2014-07-28

Refashion Month |Threading My Way|

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Hi, House of Estela readers. I'm Pam from Threading My Way. I really enjoyed being a part of Refashion Month, both earlier this year and in July last year, so I am thrilled Magda is hosting another series this month, even though her hands are full.

I've been sewing for many years and love to share my projects with others. It's only in recent years, though, that I've begun to see old clothes in a new light. Pre-loved clothes, as I prefer to call them now, can so easily be given a longer life by refashioning them into something new

As a former school teacher, it will come as no surprise, that I also like to write sewing tutorials. I began my blog in 2011 and, bit by bit, I am learning some behind the scenes aspects of blogging - things that work for me.

When I began blogging, I didn't realise what I was getting into. I was totally unaware there was a whole new world, full of warm and welcoming people who sew. People like Magda - creative, inspiring and generous. I have so much enjoyed becoming a part of this community and not a day goes past when I'm not on my computer, reading blogs, learning new things and just generally being motivated and inspired to sew.

To showcase the work of others, I host ongoing link parties, where you can add your own sewing projects.

Apart from my family, my other passion is gardening. It's a toss up each day as to which activity will receive the most of my attention.

Enough about me. This time I've chosen to make a cushion for Refashion Month. I'm not sure if making a cushion can be called a refashion. Perhaps it's an upcycle. Whatever you call it, my jeans pocket cushion began life as a pair of jeans and a dress. Head on over and I'll show you how to make one for yourself.



... Pam

2014-07-26

Gllimpse of our last week #6


Last week was really poor in photos. I didn't have much where to choose from. We are getting back into our normal routine bit by bit and I was able to do things as pick G. from daycare, with S. on the sling and by myself. It feels good to find some normality back, although things are never the same as they were when there is a new member in the family. 
It was a busy week, comparing to the previous ones. It started with me taking S. to repeat his foot test, something was wrong with the first one and now we wait for the results. G. stayed over my sister's for a couple of days again - she just loves the country side, but who doesn't, right?
I finally sewn something. I actually worked on 2 pattern tests, a blog tour item and a bit more. I feel so happy about that. 
Today is grandparents day over here, and V. and I thought it would be fun to use these empty keyrings he got in his job, to put our kids pictures and give each of our parents one as a little gift. It is also V.'s birthday today... little miss and I will try to work on a homemade present for him... pictures of that will be included next week (I guess). 
Somewhere in the week, I made soup. With love. I love how much G. cares for her little brother. She loves making bubbles. She doesn't play with dolls, but she wanted to carry the small baby doll with her. S. is growing out of his first clothes so quickly! And, I'm almost bback to shape.

2014-07-25

Refashion Month |Xoxo Grandma|

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My name is Joy Candrian and I blog over at xoxograndma.blogspot.com. I'm a wife to one great guy whose put up with my creativeness for 36 plus years.  I'm also a proud mother to four children and grandma to eight adorable grandchildren. All of these sweet little ones live too far away to enjoy on a daily basis, so when I'm not traveling to see them, I'm constantly creating something to send to them so they'll grow-up knowing their grandma loves and adores them.   

To read all about Joy's refashion, please click here!

2014-07-24

Refashion Month |Serger Pepper|


Hi there! I'm Irene and I love to Refashion! I'm a 30 something italian mom with a strong passion for anything sewing. I usually blog at Serger Pepper, I'm absolutely Pinterest addicted and I spend my very little free time drafting and grading patterns... it's my favorite killtime! With my project for this Refashion July 2014 I want to show you how you can create a beach robe with couture finished seams starting from very poor materials and spending no money (since I'm giving you the pattern I drafted for FREE!). I hope to see you soonin my little refashion world, it's a cozy place :D

see it Here!

2014-07-23

Refashion Month |Climbing the Willow|


Hi, I'm Teri!  I'm a mom to six kids who keep me pretty busy :)  But in my spare time, I love to blog about my sewing projects over at www.climbingthewillow.com.  I also enjoy sharing what I know with others, especially those just learning how to sew, and I hope to include many more projects here in the future :)

I love making clothes for all my kids, but I prefer making little things whenever possible, so my youngest, Mae, reaps the benefits of most of my sewing :)  After all, she will only be two once, and there is really nothing cuter than toddler sized clothes!  Plus I have a lot of big clothes sitting around that are just perfect for turning into little clothes :) 

Today I'm sharing a tutorial for an upcycled t-shirt dress that I made from one of my oldest daughter's outgrown tees.  It's super comfy and just perfect for a casual summer day.  It would also make an adorable cover up for a quick trip to the beach ... or to the pool for us since we don't live very close to a beach!  And the best thing is the tutorial can be adapted for any size tee, so it even works for bigger kids. Come check out the tutorial here!



2014-07-22

Refashion Month |hamiltonchicklets|

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Hello! I'm Elizabeth and I blog over at hamiltonchicklets with my talented sister Sara. Although I primarily sew for my two adorable little kiddos, I have also been known to sew a wee bit for myself. My sister also shares her sewing and knitting projects so hopefully there is a little something of interest for everyone. In the meantime, I am super excited to be a part of Magda's refashion month... hope you like what I've done which you can see here!

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2014-07-21

Refashion Month |Sew Shelly Sew|

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Hi, my name is Shelly!  I am a Stay at Home Mommy to 3 awesome children (and my husband lives here to, lol)...2 boys and a baby girl.  They keep me pretty busy during the day, but after they go to bed I love love love to sew and on Mondays I take a break to watch The Bachelor(ette) ;-). Before I was a mom I worked as an Actuary, which has to do with Math/Statistics, so I approach sewing like a puzzle...and I love all the numbers/logic involved!  I have a harder time with the creativity part, but I'm trying!  Come visit me over at my bloghttps://sewshellysew.wordpress.com!


See Shelly's refashion here!
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