30 Super Cute Easter Foods To Make

30 Incredibly Sweet Easter Foods to Make - An awesome list of 30 sweet Easter foods to make. Dessert, appetizer, and inspiration recipes. Some require cooking, others just chopping! Featuring bunnies (bunny), eggs, carrots, peeps, chicks, spring nests, and an assortment of other cute holiday tasty treats. #easterbunny #easterfoods #holidaytreats #eastereggs #easterhunt #easterbasket #bunny #bunnyfood #foodforeaster #eastereats

These super cute Easter foods to make are totally awesome!! Easter is one the best crafty times of year, even above Valentine’s Day (my favorite holiday) and Christmas, but other than sewing or making crafts (especially for the children) or hiding Easter eggs for the kids (usually with some money in the plastic eggs for the kids), I don’t go all out with making food.

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10 Awesome Valentine’s Day Refashions

An awesome list of 10 clothing refashions for Valentine's Day, featuring very cool clothes to wear for the day of love - or any time of the year! All have step-by-step tutorials. Use up those fabric scraps. Explore the web site for more refashioning, sewing, tutorials with good, clear photos and instructions. https://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

Upcycle something beautiful for Valentine’s Day!  Here’s a list of 10 awesome clothing tutorials for the day of love.  Refashionistas abound!  Remaking your clothes is such an economical, fashionable, and eco-conscious thing to do. 10 Awesome Valentine’s Day Refashions 1. Heart Cutout T-Shirt on Your Back 2. Tone on Tone Hearts …

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20 Awesome T-Shirt Refashions

An awesome list of 20 t-shirt refashions! Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with a little creativity! Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorials for t-shirts.

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a safe and wonderful time last night. The New Year always brings a bunch of blogging “bests,” as in “Best of My Posts” posts.  This year, I created a list of 20 t-shirt refashions to help spark some creativity and inspiration!  All of the upcycled t-shirts in this list are to remake t-shirts into different t-shirts.  Also check out my 10 super bow refashions!  Be gorgeous!!

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Here Comes Peter Cottontail: Making an Easter Bunny Plushie

I decided to join Tiny Sidekick’s Pinterest Challenge. This is where bloggers were challenged to create something that they pinned.  Since it is close to Easter, I went to search for Easter Bunny Craft Ideas.  I created this plush bunny, an easy Easter craft to make.  It’s such an easy to …

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Remaking a Long Sleeve Shirt with Dip Dye and Lace

Remaking a plain white t-shirt with dip dye and lace. Step-by-step sewing tutorial with lots of pictures. #refashionista #crafting #crafts #remaking t-shirts

Remaking a Long Sleeve Shirt with Dip Dye and Lace - Refashion / upcycle those t-shirts with some dip dye and lace! Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. https://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

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 dip dye and lace.  Another great t-shirt refashion, here we come!

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House Organizing & Upcycling Curtains

I have been furiously trying to declutter my house.  Mainly due to spring fever but also because I am part of the 4 Weeks to a More Organized Home Challenge.  One of the projects I tackled this past week is organizing the cabinet underneath my kitchen sink, which is a …

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4 Weeks to a More Organized Home Challenge: Week 1 Update

I am participating in Crystal Paine’s 4 Week to a More Organized Home Challenge.  I will preface this by saying that I utterly failed this week on all of my cleaning expectations.  It’s the end of the week and my house is a mess. What happened???  I had such dreams …

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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. …

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Upcycle a T-Shirt Into a Simple Heart Scarf

We have another Valentine’s Day post today.  This one you can do in about five minutes.  If you have to work on V-Day, you’ll be ready to wear something to the office and keep warm. Do you remember this red t-shirt from last week’s upcycled Valentine’s Day heart t-shirt post? …

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Heart Cut Out Shirt Tutorial For Valentine’s Day

Today's blog post is a heart cut out shirt tutorial for Valentine's Day! We'll upcycle a faded t-shirt into something really spiffy. Like most stay-at-home or work-from-home moms, 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.  Perfect for refashioning those t-shirts into something cool!

