[2014] Year In Review

2014 was a roller coaster year for me. I started out good- I had planned out what DIY’s to make then went downhill mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. If I made any resolutions or goals, rest assured – I didn’t fulfill them. I was planning on making a few new series for DIY, which I have put on hold and hoping the coming year will accomplish those. For some reason, inspiration was sucked out of me sometime right before the school year ended – the reason is for another blog if I decide to open up about it.

One good thing is that I did focus on refashions more this year, so I was still able to blog. Compiling all the images I took for my DIY’s, I’m contemplating on creating a new blog site for my refashions and maintain this blog for a seasonal DIY. That’s still up in the air.

For now, here’s my DIY’s for this year. I’m looking forward to a more crafty DIY year this coming 2015.


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Until then,

Happy New Year

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Refashion Series/Christmas Series: Into The Holiday Spirit

**Blogger’s Note***
My daughter told me that I’ve earned my first critic. She told me that – that person doesn’t understand why I made the outfits I’ll be posting in a bit. My daughter thinks it’s to look cute, so I’ll let her have that.

For me – doing this heals me. For years I’ve been battling depression, which escalated this year [hence the lack of crafts, refashions, and posts]. Although I’m not medically diagnosed [and I won’t], crafting, and sewing is what gets me through a day or week, or season. My daughter is proud of me that even though I don’t go get her clothes at Justice, I can always whip up an outfit out of my old clothes or make an outfit from scratch. That is what heals me. Her appreciation towards what I do – it’s not the money spent on an outfit, it’s the love I pour when making it.

Right now, aside from the love of my children, and Korean drama addiction, this- is the only talent I have, and I want to inspire others to let their talents come out and show the world that they can do something.

Don’t worry – my daughter, she has her own sense of style. I always run everything by her on how her outfit should look before actually making it.

Now – back to my post. For the last week of school, I wanted to bring the Holiday Spirit in her school by making a Holiday themed outfit – refashion style of course. Without further ado, here is my princess dressed up. We missed Monday because she was saving an outfit for a picture with Santa.

Snowman
refashioned snowman

The sweater was her brother’s that was never worn. I resized it to fit her, the pom poms are just pinned on so she can wear the sweater dress this winter. I made a tutu skirt to match.
Christmas Tree / Christmas Skirt
diy christmas tree, tree skirt to skirt
This was the inspiration for the tree skirt-I bought fabric and made this from scratch since I couldn’t find matching green skirts. The white strips are from 99c store tree skirts.
The red skirt was made out of Dollar Tree tree skirts. I meant to add white tulle for more of a Santa effect, but my muse wanted this simple.

 
Gingerbread
refashioned gingerbread dress
It’s the last day of school, and pajama day. My daughter didn’t want me to make pajamas out of the dress I got from Goodwill, but she wanted a pajama dress. So I just used a portion of the dress to make a skirt, and resized a 99c store shirt to fit her and added pom poms.

Elf
refashioned elf costume
Last but not the least, the elf outfit. This was actually the first one I made. She didn’t want to wear it to school because this was going to be the outfit she’ll wear for a picture with Santa too.

This post is my last for 2014. Next up will be my year in review.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Until then,
Keep your passion for refashion