Thursday, June 21, 2012


This blog is intended as my scrapbook of sorts for all my creative projects throughout the year... from the simple to more complicated, from sewing to papercraft to upcycling to baking & cooking, really anything my magpie's eye catches upon.

Just one more way to get creative!

I'm a magpie when it comes to craft projects... a little of this and a little of that, and there we are. Something beautiful and/or useful, don't worry, Mr. Morris.
If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.
William Morris

I've participated in the 30 Days of Creativity Project before, but missed out on it this year.... nonetheless I've been watching those who are following along and being inspired.

Of course Pinterest is vastly inspiring as well! (you can find me on Pinterest...)

And just lately I've discovered the Refashionista, right at the end of her year of daily refashioning! But in looking through her yearful of posts, she's inspired me to sort through my mending/giveaway pile and rescue 3 dresses and 2 skirts for a quick and major hem -- and they are wearable again.

 I also used the large gathered skirt from another, favourite old dress to cut out a blouse pattern (Butterick 5219) and reuse the gorgeous fabric from an outdated style. (with a few adaptions to neckline and sleeve) First, the original in an old photo, when I had hair to my waist and wore equally long dresses ;) Then, the adaptation, my new blouse!


  1. Great job Melanie - it's hard to believe that cute shirt came from your dress!

  2. Thanks, guys... forgot to mention that skirt is also an old ankle length one that I chopped to give it new life!


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