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Announcement: Farewell to Chic Creative Life

"'The time has come,'" as Lewis Carroll wrote, "'To talk of many things.'" And so, at last, it is time. It's been over 12 years since I started blogging, and I've reached the end. Many things have played into this decision - which has not been an easy one to make. For...

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10 Easy No-Sew DIY Projects for Summer Tees and Tanks

10 Easy No-Sew DIY Projects for Summer Tees and Tanks

It's June and Summer is coming! For many, hot weather is already here. I'm dipping into my archives today to share with you 10 no-sew DIY Summer projects for t-shirts and tank tops - so you can look cool, calm, and collected despite the rising temperatures. 10 Easy...

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5 Ways to Cut Your Clothing Budget in Half

5 Ways to Cut Your Clothing Budget in Half

This post contains affiliate links - and I receive a small commission on sales from readers clicking through these links. My full Disclosure Policy is here. Cutting your clothing budget down is something that many of us are faced with when our discretionary spending...

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DIY No Sew Face Mask – From a Men’s Shirt

DIY No Sew Face Mask – From a Men’s Shirt

If you follow me on Instagram, you would have seen the DIY No-Sew Face Mask I posted a quick video tutorial for the other week. Even though some states are lifting stay-at-home restrictions and people are beginning to venture out again, I figure better late than...

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The 12 Must-Have Tools for DIY Shirt Makeovers

The 12 Must-Have Tools for DIY Shirt Makeovers

This post contains affiliate links - and I receive a small commission on sales from readers clicking through these links. My full Disclosure Policy is here. Quick Links from Photo: 1  /  2  /  3  /  4  /  5  /  6  /  7  /  8  /  9  /   10  /  11  /  12 So far on this...

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The 7-Step Method to Improving Your Sewing Skills

The 7-Step Method to Improving Your Sewing Skills

This post contains affiliate links - and I receive a small commission on sales from readers clicking through these links. My full Disclosure Policy is here. After 12 years of running my own sewing, crafting, and DIY blog, a lot of people ask me how they can improve...

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How to Sew a Ruffle – WITHOUT a Ruffler Foot!

How to Sew a Ruffle – WITHOUT a Ruffler Foot!

This post contains affiliate links - and I receive a small commission on sales from readers clicking through these links. My full Disclosure Policy is here. I just LOVE ruffles - and always struggled how to sew a ruffle since I didn't have a ruffler foot for my sewing...

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8 Fashion Trends for Spring & Summer 2020

8 Fashion Trends for Spring & Summer 2020

This post contains affiliate links - and I receive a small commission on sales from readers clicking through these links. My full Disclosure Policy is here. So many fashion trends were on the Spring & Summer 2020 runways that seem recycled from past years. Well,...

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DIY New Year’s Eve Shooting Stars Holiday Party Hats

DIY New Year’s Eve Shooting Stars Holiday Party Hats

It's officially Party Season (TM) - and that means glittery, festive, fun, loud, joyful celebrations! I really love making my own party hats (or putting children to work making party hats 😉 ) because they're easy, cheap, and I can make them to completely coordinate...

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DIY Sparkling Holiday Mocktail Recipe

DIY Sparkling Holiday Mocktail Recipe

Interesting fact about me: I don't drink alcohol. Period. I have many reasons why, though one of the simplest to explain is that I hate the taste. I think the last time I even tried a tiny sip of alcohol was back in 2012 (peer pressure: not wanting to disappoint a...

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