Welcome to spring, everyone! I know it’s officially been spring for about two weeks, but it hasn’t felt like spring. Today, I’m refashioning a plain white, long-sleeve jersey shirt. We’re going to upcycle this shirt into something a little jazzier, with some dye and lace.
Get the full instructions on how to make all-natural homemade lotion.
Lately, I’ve been obsessed with making my own beauty supplies, so you will probably start to see a bunch of blog posts about my attempts. One of the first things that I need is some lotion. The winter always dries out my skin, and I have very dry skin anyway.
This recipe is very easy and I have to say, the lotion melts into your skin and makes it super soft. The best part is, you can get all the ingredients on Amazon.
If you make this lotion, let me know how it turns out.
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Today we’re going to upcycle a t-shirt. Like most stay-at-home or work-from-home moms, I don’t get dressed up every day. I really don’t have a need to dress up. This might seem kind of funny since I run a blog that has a lot of recycled clothing. Also, if you are like me, then you have some of these faded-out t-shirts hanging around.
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I realize that this blog post is coming late, as in almost a month late. I also realize that I haven’t posted in a very long time, at least not until this month. 2013 saw many mishaps like this for me, rushing in to do things and then letting them slide to the wayside. If my craft stash has anything to say about it, I have many balls of yarn that haven’t been knitted, many thrifted pieces that haven’t been sewn, and a dozen or more blog posts that haven’t been written.
So this year, I decided on a New Year’s keyword. This is different than a New Year’s resolution, mainly because it’s not a resolution. It’s a theme. A codex to live by. Something to keep me motivated because I’m trying to change my life, but won’t guilt me into doing it because I’m notoriously procrastinating.
And here is the final result.
These are so cute that I had to share. Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Although, admittedly, it’s more of a gift for me than him …
I am super excited for today’s post. I’ve had this pair of short and this top for a while now. Having plain shorts and a plain white t-shirt is great if you want to pair it with something more intricate, loud, or flashy. But I didn’t like either of these pieces for that purpose. This is perhaps because both pieces scream “Do something with me!!!” And do something, I shall. Time for a refashion!
- Man T-Shirt / Woman T-Shirt (alessandralucia.wordpress.com)
I found this dress at the Salvation Army. The top part of the dress left much to be desired. The designer obviously thought it was fashionable, but the fit was not right. But the bottom … what a great material! Reminded me of handkerchiefs. Upcycling this into something better should be easy.
Jewelry and I get along pretty well, and I especially like necklace and earring sets. I am not a big fan of bracelets or rings, though, because they bother my hands during the day. (It’s REALLY annoying to hear the clack-clack when I am typing!) So I try to figure out ways to make sets even if I don’t have a set, like this lone necklace.
Cut off the top wire, and be sure to file down (with a metal file) the end poking out. Continue reading “Making a Pair of Earrings from Extra Beads”