Go Green Coffee Filters

Go Green Coffee Filters

Nothing could be easier!!!!  This is literally a 10 minute project, and you can help save the waste of paper filters added to our landfills.  I know paper filters don’t amount to much, but every little bit helps, right? If you make your coffee with a pour over system similar to this  . . . . . . . then you can make 2 or 3 muslin coffee filters and…

Lop off the Top!

Lop off the Top!

My motto for the year is “Go Green in ’17.”  Will lots of you join me in efforts to eliminate waste and repurpose and recycle this year????  I am hoping so!  Respond in the comments at the bottom and let me know what you are doing or plan to do.  🙂 My next recycle of the year is for this long dress, which was in very good shape at a…

That’s a Wrap!

That’s a Wrap!

Happy New Year …. a bit late!  I’ve been celebrating the holidays and cleaning some closets since you saw me last.  I hope your 2017 is off to a great start!  We had all of our kids home during some part of the holidays, and of course that was the BEST!!!  Now it’s time to get back to some creativity!  Please join me!!! This week, I started with this dress…

Meaningful Gift: Pillow

Meaningful Gift: Pillow

Last week, a friend of mine asked me if I could create some items from old denim jackets of her daughter’s.  Her daughter had worn these coats for years, but has no particular use for them now.  So, we decided that a pillow and a large bag might give these two coats some new life! The coats are basically identical, but one is larger than the other.  I used the…

Quick Santa Skirt

Quick Santa Skirt

Here is a very quick repurpose I made this week to wear to a Christmas party. This project took me less than an hour from start to finish. I started with this dress I had found at a thrift store this summer.  It looked perfect for my Santa Skirt, so I had washed it and saved it until now. Deciding where to cut it, I put my scissors to use.…

“Down”-Size a Coat!

“Down”-Size a Coat!

Perfect fitting, mid-length, partial down coat for $22.  How can you hate life, right ????? I found this coat (size XL) at a thrift store, and I was pretty sure I could put in just a little work, and it would fit me perfectly!  Because it was an XL, the sleeves were plenty long for my monkey arms.  But, the width of the arms was too big, and the body…

Elf Legs

Elf Legs

Doesn’t Christmas time just call out to you for making crafts???  If it does, then it is time to get busy!!!  Don’t leave these fun ideas for the last minute! A dear friend of mine had shown me photos of these Elf Legs last year, but it was too late to make them.  Since then, I have seen many uses for them on Pinterest … in your tree, on a…

Repurposed Coca Cola Cooler

Repurposed Coca Cola Cooler

Who doesn’t LOVE an old Retro Coca Cola Cooler????  For us “older” folks, it takes us back to days of “Dime Stores” and Penny Candy!!!  This particular model was manufactured in the 1950’s and holds 168 bottles of Coke! I found this treasure at a local antique market, and my son convinced me to spend the money to buy it, despite it’s hideous condition on the top. Check out the…

Super Woman Costume – DIY

Super Woman Costume – DIY

Actually, I made this costume for my wonderful daughter-in-law, who will wear this to the Children’s Hospital where she is doing her Pediatric Residency.  The doctors get to dress up on Halloween for the sake of fun for the children!  Needless to say, my daughter-in-law will look MUCH cuter in this than I do at my age!!! I began with a red graduation gown, which I purchased for a couple…

Flannel Pajama Pants Scarf

Flannel Pajama Pants Scarf

I LOVE scarves!  They provide cozy warmth as well as add fashion!  Wanting to add something to my new long knit vest (from my previous post), I searched for some thrift store flannel and came across these XXL pajama pants in the Men’s section. Plenty of fabric to use here! I began by cutting them apart along each of the side seams, and removing the waistband and fly opening. Just…