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Easy Fabric Headbands with the Mint Cricut Maker

This post is a paid collaboration with JOANN.  All opinions and ideas are my own. If you haven't heard about the Cricut Maker yet, let me be the first to tell you that it's amazing.  Unlike other cutting machines, the Maker is equipped with a tiny rotary blade that...

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McCall’s M7712 with JOANN

This post is a paid collaboration with JOANN.  All opinions and ideas are my own.  This post contains affiliate links at no cost to you. Sometimes I head to the store with a specific make in mind.  Other times, I come across a pattern that just speaks to me and I have...

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Easy No-Sew Ribbon Bows with JOANN Ribbon

This  no-sew ribbon bows post is made in paid collaboration with JOANN.  All opinions are my own. I live in a land of tonka trucks, dirt, and super hero action figures. I'm surrounded by little boys 24/7. Don't get me wrong--I wouldn't have it any other way. But when...

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Refashion Series Ep. 15 The Metta Paisley Top

I can't believe I'm already on Episode 15 of Refashion Series!  This has been a really fun experience and challenge for me so far to try and post a video every week.  Thanks for your support, and I hope you enjoy this refashion tutorial!This refashion took less than 2...

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Refashion Series Ep. 14 Upgrading a Prom Dress

When my friend asked if I could update her daughter's dress, I knew I had just the thing!  I've used the Gianna special occassion fabric from JOANN several times, and knew this was another great chance to put it to action. The original dress can still be purchased...

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Refashion Series Ep. 13 The Metta Denim Dress

This skirt is another piece I inherited from my late grandmother, Metta Christensen.  I originally planned on making it into a more modern skirt, but decided to make a dress once I realized there was enough fabric.For the bodice construction, I whipped out Kwik Sew...

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Refashion Series Ep. 12 The Peplum Set

Hello Friends! After overdosing on soda, and spending way too much time cramped up in the craft room, I'm happy to present--The Peplum Set. This piece began life in the early 90's. It was an elegant dress that looked like two separate pieces, but was in fact, one....

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Refashion Series Ep. 11 The Pink Power Suit

The best part about this refashion is that I was able to get two new pieces for the price of one.  The suit was purchased from a recent Saver's trip with my mom and sister.  I was pleasantly surprized how well the original dress fit. My only alteration to it was...

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Refashion Series Ep. 10 The Overall Dress

Picked up this overall dress at Savers.  I think it was $10 or $12, but it was half off.  I was really excited about its potential!I loved the olive green color because it works beautifully as a neutral.  It just needed a little updating to make it...

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