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May 17, 2009

Grossgrain Giveaway

Filed under: Uncategorized — niksblog @ 2:53 pm

Loose Teeth Vintage Inspired Sundress with Petticoat GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

I don’t understand why this lady does this or what she gets from it, but she seem to give things away – and who am I to not simply link to her blog to be in with a chance?!! This vintage dress is just too lovely, and this crafster also makes one the best adult playsuits I’ve seen in like – totally forever! 😉

It’s a very inspiring site too, hopefully will help with ideas for Wardrobe Refashion.


March 17, 2009

Oops, stuffed it already!

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It doesn’t count that the two things I bought today are going to be adjusted and one is being used to refashion something else. It doesn’t count that they were cheap.
They were brand new (BAD girl) a-a-a-nd even worse they were cheap Asian imports so made in some horrible sweat shop and they were so cheap I’m sure that it costs someone somewhere far more to have them (BAD BAD girl), I dont’ need them (BAD x3 girl) and we don’t have money for this sort of thing no matter what they cost (BAD x4 girl). So I had just bloody better do something with them huh? Cause it’s not like I don’t have a several crates full of stuff I “could do something with”. *sigh*

The above news is so bad, the fact that I finally hemmed and took up a skirt really isn’t on the radar…but I did. And now I can wear it…Pic soon just for the heck of it..

February 9, 2009

Day One – It’s begun

Filed under: Uncategorized — niksblog @ 1:40 pm

I’ve been thinking about Wardrobe Refashion for some time now. I like the whole idea of not buying new etc. However, it has been kind of forced on me as due to my habit of spending on anything and everything – well we now officially have NO money. No really. If either of us get sick for longer than a week our house is at risk and we’d have to sell our car or something. 6 month pledge Without a doubt, or any shadow of matyrdom – this is my fault, especially the size of my credit card debt which I have helpfully shared with my husband. So I’m guessing I’m the one that needs to fix it. Pity – I really wanted some new grey shoes…maybe I can find them second hand somewhere.. anyone a size 6.5 to 7 (38) with a lovely pair of grey mid high heels? So here we go, it doesn’t officially begin until April 15th, but due to our rather desperate circumstances I need to start now. And I need to start sewing so maybe, maybe this will help. Such a shame I hate the smell of second hand clothing shops. I was thinking for 2 months (ie. till 9th May) but this really needs to be a way of life I’m thinking, especially if I want baby number 3 before I turn 45! So there’s definitely the clothing side, but also everything else. Today I refused to buy icecreams, which was met by great loud cries of disappointment and an accusation of cruelty (G is such a drama-queen!) and we had iceblocks at home (made early this morning at about 3.30am while I was in manic mode) and a promise of icecream in a bowl with choc sauce after dinner. I’m really not that cruel… but I just have to convince her of that. Just gotta work out how to add “buttons and things” to this as I’m a kinda girl.

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