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UPCYCLED LAMP DIY

May 16, 2016
DIY Upcycled Lamp

Easy DIY – Upcycle Any Old Lamp to Suit Your Home My second project for the month of May was upcycling or breathing new life into an old lamp. Sadly, not like a magic lamp, just an old lamp. The reason I chose to make this a DIY project is because it is super easy! It takes no time at all, very little money and actually saves you money! This lamp came from my in-laws and is actually a great…

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DIY Fashion & Jewellery

ME-MADE-MAY HALFWAY POINT

May 13, 2016
Darling Ranges Dress

ME-MADE-MAY HALFWAY POINT I originally only had plans to write one recap post at the end of the month, but since we are two weeks into the challenge already, I wanted to write about where I’m at and what I’m noticing. For the past two weeks, I’ve been able to wear at least one handmade garment, knit or sewn, each day. I’ve also been sewing like crazy! Essentially every free moment I’ve had, you’d find me at Needlework or at…

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DIY Home & Décor

RESTORING WOOD FURNITURE DIY

May 9, 2016
Restoring Wood DIY

An Easy Fix for Antiques or Old Pieces – Restoring Wood Furniture DIY! To start off a month of DIY projects, I wanted to restore a beautiful, old, colonial wooden rocking chair I purhased on Kijiji. The chair itself was the perfect look, size and age that suited my style. It is a beautiful piece, I’m sure with some stories behind it from its previous owners, but with those lost memories, it also came with some scuffs and a bit of…

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DIY Fashion & Jewellery

ME-MADE-MAY 2016

May 4, 2016
Me-Made-May-2016

Me-Made-May 2016 For the first time, I feel like I have a good base to participate in Me-Made-May, especially since I currently seem to be on a sewing spree! I’ve been so inspired by all the incredibly talented women I’ve met over the last two years, and have slowly increased my handmade wardrobe. Since I wrote my  Spring Sewing Plans post, the list of patterns on my to-make list has definitely changed. After taking the darling ranges dress class at…

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DIY Home & Décor

MAY MAKEOVER DIYS

May 2, 2016
DIY

Welcome to May! Such a beautiful month and time of year which makes me want to add a touch of that beauty to my home with some easy DIY improvements and makeovers. My idea of adding beauty to a home, be it a house or an apartment, does not require much money or fancy things. It just requires a little eye for design, a small bit of physical effort and some creative courage. It also requires a style that fits…

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DIY Fashion & Jewellery

SPRING KNITTING PLANS

April 22, 2016
Knitting

Spring Knitting Plans Following up from my Winter Knitting Plans, the past few months have been very productive, with the exception of the last two weeks. An injury earlier in the month, and now sewing projects, have cut into my knitting time (and blogging time), but now that I’m feeling better, my knitting desire has come back full force! Here is a recap of what I accomplished from my winter plans, what I’m working on now, and what I’ll be…

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DIY Weddings

WEDDING PLANNING FIRST STEPS

March 29, 2016
Wedding Planning

Things to Consider When First Planning your Wedding Aside from renewal and fresh starts, spring is also a time for the beginning of wedding season. It was this time last year that I was still in the midst of my wedding planning and DIY executions. And it was this time the year before that when I got engaged and started thinking of what I wanted for a wedding. So with this in mind, I want to share some wedding planning…

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DIY Fashion & Jewellery

SPRING SEWING PLANS

March 18, 2016
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Spring Sewing Plans for 2016. With the warmer weather, my knitting plans typically do not change much, but recently I’ve really had the urge to start sewing more. I’ve slowly been adding handmade items to my wardrobe, and simplifying my closet at the same time. My focus was on knitted items – oversized sweaters are my jam, specifically navy blue and lots of stripes   When I began sewing clothes two years ago for myself, it started with a few…

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DIY Home & Décor

DIY HEADBOARD

March 15, 2016
DIY Headboard

7 Steps to your own DIY Upholstered Headboard If you’re looking for an easy DIY project to take on this spring, why not consider making your own headboard. Headboards add such a lovely finishing touch to bedrooms and upholstered ones have become very popular in the past few years. That being said, they can be an expensive investment, though a good one. On the other hand, a DIY headboard can vary in price, but ultimately save you dough. Not to mention…

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