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Month: February 2015

30+ Creative Uses for Old Books

Updated April 2019 with more creative uses for old books including book craft ideas, fresh photos, and lots of inspiration. Welcome!  For those of you who love the written word and want it to be part of your aesthetic too, this post is for you. Pick up a new (old) book at the thrift store and get […] Read more…

Chalkboard “To Do” List

Today I’m bringing home another post I did a few months ago at PinkWhen. I love keeping myself organized, and this board has proved to be a great addition to my craft room. It’s so easy to keep the girls’ measurements on the board (and update them when they grow) so that when I’m ready […] Read more…

Geometric Vinyl Sticker Wall Tutorial | Mabey She Made It

Vinyl Stickers for a Geometric Wall

There’s something so fun about creating a feature wall in a special place in your house. I’ve loved all the sloped ceilings in the upstairs rooms–part of the reason I fell in love with this fixer-upper in the first place–and am excited to share another fun idea for decorating those sloped ceilings. This time I’m […] Read more…

9 Tips for Upcycling Clothes | Mabey She Made It

9 Tips for Upcycling Clothes: Skirt and Tunic from Pants

Take one pair of trousers and a little creativity, and what can you make? A cute little piped skirt and tunic that are so stinkin’ cute you’ll wish you’d done it earlier. Upcycling clothes is such a fun way to make good use out of all the things you no longer wear but still have […] Read more…

Tutorial for a Lovely Lace Knit Pencil Skirt | Mabey She Made It | #sewing #pencilskirt #selfishsewing #stretchlace

Lovely Lace Pencil Skirt

Back in July (after Maya was born) I created a fun knit pencil skirt with stretch lace for The Ribbon Retreat blog, and I realized recently that I hadn’t shared it here yet. So while I’m working on some fun things to show you for Kids’ Clothes Week, here’s another fast, easy sewing project you’ll love. […] Read more…

DIY Wire Spools Stool | Mabey She Made It

Upcycling Wood Spools to a Stool

When Chad sent me a text one day asking if I wanted a couple of wire spools, I immediately said yes! “What are you going to do with them?” he asked. “I don’t know,” I answered. So he brought me two. A week or two later, he asked if I wanted more spools–lots more. “Yes!” […] Read more…

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