The Delightful DIY Dinosaur Costume

Has anyone else spied a dinosaur in their parking lot?

Here’s how to create your own fast moving stegosaurus from items you may already have around the house:

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A DIY Gold Marie for Karneval in Germany

Since learning the Brother’s Grimm fairytale of Frau Holle at pre-school my kiddo has been obsessed and I have been subjected to daily viewings of the 1961 German film adaptation:

As it’s once again Karneval time in Germany my darling daughter insisted that I create the “most specialist Gold Marie costume in the world”!

Complete with her glittery golden spool my little Gold Marie would surely make Frau Holle proud!

Here’s how I created it:

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The Great Mommy & Munchkin refashion

Refashioning sustainable, ethical style for yourself is fantastic but when you can cleverly create some groovy new gear for your kiddo from the same upcycled victim you’re well on your way to a no-waste eco-fashion project of awesomeness!

Pop on over to Dream a Little Bigger and I’ll show you how to raid your refashion stash and whip up a rockin’ skirt for yourself + a pair of lounge pants for your little one with The Great Mommy & Munchkin Refashion!

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The Casual Hoodie to Stylin’ Sweatshirt Refashion

Remember my Kangaroo Cover-up refashion from last year?

Well, the munchkin decided that hoodies were no longer cool & insisted a change was in order…

Here’s how to transform your own boring old hoodies into stylin’ sweatshirts:

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Quirky Crochet Pride…

I am super chuffed to introduce my very first not-only-a-chain-stitch crochet project:

A pair of patternless finger crocheted munchkin slippers!

I followed the advice left in the comments of my last crochet chain project:

“Just stick the hook into some of that chain and pull up a loop, you can do it.” – knotrune
“…And if you don’t like it, it’s easy to unravel – far easier than knitting!” – jenny_o

With chunky yarn I find finger crochet to be much easier than using a hook…

although I’m thinking the next pair should be made a with wee bit tighter crochet!

Socks are a must with my first-try-slippers!

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The (Last Minute) Thrifty DIY Gift Guide for Kids

A selection of projects that’ll make munchkins grin

raid your stash and get making, DIY gifts for the win!

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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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My DIY (not so ugly) Christmas Sweaters

You can’t celebrate the holidays without a quirky Christmas sweater!

Here’s my quick n’ simple scrap busting method for creating adorable seasonal pullovers that will be enjoyed year after year!

Sift through your stash and get embellishing:

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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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The easiest DIY shorts…

It’s still summer somewhere…

…so why not create a few pairs of easy peasy shorts for the munchkin (or yourself) out of those squares of light weight fabric hiding in your stash?

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