Category Archives: repurpose clothing

dyeing with bleach

Here’s another one of my dabblings– transforming an old garment using bleach, a simple household item to create an interesting surface design of fabric. So, why black? Though black is the absence of all colors, as a pigment it is often … Continue reading

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repurpose clothing, grevillea robusta

Grevillea robusta, also known as silky oak is an evergreen flowering tree with fern-like leaves, and striking yellow-orange comb-like flowers. Note: The flowers and fruit are poisonous and can cause skin irritation, so care and caution should be taken into consideration when … Continue reading

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hello, July

How many of us have at least an item of clothing in our closet that has never been worn or perhaps forgotten it ever exists? I must admit, that sometimes, I have the tendency to buy something that it’s either … Continue reading

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happy new year 2014!

Here’s wishing each and everyone of you who follows my blog–all the best and a year filled with good health and joy. Thanks for all your likes and comments! To usher in the new year, I like to share pictures of … Continue reading

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revamp old to new naturally: linen dress

    This 2-piece linen dress and wrap has been with me since my kids were in high school.  For this project, I used an iron metal spoon to wrap up the garment with eucalyptus leaves.  The iron metal from … Continue reading

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revamp old to new naturally: slip lingerie

I was removing some of the spent blooms of my pink hydrangeas and a thought came to mind. I was curious to know if this lovely pink color would be a good eco-print plant material for this project. I gathered enough of … Continue reading

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revamp old to new naturally: silk top

  I have been going through my closet for old clothing to practice on eco dyeing or contact printing. Well, not just any old clothing, but also bed linens. When I ran out of my own resources, I make a … Continue reading

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