Welcome to the very first Refashionista Confession in my “Be My Guest” series!
Today I am delighted to introduce the always amazing & absolutely stunning Chonie of Proyek Akhir Minggu (a.k.a: my.weekend.projects)
Wowza! Are ya loving that fabulous dress? (& check out those gorgeous gams!)
Wanna create a Little ‘Back’ Dress perfect for festive frolicking…let Chonie show ya how it’s done:
“Like most women, I love a little black dress. I have a few, but they are all just ordinary dresses for me. I wanted an extraordinary dress, and for me…a dress with fabulous back is an extraordinary dress!”
Hooray! It’s finally chilly enough to adorn my head with my superbly swapped Link Hat!
That magnificent piece of noggin gear was created by Yarn-Goddess Rachel of All Night Knits and is snuggly soft, toasty warm & utterly-amazingly-cool!
Drop by her blog & have a giggle at her adventures with the needles, join her groovy knit-a-long, have a browse around her online shop & be sure to show her facebook page some like-y love!
Take a gander at what she thought of the goodies I sent here…
Wanna swap with me? Here’s how.
Take a gander at these four fabulous posts from four fabulous blogs:
Ok…how completely adorable are those little gift pouches from clever Katherine of Pillows a la Mode? Those fab little bags are created from leftover sweater cuffs! Brilliant! & perfect for all of those handmade jewellery gifts we’re giving this Christmas…amiright?
…and speaking of jewellery, isn’t that necklace display from Chonie of Proyek Akhir Minggu absolutely funktastic? I guarantee you can create one for yourself (or as a cool extra to add to that handmade jewellery gift) with bits you already have in your stash!
Lookee here…it’s my very first German tutorial (written with help from my Berliner Mann) for a Gastbeitrag (guest post) on Kleine Kleinigkeiten…a new upcycling blog created by Blanca…have a scroll through her corner of Blogland and be sure to show her some facebook like-y love.
Another first for me? Making a bento (Japanese boxed lunch).
When ultra cool Keith of Oh! Bento (& this groovy DIY) requested a guest post from lil’ ol’ me I nearly fell off my seat…once I regained my senses, I busted out my trusty rice cooker & created an erm…interesting looking Refashionista Bento complete with an upcycled Bento box! Check it out & let me know what you think…+ give Oh! Bento a lil’ facebook love too!
Who doesn’t love something awesome for nothin’?
I’ve got not one but two fantastic freebies for you courtesy of a couple of the craftiest gals I’ve had the pleasure of (virtually) meeting!
First up…get your very own copy of The Green Crafts Lifestyle for free this weekend! (August 16 – 18)
Edited by the lovely & talented Mahe Zehra Husain (a.k.a: MZ), the book contains 35 step-by-step how-to’s by upcycling gurus from all over the world (including 3 from yours truly!).
*Don’t have a Kindle or e-reader device? Me neither…I simply use the oh-so-convenient-&-absolutely-free Kindle App on my computer…
And the next groovy giveaway…
…Rockin’ Rachel of All Night Knits is celebrating her 100th post with an amazing giveaway!
Zip on over to her knitastic blog and see what’s up for grabs…contest closes on Wednesday August 21!
Wow! Wow! Wow!
I am completely floored by the superb surprise package I received from amazing Anna as a ‘Grazie for the interview‘… packed with oodles of handmade awesome, it’s plastered a ginormous giggly-perma-grin on my kisser…
Let’s have a closer peek at the Anna-crafted grooviness…
Ya know what’s even more awesome than a fantastic swap? The groovilicious (international) friendship that grows out of it!
Once again I’ve been incredibly lucky to have had the opportunity to trade some of my quirky creations for a load of completely freaking fabulous handmade gear…and just who was my spectacular swap-buddy this time?
The beautiously brilliant Bekka of Belle Monde Handmade. This hilarious chick is an absolute crochet queen…& as I am completely crochet challenged (but love all things crochet!) I am all a’tingle with the contents of my package:
…seriously…beautiful! – & fab’ with just about any outfit…but the best part of this glorious boho poncho?
My little scamp hates wearing mittens…they greatly hamper stick collecting & make it impossible to hold that on-the-go raisin snack… So, what do you do when the weather’s too chilly for little hands to be bare but your kidlet draws the line at bulky mitts?
Create a pair of pint-sized, comfy, cozy fingerless hand warmers, of course!
Resourcefully lovely Lisa of Cucicucicoo has the super quick how-to!
It’s (hot, muggy, stormy & humid) summer in the big city and thus my interweb-rummaging has turned up a of couple oh-so-cool-beat-the-heat projects:
The always stunning Katja from of Dreams & Seams shares her absolutely brilliant (& very appropriately titled) Summer in the City dress – complete with pattern & detailed how-to! Gorgeous! I spy a flowy vintage table cloth in my stash that will soon be transformed!
What does a delightful new dress need? A pair of splendid new-to-you shoes! Alluring Lana of the stylish blog Lana Red has an easy peasy method to spice up a pair of thrifted shoes. Love it!
Once again my internet skulking has been rewarded with two more stupendous upcycled creations:
First up a gorgeously ingenious use of Oma’s doilies from Johanna of the beautifully photographed, bilingual blog intecoolochoberord. I have boxes full of crocheted lovelies just waiting to be transformed into some funky storage bowls!
After 6 years spent living in Japan this next work of genius is right up my alley: Gourmet Play Sushi – the brilliant brainchild of PC from MeiJo’s Joy! Headsmackingly easy to create from items lurking in your grocery rubbish. As soon our munchkin is big enough we’ll be rolling up some of our own! Kawaii! Oishii! Sugoi desu ne?
Today’s clever refashioning discoveries were conveniently delivered straight to my blogstep by joint bloggers Simona & Anita of Sewing Adventures in the Attick:
The lovely legged Simona shows how to resize (& funk-up!) a huge denim skirt…
…and artful Anita goes completely punkadelic with a pair of old jeans!