A quick upcycled bag strap fix

Santa left me an almost perfect prezzie under the tree…

a butter soft vintage handbag large enough to tote my necessities about!

Unfortunately it was missing the shoulder strap…

Fortunately this DIY diva came up with lickety split solution:

I like to wear my bags hands-free messenger style so a long, adjustable strap was a must!

Here’s what I did:

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That Cheap (DIY) B*tch: DIYs for your New Year’s Eve Party

Planning a cozy bash in your humble abode?

Check out my top DIYs to make your New Year’s Eve party shine over on That Cheap Bitch!

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DIY Christmas Earrings: An instant last minute gift for her

Create a pair (or three) of Christmas Ornament earrings in seconds with my upcycled last minute gift tutorial!

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My Amazing DIY Travelling Activity Centre (or Laptop Stand)

Head on over to Dream a Little Bigger and score my step by step for creating a fabulous travelling activity centre for your munchkin (or laptop stand for yourself!)

This groovy project would also make a fab last minute gift!

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A crochet embellished boot refashion

Take your boots from boring to brilliant with my crazy quick crocheted embellishment:

Grab some leftover yarn and let’s get makin’!

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DIY the holidays: a gift guide revisit

Need some groovy upcycled gift ideas for your handmade holiday?

Click the lists below & revisit my perfectly poetic last minute makes from last year and DIY thrifty (yet oh-so-amazing) prezzies for the whole clan!

  

 

…and don’t forget to give yourself the gift of my free Confessions of a Refashionista: Ikea Hack Attack book download!

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That Cheap (DIY) B*tch: My Adorable Refashioned Sweater Tote

‘Tis definitely the season for DIY and I’m simply bursting with upcycled gift ideas!

Check out my totally adorable refashioned sweater tote tutorial over at That Cheap Bitch and cross a present off your list!

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That Cheap (DIY) B*tch: DIY Sweater Socks

Nothing keeps toes toastier than warm woolly socks! Pop on over to That Cheap Bitch & get my simple step-by-step to create a cozy pair DIY sweater socks for every set of dancin’ feet on your list!

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That Cheap (DIY) B*tch: The Upcycled Refashioned DIY Sweater Tote

Pop on by That Cheap Bitch and discover my nearly no-sew method for transforming an insanely itchy sweater…

into an Upcycled Refashioned DIY Sweater Tote:

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A quick faux leather fix

Noooooooooooooo!

My most favourite pair of shoes in the universe have finally cracked under the pressure of being so awesome:

I thrifted these shoes a whopping 12 years ago in London and for a pair of second hand faux leather loafers they have definitely done their duty!

The problem is I’m still madly in lurv with them and refuse to let them go…unfortunately the local cobbler said absolutely nothing can be done once faux leather starts to crack and peel.

Oh really? 

I put on my refashionista-thinking-cap, grabbed some gear I had around the house and fixed them up as best as I could!

Here’s what I did:

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