Category Archives: repurpose

day off = morning of quiet fun

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I finished one of the items for testing. I just love how these little pants turned out. I decided to make a appliqued top to match. Now all I need is my model home so I can get some better pictures.

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I like this site called Rookie. It’s a magazine aimed at teens but I think plenty of adults read it too so I don’t feel too weird about it. Tavi Gevinson- the sixteen year old who started it also has a blog called the style rookie that she started at like 12 or 13. She is quite well known in the fashion world. Crazy, but she is brilliant and I like her writing. SO ANYWAYS, on rookie they do photo shoots and have made these great flower headbands and so I had to try my hand at it. I found a headband on my dresser yesterday buried under a bunch of stuff and I had a bag of roses someone gave me and some fake flowers left over from Easter.

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tinkerbell romper

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Violet has been obsessed with Tinkerbell lately. I saw this tutorial on Samster Mommy and had to make this little romper set. I had two t shirts from who knows what previous project that were just the right color. One was for Aaron and it was banana republic, but we won’t tell him that. I pretty much followed the whole tutorial except for the arm part, i did that a little differently. I just cut pieces out of the sleeve and added elastic thread to those and then added them on.

Thrifting

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We had not been to the thrift store in weeks.After school today we headed  over to our favorite store. We have been going there for probably over 6 years now. Today I found loads of good kids books, 4 wool sweaters to wreck and reuse, and some kitchen items.As the man put these bowls out, I snatched picked them out. I really love vintage tupperware. It does something to me. It takes me back to childhood,for sure. My parents must have had all of this stuff. I also found a really pretty set of mugs and for 25 cents, how could I not?

repurposed pants

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These PJ pants were headed out-they were too small. I decided to cut them and serge the edge.Now they fit him like underwear. I think I need to work on my serge hemming skills but they should be fine. Total time- 5 minutes. One less thing for the thrift store and one less thing we need to buy.

quilted idea

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I really want to make a quilt and so I thought I might begin one using cut up old shirts that were headed for the trash. At least if I mess up, it won’t be on expensive new fabric. I made two fabric sheet “squares” that will be included and I cut up an old pillowcase. I tried to start last night but my machine was giving me problems with the bobbin. This morning I got a few squares put together and I think it will be way harder than I imagined but I am going to take it a piece at a time and just have fun with it.