Craftily Saving a Swap

Once upon a time there was a girl who went to a clothing swap and was lucky enough to find a gorgeous dress in her size. She loved the dress…

Happy with my swap choice.

…until she got it home and tried it on fully and noticed a problem.

Sad face.

She decided to salvage what she could of this garment and turn it into a shirt.

Deciding where to cut, keeping the angled drape.

There were also a few beads missing on the top, but luckily the part cut off had some to spare.

And so she did.

Happy with my new tank top.

Any interesting items you’ve salvaged lately, readers?

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DIY Coaster Photo Frames

This post originally appeared over at Easily Dunn as a guest post. Today I’ve got a simple but fun DIY for you. 🙂 Now, I don’t know how most people feel about coasters, but it’s one thing I can be a little OCD about. I hate water rings on tables, whether it’s a water-damagable table or not. So absorbent coasters are a must for me. Notice I specified ~absorbent~. I have never understood the point of glass or other sealed coasters, where the condensation just builds up and rolls off the edge onto the table anyway. Silly! A few years […]

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Friday Favorites: Crafty Wishlist

For this week’s Friday Favorites, I present my crafty wishlist! Things I want to help with my own crafts, or things other crafters made that I lust after. OK, mostly the latter. 🙂 1. Bernette 46 sewing machine by Bernina.How cute is this machine?!? via  2. Speedball Screen Printing FabricI discovered they sell the fabric used on their screens in rolls! Will work way better than the stuff I eyeballed at JoAnn’s. via  3. Aubergine Purple Pottery Mug by Blue Room Pottery on Etsy.The most perfect color of purple bringing me tasty warm beverages? Yes, please. via  4. Handmade Carved […]

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Crafty Connections

This month I am honored to be sponsoring two fabulous blogs (look for the DA ad in the sidebars!). Little Luck Tree Shannon over at Little Luck tree runs a very positive blog sharing all things creatively inspiring (crafts, fashion, DIY projects, life thoughts, etc.). She’s got distinct style, fabulous hair that I’m jealous of, and a very upbeat outlook. Go look! You can also find her on Twitter: @luck_tree Pussy Cat Vintage The two lovely ladies (Nicole & Lindsay) at Pussy Cat Vintage have an eclectic shop full of neat vintage finds, and eclectic blog topics to match. Everything […]

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