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DIY Fails – galaxy print dress

(I cannot be seen in public in this hideous dress) Damn you Pinterest for making me think that every one of those “pin now, read later” posts are a good idea to try. In fact, there’s a whole blog for Pinterest Fails and this week I have two to submit. One fail was a lackluster diy hair experiment. The other fail was this dress – it’s supposed to be a DIY galaxy print dress. I…

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50s Skirt Restyle, or, back from the dead!

Readers – I feel like I owe you a big apology. You may or may not remember that last August (yes, nearly 6 months ago) I put up a vote on the blog to decide what to do with this too-small handmade 1950s gathered skirt. (the before picture) I offered four pattern options and after counting comments as well as pestering some of my friends the winner was option 4 – Simplicity 2512 (I realize…

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Gold Tip Shoe Restyle

I have a funny story for you – About three weeks ago I visited my extended family. One night we went to meet my cousins who rent an RV space at a lake in the area to camp. Not expecting to go to a camp ground, the only shoes I had were some patent nude flats. It was cold that night so I sat by the camp fire to keep warm. It wasn’t until later…

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Skirt Restyle Poll

I’m seeking your advice, dear blog readers. Several months ago I bought this 1950s skirt from an antique store. I loved the fabric (it even has little green sequins in it) and turns out it was hand made and pretty well made, at that. The problem was it didn’t fit. Too small in the waist. However I figured I could still do something with all that fabric. The skirt is full and poofy even without…

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Re-styled Bookshelves

Here’s the first glimpse into my new craft room and a little decorative restyle for you. I have two of these bookshelves that were built by an older gentleman living in a neighborhood near me who made bookshelves for fun. One shelf is in my closet holding all my paper crafting and gift wrapping supplies and then the other shelf is on a small wall between the door to the room and the closet. It…

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Dress to Tunic Restyle and Me-Made-June Day 12

This dress was another garment packed away from two moves ago that I finally brought out of it’s box. I had a love hate relationship with this dress. I thought it was cute and I liked the color and the flower detail but unfortunately it was a little small. The waist elastic was always too tight and the dress was relegated to the back of the closet to be lost with the winter coats and…

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Me-Made-June Day 6 and a Restyle

(top – restyled by me / skirt – made by me / shoes – strut, austin boutique / bracelet – thief and bandit) I’m continuing Me-Made-June a little out of order. My weekend photos turned out bad so I’m probably going to cheat and re-wear my outfits just to take new pics. Turns out my auto-focus on my DSLR lens is broken but I couldn’t tell until I saw the photos on the big screen….

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Re-styled Telephone Table

Do you remember this from way back in January? Well, here’s the after: To recap the story behind this table – Justin bought it for me for a Christmas Present but it was pretty beat up and it needed work. At first I wanted to wait to restyle the table until we bought a house and I could paint outside and not on my cramped balcony. But four months later we still don’t have a…

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