My Recycled DIY Pinata(s)

If you follow me on instagram & facebook you’ll already know that I had planned to create a glorious Lumpy Space Princess pinata for the munchkin’s 4th birthday extravaganza.

However, as the wonderful world of upcycling never goes completely as planned, I ended up raiding the recycling bin and using 2 entirely different methods to create 2 entirely different pinatas.

Here’s what I did:

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Blogging: The Importance of Organization

Organizational skills are a full-time blogger’s best friend.

Juggling what to create, where to shoot, how to edit & write and when to post each groovy article is definitely a challenge that requires more than a bit of behind the scenes coordination.

Here’s how I keep everything running smoothly and on schedule:

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A Footwear Thrifty Thursday

As this week’s theme is All About Shoes I thought I’d take a quick tally of exactly how many pairs of funky thrifted footwear I actually possess.

I like shoes and although I’m always on the prowl for groovy footwear I never would have believed that I had such a vast & varied collection. I’ve a few more pairs than those pictured above and am more than a wee bit embarrassed to admit that apparently I’m an unintentional collector – I counted 38 pairs of shoes & boots – eek!

That is far too many to feature in a thrifty blog post so instead I shall share some of my fave footwear DIYs and tips:

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A Glamazonian Dress Refashion

I thrifted a phenomenal vintage dress and jacket set for a mere €5!

The only problem?

Measuring 150cm from shoulder seam to hem, it appears to have been originally created for a gorgeous glamazon – as I’m 156cm tall (in shoes) some rather drastic refashioning was in order!

Here’s what I did:

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Super Easy DIY Dresses

Whip up a few super easy DIY dresses and revitalize your wardrobe with some fabulous Spring style!

Raid your closet, sift through your stash, head to Dream a Little Bigger and let’s get makin’!

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DIY Pet Rock Party Favors

Need a quick and quirky mini-gift for your guests?

Create some adorable pet rocks & present them in groovy upcycled wrapping with my quick tutorial!

*Including my fab free printable Pet Rock Care instructions in English & Deutsch*

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Blogging: Audience Attention

Our attention spans are getting shorter. An unfortunate phenomenon of modern technology and internet society that apparently means we have a maximum of about 10 seconds to grab the attention of people browsing online before they click away – humph!

Discover my helpful hints for captivating and keeping that elusive blog audience:

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A Menswear Thrifty Thursday

Menswear for gals never seems to go out of style.

A statement completely confirmed by both 90’s and present-day me:

Yeah, yeah, yeah I did indeed smoke in my 20’s but thankfully woke up and quit the filthy, disgusting habit by my early 30’s.

Here’s the scoop behind my fabulous present day menswear for moi ensemble:

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Banish Those Thrifted Footwear Odours

The fabulous question of how to rid thrifted footwear of odours was recently posted to my Gone Thrifting group and I thought I’d share some of the handy how to’s that were served up!

Grab those stinky shoes, raid your cupboards and start neutralizing those unwanted aromas!

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Happy National Crochet Month?

When Marie (the crochet & knit diva extraordinaire behind Underground Crafter) asked me to be her guest for National Crochet Month I was both flattered and befuddled as it’s no secret that I’m utterly smitten with all things crocheted but have yet to progress my skills past the basic chain stitch. Fortunately a chain stitch is all that is required for the groovy refashioning tutorial I came up with to share!

I discovered that fabulous clutch in the bag bin of my fave charity shop and even though it was missing the strap I knew that with a bit of refashionista magic it would make the perfect addition to my groovy thrifted jumpsuit and crocheted beanie ensemble!

Head on over to Underground Crafter and get the crocheted scoop behind my fancy refashioned bag + learn a few of my thrifted crochet gear styling ideas to get you started on your own unique looks!

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