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I Like My Skirts Fast and Cheap, 2.0

Whether you are motivated by frugality, by the desire to live in an eco-friendly way, or by an abundance of fun and funky vintage sheets in your linen closet, this simple tutorial should appeal to you.

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Where old tv cabinets go to die

When we got our new TV a few months ago, we took the opportunity to dispose of the TV cabinet we’d had since before we were married. Actually, Neil had it before we were even dating. So, yes, it had some history, but neither of us ever liked the darn thing. We kept it around […]

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The kitchen’s a mess again

You see, there was this strawberry… And I couldn’t very well just leave it sitting there, looking at me, could I? Not when there was pectin in the cupboard and, next to that, a box of shiny new mason jar lids. I just had to give in to fate, tie on my trusty apron, and […]

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All scrunched up

I think most people, when their white t-shirts become dingy or stained, either throw them in the washing machine with a bit of bleach, or relegate them to doing duty as rags. Well, I have taken a different approach this time: scrunch dying! The full instructions can be found courtesy of Dharma Trading Company here, […]

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Thrifty stitches

There’s a relatively new Goodwill store within 1/2-hour of home, so we all hopped in the van today and took a field trip.  I was hoping to find a funky sheet to use for the swap.  What I found was this very neutral taupe sheet – not exactly funky, but sometimes neutral is good – […]

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Color me impressed

  I had no idea the color would be so vibrant!  I’m guessing that’s what happens when you actually follow the instructions that comes with the dye . All of my previous experience with dye has been pretty much a matter of throwing the garments in a dye bucket, swirling it around now and then, […]

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I love it when he rips his pants

Yep, another knee blown out, another skirt for me. Woo hoo! Neil came home from Capclave Sunday night with the news that he’d worn through the knee on another pair of pants. I’m sorry for his wardrobe’s loss, but I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t good news for my wardrobe. I know I […]

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