A Double Feature!

That right my lovelies, today I’m featured on not one but two fabulous sites! Wheee!

Nikita & Vesper Kick Ass Women

I’m a Kick Ass Woman on Nikita & Vesper!

Head on over and check out the fab feature for the tale behind my refashionista-origins + my top tips for fabulous, affordable, unique style without supporting the growing phenomenon of cheap, unethically produced “fast fashion”!

Crafty City Guide Berlin

Planning a visit to Germany’s capital?

I’m sharing my Crafty City Guide to Berlin on Cut Out + Keep!

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Ali’s Brocade Kimono Jacket

A few weeks ago I posted this fabulous 1980′s Mikado Ribbon Tank Top  knitting pattern on my facebook page & asked if anyone wanted to create one for me in exchange for some me-made grooviness…

Awesome Alison answered my call and in trade for her knitting talents requested that I make one of my purty kimono jackets – in a simple, unembellished fabric of deep red if possible…

I discovered the perfect light brocade fabric in the form of a vintage table cloth at my fave charity shop & gave it a bath in dark red dye…

the result was even better than I had expected! A lovely deep red hue with a subtly elegant brocade pattern.

The completed kimono jacket is gorgeous & now in its new home in sunny Spain

I can’t wait to see Alison wearing it and eagerly await my fabulous retro tank!

Wanna swap with me? Here’s how!

all the tutes!

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more fresh ink…

Totally excited to share the process of my latest sewing gear tattoo by ink master Jason of Für Immer Tattoo & Piercing in Friedrichshain, Berlin…

*check out my sewing machine tattoo here

all the tutes!

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Refashion Nation Needs You!

Are you a creative refashionista or thrifty stylista?

Do you want to encourage others to join the groovy world of refashioning & thrifting?

Become a contributor to Refashion Nation & help create an inspirational resource of links to upcycled DIY clothing & accessory tutorials + thrifty outfit ideas for those wanting fabulous, affordable, unique style without supporting the growing phenomenon of cheap, mass produced “fast fashion”…

Contributor space is limited so apply below a.s.a.p!

Join My Refashion Nation…

I am thrilled to announce the launch of my latest endeavor:

With my fancy schmancy Refashion Nation I aim to provide an inspirational resource of links to upcycled DIY clothing & accessory tutorials + thrifty outfit ideas for those wanting fabulous, affordable, unique style without supporting the growing phenomenon of cheap, mass-produced “fast fashion”…

I would love for you to contribute and join me in my quest to encourage others to step away from low quality retail clothing & embrace the wonderful world of thrifting & DIY fashion…

If you’ve got a groovy refashion, a funky upcycled accessory tutorial or even an amazing thrifted outfit to share with my growing Refashion Nation then simply Click here to submit & be featured!

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bodacious basteldibix

As I’d been an admirer of the amazingly artistic Johanna of Basteldibix for some time I was absolutely ecstatic when she got in touch to do a swap & knew instantly what to request for the exchange…

a fabulous family portrait and…

an amazing logo for my new thrifty series!

Read on to see the entire quirky contents of the groovtastic package I received & what I created for Johanna in return…

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G’day from the Crafty Travelling Box!

That’s right mates, pop another shrimp on the barby because the Crafty Travelling Box has arrived safely Down Under…hooray!

*now that’s a lurvly lady who knows how to pose!

Elegant Emily shall be taking the bits she desires, replacing them with some grooviness from her own stash and sending the Crafty Travelling Box on to the U.S…Ohio to be exact.

Here’s a quick reminder of the CTB’s route:

Berlin, Germany to…

West Australia  -  Ohio, USA  –   Barcelona, Spain  -  Massachusetts, USA  -  The Netherlands  -  Oklahoma, USA  -  Vienna, Austria  -  P.E.I, Canada

…and then finally back to yours truly in Berlin!

Keep those updates coming dearies!

Spread Your Wings & Craft with us!


…a brand spankin’ new online maker community soon-to-be-loaded with inspiration, tutorials & fabulous features!

The clever brainchild of the always adorable Hannah Smith of Made with Hugs & Kisses, Spread Your Wings & Craft promises to be a fabulous collection of daily DIYs to get your creativity flowing!

Pop on over & meet my fellow artistic authors and help us fill Spread Your Wings & Craft with fabulous projects by submitting your own creations!

Be sure follow, share the facebook like-y love & check back often & enjoy our growing catalogue of tips, tricks & how-to’s!

Grab a cuppa & take an introductory scroll through our shiny new craftastic online community!

perfectly personalized

Any idea why I’m grinning like a fool?

…because my ultra fabulous personalized jewellery hand created by Silvia With Love has arrived!

I am completely thrilled with my order & firmly believe everyone should own Silvia created accessories, so head on over to her incredibly reasonably priced shop & get yourself a groovy gift!

*I’m thinking I need a “Refashionista” bracelet & one of her adorable button-bike necklaces…ooh…& maybe a robot brooch too! I just lurv everything she makes!

…and isn’t that bit o’ bamboo the cleverest ring packaging you’ve ever seen??