Saturday, December 21, 2019

Sweetest thrift score, lots of baking, and a party in SQT

I hope you guys aren't getting tired of the Seven Quick Takes.  Right now, it's about all I can blog, without falling tooooo far behind.  I hope to get to more tutorials and such after the new year (resolutions!) but for now, this is it.  I have a massively good thrift score to share, some more sewing, and lots of baking, too. . . .

1. thrift score of the YEAR. . . .

Last week, I was shopping for tacky Christmas d├ęcor for our Christmas party, when lo and behold, I stumbled across this beauty. . . . 

Friday, December 6, 2019

Celebrating St. Nick, more sewing, and cooking... in SQT

Happy Feast of St. Nicholas!

the shoes are getting larger... and fewer in number.  :(

Our first week of Advent has been busy, with sewing, baking, cooking, school. Here's what we've been up to, in Seven Quick Takes. . . .

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

A little shopkeeping and new bags!

A day late, but here we are.  The shop has some fresh, new listings, and more are on the way!

 (you can find this here)
(and here)

This is a popular size, and they sell out quickly, like these already have. . . .

Friday, November 29, 2019

Pies, sewing, and surgery in SQT

I hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving!  We had a great (loud, messy, fun, chaotic) day yesterday.  No illness, no headaches, no burned food.... plenty to be grateful for!

Join me for pie, sewing, surgery, and oh-so-much more in Seven Quick Takes. . . .

Friday, September 27, 2019

An engagement, a baby, and a hospital stay, in SQT

It's been a very eventful two weeks, as you can probably guess from the title. . .  in Seven Quick (and not-so-Quick) Takes.

Monday, September 16, 2019

DIY baby taggy toy

Several years ago, a lovely friend sent Donovan an adorable handmade taggy toy when he was born.  He was pretty ambivalent about it; he could take it or leave it.  But a couple of years later, along came Henry. . . and he LOVED it.

baby Henry!

Seriously one of his favorite toys.  I wanted to make him another one, and the toy seemed easy enough to make.  But I never had much ribbon lying around the house at the time, so I never got around to making one.

However, with BABIES arriving on the scene very soon, and a plethora of ribbon around here, I decided to make some taggy toys, and write up a little tutorial for them, too!  Friends, they are super simple (and quick!) to make -- easy enough for beginner sewists.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Baby bibs and Back to school, in Seven Quick Takes

refabulous baby bibs, handmade

Well, I had warned you that baby sewing would be making an appearance on the blog!  I whipped up seven bibs for my beautiful sister's baby, and we started back to school this week. . . . Seven Quick Takes style!

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. . . .

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