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Chair make-over!

It was time for a change. Our dining chairs were looking tired and downright sad. So ,filled with an idea of something retro (but not twee ) and trying to work with what paint and fabric we already had ….did I mention we love a challenge….we rolled up our sleeves and got sanding! 148 more words


Bubble Printed Lampshade.

A very boring, plain, lampshade had been staring at me for a long time. It was taunting me with it’s unblemished canvas and was crying out to be customised! 479 more words


Tin CAN't Planters

Warning: tin cans were harmed in the making of this project!

Lou and I normally post our successful DIY projects, but this particular project was just the opposite. 290 more words


In the rear view

I stated in On the Horizon that there were a lot of projects I had done before I started this blog. Really that’s the whole reason I started this blog. 637 more words


Doll Clothes for an American Girl or Doll Clothes for an American Girl who owns an 18 inch doll

My friend’s daughter just celebrated her 7th birthday! She mentioned once that she wanted clothes for her doll, but then changed her mind and said she’d like a gift card to one of her favorite clothing stores. 284 more words

Revisiting The Catalina 40's Dress

Do you ever look in your closet and wonder why you haven’t worn a particular dress you’ve made? I had some time between editing for Lekala, and doing alterations, to try on a few of those dresses that just stay in the closet, but never are worn. 281 more words


DIY Upcycled Men's T-Shirt into a Mini Skirt

If you recall my post about the Japanese Knot bag I made using a men’s button down shirt, I mentioned that I had bought the shirt along with a men’s striped t-shirt and a pair of camouflage pants. 311 more words