Fabulous July 4th Tie Die Dress From Two Men’s White T-Shirts

Fabulous July 4th Tie Die Dress From Two Men’s White T-Shirts

I’m reposting this blog post Fabulous July 4th Tie Die Dress From Two Men’s White T-Shirts because, for whatever reason, my other blog post is broken — every time I try to update the post, it crashes my web site!  I know I’m not supposed to “reblog” the same post, but since it constantly breaks my web site, I thought I’d make the jump … Continue Reading →
Shoulder Bows T-Shirt Refashion with a Gather

Shoulder Bows T-Shirt Refashion with a Gather

I bought an extra man’s green t-shirt for St. Patrick’s Day, but it was a little too bright.  I think the color is more appropriate for the hazy, happy days of summer!  So here’s another ten minute refashion, making a shoulder bows t-shirt.  This gives a little feminine ruffle detail on the shoulder.  This gather-sewing trick can be used in all sorts of different refashions, such as on the sleeves or on the sides to create a little bit of extra detail.  I always use plain t-shirt in order to show off the refashions, but this would look just as nice … Continue Reading →
The $25 Macro Lens Photography for Bloggers Hack

The $25 Macro Lens Photography for Bloggers Hack

Bloggers know that you need to take good photos, but macro lens for your dSLR camera can be quite expensive.  This Nikon AF-S FX Micro-NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED Fixed Zoom Lens costs almost $600, and this Nikon AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED costs almost $900.  I am saving up my money to purchase these Nikon macro lens, but in the meantime, I want to show everyone the $25 macro lens photography for bloggers hack.  Of course, anyone can use this hack, but bloggers (who can’t yet afford the expensive lens) will benefit from this.   Continue Reading →
Simple Cut Bows T-Shirt Refashion

Simple Cut Bows T-Shirt Refashion

This week, we have a very quick refashion — you make this shirt in less than 5 minutes with some fabric glue, so it’s also a no sew refashion.  This shirt is a simple cut bows t-shirt.  A good candidate for the “before” shirt is a t-shirt with some kind of decal or logo on the front, but blank on the back, although I think it would look fine with a decal or logo on the back, too, just a little “crowded.” Continue Reading →
Satin Bow Skirt Refashion

Satin Bow Skirt Refashion

Happy Friday, everyone!  I was modeling this skirt in last week’s lace bow t-shirt refashion.  I think this satin bow skirt refashion and that lace bow t-shirt refashion makes a great ensemble! Continue Reading →
Folding T-Shirts the Best Way So You Can See All Your Shirts

Folding T-Shirts the Best Way So You Can See All Your Shirts

I hate to clean, and I hate laundry even more.  Laundry is a horrible demon to test the strength of any marriage.  But, I like folding t-shirts!  Something about making them all stand up straight makes me smile.  Okay, so I’m weird.  So today, I am going to provide a step-by-step guide on the absolute best way to fold a t-shirt! (Hehe, can you see my heart cutout t-shirt refashion?) Continue Reading →
Lace Bow Refashion from a Plain White T-Shirt

Lace Bow Refashion from a Plain White T-Shirt

I’m going to show you an awesome bow ensemble … so this blog post will be the first of two.  This post is a lace bow refashion using a plain white t-shirt, and next week, I will show you how to refashion a simple bow skirt. (You’ll be able to see both of the refashions in my pictures!) Continue Reading →
A Fabulous Fabric Bow Back T-Shirt Refashion

A Fabulous Fabric Bow Back T-Shirt Refashion

I’m so excited to show you this week’s refashion!  Purple is such an awesome color for the spring, too.  This Fabric Bow Back T-Shirt took a bit longer than some of the other t-shirt tutorials because I had to make all the fabric bows, but once you make the squares, the shirt comes together nicely. Continue Reading →
Panda Cupcakes – It’s Pandamonium Here!

Panda Cupcakes – It’s Pandamonium Here!

School-aged children brings school-run functions.  I have a few “go to” recipes for these functions, and these panda cupcakes is definitely one of the first ones that we think of.  The best part of this recipe is that my kids love to bake them with me, and can’t wait to decorate the pandas (especially the ears).  A few weeks ago, my daughter and I had “Mommy and Daughter” time by baking these pandas for the youngest’s cheer banquet.  The cupcakes are deceivingly easy to make, as well, all using common stuff you can buy at the grocery store. Continue Reading →
Making Fabric Bows … Bows, Bows, Bows Everywhere!

Making Fabric Bows … Bows, Bows, Bows Everywhere!

Making fabric bows!!  Bows are so beautiful.  This tutorial is part of a series of 10 posts … all about bows!  I am going to craft or refashion 10 projects using fabric bows in some way or another.  After the series is over, I will come back to each post and add all of the tutorials.  For this bow, you could make it into a hair bow or even just add some flair to a shirt or something.  My daughter has already requested a bunch of hair bows. Continue Reading →
25 Really Cute Bunny Crafts for Easter

25 Really Cute Bunny Crafts for Easter

I really love bunny crafts. They are so darned cute. Something about the little fluffy white tails marks the beginning of spring. I used to make lots of these little guys when the girls were young, and stuffed them inside of their Easter baskets.  So it makes me super duper happy to write this blog post … all about bunnies, bunnies, and more bunnies! Now that the girls are older, I still get to sneak in some crafts for them.  (Hey, see #6 – the bunny mug!)   Continue Reading →
Fabric Headband Refashion from a Thrifted T-Shirt

Fabric Headband Refashion from a Thrifted T-Shirt

I love refashioning and reusing t-shirts and other fabric scraps.  Upcycling all those t-shirts is so eco-conscious. I could write blog posts about all the t-shirt remakes that I do.  Alas, most are reused into cloth napkins, of which I have a variety of uses in my house.  However, the colorful t-shirts are often remade into something else, like upcycling skirts or completely remaking a shirt into a cut-out design.  Let’s turn this thrifted t-shirt into a fabric headband!! Continue Reading →