DIY Off Shoulder Top

DIY Off Shoulder Top I've joined the ranks of - off the shoulder top - loving folk. Perhaps it's because they've been off the fashion radar for so long? Or maybe it's because they look so fresh and summery? My DIY off shoulder top was made from an old sheet. Yip,...

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Home Made Duvet Cover

Home Made Duvet Cover This home made duvet cover came about for two reasons. Firstly I could not find a duvet cover without pillow cases for sale anywhere. Why do they do that? If I wanted pillow cases I would buy pillow cases. I only wanted a duvet cover. Grrrr. The...

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Cord Necklace

Cord Necklace This has to be the easiest DIY ever. And what's nicer than a black cord necklace? It's also bang on trend. You can pick a different coloured cord but I think black works best. All you need is a piece of cord. If it's a bit long then wrap it around your...

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DIY Dress

DIY Dress This DIY shift dress pattern is based on my best ever dress pattern. See that pattern - on this link. I love, love that dress and was trying to make it with fewer pattern pieces. This is the last of the curtain fabric that has been upcycled. To see what I...

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Gathered Midi Skirt

Gathered Midi Skirt I made this gathered midi skirt when it was still so hot here in Cape Town. I just wanted something cool to wear. I had two long strips of leftover fabric which I sewed together to make a rectangle. The join isn't great as it was difficult to get...

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DIY Bracelet

DIY Bracelet Have I mentioned before how obsessed I am with upcycling just about anything into fashion items? Yes and yes. This DIY bracelet is the little sister of a similar necklace. And is made the exact same way, only smaller. Find the tutorial - on this link. I...

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Silk and Stone Necklace

I have a bit of an obsession with rocks and crystals. They have powers we know of like a silicon chip in your computer to the more esoteric properties such calming energy emitted by rose quartz. Diamonds aren't an accidental choice for an engagement ring. Knowledge of...

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Gratitude Rock

My other half and I are big fans of movie and book - The Secret. Every now and again we re-watch the movie to get ourselves back on track. It works for us. So I was talking to a friend about Gratitude and Lee Brower in The Secret. Lee tells the story of a South...

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DIY Over Shoulder Bag

Over shoulder bag DIY Over Shoulder Bag The point of this blog, always has, and always will be about making clothes and accessories by recycling, up-cycling or DIY fashion. This easy DIY Over Shoulder Bag was made out of leftover fabric from - this rain poncho - and...

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DIY Outdoor Seating

DIY Outdoor Seating There have been a good few variations of this DIY outdoor seating idea on Pinterest. The configuration of the concrete blocks for example, or a thicker mattress, or more cushions, different coloured fabrics and painted concrete blocks. All were...

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Meet Greenie

My name is Karen. I live in Cape Town, South Africa. This blog is about how to make your own, how to recycle, restyle and up-cycle.

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