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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totally cool tunics: a beach-y DIY

Whew! Our Egyptian (mis)adventure is thankfully over, we are safely home in Berlin & I can share the groovy gear I created for what should have been a relaxing holiday but a series of incredibly unfortunate (& downright unlucky) events transformed into a miserable trip…sigh

First up, my stylin’ keep cool dude & kiddo tunics:

fab full coverage for 50°C  sunshine

& perfect for a breezy evening of stone throwing

Make a few of your own with my quick how-to:

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a super speedy DIY kiddo dress

Need a quick-as-wink solution for a grumpy gal who simply won’t get dressed?

Whip up a fancy new dress in minutes & finally get her clothed & out of the door!

onto the lickety split how-to…

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Ikea Hack Attack: The DIY Munchkin Closet

I love the convenience & excitement of big city living but space is always an issue…

The kiddo & her wardrobe had completely outgrown the dresser that once oh-so-neatly stored her little clothes & accessories and my search for something larger (yet small enough to fit into the scant space available in her room) revealed nil, so…

I once again hit the As-Is section of Ikea & let my imagination take over:

our old Ikea Gorm shelf + an As-Is Mulig clothing valet + a bit of creativity =

a groovy new munchkin closet that fits perfectly in the last remaining space in her room!

after painting the Gorm shelving unit blue I simply rearranged the shelves & removed the center wood slat from the top shelf to allow the valet space to peek through

added a couple of old coffee table legs to the inside of the unit for more hanging space

and popped some storage bins onto the shelves!

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