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WIWW - Thrifted

Happy Hump Day! We're  half way through the week and it's time to link up with Lindsey at the Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday. She's now issuing more than just a challenge to get dressed every day. This week was to wear something thrifted. I have a few things I've thrifted and I must say it's quite fun to find great deals. I also continued the last challenge of wearing something rarely worn as Yellow Blackbird had issued the same challenge for Shop Your Closet.

Saturday I had a hair appointment and later we went to dinner. What I wore:

sweater, tank, shorts- Target; shoes- JCPenny;  purse- Tommy Hilfiger- THRIFTED $4.99!
I bought these clothes two or three years ago and wore them a lot the first year, but haven't worn them lately. I had not worn the shoes at all this year. I would not own a Tommy Hilfiger purse if it had not been found at the Salvation Army.
Sunday- church

Dress- Gap via Goodwill. Shoes- target
I found this dress at the Goodwill about three …

Must Do Monday- Wrapped bangle bracelets- 5 tutorials

I'm sure you've figured out by now that I love arm candy! I've been posting bracelet tutorials a lot, but there are still more I want to try. Here are some fabric bangle versions:

Yo Yo bangle by always expect moore

Fabric wrapped bracelets by Sunshine Mama

Rhinestone bangle by Four Flights of Fancy


Leather and lace bangles at One Pear button

Friday Feature- Sugar Bee Craft Edition

Happy Friday again! You may already know this week's featured shop and owner, Mandy, by her great blog, Sugar Bee Craft Edition. Did you know that she also has a cute etsy shop?

Check out her fabulous rolled rosette necklaces:

light green and Turquoise: Rolled Fabric Flower Necklace
Or the key chain fobs

Dark Colorful - Ruffle Fabric Keychain Fob
Her stuff goes quick so go pick up something now and save 10% with the code 'scraps'.
If you haven't checked out Mandy's blog, Sugar Bee Crafts, you must. It's such a fun place, with a Tuesday link party

and lots of tutorials. Here is one of my favorites:

Thanks for stopping by. Go leave Mandy some love and cheer!
Want to be featured in a Friday feature? Do you have an etsy shop or other online business and a blog or facebook page? Email me about a feature.

Tried it out Thursday- braided wrap bracelet

I made another wrap bracelet! This one is similar to this one at Henry Happened. Instead of two pieces of cord, I used three and the chain. I just held the chain with one of my pieces of cord as if it were one strand and braided.

WIWW- Rarely worn

Last week Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy challenged everyone to wear something we never wear or something old in a new way. That's a good challenge that I try to do from time to time, and I still had some things in my closet that needed to be worn.

Jacket and pants: Worthington/ JCPenny; shirt - Ross; shoes- TJMaxx; necklace-vintage/ ebay; bracelet-made by me

Must Do Monday - Make your own headband- 7 tutorials

I'm not a huge fan of headbands. I like them and get compliments on the rare occasions that I wear them, but I'm just not comfortable wearing them. When I do wear them, I like simple ones. I admire the girls who can wear the elaborate ones but I think I'm too old for those. Here are some I've come across that fit my style and are on my list of things to make.

Friday Feature- The Lovely Poppy

It's Friday again. I hope you are discovering lots of great shops from these features and taking note for the upcoming holiday season. Today I'd like to introduce to you Nicole and The Lovely Poppy.

Tried it Out Thursday- Ruffle tank

I posted about sometank refashions a couple of weeks  a month ago that were on my "must do" list. I finally had a free day this week and made myself  a tank based on the Loft inspired tank at Ruffles and Stuff. No need to rewrite a good tutorial, so hop on over there if you want to make one.

I picked up the tanks at Wal-mart last year. My measurements differ a little from hers because I can't cut straight and when I get finished making things straight, I've lost some of the length and or width. Once I got my ruffle sewn on the shirt, I thought the same thing Disney did about covering the center with lace. I didn't sew my lace in a U shape, I just sewed a straight piece down the middle.

