Friday, April 9, 2010

One Green Thing Friday

I stumbled across this video this afternoon and thought that it would make a great blog post. I have seen quite a few tutorials on making crafts from old packaging but this woman started an entire business! Its called RePlayground! and it is simply amazing. Check it out!

I am going to begin posting One Green Thing every Friday, so make sure you check back!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

My Upcycled Fashion Show....

Happy Easter Everyone!!!

Here is the final part of my upcycled fashion show.  I am going to be taking a short break from sewing (just for a week or two) to work on my "day job" of photography, which I LOVE but have been neglecting. When I return be prepared for a big surprise. All I will say is that I love collaborations!!! Yay!

Look #6
Dress: Thrift store find.I loved the print of the fabric but the neckline and sleeves were not flattering at all.I cut them off and raised the bustline to an empire waist.
Collar: This was created from two vintage doilies 

Look #7 
Top Left: Lace Embellished tank from Old Navy
Top Right: Yellow tank from Target
Skirt: Created simple elastic waist skirt from two grey
tee-shirts. Vintage lace trim.
Scarf/Necklacey Thing: made from thrifted charcoal tee.

Look #8
Dress: I combined a plain black ribbed tank and a swingy trapeeze top(both from ON)and attached with a wide piece of elastic.
Cardigan: this is one of my favorites from Target a few years ago. 

Thursday, April 1, 2010

I am now a Booty Babe and YOU should be too

If you have an Etsy shop you must join a BNR! Don't have a clue what that means do you? Here is the quick and dirty (haha, I've always wanted to say that).

BNR stands for Buy and Replace. Someone starts a BNR by listing it under promotions in the Etsy forum. Then they get a group of shops to sign up. There are several ways to go about this, and there are usually different rules. So, a list of shops gets started and they continue to promote themselves on the BNR thread in forums, under promotions. Buyers will come along and buy from someone on the list. The buyers shop then replaces the shop they purchased from, on the list. To get back on the list, you have to purchase from a shop on the list. Usually the person that started the BNR is considered to be the host and stays on the list no matter who buys from them or how much is bought. 

The BNR that I participate in is called The Booty BNR. Booty actually stands for booted, because if you don't sign in within a 24 hour period of time, you will get booted off the list. 

So get off your booty and join the fun already!