Day 7: How to Make Pretty Retro Pot Holders

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Hello crafty friends!

I hope this finds you enjoying your January and hopefully enjoying our 31 day challenge
to make, organize, decorate and cook our way thru the month with a No/Low Spend plan!

Of course, the winter bugs have arrived at casa twelveOeight, so it seems as though it has
taken me 12 days to get through 7 ideas and projects.
Oh well.  With any luck you are reading this and 7 things in 14 days is the most you can
do right now as well.  Then we are perfectly aligned and there is peace in the land.

I love to upcycle, like…anything.
One of the reasons why I cannot fit even a teeny car in my garage is my love of a good
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DIY fringed t-shirt scarf



I have warm weather clothes & accessories on the mind today.  We are expecting quite warm
weather here in the Pacific NW, and I am ready for it.  I have my maxi skirts, summer tops,
capri’s and this new DIY fringed t-shirt scarf all ready for summer fun!

I usually think of scarves for Fall and Winter.  But sometimes an outfit just needs something
extra.  Or we are at the coast and it’s windy and cools off in the evening.
I picked up this white t shirt for $2.50 at Jo-Ann’s when they had a sale going, thinking I could
create something I like.  And if it didn’t turn out as I envisioned, oh well.  I was only out a couple
bucks.

Grab a t-shirt and your fabric scissors, this is super easy and I LOVE how mine turned out!!

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Inspiration Monday Party | Summer Smoothies, Shakes & Tea Features

Hi everyone!!
I hope you are having a fabulous weekend, are you ready to party with me?
Welcome Back to the 44th edition of Inspiration Monday!
We’re so happy you’re here today.
This is the place where your links are seen simultaneously on all FIVE blogs at the same time,
all you need to do is link up to ONE of our sites.
We’re enjoying some warmer days here in the North West and it has me totally in the mood for summer!
I couldn’t help but share all these yummy cold, summer time drinks that were shared at last week’s party!
Be sure to check out all all of the great inspiration in today’s party.
Are you following our Inspiration Monday Pinterest board?
(If you are, you probably got a sneak peek at our favorites for the week.)
Summer drinks

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Splashy Watercolor Tote


We’re taking a short road trip this weekend, and I wanted a new bag to use for my
snacks, notebook, magazines etc…
I don’t need a new bag.  I have probably a dozen to choose from, but who can
resist a pretty bag right?
I have had a few of these canvas bags on hand and have not been sure what I
wanted to do with them until I saw all of the gorgeous watercolors trending
right now.
Bright, splashy, and fun!
And the best part? This is a super thrifty DIY tote bag, and you just
can’t make a mistake.
Even for those of us who color outside the lines,
it all looks modern & chic when it comes to watercolor prints.
Here is what I used to make my “new” Watercolor Tote Bag…

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Upcycled apron from a skirt


Call me a lover of kitch & all things retro.  I love the idea of having a stash of
super sassy aprons hanging around just waiting to be thrown over my clothes
to ensure they are nice and clean once I am done whipping up dinner.
Most days I am working in jeans and a black t-shirt (something I
call my “uniform” and seems to be my go to clothing) barefoot and hair
up in a clip.  But there’s nothing wrong with donning a pretty homemade
apron, and turning up the music while I make dinner.  Even if I’m still
barefoot and singing along as my meal is in the making.
I can’t tell you what kind of fabric I used for the apron front because it’s
actually a skirt I found at Ross about 8 years ago (yes I keep things forever
and it sometimes pays off!)  Here is how I made my sassy new apron:

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