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Clothing Refashion — Embellished Flowered Cardigan {tutorial}

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Hi I am Sachiko from Tea Rose Home! I am so thrilled to be here today, thank you for having me to your lovely blog Jen! On my blog I share sewing/craft ideas and tutorials and a little bit about my life. I love anything that lets me be creative, but my love is deeply rooted in beautiful fabrics, sewing and quilt making. I host weekly link parties too, so if you have something you have created … [Read more...]

"Summer Social" Guest Post — Make a Ruffled Laptop Bag Refashion!

  Hi Tatertots and Jello readers! My name is Ellie G. And I am the president of the Tatertots & Jello fan club. {tee hee} Really, I just love Jen and this blog. I'm so honored to be here. I blog at Less Cake {more frosting}. I get asked a lot if it's a food blog. And it's not. It's about all the things I love...so definitely food is included, but not exclusive. I also love things … [Read more...]

10-Minute Refashion Makeover — from Tube Top Dress to Ruffly Skirt!! {tutorial}

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It’s Summer and the weather has finally started to warm up in Utah, which I am THRILLED about!I love Summer and my favorite thing to wear around in the Summertime is comfy cotton skirts and flip flops. I was shopping at Kohl’s a few weeks ago, and I saw some little tube dresses. I wasn’t sure if they were dresses or swimsuit coverups, but I loved the navy and white stripes and RUFFLES of one. … [Read more...]

10-Minute 4th of July Shirts!! {tutorial}

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Here's a fast and easy way to make some 4th of July shirts for your kids -- or even yourself this year!! I actually made these last year but the night before the Fourth {that's how I roll} -- too late to blog it. And my younger daughter grew out of her shirt, so I made her a new one to wear this year. I used old shirts and scrap fabric, so this project also ended up being FREE. Yay!! I love a … [Read more...]

Give clothes new life with Rhinestones {and a sparkly Silhouette deal}

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In honor of Earth Day I have a little project that will help add some new life to hand-me-down clothes.   You might know that I have four kids. Well, if any of you had older siblings you might know what it's like to get hand-me-downs. Ella, my youngest has two older sisters and she is very familiar with hand-me-downs... So when Silhouette sent me a really fabulous Rhinestone kit and asked me … [Read more...]

Spring Sweater Refashion #4 {Tutorial}

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Welcome to my quest to refashion my wardrobe! My fourth Spring Sweater Refashion started off as a plain, green sweater from Target. It hung in my closet without much wear because it was so plain and I wasn’t sure what to wear with it. I decided to add some embellishments to one side of it, using some of my fabric scraps from my craft room. This is a 1.5 hour project, just because making the … [Read more...]

Guest Project — Turn a Purse into a Stylish Camera Bag!!!

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Hello, fellow readers of Tater Tots and Jello!  This is Valerie, from The Crafter's File Box.   I am super excited to hijack Jen's blog today and share with you my tutorial for making a regular purse go to fab camera bag! I am sure you have all see the amazing camera bags that have been out there lately. They look like a purse, so they are still feminine, but the insides are made to … [Read more...]

Spring Sweater Refashion 2011 {#3}

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  Welcome to the next installment in my quest to refashion my wardrobe :) My third sweater refashion started off with a plain white cardigan from Target. Add a few chiffon flowers and you have a sweater refashion that is super easy, fast and requires no sewing machine.  … [Read more...]

Spring Sweater Refashion 2011 {#2}

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My second sweater refashion is a plain, black Target sweater that I bought last year. It was too plain. So I decided to embellish it a little. This refashion also uses a scarf. This is the problem -- I buy scarves because I think they are so adorable but then I never feel like I know how to wear them. Or I feel too self-conscious to wear them. So I also had this scarf that I had bought, also … [Read more...]

Spring Sweater Refashion 2011 {1}

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Last Thursday I went on Studio 5 and shared a bunch of sweater refashions.  Now, let me preface this by saying that I have only been sewing for about a year. So these are really easy, straight-stitch kind of projects!! The first one I'd like to share is also one my favorites {I have 11 to share}. This is a kind of coral v-neck sweater with a blue and white nautical mix.   I love this … [Read more...]