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Month: September 2017

Summer Craftiness Update!

Summer Craftiness Update!

Hello, Everyone! We are so excited to be starting a blog for documenting our crazy creative lives! Of course, this past summer was a season of crafting for both of us. Although we often craft solo, we finally had the chance to cross state lines […]

Armholes are the Pits!

Armholes are the Pits!

Some of our most common thrift store dilemmas are caused by armholes. Darn those armholes! If they are too big, they can turn a cute dress or top into a wardrobe malfunction. If they are too small or the sleeves attached to them are too […]

Fall Dress Upcycle

Fall Dress Upcycle

Got a dress that has outdated sleeves, is a weird length, or both? I find that if I can break down a fashion up-cycle into three steps, it is worth my time to make the fix. Here is my favorite example of taking something I […]

Bleached Plaid Shirt

Bleached Plaid Shirt

I have seen some really cool bleaching experiments out there on Pinterest! People are dipping garments in bleach to create ombre effects, splattering bleach in random patterns, and even bleaching out flannel shirts! I love all these¬†ideas, but I wanted to give it my own […]

Berry-Infused Vinegar

Berry-Infused Vinegar

Fruit-infused vinegar is a recent addition to my nerdy ingredient collection! During a friend’s visit this summer (Hi Stephanie!), we discovered a tasting room for locally made olive oils and vinegars. The fruit-infused vinegars blew us away! They were tangy like vinegar but subtly¬†sweet with […]

Elastic Jewelry: Beautiful and Easy!

Elastic Jewelry: Beautiful and Easy!

Say goodbye to annoying clasps and say hello to stylish, easy to wear, jewelry made on elastic cord! Besides being so easy to put on when you are running out the door for work or school, here is what else I love about this elastic […]

Adding Length to a Western Shirt

Adding Length to a Western Shirt

This project started with a long sleeved, western style shirt originally from Gap but coming to me via Goodwill. I liked the color, the fabric, and the fact that the shirt perfectly fit my upper torso, despite my narrow shoulders and big boobs. The length, […]