Fall Fun {Sewing + a Party}

Fall Fun {Sewing + a Party}

Every Halloween we pass out candy, host a chili and spaghetti bar and invite friends over. I love that this tradition still holds strong and I look forward to it every year. I LOVE seeing the young friends of our neighborhood decked out in their sweet or scary costumes...

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Thrifted Duvet + Vintage Pattern Dress {Sewing for Me}

Thrifted Duvet + Vintage Pattern Dress {Sewing for Me}

While sorting through some vintage patterns, I found one that would be perfect for Fall with boots and a cardigan. After finding the right fabric { a thrifted full-sized duvet cover} I began to assemble all of the materials needed to make a new frock. I am very pleased with the final product and it only seems fitting that it should be worn on October 1.

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Another Vintage Travel Tote {Remake}

Another Vintage Travel Tote {Remake}

A while back I shared a vintage tote update from a Goodwill treasure/// old into something new and useful. It is still a favorite of mine! It is so sturdy {perfect for my laptop}, roomy and easy to clean. And for only a few bucks, it saved me $$ on a computer case/ travel bag. 

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Vintage Tote {Update}

Vintage Tote {Update}

I fell in love with a darling dark blue American Tourister bag found at a thrift store for $2. It was in great condition--no weird stinky smells or grossness inside the bag at all; just a little bit of wear on the outside pocket. After a year in my closet, I finally updated the bag for our upcoming summer vacation. And I love the way it turned out!

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Jewelry catch-all {vintage wrapped hanger}

Jewelry catch-all {vintage wrapped hanger}

For .80 cents I was able to score four vintage wood hangers. They have been stored in my craft room waiting for some new life and purpose. Well, that time has come my friends, in this Jewelry Catch-All. I followed the same directions on these hangers as with my Vintage Wrapped Hanger Tutorial.

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Lap Desk {remake}

Lap Desk {remake}

On a recent trip to a favorite thrift shop, I spotted a ragged little lap desk sitting forlornly upon a shabby couch. There is still a teacher brain in me that loves all things school related: chalkboards, markers, paper, books and yes, small desks. It was this part of my brain that had me seek the price of this not-so-much-needed-as-wanted-lap-desk. $2 sealed the deal. 

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Weekend Project {Fireplace make-over}

Weekend Project {Fireplace make-over}

Last weekend's project is this weekends joy. We have lived in our current home for close to 14 years. In all of that time I have HATED our fireplace. It was dark, had an ugly grate and the mantle was an unsightly wood block cemented to the brick. It appeared that not a lot could be done. But, last weekend the skies parted, the energy and time needed to finish a project opened up and the surprise project became a reality. 

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