If you follow me on instagram you’ll already know that I found the perfect, meaningful design for my latest tattoo and finally got to use my groovy xmas gift certificate:
A fab tattooed version of my kiddo’s embroidered portrait art featuring my Scottish Clan’s motto Invictus Maneo ( = I remain unvanquished – a very fitting adage for my life)
Take a closer look at my new munchkin designed embroidery tattoo + check out my other ink below:
I’m excitedly looking forward to massive (yet intimidating) changes in 2016 including an international move, fantastic creative career opportunities and amazing collaborations with the magnificent eco-fashion warriors, thrifty style gurus, upcycling stars & refashionistas that I’m completely crushing on! Whoohoo!
As it was our last NYE in Berlin we thought we’d finally take part in the terrifying German tradition of backyard fireworks (enjoy the silly vid I put together of the ones that kinda worked):
For those unfamiliar with a German NYE, here’s a look what goes down.
My traditional German Bleigiessen fortunes for 2016 are:
Wunsch nach mehr Freiheit (a desire for more freedom – spot on!)
Auf zu neuen Welten (off to new worlds – exactly!)
Thanks so very much for your continued support, shares, comments & like-y love! Always keep up your passion for refashion & sustainable, ethical style! I Wish You All The Best & Loads of Success for 2016!
Enjoy a wee bit of hilarious festive video cheer from my Canadian childhood and have a magnificent holiday season and fabulous New Year’s celebration!
Until my return at the start of the new year feel free to take a leisurely scroll through my hundreds of DIY tutorials (conveniently organized by category and project type), snag some thrifty style inspiration, go behind the scenes and discover how to shop ethically.
I’ve spotlighted quite a few of my blog crushes right here in my Totally Smitten With features but as I’m always looking to discover fab new sustainable stylistas and DIY gurus I’d love to find out which bloggers have stolen your hearts (& follows)!
Share your faves with me in the comments below and help me discover some more marvelous upcycling stars, thrift style champions and refashionistas!
(feel free to recommend your own blog & you just might be featured in a future Totally Smitten With)
Continue your passion for upcycling and refashion with my all new Confessions of a Refashionista ebook series for less than a pumpkin spice latte!
– disclaimer: I’ve never had or even seen a pumpkin spice latte in real life –
Have you snapped a photo of a wacky charity shop item? Thrifted something weird & wonderful? Stumbled over a quirktastic flea market find?
I’d love to share your kookiest discoveries in a blog post so show me your thrifty oddities!
Post your pics to my CoaR facebook page, Gone Thrifting group, to Instagram with the #ThriftyOddities hashtag or e-mail them to me with a short description.
It’s that time of year again – I’m older, wiser and have embraced a few more laugh lines!
What would I tell that future DIY diva above?
Trust your instincts about everything, they are 99.9% correct – Love and care for yourself and your own health & happiness above all else (until your hilarious munchkin arrives, then she can have the top spot as long as you continue to look after yourself as well.) – Never let anyone shame you out of your ceaseless positive attitude, quirky humour and desire to achieve your dreams, these are the qualities that will lead you all over the world and see you through when faced with adversity
+ loads and loads more words of wisdom I could share with little Sheri!
Have a peek at my bday video below & get the answers to your burning questions + take the tour of my tiny studio & (crazy organized) thrifty DIY stash:
During a recent stash re-organize I discovered a box full of vintage hankies (57 to be exact) and although I have a few project ideas bouncing around my refashionista brain none of them are really jumping out and demanding to be created.
Any inspiring suggestions?
I absolutely don’t need to use all of the hankies in a single project so every idea, not matter how small, is welcome.
Let your imaginations fly and leave your groovy thoughts in the comments below!
I’ve heard so many silly and just plain illogical reasons from anti-thrifters for NOT shopping secondhand that I thought a wee bit of an educational video was in order.
Meet my amusing cast of characters and discover why thrifting and reusing should be an important part of everyone’s life:
Spread the thrifty love and share my groovy video – let’s enlighten those thrifting naysayers about the positives of reusing & shopping secondhand!
Start your Monday morning with a bit of mirth and visit the Nudinits – the world’s first all-knit animation!
In a cosy corner of England live the nudinits, the quirky inhabitants of Woolly Bush, a village bursting with Britishness but there are a couple of things the villagers are far too polite to mention: Everyone is naked and there’s a huge double entendre in the room!
Enter the hilarious world of the Nudinits below:
Each of my four fabulous tattoos is very meaningful and I’ve been waiting to use my terrific tattoo gift voucher from last Christmas until I could come up with the perfect design for my fifth bit of ink.
What could be better than a patchwork mixture of my strong, expressive Scottish & Irish clan emblems?
I have a basic idea of what I’d like the design to look like but am unfortunately lacking the drawing skills to get it down on paper – which is where you come in my creative lovelies!