Friday, August 23, 2019

Summer so far, in Seven Quick Takes (hint: BIG news)

refabulous summer

I hope you guys are enjoying your summer!  If you know me at all, or are a regular reader here, you know that I do not enjoy summer. In fact, I hate it so much.  HOWEVER, we've had many blessings, and good and happy things happen over the past couple of months, so I thought I'd share a few of them with you today in Seven Quick Takes. . . .

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

DIY: Lavender dryer sachet tutorial

refabulous DIY lavender dryer sachet, eco-friendly tutorial and gift idea

At one time, my eco-friendly lavender sachets were a customer favorite in my Etsy shop.  I've made thousands of them over the years, using just about any kind of lovely reclaimed fabric I could find -- baby dresses, vintage linens, shirts, pants, skirts, dresses.  You name it -- I've probably used it.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

More thrift scores and more news

I slipped into a couple of thrift stores this week while waiting for Matthew's art class to finish up.  The shops were good to me!  Here's what I found, plus some news we received, in Seven Quick Takes. . . .

Another painting. . . 
thrifted painting, via refabulous

Friday, March 15, 2019

Thrift scores and letting go (for a moment)

The past couple of weeks have flown by!  We managed to squeeze in a little fun between school, doctors, and extracurriculars:  some good thrifting happened, plus National Pancake Day, and a little roadtrip. . . .  Here's a quick run down in this week's Seven Quick Takes.

1. Thrift scores. . . .

I found some really beautiful fabrics!  Aren't these gorgeous?  I can't wait to start cutting them up and making new goodies from them. . . .

thrifted fabric, thrift score via refabulous, upcycle, repurpose
Top to bottom:  a souvenir bandana in a map print, a skirt, vintage pillowcases, 
two bright floral dresses, and lastly, a navy skirt in 100% linen.

Friday, March 1, 2019

News: diagnosis and running behind

As usual, I'm running behind.  Just as I start to feel like I'm getting it together (but never quite got-it-together,) life throws me another curveball and I'm scrambling again.

refabulous rare disease, mastocytosis, EoE, new diagnosis, parenting

But from the depths of feeling overwhelmed, I have lots of news to share with you.  Here we go!

Saturday, January 5, 2019

About that Fabric Fast: a recap of 2018

refabulous eco friendly sewing, fabric stash

My 2018 fabric fast lasted 6 months before I caved.

For a fabric addict, that's not really that bad.
OK, OK.  I'm making excuses.

But I did go all of 2017 without buying ANY fabric, so that counts for something, right?  Well, let's get to it.  Here's the damage. . . .

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Happy Advent-turned-Christmas!

refabulous christmas, big family, mantel with stockings
It seems like I was just about to sit down to write a quick little DIY for my super-easy Advent candles, and then *BOOM* Advent and Christmas are already over!

What just happened?!  Seriously!  Although it flew by at record speed, I hope you all had a wonderfully blessed holiday.  Here are a few highlights of our season, in Seven Quick Takes. . . .

Sunday, December 2, 2018

DIY Advent Candles

easy advent candle tutorial by refabulous

It was Saturday night, I realized I didn't have any Advent candles.  And Advent was starting the very next day.  I was unprepared.  Which is a tad ironic, being that the whole purpose of Advent is "preparation."

Purple and pink candles, the ones used for Advent wreaths, are notoriously elusive here.  Why?  I don't know.  But trust me, they are.

So I decided to make my own Advent candles, and very inexpensively!  Here's my tutorial on how to make your own Advent candles, and it's super-easy.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Just a quick note... Etsy shop SALE


Hey, friends!  I'm hosting my final sale of the year this week in my Etsy shop!  Save 20% off every order plus free shipping, now through Friday, 11/30!  Yippeee!  And yes, this does include custom orders.  :)

My custom order deadlines are as follows (and are posted in my shop, too). . . .
* for custom t-shirt quilts and totes, please order by 12/1.
* for custom boho garlands and cactus pillows, please order by 12/8.
* for all other custom requests, please convo or email me!
These are the LATEST dates that orders can be accepted to be made and shipped for Christmas arrival.

However, RUSH orders may be accepted on a case-by-case basis for an additional fee and expedited shipping cost.... please convo for details.

Thanks so much for your support and patronage over the past 11 years, my friends!  I couldn't do it without you.
Have a wonderful week. . . .
I'll talk to you soon!

Monday, November 19, 2018

Thrifted: the bathroom refresh and a new obsession

refabulous bathroom decor, jeff goldblum diy collection, thrifted

Last summer, we decided to refresh and lightly redo the boys' bathroom.  It had an ancient toilet in it that smelled like a public park restroom no matter how much bleach we used, a gross old medicine cabinet that had seen better days, zero d├ęcor. . . just no personality.  But the whole redo had to be on the cheap, and it had to be done by us.

Enter thrift stores, ReStore, and YouTube.

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