No Sew Tutu

no sew tutu

The internet is swimming with tutorials for No Sew Tutu’s exactly like this one. Maybe it’s because they are just so ridiculously easy, fast and fun to make.

What? You haven’t seen it 23 times elsewhere yet? Fantastic! Because I’ve also written a tutorial here just for you. Continue reading

Refashion: Linen Shirt to Skirt

 It’s freezing here today!  Not that you know it by the photo here.  My neighbours must think I’m crazy now (or maybe just crazier).  I took the above pic when it was raining and icy cold outside ’cause I didn’t like the light indoors.  I’m sure it’s snowing on the hills behind us today … brrr!!

So after my swift thrift the other weekend, I couldn’t wait to rip into this project.

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It’s wonderfully easy and makes the use of an existing hem which is fab ’cause I don’t enjoy doing those much.  In fact, projects have been left unfinished for weeks due to hemming procrastination **turning to view my pile of such projects**.

If I had a garish patterned shirt around, I think this would be the ideal project for it, so I’m on the prowl.

This is a good one for beginners to tackle and, now that we know what we’re doing, would take about 1-2 hours to whip up.

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How to Refashion / Upcycle Clothing – the very incomplete guide

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I hate sewing zips and buttonholes.  It’s almost enough to put me off a pattern.  So I often avoid them where possible, but realistically, all my clothes can’t be fastened with velcro or snaps.  Darn.

This is why refashioning is so perfect.  All the hard work is already done and I can just update the final look.  Ideal for lazy sewers (me!) and beginners too. Continue reading

Wallflower Pizazz

Who would’ve thought you could decorate a nursery using napkins?  Up until recently, certainly not me.  In fact, I would’ve pictured something tacky, flimsy and just outright laughable.

I’m proud to say that I think this project is far from that.  But if you can’t bear the thought of using something so outrageous on your walls, you could use tissue paper just as effectively.

I love the texture and feminine touch it adds to the room.  We definitely needed a girly touch in there.

Tutorial is found on Dana Made It.

Pics That Stick

These gorgeous “polaroid” magnets have captured my heart!  What a fantastic way to enjoy all your favourite pics.

The lovely Jenn over at Ambrosia has a full tutorial and more pics to inspire you.  I love that these can be made using resources around the house too.  Maybe even chop up some promotional magnets for the back (you know the flexible ones companies sometimes post out) and attach with a hot glue gun.

I’m so keen to get making some and the cute size just makes them all the more enticing.

Jenn’s blog is full of lovely photos and inspiring ideas, so be prepared to get sidetracked while you’re there!

Quick and Easy Pacifier Clips

Poppet is an avid feeder.  I’m sure if she were allowed to remain attached to me all day, she would.  Ouch!

Such behaviour has seen me become a fan of the sometimes controversial pacifier.  It’s just enough to stop her forming hickeys on my arms in the hunt for more food and that’s got to be a good thing!

But the constant sterilizing everytime she spits it onto the floor had me desperate for a fix.  When a friend suggested using a pacifier clip, I couldn’t believe I’d forgotten about them.  Duh!  These little beauties are truly a sanity saver and they are so ridiculously simple. Continue reading