Crafters 2017 Review

9 Things I Learned, Rocked, And Failed At In 2017: A Crafter’s Year In Review

2017 – A Vibrant Crafter’s Year In Review Every year I try to look back at the previous 12 months and analyse where I rocked it and where I failed, followed by what I learned from it all. As 2017 was such a humdinger of…

Fashion Kills: The Seamy Underpinnings of the Fast Fashion Industry

Fashion Kills: The Seamy Underpinnings of the Fast Fashion Industry Back in the 1960’s the term “fast fashion” had not yet been coined. Back then it was considered cool, sensible, and smart to take good care of your clothing. If a blouse was wrinkled you…

Instant Pot Cover

How To Make an Instant Pot Cover in 10 Minutes

How To Make an Easy Instant Pot Cover in Just 10 Minutes I don’t know about you, but everywhere I turn these days I’m hearing about the Instant Pot. It’s funny, but a few months ago we had never heard of it. Electric pressure cooker?…

DIY Solaire costume from Dark Souls

Halloween DIY Solaire Costume from Dark Souls

DIY Solaire Costume From Dark Souls This year I didn’t think our kids were even going to need Halloween costumes. Our son at 16 has been above such things for a few years now, and even our 13 year old twin girls seemed to be…

Ethical Clothing Companies

Mandy’s List of Ethical Clothing Companies

Clothing Companies That Put People and The Planet Before Profit All of these ethical clothing companies focus on creating sustainable fashion, putting the planet and the people first, before profit. While this list of slow fashion brands is by no means comprehensive, it will at…

DIY Leggings in 10 Minutes

DIY Tutorial – How To Make Leggings from Old Tights

How To Make Free DIY Leggings from Old Tights There’s nothing more annoying than having to throw an old pair of tights into the landfill. Well wait – there is. It’s just as annoying to want some really cool and fabulishus women’s leggings and find…

How To Make a Free Women's Tunic L-3XL

Easy 90 Minute Sewing Project: Upcycled Tunic Top for Women XS-3XL

How To Make an Upcycled Tunic Top for Women in Less Than 90 Minutes! There are the three things I’m looking for when I want to make an upcycled tunic top that I can wear tonight. Fast. Free. Flattering. I don’t want to go shopping…

First 3 Steps to Starting a Crafting Blog

How To Start A Crafting Blog: The First 3 Important Steps

Ready To Learn How To Start A Crafting Blog? If you’ve been thinking about starting a blog there’s no better time to do it than right NOW. Why? Because in my experience any time I’ve had an idea or an inspiration (a prompting, perhaps) to…

How To Clean A Cabbage Patch Doll

How To Clean a Cabbage Patch Kid Doll: Before and After Tutorial

Do’s and Don’ts of Cleaning Old Cabbage Patch Dolls If you’re anything like me, visiting local thrift stores on the hunt for neglected dolls to rescue is a thrilling treat.  When you find some old beauties sorely in need of a spa treatment for just a…

How to Make a Wig Cap for A Blythe Doll

How to Make a Blythe Doll Wig Cap

How to Make a Blythe Doll Wig Cap for Almost Nothing So That Her Wig Stays On Easily! Recently I got a bald Blythe doll for my birthday. I don’t typically spend very much on dolls as I get them either given to me or at…