Week 21: Beverly

Nov 30, 2011 | 31 Comments

So, today’s piece didn’t get mailed or shipped from anywhere, it came from my lovely mother’s closet!!  As she was sorting through clothes and taking out pieces she didn’t want anymore over the holiday weekend, this was one that got yanked from the rotation.

Week 21: Beverly - Before

Week 21: Beverly - Before

A thin, tan cardi from Target was what I got (“…I said remember that!”).  As soon as I got this in my hands, I knew exactly what I was going to do!  I was in H&M recently and found this cardi that I loved…

Cardi courtesy of H&M

Cardi courtesy of H&M

Burberry has their own version too, just priced a little under $700.

Burberry does leather pockets!

Burberry does leather pockets at $695!

Leather-ish pockets to jazz up a sweater – check and check for today’s piece!

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Week 21: Stephanie Part II

Nov 29, 2011 | 34 Comments

So, today’s piece comes from that fab 80s dress my gal Steph sent me last week.  (Refresher HERE!!)  The before looked like this…

Week 21: Stephanie Part II - Before

Week 21: Stephanie Part II - Before

…and I made this necklace from the top of it…

Le Necklace!!

Le Necklace!!

Today I’m working with that chunk of fabric that fell at my thighs.  I unstitched the seam between the top and the bottom, giving me this…

The top!

The top!

…and this.

The leftovers - Before

The bottom!

Time to make the donuts!!

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Week 22: Laura & Evie’s NDAD Creation

Nov 27, 2011 | 16 Comments

Two words sold me on today’s remake from Laura – INSTANT CUTENESS!!

I think you’ll all see why in just a few…

“Now, our model today is Evie and in an in-between size right now.  2T fits, but is too short, and 3T in general is too wide and sometimes too short.  More often than not, it’s Aunt Laura to the rescue! (All of her dresses that fit come from the my-Aunt-Laura-loves-me collection.)  This example was from a local consignment sale.  We paid $1.50 for the outfit.  It’s a 3T, and while the capris fit, the shirt was both too wide and too short. 

Um, look at this beauty!!  What a gorgeous little gal!!

Laura - Before

Evie in her before top

We also hated the strings at the shoulders, so that needed fixing too.

The strings, the strings!

The strings, the strings!

I’m not a fan of those strings either Laura!!  Let’s see how the rest of it turns out…
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Week 22: Thanksgiving!

Nov 25, 2011 | 9 Comments

Hi friends!!  Just wanting to wish everyone a most fabulous Thanksgiving with good friends, family, and those you love :)

I found the perfect thing to wear (for 75 cents!!) a few months ago and quickly purchased it knowing that I would most definitely be wearing it for turkey day.  This came cheap and didn’t need any altering…

Gobble Gobble!!

Gobble Gobble!!

Turkey trucker hat, check!

I wore a vintage yellow floral blouse with my jeans to go with this hat while I prepared a divine pecan, bourbon, and butterscotch bread pudding (recipe here at Epicurious) from start…

Hand mixers rule!

Hand mixers rule!

to finish…

Wowza!!

Wowza!!

It happens every year, but the tryptophan did it again!  Sleepy time came pretty soon after the meal was complete.

Ms. Carver!

Ms. Carver!

This hat may become part of my Thanksgiving tradition from here on out, just sayin!  What are some of your yearly traditions??  Would love to hear!

Sending warm, fuzzy wishes everyone’s way and those who are battling Black Friday sales, g’luck!!

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Week 22: Stephanie

Nov 23, 2011 | 15 Comments

One of my favorite bloggers, Steph at Those Tricks was gracious enough to send in a fabu piece to remake.

Before you check it out, here’s the note card attached…

Key to my heart theme song!

Key to my heart theme song!

She knows me so well…The Golden Girls are my favorite foursome!!

The piece she chose looked just like this.

Week 22: Stephanie - Before

Week 22: Stephanie - Before

Straight out of Blanche Devereaux’s closet, right?

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