I love all things unique, handmade/hand-altered and out of the ordinary. I have my fair share of high street fashion and furniture, but what I really love is going on a charity shop crawl looking for “treasure”. You know what they say “one man’s junk is another man’s treasure”. I’m not afraid to get my scissors, craft glue or crochet hook out and tailor make something to my taste.
I was reading Elsie Cake’s blog and came across ‘Project Restyle’ a fun challenge to make anything that’s secondhand, ready to be thrown out or something that’s a bit neglected into something glorious and uniquely yours. Here are the guidelines
1. You must use unwanted, damaged or unusable vintage or used items to ReStyle. One of the big purposes of the group is that it encourages green living and is budget friendly. You can use items from your own closet/attic that you no longer love, thrifted finds or hand-me-downs.
2. Take a Before & After photo of your ReStyled project. It’s that simple!
3. Share your creative work on your blogs and in our Flickr Group. If you don’t have a Flickr account, it’s free to join. We’ll be choosing favorites each week to share on our blogs, so you’ll want to be sure to join the fun.
4. You can create fashion, home decor or gift items. There are no limits on what types of items you can ReStyle! Be creative and make items you know you can really use!
So I’m in and I’ve already started! I will be posting my progress in the coming week. Back to work tomorrow :(