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365 Days. 365 New Outfits. 365 Dollars.

365 Days. 365 New Outfits. 365 Dollars.
The featured piece for today comes from Amelie!! Such a pretty name from one of my favorite movies! I heart Audrey Tautou Hi! I just wanted to say that I really like your blog, and you’ve inspired me to start modifying clothing too. I ended up buying a somewhat ho-hum paisley sundress for $4.99 at the Salvation Army.

Mommy Cooks: Furoshiki I've been doing a lot of crafts lately, especially fabric-related things, it seems -- don't worry, we're still eating. I've been in a bit of a slump, cooking-wise, it seems, and anyway the weather has been so dreary for the past few weeks that photographing it would be next-to-impossible. ("No, honey, you can't eat it yet. Maegan: my DIY DIY Spirit Fingers | Sequin & Beaded Rings inspired by Ralph Rucci Spring RTW 2014 After seeing these AMAZING bedazzled fingers created by Max Kibardin for the Ralph Rucci RTW Spring 2014 runway collection, I just had to recreate… DIY Dolce & Gabbana Bejeweled Gold Headband {Crown}

The Market Skirt Every girl needs a skirt for heading to the market; a market skirt with a pocket for fruit (and a stash of candy). It’s the perfect skirt for hanging out and sharing sodas with friends. Whatever your flavor; we have the color. Let’s get started!NOTE: Additional Sizing tips at Bottom of the Tutorial. No Sew Purse! - Meet Furoshiki Hi there friends! I can't wait to show you what I've recently learned. Have you heard of Furoshiki? I hadn't until a week a go, and I'm in love.

tutorial This one came out of nowhere. Over the long and glorious weekend, I had a crafty and cooking day with Leah of The Content Owl (we hashtagged #craftingncooking! I highly recommend it!). DIY Clothing Labels - Tutorial Labels can be quite expensive, so I thought today I would share how I make mine. There are lots of fantastic tutorials out there by other crafty people, but mine is a little bit different - I am going to show you how to design a logo to use on your labels as well. This is not only great for people wanting to add a professional touch to their sewing projects, but also for parents who need to put name labels in their children's school and sports clothes and uniforms. Supplies: Computer and Printer T-Shirt Transfer Paper Ribbon (I use 1cm wide polyester grosgrain or cotton twill) Scissors Iron and ironing board Cigarette lighter (to melt ribbon edges so they don't fray)

The Creative Journey California landscape eucalyptus painting with poppies Scent of Springtime April 8th, 2014 The Scent of Springtime 8 x 10 oil painting California Central Coast I love the contrast of dark green eucalyptus trees and bright wildflowers. DIY As a stay at home mom, the only times I actually have the reason to dress up, or time and energy to try to look decently nice is on Sundays when I go to church. I LOVE dresses so I have plethora of dresses(more than any other clothing item I own) but Sundays and occasional weddings are the only chances I get to wear them really, which is a bummer because I feel like I don't put them in good enough use! So I'm going to try to wear dresses more often, and if I'm a little over dressed sometimes, oh well, who cares? I will also try to start a weekly post called "Sunday Best" to take pictures of my Sunday outfits. I found this pretty dress online, and I knew it'd be just a tad too short for me since I'm LDS and I wear garments, otherwise I personally think it's a great length(shhh, don't tell my LDS peeps I said that ;), but I knew I could do something about it. Before:

DIY Dress-Up Ideas: 5 Sexy Ways to Upcycle Old Clothing Upcycled designs often emphasize radical do-it-yourself transformations, but some of the most simple ideas can have dramatic impacts. These clothing conversions illustrate the ease with which people can upcycle ordinary objects and make them extraordinary, turning formless junk shirts clothes into elegant tops, bottoms and sexy dresses. Mari Santos does more than just recycle small-scale clothing extras into new, well-fitting and sufficiently stylish upcycled outfits – she shows how much potential exists in upcycling extremely plain everyday objects, things we would normally trash without a second look. A baggy t-shirt is one of the most ubiquitous items of excess clothing you can find in almost any closet. These ill-fitting and over-sized extras have a lot more potential than most people realize – from make-your-own dresses to two-piece tops and much more.

Great Gifts! Archives . Craft Apparent with Vickie Howell . PBS Whether you have pre-k kiddos at home or are the parent of elementary schoolers, mind-sharpening games are a great way to keep the kids learning while still having fun. Knit these memory cards up as a gift, or or use them as a take-along game for trips. This game's a classic, so your handmade version will be used for generations! Materials1 skein worsted-weight yarn in color: TealSmall amounts of worsted-weight yarn in colors: Red, Purple, Tan, Yellow & BlackSize US 8 (5mm) Knitting NeedlesTapestry Needle1/2 yard cotton fabricSewing needle and thread