Archive for the ‘DIY Projects’ Category

GEARING UP FOR AN EASY DIY PROJECT

 Last night a cold front moved through north Texas, and we awakened to glorious fall like weather!   Cooler weather always puts me in the mood for a craft project, so I’m busy dragging out my t-shirt collection to make something today. This is a jacket Jane just blogged that I made of recycled t-shirts. [...]

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SUMMER OF DIY

Jane and I have decided that this summer we would focus a lot on DIY projects.  We have no travel plans–thank goodness, so lots of long stretches of time to work on being creative.  Here are a couple of projects just finished…..   I bought this chair at a consignment store for around $200.  I [...]

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SPEAKING SHRIMPTON AGAIN

It seems like everytime I have a public speaking event, (which isn't often) I choose to wear something from   Sorry for the crummy pic!!  I'm pairing this with an incredibly fun 80's statement necklace made from braided leather and turquoise.   These two were made for each other.  S  Photo from Stockholm Street Style.   

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More DIY T-Shirt Stuff

I started recycling t-shirts more than 20 years ago.  They are one of my favorite things to work with.  T-shirts are such a part of pop culture, I can't help but find them compelling.  Pictured below is a skirt I made this past Friday.   I've made this skirt forever, but last year one of [...]

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DIY T-Shirt

Being stuck indoors always motivates me to do something creative.  The other night Jane and I watched Matrix-Reloaded.  I was so inspired by the wardrobe!  Of course Keanu's black trench is amazing… I love the overall steam punk vibe of this movie, and how all of the clothes looked like they were on the verge [...]

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DIY Jeans

I'm wearing my DIY 501's today.  I was able to sew all of the patches on by opening the seams on the side with a seam ripper.  I sewed leather patches on with my old Elna machine and a leather needle–it was quite fun.  I'm wearing my jeans with my Dries sandals, Christopher Ross Lion [...]

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Felting

Another great way to recycle is felting old or thrifted sweaters.  To felt sweaters, you just throw them in a top loading washer on hot with a little soap.  (like colors together)  Next, put them in the dryer.  That's it!  All sweaters felt differently, but medium  weight 100% wool sweaters are the ones I look [...]

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Recycling 101

I love all of the things you can make from a pile of castoffs….. t-shirts…. simple tiered T-shirt skirt. Old flannel shirts to…. Cute flannel skirt. The same pattern applies to both skirts. I made a very high tech pattern using the girls notebook paper.  The first tier is 7 inches tall by 6 3/4 [...]

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DIY Christmas Tree

I love to make these ornaments at Christmas time. They're so cute and fun to make, and they're really inexpensive.  Here is a photo of our finished tree!  It looks so festive!  We also added easy to make paper chains for a old fashioned look.  Here is the step by step instruction guide on how [...]

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