Golden Butterfly Princess Halloween Costume

Golden Butterfly Princess Halloween Costume DIYI must have looked like a deer in the headlights when my daughter said she wanted her costume to be a “Golden Flower Butterfly Princess” for Halloween.  Okay. [Read more…]

High Low Skirt Refashion

High Low Skirt Refashion

Last year I picked up a skirt at a yard sale.  It was a beautiful color, flowy and belonged in a grandma’s closet.   It was the perfect diamond in the rough for me to try my hand at making a high low (or Hi-low or whatever you want to call it) skirt.   One of the problems that I have found with high low skirts that you buy in the stores is that the high part is REALLY high.  I wanted to wear the skirt comfortably and so I didn’t want the high part of the skirt to go above my knees.  Making one was a great option!

Hi low skirt refashion tutorial

This was a pretty simple refashion.  Once it was done, I couldn’t help but walk around and feel the flowy-ness of the skirt.  I loved it! If you want to try this, you definitely need to keep an eye out for the right kind of fabric so that the new high low skirt will flow.

How to make a High Low Skirt

5 steps later and you have a new skirt.  Now let it flow!

hi-low skirt refashion DIY

I paired this high low skirt with some booties recently to carry it into my fall wardrobe.  I just made it so I’ve got to get my $1 money’s worth out of it!

 

 

Easy 4th of July Felt Star Garland

Easy Felt Star Garland

Felt garlands are easy to make and they add such a festive touch to any party or holiday.  I wanted to spruce up my 4th of July decor by adding a felt star garland.

How to Make a Felt Star Garland_Tutorial

I cut out the stars individually by hand out of craft felt.  My star was about 2 inches x 2 inches.  I arranged them in a red, white and blue pattern and started sewing.  I went from one star tip straight across to the other tip and kept going tip to tip for each star.  I found that pulling the already sewn stars gently helped the banner from bunching up while I was sewing.

4th_of_July_Star_Garland

After your done with the felt banner, just wrap it around a piece of cardboard like I did with my circle felt banner below.

circle felt banner

Wrapping the banner around a piece of cardboard keeps the felt garland from getting tangled or breaking.

4th of July Mantel 2014 copy

 

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Crochet Collar Shirt Refashion

Crochet Yarn collar shirt refashion

This is a repost of the tutorial that I did for Bugaboo, Mini, Mr. & Me for her Yarn it All Series.

When Kimberly asked me to be a part of her Yarn it All series, I immediately said yes.  Then I started thinking… what in the world am I going to do with yarn?! I am a begining crochet-er at best and it takes me a REALLY long time to crochet anything.   Usually my hats are too small and the shoes I crochet aren’t the same size.  So my yarn skills may be a little rusty but my refashion skills are doing alright.  I thought if I could combine yarn with a refashion, then I may just be able to pull off a cute DIY yarn project after all. And thus the Crochet Collar Shirt Refashion was initiated. [Read more…]

DIY Baby Boy Faux Vest Onesie

DIY Baby Boy Faux Vest Onesie TutorialI made this baby boy faux vest onesie for a baby shower gift.  I have to admit that I seriously considered not giving it and keeping it for a future baby boy that I may or may not ever have.   It was just too precious! I really like the color combination of the grey vest and the tan suede bow tie.  I ended up giving it as the gift after all but it was with much longing that I parted with it but not before I made a tutorial so that I could make another one if that time ever came! [Read more…]