I looked through my shoe wardrobe a few weeks ago only to find many very basic shoes, mostly black. While they are practical, sometimes I want something more to make an outfit more personal. Girls just wanna have fun, right? Well, shoes are fun to wear, but not if they are completely boring. I found a pair of black flats that I had bought at Payless a couple years ago. I had never worn them because they were shiny, which I tend to not like because sometimes it makes shoes look cheap (which they were). I think I bought them for under ten dollars, but I decided that my money isn’t to be thrown away. I was determined to make something of the black, boring shoes that had been sitting in my closet for way too long.
I came across this post at Make It and Love It and was hooked. I don’t have a lot of money to use to buy new fabric constantly, so I looked to my custom bulletin board for inspiration. Well, not even inspiration because I stole the fabric from the bulletin board to use on the shoes. I still love the green polka-dotted fabric, which
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I have created a super simple tutorial for creating a fabric covered bulletin board on a budget. The obstacle I faced was that I did not want to spend money on fabric that was going to be permanently attached to a bulletin board because the colors of my apartment are different than my room at home with my parents. I also wanted to make something else out of the fabric at a later time, so I had to find a way to attach the fabric without permanently fixing it to the cork.
I started with a fairly large bulletin board and one yard of this green polka dot fabric I got from JoAnn Fabric and Craft Store. It is a home decor fabric, so it is thick and very
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This summer my mom decided it was time for me to learn to sew my own clothing. Her idea and my idea totally collided when we both suggested I have my first clothing item made by me be a dress! I used to be anti-feminine everything (in high school when I was still really lame and emotional), but now I am all about feminine flair and LOVE dresses (although I am hardly ever brave enough to wear them). We headed to the fabric store and picked a pattern for a “somewhat simple” dress. Here is what I picked – a McCall’s
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