Pinterest Challenge #2

Awhile back I joined in a Pinterest Challenge to try to actually DO some of the things I’d pinned. It ended up being easier and more fun than I’d anticipated, so I’ve decided to do it again, on my own with no link-up. I’ve picked 6 pins that I want to accomplish in the following 8* weeks:

Pinterest Challenge #2
Clockwise from top left : 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6

That’s 2 outfits to copycat, 1 recipe, and 3 projects. A nice blend, if I do say so myself. I’m just going at this challenge on my own this time, but if you want to join in, feel free to let me know in the comments. I’ll be posting updates over the next few weeks, and a recap at the end of week 8.

Are you bad about using/doing your pins, too? Ever done a Pinterest challenge?

Also, you can find me on Pinterest here.

*Changed to 8 weeks instead of 6 because I lost project time with a hurt back, flu and in-law visit.

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Reusable Handwarmers

Between sewing lessons improving my skills, and being sort of broke when it came time for buying Christmas gifts, I tried to think of things I could make to give family. Now, my mom is a kindergarten teacher up in Ohio. They have outdoor recesses even in the winter. And my aunt lives up in Michigan, and has two young grandchildren (my second cousins?) that I’m sure love to play outside and in the snow. So when I stumbled upon this tutorial for reusable handmade handwarmers, I thought it was perfect. I had a bunch of coordinating fabric squares that […]

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Pinterest Challenge Recap

Regular readers may remember from back in February that I signed up for a Pinterest Challenge. The goal was to pick 6 project/outfit/recipe/whatever pins and actually DO them instead of just letting them sit there on Pinterest. The aimed-for timeline was 6 weeks, which was last week. And I maybe squeezed in one or two of these this past week, making it technically 7 weeks, but I did get all of them done! Here were my 6 things: 2 outfits, and 4 projects. If you missed my individual posts about a few of them, here you go: 1. Dining Passport […]

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Refashion: Orange Dress

I’ve been working on my sewing skills, and here’s proof! I went to Goodwill back in January and snagged a few items specifically for the purpose of altering and working on my sewing skills. This was the first of those to be complete. I really liked the print, and it was cotton (easy to work with), but I hated the style and shape. So, I took off some length and re-hemmed it (my first hem! They are a pain). I also cut off the attached tie-backs, and used those to make new, slightly longer straps, as the previous armholes were […]

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