Today’s blog post is a heart cut out shirt tutorial for Valentine’s Day! We’ll upcycle a faded t-shirt into something really spiffy. Like most stay-at-home or work-from-home moms, 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.  Perfect for refashioning those t-shirts into something cool!

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How to Paint Furniture Like a Pro

How to Paint Furniture Like a Pro - turn an old, thrifted, or craigslist piece of furniture brand new again by giving it a fresh coat of paint. Recycle, upcycle, reuse, redo, and remake to save your wallet and save the planet. More upcycling and refashioning step-by-step tutorials and ideas at letgoofbeingperfect.com.

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.

This year’s keyword is balance.
How to Paint Furniture Like a Pro - turn an old, thrifted, or craigslist piece of furniture brand new again by giving it a fresh coat of paint. DIY step-by-step project tutorial for the home. Recycle, upcycle, reuse, redo, and remake to save your wallet and save the planet. More upcycling and refashioning step-by-step tutorials and ideas at letgoofbeingperfect.com. Sofa Table Refinish & Repaint.

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Upcycling an Ugly Dress into a Smashing Shirt

making an ugly dress into a great shirt

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 …

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Making a Pair of Earrings from Extra Beads

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 …

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Refashioning a Dress Into a Peasant Shirt

So I read that red was supposed to be a hot color (pardon the pun!) for the summer.  I picked this up at the Salvation Army thinking to be in style, but I hate maxi dresses.  (I look like a drowned rat in them!)  Time for some restyling. I was …

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Refashioning a Skirt from a Dress, Part II

I got out my skirt today that I upcycled a while ago, and I decided that I hated the hem.  So today, I’m going to refashion my refashion.  It’s not going to make it look significantly different, but it is going to help the waist.  I’m going to teach you how to make a nice waistband, since I messed this one up so badly. Remember this skirt?

Refashioning a skirt from a dress #upcycle #refashion #sewing http://www.upcycledfashionista.com

Well, the skirt has side ruffles in it, which completely messed up my hemming.  See my bad job at sewing? 🙂

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Refashioning a Dip Dyed Dress

I found this great dress at the Salvation Army and it was only $3. It was also brand new, with the tags, which said it was a bridal dress.  I’m not so sure any bride would wear it … as it was definitely see through as well.  Almost looked like …

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Remaking Capris with a Lettuce Hem

My daughter and I share one really annoying problem: we both can’t fit into any pants.  She is 11 years old, and fits into a size 8 except for the length.  Come summertime, this problem is generally easy to solve since I crop off all of her jeans and make …

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Refashioning a Skirt from a Shirt

My niece Courtney gave me this fabulous idea on Pinterest.  I hunted around the Goodwill until I found the perfect shirt.  So today, we’re going to refashion this one into a skirt.  As soon as you figure out how wonderfully easy, and how wonderfully sexy the result is, I bet …

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Refashioning a Skirt from a Dress

This dress was one of dresses from my mother.  I really loved it but I have such a hard time wearing anything that I can’t wear a bra with.  I realize that there are strapless bras … but those suck.  So it’s time for a refashion! See the beadwork on …

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Making a Bag Holder

I love short sleeve tops because they are so versatile.  I wear them the entire year with shorts, jeans, or skirts.  If it’s cold, I throw on a sweater or a scarf on top to complete the look.  But since I’ve been doing so many blog posts about refashioning tops …

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Remaking a Long Sleeved Knit Top

I found this knit top during one of my thrifting store scouts.  I love the kind of pleated detail in the front, but the top itself was too big and I wanted a summer top, not a winter top.  So I decided to make it exactly what I wanted. 🙂 …

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Refashion a Vest Into a Feminine Ruffle Shirt

Salvation Army had its annual 50% off day and that’s the perfect day to pick up some great finds for your refashion collection!  But I find that most people don’t head to the new section — anything with a tag still on it is marked up about 40% more than …

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