Friday, August 30, 2013

This dog has been upcycled!



It's been over 8 months since I rescued my wonder dog, Tomatilla, from an animal shelter. I didn't realize just how much this Pomeranian has changed since I first got her, until I started comparing photos from then and now. She certainly has grown in size and fluff over these short months. When I first rescued her, she was full grown and about 3 years old. At that time she weighed in at at 7 pounds. Now she's a whopping 9 pounds - still smaller than most cats. A 2 pound weight gain may not sound like much, but imagine if you gained 25% of your body weight in less than a year.

I'm proud to report that Tia is much healthier now, has a full coat of hair, and is just the sweetest thing ever. She loves belly rubs, attention, and she just adores any kind of treats. Part dog, part fox-y creature, this animal is a whole lotta love. I highly recommend a rescuing your own pet, and giving it a little bit of upcycled TLC.



Friday, August 23, 2013

Don't shrug off old sweaters - ReMake them into new!

Update your wardrobe and upcycle your style with this sweater to shrug reconstruction project. A few simple steps turn this project into a bolero-style shrug that's cute as a button. You can follow the complete how-to over with photo instructions that I created just for you over at DIY Network. Woo hoo!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Turn an old button down and 2 neckties into this tank top DIY!

The summer heat is great inspiration for cool new projects. Use two old neckties, a button down shirt, and follow the complete how-to that I wrote up just for the good folks at Made + ReMade at the DIY Network. It's an easy project to do. Using the hems from the shirt and tie makes some of the tank already started for you.

Once you've made this project materialize, think of all of the other fashion accessories that can come from neckties like a - guitar strap, cell phone case and more.