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Seersucker & Leather Fold Over Clutch

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Hello Tatertots & Jello readers! My name is Melissa Mortenson and I blog at the Polka Dot Chair! I love to sew and I especially love dreaming up new projects! I live in Louisville, Kentucky where we've had a particularly hard winter (like most of the country I think!). The long winter has me dreaming of summer, especially summer clothes. Living in the South, nothing says summer like … [Read more...]

Make a DIY Pom Pom Sash!!

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Hello!!! TT&J Readers, this is Angelina from JoJo and Eloise. I am so absolutely THRILLED to be here with you today. I am even more THRILLED to be one of the newest members of the TT&J's contributing team. I mean Seriously, how Amazing is this years line up. Super Talented, RIGHT!?!? Spring is Rapidly approaching and I couldn't be happier. Everything about this time of year makes me … [Read more...]

Tie Dye YOUR Summer – Win a Party and an iPad Mini!!

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Tie Dye and Summer are the perfect pair. So when my friends at I Love To Create sent me some tie dye kits - the kids and I had such a fun time creating some projects!! I Love To Create has Tie Dye Kits that are so SIMPLE!! All you have to do is add water and you can transform anything plain into AWESOME tie dye creations in no time! We took some shirts and tank tops and made some … [Read more...]

HAPPY Holidays — Make DIY Boutique Holiday Shirts with Free Templates!

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Hello! I am Samantha from Crafty Texas Girls and I cannot even begin to tell you how honored I am to be crafting today on Tatertots and Jello.    I feel like I am a guest on a fabulous talk show or something! Thank you Jen for including me in your Happy Holidays series. On my blog, Crafty Texas Girls, I chronicle my adventures in balancing motherhood, creativity, and a small … [Read more...]

Rainbow Ruffle Shirt Refashion (tutorial)!!

Rainbow Refashioned Ruffle Shirts

I have three girls, and consequently we have a lot of hand-me-down shirts that get donated after being worn by all three sisters. Most of the shirts are not really something that can be worn again, since they are stained or worn out. But I hated to see them sent to the landfills. So I thought it might be fun to take the t-shirts and make something with them. … [Read more...]

Rainbow Ruffle Shirt Refashion!!

Rainbow Refashioned Ruffle Shirts

What a tongue twister -- try saying that three times - LOL!! I just wanted to let you know about a FUN challenge that is going on over at Refashion Files. It's Rainbow Month and there's going to be a link up next week where YOU can link up YOUR Rainbow Refashions and you can win a $70+ prize pack from I Love To Create!! … [Read more...]

New Blog Alert — Refashion Files!!

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You might know that I LOVE fashion and refashioning clothes. It's been a passion of mine, well.... forever. {Ruffled Dollar Store Shirt} So I am excited to announce that Amy from Mod Podge Rocks and I have launched a new site -- Refashion Files!! It's a new site where we will be featuring refashions we love, PLUS -- we are going to have monthly challenges, giveaways and more!! We could … [Read more...]

Great Ideas–20 Fashion/Refashon Projects to Make!!

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Thread, check, fabric, check and definitely some amazing ideas, CHECK, CHECK!   Get inspired with these darling FASHION inspired ideas.  If you haven't used your sewing machine for a while, THAT'S OK.  Get it out, the ideas are INCLUDED!  Check out all of the AMAZING LINKS!  Chain Necklace @ Vintage Wanna Bee Easy Chunky Cuff @ Crafting Rebellion  Bit by the Sewing Bug @ Tales of a … [Read more...]

Make a DIY Stenciled Grocery Tote! (tutorial)

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Hello Friends! I'm so happy to be here another month sharing with you one of my latest little projects. Lately I've been super busy working on my kitchen makeover and inspired by it I made this tote. The best part about it is that you can purchase these totes at your local Wal-Mart for about $6.00 for 3 of them. We are just going to give them a quick makeover using paint, ribbon and … [Read more...]

14 Easy Ways to Refashion a Winter Coat!! {tutorial}

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 I love a good refashion. I've refashioned shirts, sweaters, skirts and accessories. And with the Winter months coming, I thought it would be fun to try some Coat Refashions!! We all have a coat that we've had for years. It's good quality, and keep us warm, but it might be a little on the blah side or a little outdated. Instead of giving it to the thrift store and spending money on a new … [Read more...]