The GoTo Knit Top Pattern

This is one of my favorite “go to” tops right now. I can use thin jersey fabrics for a dressier look, or upcycled old tees for a casual every day look.

I recommend a serger for knits but this can be sewn with a regular machine as well. Perfect for tweens and adults.  The instant download PDF pattern includes the basic style and tips for piecing.

Here’s one I made from an old t-shirt, some yardage and a few knit scraps:

The GoTo Knit Top Pattern via



Here’s my friend Katherine in the top she made. I love the bright colors!

DIY Women's Knit Top Pattern via credit Bebe Gear


My friend Olivia made a striped version. Love those boots! [Read more...]

DIY Sweatshirt Refashion

DIY Sweatshirt refashion tutorial via


It’s so hard for me to find sweatshirts that fit exactly like I want them to……so I decided to make my own. I bought this oversized hooded sweatshirt in the men’s section at Marshall’s for $14.99 and remade it into a new fitted non-hooded sweatshirt. It was a super fast process so I’m on the lookout for more! [Read more...]

Packing Tape Image Transfers

How to make image transfers with packing tape via

I love image transfers.  It’s something I’m always using in my journals but there are so many other fun uses for them.  All you need to make a transfer is a photocopy of an image or words and packing tape.  You can also use printouts from a laser printer or magazine pages. Inkjets will not work because they are not heat based toner.  So take some photos to the copy machine or tear some pages out of your favorite magazine to get started.


How to transfer images (materials) via

First, take a strip of packing tape and place it over the images you want to transfer: [Read more...]

The Hipster Henley, New Items and Opportunities at Lil Blue Boo

With the new digital shop, I’m curating a diverse collection of amazing artwork, educational tools, home organization tools, photography tools, and sewing patterns and resources from very talented artists and designers. It’s a way for me to promote the things I really LOVE and feel good about sharing.   We have a talented (and picky) group of testers that comb through every product before it ever makes it into the shop. With every artist and designer we look at their unique skill set and give suggestions on products that our on our own personal wish lists too!  We add new products almost every day! (See opportunities for partnering with Lil Blue Boo at the bottom of this post!)

A new pattern just added to the shop….the Hipster Henley by Blake Slate Patterns:

The Hipster Henley Sewing Pattern (Boy Version) via lilblueboo.comPhotography by Katherine of Bebe Gear.


The Hipster Henley Instant Download PDF Sewing Pattern (Girl Version) via lilblueboo.comPhotography by Olivia of Olivia’s Ultimate

Instant download as always! [Read more...]

DIY Reclaimed Wood American Flag

DIY American Flag Home Decor from Reclaimed Wood Pallet via


Here’s another painting I did last weekend from reclaimed wood….a rustic American Flag for our outdoor living area. It took under 45 minutes to paint:

Flag Home Decor from Reclaimed Wood Pallet via


The only labor intensive part was making the canvas from a reclaimed wood pallet. First, the pallet was dismantled and then the pieces were attached to two boards: [Read more...]

DIY Studded Jeans or Leggings

DIY Studded Jeans or Leggings Tutorial via

I added a little flair to a pair of Boo’s black skinny jeans recently… adding metal studs down the sides and onto the back pockets.  Here are the basic supplies needed to add them to your own jeans or leggings:

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The Lil Journal Project | Day 14

The Lil Journal Project Day 14 (Family Tree) via

The Lil Journal Project Day 14 (Starting a Family Tree) via

How to Make Layered Transfer Applique

How to Make Layered Transfer Applique via

I made these cute little transfer appliques today:

Woodland Creatures Layered Transfer Applique via


I used graphics by Rebekah Ginda. [Read more...]

How to Make a DIY Custom Instagram iPad Cover

How to Make a Custom Instagram iPad Cover via

Boo and I made this iPad cover highlighting some of our favorite Instagram photos from the last year.  Wouldn’t this make a great holiday gift for family members? You can have custom iPad covers made for around $55 online but this one cost me around $20 to make.

I used this blank “transfer ready” iPad case: [Read more...]

Babble Roundup: T-Shirts, Shoes and Bridesmaid Dresses

What will I wear today as featured over on

Decision Tree for Deciding What to Wear via

A few roundups over at Babble to check out:

Click on the images to visit the galleries.

10 Ways to Re-use old T-shirts via

10 Shoes Makeovers That Don't Look Handmade via

How to Recycle Your Old Bridesmaid Dresses via

And the entire series from last week….purging 5 things a day for 5 days:

5 things for 5 days via




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