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The forecast for Saturday called for rain so I decided to make it a DIY day and created this Polka Dot t-shirt. I had seen one made on a YouTube video and it looked easy, but it was also time consuming. I purchased a 3-pack of t-shirts from Walmart for less than $9.00, and a yard of fusible fabric from Joann Fabrics. A pill bottle to make the circles, scissors, a tracing pencil, an iron/ ironing board were all that was needed.

The t-shirt was lightly pressed on Cotton setting to smooth out the folds and wrinkles. I was going to use the bottom of this cup but changed my mind because I wanted smaller circles. I traced around the bottle on the smooth side of the fusible fabric and then folded the fabric in an accordion style so that more than 1 circle would be cut at a time.

After laying out the dots, fusible side down, two rows at a time I pressed the iron down for approximately 10 seconds.

Once all the dots were ironed onto the shirt, it was turned inside out and pressed again lightly for a few seconds. It will be washed inside out and if any of the dots fall off I have extra fabric to replace them.

Plain White T-Shirt

Polka Dot T-Shirt

Jazzed with a belt

I didn’t do the back because I got tired!


Do you like costume jewelry but don’t want to spend too much for it? It is easy and fun to make your own rings, necklaces and earrings on the cheap. Joann Fabrics, Michael’s and A.C. Moore are always having sales and if you sign up at their websites they’ll send % off coupons. Also check Flea Markets and Yard Sales for more cheap and unique pieces.

Purchase rings in bulk or individually and glue buttons, appliques, hair accessories or jewelry pieces to the tops of the rings using a Hot Glue Gun or E6000 glue. Go through your jewelry box to find old pins, broken earring and necklace pieces to save even more $.

Buy hoops from your local BSS (Beauty Supply Store)and add beads, chains, or feathers for one-of-a-kind hoop earrings.

Add jewelry pieces to chains or chokers to match an outfit or for everyday wear – have fun!

I saw this idea for glitter shoes which would be good for Proms and Weddings.

Today is St. Patrick’s Day and the last weekend of Winter 2012. The weather was gorgeous and it was a perfectly lucky Saturday to be out walking and spending a little green. My first stop was at DSW where there are aisles and aisles of beautiful shoes, I tried on several pairs before settling on the Polka Dot Madden Girl heels. I used my DSW $100 Gift Card and with my $10.00 off coupon they were $29.99. Along the front wall there are several tables of clearance purses, hats and cosmetic bags and I got the poppie jones clutch for $14.00.

I walked next door to Old Navy a store that I don’t normally shop and even though they had a nice selection of maxi dresses and colorful tops I didn’t see anything until I was on the way out. There are several clearance racks throughout the store and I saw one that had this wrap dress for $14.99, it also came in black.

Last stop was to Joann Fabric, as usual they were having a sale, 30% off lawn and garden items and 25% off handbag supplies and fabric swatches. I also had a 20% off coupon so I saved over $10.00 on my Clutch Purse supplies.

Posted on: February 16, 2012

Most stores are in full swing with their after Valentine’s Day sales and specials and here’s what I found at Joann Fabrics. Wicker Baskets and Organizer Boxes are on sale 50-70% off starting at $1.97. I picked up a few that I might use in the powder room or spare bedroom, or I will use for cosmetics/perfume storage, jewelry or change holders or even just as gift boxes.

I will definitely be going back before the 20th to use my coupon!



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