary cutter and a ruler to cut down the center of the t-shirt. Seriously that is it. It is jersey so it won't fray. There is no need to hem it. You can embellish it, make a tie for the center, put on a pretty ribbon, etc., but I think I will just leave it as is. Not bad for my first refashion? What do you think?

Snowy Day Craft

I have been meaning to do this craft for quite some time since I first saw it featured in one of my *fave* blogs ~Ruffles and Stuff~ .  Disney, yes that is her name, way to cute, did these magnetic paper dolls from vintage magazines with the help of one of my favorite things, Mod Podge. I went out and bought the magnetic paper back in October, and it has been waiting for me to get craft with it (and waiting, and waiting, and waiting). So looking around the blogosphere this morning I landed on the blog One Pearl Button and fell in LOVE with this magnetic paper doll tutorial complete with a link to the Betsy McCall paper doll print outs (adorable). So I am working on a little bit of a hybrid project between the two with the results to follow. Stay tuned.

Beginning The Wardrobe Refashion

So it is the first day of the Wardrobe Refashion and what do I do first thing in the morning? I go to Target. Yep, that is right I go shopping and am overwhelmed by the amount of 75% off holiday clothes that I just have to have. Okay, I took a deep, deep breathe, admitted I had a shopping problem (half the reason I am doing the wardrobe refashion challenge) and did not buy any clothes. I don't need another pair of holiday pajama bottoms (but they are so darn comfy). I don't need a new flannel shirt (but this one looks like it might actually fit my oddly shaped body). I really don't need anything. I can do this, and especially since I only get one get out of jail free pass. Like I would waste that on a Christmas t-shirt, please.