Anyone with a munchkin has definitely had their makeup collection raided and also been on the receiving end of an oh-so-artfully applied makeover or two:
Of course you look beautiful but letting the kiddo loose in your beauty bag is not really cost (or easy clean-up) effective for everyday play. So, what’s a mommy to do?
Create a glamorous no-mess munchkin makeup collection with some upcycled bits from around the house!
Here’s how it’s done:
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!
If you follow me on social media you’ll have already seen my latest thrift score:
The charity shop staff had quite a giggle when I excitedly photographed it on the rack and were overcome with hilarity when I actually bought it (for only €1 – seriously get to know your charity shop staff, a smile & friendly chat about thrifting can most definitely bring you some awesome deals + a peek through the back room treasure trove!)
That incredible example of 80’s nostalgia was in desperate need of an overhaul:
Here’s what I did + my simple bias binding technique:
In keeping with this month’s Refashioning 101: The 2 for 1 Upcycle theme I’ve come up with an adorable quick fix for a too small dress + a simple trick for camouflaging unwanted prints!
Head to Dream a Little Bigger & discover how to create a darling dress refashion AND get rid of an annoying t-shirt graphic! (this tutorial also works brilliantly on grown-up gear!)
I’m not at all an artist but occasionally I do like to dabble with a bit of paint on canvas.
As trying to create a masterpiece bent over a flat surface is pretty darn uncomfortable & the cost of an “artist’s easel” is insane I hit the wood shop and figured out how to make my very own fancy schmancy adjustable easel:
Here’s what I did:
I thrifted that lovely vintage dress a few months after my darling daughter popped into the world and it fit my mammoth nursing chest and baby weight carrying body splendidly well – fast forward a few years and my gluten/lactose free lifestyle combined with chasing an energetic munchkin around has banished that excess baby weight and left me with a dress in dire need of an imaginative refashion!
Here’s what I did:
Create a few funky fringe-y pins with my crazy easy no sew scrapbusting tutorial!
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:
After the grand success of our scrap wood playhouse I thought I’d continue my upcycling challenge and try to create a sandbox for the kiddo once again using only what I could find in the attic:
Here’s what I did:
The wonderful world of refashioning is not only ethical, sustainable and great for the environment but it also gives you loads more bang for your buck!
Transforming an unloved item into a unique piece of awesomeness that no one else has is a magnificent feeling that can be doubled (or even tripled!) with a wee bit of creativity.
Raid your closet, sift through your stash, hit the thrift shop & head to Dream a Little Bigger for my Refashioning 101: The 2 for 1 Upcycle!