Totally Smitten With We Can Make Anything

Upcycling star couple m.e. and Heather are the inspiring talents behind We Can Make Anything. From refashions & recycled home decor to scrumptious recipes their charming corner of blogland has a load of fantastic projects for everyone!

Get to know these groovy gals and discover their top thrifting & refashioning tips!

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Gone Thrifting…

Are you a thrift & charity shop junkie? Do you love vintage & second hand? Does DIY give you the tingles? Have you kicked unethically produced fast fashion & decor to the curb?

If you’ve answered yes to the above questions then join my fancy new “Gone thrifting” group on facebook and share your love for all things thrifty & upcycled!

Gone Thrifting is a place to spread the second hand love, share upcycling & refashion projects, ideas + a healthy dose of thrifty style inspiration!

Feel free to post a brief decription & links to your latest refashions, DIY decor, thrifty outfits & style tips – snag advice & interact with other members – or simply lurk about & enjoy the thrifty goodness!

Share your second hand style each week with the Thrifty Thursday outfit & decor challenge!

The Thrifty Thursday Goal: To inspire others to shop second hand & prove that fabulous, affordable, unique style can easily be achieved without supporting the growing phenomenon of cheap, unethically produced fast fashion & decor.

How to take part in Thrifty Thursday:

– Style an outfit or share a decor item based on the themes seen at the top of the Gone Thrifting group wall.

*Outfits & decor must be put together from items you already own, have thrifted, DIY’d, swapped, inherited, gotten second hand, dumpster dived, etc…

– Post your Thrifty Thursday pics & a brief description (or a link to your Thrifty Thursday blog post) on the Gone Thrifting group wall.

– Be Inspired!

What are you waiting for? Pop on over and join in the thrifty lurv!

Hooray! I’m a Cheap (DIY) B*tch!

Guess who’s the newest contributor over on That ¢heap Bit¢h?

That’s right! Yours truly is now the official thrifty DIY Diva of cheapdom! Whoo Hoo!

Take a gander at my first groovy post & be sure to take a leisurely scroll through this forthright & oh-so-thriftastic fashion & lifestyle blog!

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the terrific tot top transformation…

Winterize those warm weather kiddo tops with my next snappy tutorial:

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the two step skirt…

Create the funktastic skirt above in just two simple steps…

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Get your upcycling on!

Here’s a couple fabulicious trash to treasure tutes I discovered while out foraging the interwebs:

First up an adorkable neck-tie wristlet from Pillows-a-la-Mode – how awesomely hipstery cool is that?! Made from Grandpa’s funky vintage tie? Love it to bits!

Ultimate Upcycling Divas Stacy & Jacqui from Re-Creations Project created this wicked lantern using…well…garbage actually. Why not rummage through your bin & make your own?

Table Top Saviour…

The hubs and I love old wooden furniture and thus are professional Kleinanzeigen-lurkers. We’ve scored some amazing deals: my ginormous 1950’s wardrobe & matching vanity (€80), the gorgeous rocking chair in the munchkin’s room (€8), his massive oak chiffonier (€40) & even our rustic-chic-built-in kitchen (€100) were all discovered in online classifieds. Our greatest find so far was our mint condition 1940’s dining room set for €15! When we went to pick it up they gave us this beauty for free!

…only one little problem…the top looked like this:

As we didn’t want to pay the €300(!) to have it refinished I came up with a (free) ‘temporary’ solution that looks fab, is washable and just may prove to be permanent in the long run!

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