Tagged: Upcycle

Last First Day of School | Project Inspiration

Last First Day of School | Project Inspiration

This week I celebrated my last first day of school!  My last first day with me as the student, anyway.  Hopefully at this time next year I will be celebrating my first- first day of me as the teacher! *crosses fingers* *curses budget cuts* Gettiing adjusted to yet another new...

Two-Minute T-Shirt Apron Tutorial

Two-Minute T-Shirt Apron Tutorial

It is Salsa and Fireman Food day at the Kramer house!  Mom is busy catering the county fire meeting and my siblings brought home 5 crates of tomatoes from their visit to my aunt and uncle’s house.  Makes for a very messy kitchen and busy day! When you know you...

Quilts From Vintage Sheets

Quilts From Vintage Sheets

Mom recently cleaned out her collection of vintage sheets to make room for more civil war prints, I’m sure.  I was happy to take them off her hands, and here is my first creation. I used one pillowcase and a portion of a sheet that were the same print in...

Use Old Tights For Headbands

Use Old Tights For Headbands

One of the biggest concerns people have for me when I tell them about the Compact is, “What about headbands!?” I find it funny that this is the FIRST thing people think of… I used to go through about a pack of thick black hairbands (aka ponytails, in my house)...

Frugal (Re)Fashion

Frugal (Re)Fashion

It was a gorgeous day on campus today… Perfect weather to wear my “new” skirt! Of course I did not actually buy something new.  This skirt is made from a pair of dress khakis that I initially purchased at my all-time favorite thrift shop, the Depot.  I got a little...

Recycle T-Shirts To Make Cloth Diapers

Recycle T-Shirts To Make Cloth Diapers

As mentioned in an earlier post, my mom and little sister are layette-making machines.  They transformed flannel sheets into 149 cloth diapers in one weekend.  Now I’m not quite that amazing, but once upon a time I rescued 12 shirts from Spencer’s Goodwill bin and made 12 cloth diapers.  Mom...