Vintage French grain sacks are SO desirable…and therefore pricey if you’re lucky enough to even find one. But that quintessential look- either the offset stripes in red & blue, or faded print/text- can be replicated with some crafty ingenuity. So, I headed out to the thrift store with a defined agenda- find something in the linens section that could pass as linen/burlap/grain sack material.Read more ›
A new month means a new upcycled project for The Good Life Blog! If you’ll recall, I was asked to be a part of this fun group of thrifty bloggers, brought together by Goodwill Industries of the Upstate/Midlands South Carolina.
September usually marks the start of “Pumpkin-Flavored-Everything” Season… and for me, that means scrumptious flavored coffee! I guess chilly weather and hot beverages were on my mind the last time I was in my local Goodwill store because while I was in the kitchen section, I found these two cute wooden bins!
With my burgeoning love of sewing comes a need for sewing supply storage. And one of the things I wanted to have was a cute, functional pin cushion that had one additional feature- secrecy. Ok, I know that sounds crazy, but when you have a cat as curious as Cottonball, the need to hide sewing notions- such as pins- is a very real thing.
So, I let the idea marinate for a while and came up with this fun upcycling project using a thrifted teapot, fabric from a vintage pillowcase, and fiberfill.Read more ›
I can seriously hardly believe that the end of April is here and it’s time (almost past time!) to shop for Mother’s Day! I’m just about ready to declare 2015 as the fastest moving year ever.
Last December, I did a “12 Days of Etsy” series on my Facebook page, featuring 12 of my favorite Etsy shops. Ya’ll know I love to find new makers- vintage, upcycling, and handmade- and I especially love sharing their shops and pages for all to see! So in honor of moms everywhere, here are 12 fantastic shops offering fun, unique, and handmade gifts for Mother’s Day.Read more ›
Two facts you should know about me: (1) I love old books, and (2) I love miniature ANYTHING. My bibliophile tendencies date way back…in fact, I’m pretty sure it’s a genetic affliction. And now that I think about it, my obsessions with all things dainty is just as genetic.
So, why not combine these two loves and add in a third obsession- DIY Upcycled Jewelry?Read more ›