I can’t believe we’ve made it to the fifth and final week of the Refashion Runway Challenge. This season has been so much fun and has also been incredibly challenging.
For this week’s refashion I was lucky enough to find a king-sized sheet set at a dollar-a-pound Goodwill in the very color I needed! Woot! While at the Goodwill I Googled an image of the Pantone Blue: Riverside shade, and was able to make sure the colors matched up.
By the way, check out this beauty I was lucky enough to find at my neighbor’s yard sale last weekend. Continue reading →
Here we are – it’s week four of the Refashion Runway Competition! For this week’s theme I decided to make a boho-gypsy style tunic.
This refashion had actually been brewing in my brain for some time, but knowing how time-consuming it would be, I had put it off. Thanks to the competition I now had the perfect excuse to get it done!
I started with this men’s vintage, plaid shirt (snaps and all), and several other scraps and shirts from my refash stash.
I cut off the bottom of the shirt at the waistline, removed the sleeves, and then took in the sides.
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It’s button week!
As you can see I have a decent stash of buttons.
For this week’s Refashion Runway challenge, I wanted to make an entire outfit that fit the button theme.
To start out, I grabbed a plain black t-shirt, an image I found online, some iron-on adhesive, and a plethora of buttons. Continue reading →
I’m so excited for you to see what I’ve been working on for this week’s Refashion Runway Challenge.
Ever since I found out all of the themes for this season, I’ve been looking most forward to this week because of the metallic theme.
First of all, I decided to use a couple of curtains that I was given a while ago, but never had the right sized windows to use them on.
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I was so excited when I found out Beth (The Renegade Seamstress) was hosting another season of Refashion Runway, and ecstatic when she asked me to participate as a competitor. I mean, how could I say no?
Velvet is this week’s theme and I found two velvet garments to work with.
As you can see neither one was really doing anything for me – they’re not very flattering to say the least!
I started out by cutting off the top of the gigantic velvet dress.
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One year ago today I published the very first post on this little blog…I can hardly believe it!
I’m so thankful for all of you who read and follow Diary of a MadMama.
Every time someone comments on, likes, refers, pins, and shares one of my posts; it completely makes my day.
I’m especially grateful for those who decide to feature my blog on their websites. For example, being invited to be one of the competitors on the first season of the Refashion Runway Competition was definitely a huge highlight of the first year…thanks Beth!
But most of all, It has been amazing to meet, connect and share encouragement with readers and fellow bloggers who, although I’ve not met them in person, feel like close friends.
To give you a recap of this past year, here are highlights from some of the most popular posts each month, followed by a celebratory giveaway:
How To Make an Infinity Scarf in Less Than 30 Minutes
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Hi, my name is Jen!
This year, one of my many New Year’s resolutions is to start a blog…and here it is!
The reason I want to start a blog is to document my attempt at becoming a domestic goddess, whilst dealing with the reality that I’m far from it!
Martha Stewart I may not be, but I enjoy cooking, baking, crafting, refashioning, homeschooling my 3 awesome kids and spending hours looking for inspiration on Pinterest (which is where most of my blog ideas will undoubtedly come from).
If you are reading my blog I want to say, “Thank you!” My hope is that you enjoy reading my mad ramblings and cool tutorials, and I always welcome your comments.
Question: What are your New Year’s resolutions?