My DIY Refashioned Cowboy Boots

Remember my fabulous thrifted two-steppin’ cowboy boots from a Wild West Thrifty Thursday?

Unfortunately the faux leather started to peel away from those second hand beauties so they were put out to pasture until I could come up with a fix to get them back in rotation.

Fortunately my refashionista brain came up with a quick & painless way to transform those worn out kickers into stylin’ buttoned booties!

Here’s what I did:

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Refashioning 101: Terrific Textiles

The textile and linens area of your fave thrift shop is chock full of an awesome variety of unique fabrics just waiting to be transformed into fabulous garments!

Ready to get your refashion on? Then grab that funky thrifted tablecloth and learn how to create a fantastic embroidered top with my Refashioning 101: Terrific Textiles over on Dream a Little Bigger!

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Revisiting Creative Q&A

During a recent bit of behind the scenes work on my Confessions of a Refashionista channel I was reminded of Creative Q&A – my maker interview series from 2013 that I had high hopes for but unfortunately just wasn’t meant to be.

Take a trip down memory lane and make a no-sew fringed shawl with Anna, learn the basics of crochet with Bekka and enjoy a character filled interview with yours truly + create some scrappy pompoms:

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My #LoveCantWait DIY

Why the hell is marriage equality still such an issue?

Every adult couple should not only have the ability to legally marry each other but also have the exact same rights as every other dynamic duo who has already gone through the insanity of a wedding (or elopement) regardless of the gender of the brides & grooms.

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I’m pretty damn proud that my home and native land has had national marriage equality since 2005 and simply cannot get my head around why their closest neighbour still insists on the utter stupidity of allowing that oh-so-simple decision to be swayed by those who swear by the bigoted idiocy of a book written when the world was believed to be flat and death was an acceptable punishment for working on a Sunday.

It’s 2015, perhaps it’s time to join the 21st century?

I was so inspired by Emmy’s DIY #LoveCantWait Human Rights Campaign tee I immediately searched through my stash to create my own show of support for this incredibly important decision.

Here’s what I did:

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My Scrappy Upcycled DIY Wall Hanging

Add some colour to your walls with my crazy quick no-sew decor tutorial!

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A Simple DIY Dress Tutorial

Do you ever make something that comes out exactly as planned but just isn’t your style at all?

Such was the case with that beauteous boho dress – a fabulous refashioned result that I’ll never feel comfortable wearing.

Pick some ingredients that are actually your style and create one for yourself in under an hour:

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My Upcycled Curtain Skirt

Create an adorable floaty skirt from that sheer thrifted curtain with my quick & easy tutorial:

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Replace that Vintage Pot Knob

Remember that sad little pot lid that had lost its knob from my inherited enamelware collection?

I finally figured out how to replace that missing knob!

Here’s what I did:

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Another easy DIY bodysuit

Even though my first diy bodysuit blouse was easy and my second diy t-shirt bodysuit was super simple, my refashionista brain keeps insisting on trying to come up with an even easier method to refashion a top into an always-stays-tucked-in bodysuit.

I think this just may be the quickest and easiest version ever:

Here’s how to create your own in 5 minutes:

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DIY Destroyed Denim

Fabulously frayed denim never goes out of style and is ridiculously simple to achieve with the right repurposed tool:

Here’s my groovy method for easily giving your thrifted denim that wonderfully worn out look…

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