Monday, May 26, 2014

Leftover Denim

I have tons of jeans that either don't fit or have ripped or frayed beyond repair. I just hate to throw out the material because denim is so versatile. So I have scoured the internet looking for crafts to use my old jeans for and figured I would share a few of my favorites with you.

Hope this inspires you to do something crafty with your old jeans instead of throwing them away. Happy crafting!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Cedar Point

 A couple friends and I are going to Cedar Point tomorrow. I'm pumped to go because I've just recently gotten over my fear of roller coasters. Seriously, last summer was the first time I rode the Millenium Force or the Dragster. Happy to say I survived, obviously. I used to be the friend that would hold everyone's stuff while they rode the big rides. Now that I'm over that fear we have to figure out what to do with our stuff. Lockers are expensive and often times across the park, bags can't be taken on a number of rides, and pockets, well, you can never be sure stuff won't fall out of them. I am a big fan of pockets in general but, it is always hard to find a pair of women's jeans that actually have some decent pockets. That is a rant for another time.

This year I came up with a cute little pouch to keep the important stuff in (keys, phone, money, cards) that won't fall out of my pocket or make me look ridiculous wearing.

I made it using a pair of old jeans that had worn out. The front has a clear vinyl window that allows me to still see my phone while it's inside. The nice thing about vinyl is that you can still use touchscreens through it. The other side has a small zipper compartment that is big enough to hold cash, cards and keys secure. The small clip allows me to attach it to my belt or belt loop and then stick the whole ting in my pocket. no more worries about losing my stuff.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Thrifty Refashion

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Tell me I'm not the only person who loves blogs where crafters find things at thrift stores and make them into something awesome. I've seen almost everything you could conceivably find at a thrift store turned into something completely different and reimagined. My favorite ones are the crafters who take old and out of style clothes and refashion them. I'm inspired to try and do it every time I see one of those blogs. However, I never seem to find anything at the thrift stores I frequent to refashion. But recently I've run into a stroke of luck. I got this cute shirt for $2 (I cheated a bit and got it from JC Penny, but $2 is still a steal)

When I bought it I didn't intend to refashion it, but after trying it on it wasn't as flattering as I had hoped. I then perked up considerably when I realized that this is what I had been waiting for and at once I had an idea of what I wanted to do with it. For now my plan is a secret but I will do another post when I finish my refashion.