Thanks for stopping by. I'll be linking here:
Think Pink Sundays*Keep It Simple Sunday*Under the Table and Dreaming* Sundae Scoop*Strut Your Stuff*Creative Bloggers Party and Hop* Craftomaniac Monday*Making the World Cuter*Just Something I Whipped Up at TGC* Masterpiece Monday

WIWW- Mixing patterns

Lindsey added a challenge to What I Wore Wednesday- mixing patterns. I'll say that's definitely way out of my comfort zone. So far out that I barely found any patterns in my closet to mix. I have plenty of patterned dress blouses for work, but they go with the solid color suits, and that's the only way I change up my suits is by changing the tops and accesories I wear with them. I read online recently in a closet organization article to hang your suit pieces separately so you will mix and match them as separates. I think I'll be challenging myself to do this as well. I tend to buy jackets and pants or skirts as sets as I'm real picky about weights and textures of fabrics matching as well as color but  I think I could mix a few up.

Must Do Monday- Men's shirt refashions/ 5 ways to make a skirt

A couple of weeks ago I shared some tops refashioned from men's shirts. This week I'm focusing on some skirts refashioned from men's shirts. Here are some I want to try:

by BlueBabes Create

Beach themed centerpiece and vignette

When I redecorated my mantel for summer with a beach theme, I also changed up the dining room centerpiece and entryway vignette. I didn't buy anything extra for this other than bamboo mats from the Dollar Tree. I used what I had and what was left from the mantel supplies.  I had planned to share sooner, but I'm just now getting around to posting this.

Here's the dining room centerpiece:

Friday Feature - J & M's Eye Candy

Hello Southern Scraps' readers!  Kristine and Britney here from J&M's Eye Candy Blog and Shoppe!
We are so excited to be featured here today!! Thanks Fonda for having us!  Be sure to check her out over at our blog, and show her some comment love!

We have winner!

For the pendant from TinkerB Boutique!

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2011-08-12 02:55:43 UTC

#20 is:

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

I'm happily following your blog.

August 10, 2011 7:05 PM


Tried it out Thursday- wrapped cord bracelet

I tried my skills at making a beaded wrap bracelet. I wanted to use what was on hand, so I used some parachute cord that hubby had left over with 8mm beads instead of leather cord to make a wrapped bracelet similar to the one at Inspiration and Realisation.

 I had to read several tutorials to get the hang of it. This tutorial seemed to click for me. Later I found this one and it seems like a good one to follow.

Thanks for stopping by. I'll be linking here:

Think Pink Sundays*Keep It Simple Sunday*Under the Table and Dreaming* Sundae Scoop*Strut Your Stuff*Creative Bloggers Party and Hop* Craftomaniac Monday*Making the World Cuter*Just Something I Whipped Up at TGC* Masterpiece Monday* Motivate Me Monday*Inspire Me Monday*Market Yourself Mondays at Sumo’s Sweet Stuff* Pink Hippo Party*More The Merrier Monday*Running With Glitter*Twenty Minute Tuesdays*Take a Look Tuesday* Handmade Tuesdays* Tuesday Time Out* Tell Me Tuesday*My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia*Tip Junkie*Get Your Craft On

WIWW - Dresses and skirts

It's time again to link up with The Pleated Poppy. It's been so hot here lately and my work activities have actually allowed me to wear skirts, so I've worn a skirt or dress most of the past week to work to keep cool.

Skirt, cardigan- Belk's; ruffle shirt- TJMaxx; shoes- ???; bangle bracelets- JCPenney

Must Do Monday- wrapped cord bracelets

Wrapped cord bracelets have been a hot item this year and many tutorials for making them have popped up around the net. Here are some that are inspiring me to try my own:

from Studs and Pearls

Friday Feature - TinkerBBoutique with giveaway

This week I'm thrilled to introduce to you Melanie and her cute shop Tinker B Boutique.  You'll find cute scrabble tile and button pendants in her shop.

Teal Flowers Scrabble Tile Pendant

Tried it out Thursday- Washer bracelet

Last week I posted about washer jewelry in the Must Do Monday. I made myself a washer bracelet inspired by the one at The Answer Is Chocolate.

WIWW - Work and play

I've got a couple of work outfits to share this week. I still have trouble working the photos into my schedule so these are poor mirror/phone camera shots.

Must Do Monday- 5 ways to refashion a man's dress shirt

There are a ton of ways to refashion a man's dress shirt into something cute for us ladies. Today I'm going to focus on some top refashions that I'd like to try. (We'll look at skirts during another week.)