Banish Those Thrifted Footwear Odours

The fabulous question of how to rid thrifted footwear of odours was recently posted to my Gone Thrifting group and I thought I’d share some of the handy how to’s that were served up!

Grab those stinky shoes, raid your cupboards and start neutralizing those unwanted aromas!

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Happy National Crochet Month?

When Marie (the crochet & knit diva extraordinaire behind Underground Crafter) asked me to be her guest for National Crochet Month I was both flattered and befuddled as it’s no secret that I’m utterly smitten with all things crocheted but have yet to progress my skills past the basic chain stitch. Fortunately a chain stitch is all that is required for the groovy refashioning tutorial I came up with to share!

I discovered that fabulous clutch in the bag bin of my fave charity shop and even though it was missing the strap I knew that with a bit of refashionista magic it would make the perfect addition to my groovy thrifted jumpsuit and crocheted beanie ensemble!

Head on over to Underground Crafter and get the crocheted scoop behind my fancy refashioned bag + learn a few of my thrifted crochet gear styling ideas to get you started on your own unique looks!

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My Quirky DIY Kitchen

The next stop on my humble abode tour is the heart of every home:

My upcycled, vintage, handmade kitchen!

Let’s take a closer look + discover just how well some of my past decor DIYs have held up!

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The easy diy t-shirt bodysuit

After the rousing success of my refashioned blouse bodysuit I thought I’d have a go at creating a comfy & casual all-in-one version from a t-shirt:

Victorious awesomeness!

Here’s how to quickly make your own:

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A Thrifty Bathroom Storage Tip

My lickety split storage solution for those excess wash cloths & towels that we all seem to have!

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A Charming Chair DIY

A very quick & painless transformation for a couple of old folding chairs and cushions…

Here’s what I did:

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The results are in!

I recently asked you to share your thoughts and help shape the future of my Confessions of a Refashionista by completing a short n’ simple survey and I was delighted by your fabulous responses!

Take a look at the results and get bit more personal with yours truly…

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My DIY Bodysuit Blouse

I was a wee bit of a bodysuit addict in the 90’s so I’m pretty darn happy that those fabulous tops-that-never-come-untucked are making a comeback and I’m even happier that I now have the skills to easily create my own from items I already have in my wardrobe!

Here’s how to quickly transform your fave blouses into marvelous bodysuits that never come untucked:

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Refashioning 101: Dye & Bleach

One of my simplest refashioning tips doesn’t involve sewing at all! You can easily breathe new life into a less than stellar garment by simply giving it a bath in some groovy dye or a soak in a tub of bleach:

Head to Dream a Little Bigger for my top tips for re-colouring success + 4 fabulous tutorials!

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A quick & easy dress refashion

Hmmm…what to do with a shapeless sleeveless dress?

Shorten it a bunch and use the chopped bottom & my oldie but goodie splendid sleeves tutorial to create a groovy short sleeved shift dress!

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