A Pinch & A Punk For The First Of The Month.

November? November?! How DID that happen?

I knew yesterday was the last day of October. I knew today would be the 1st of November. I knew November was the month before December & that December is the crazy busy so much fun I love Christmas so much I get a bit insane month, but it really hit me when I changed my Calendar (South Park - not a huge fan but it was $2 on clearance in February...) page this morning. It's.... November.

Today marks the official end of Blogtoberfest - it's been a fun month! There were a few days there where I thought I wasn't going to make it, something about having to post every day made me anxious... sure I can post most days anyway, but when I HAVE to, it's an entirely different story. I held my very first, and second, giveaways, found a bunch of new blogs that I adore, gathered a few extra followers (Welcome! Are you sure you're in the right place...?!), was inspired & excited by so many crafty craft types &, as if that all weren't enough, I won some awesome stuff... which I still can't believe, I am incredibly lucky in blogland it seems... (Now, won't the lotto start a blog so I can enter their giveaway & win it...?! I promise I'll share...)

Muchos thanks must go to TinnieGirl for holding such an awesome blog carnival, CurlyPops for being a gorgeous & glamorous barrel girl & BadSkirt for hosting the ideas hub (which, I'm sorry, I totally forgot about & could have really used!). I know I'll be back next year.

And... because I am quite obviously unstable, I am not done with the challenges. This one is going to be a tad more demanding as it shall require more from me than sitting here next to my red phone & typing madly - I shall have to get out my sewing machine &.... well.... sew.

I have joined Wardrobe Refashion. For 2 months. Starting today.

The Pledge
I Vic pledge that I shall abstain from the
purchase of "new" manufactured items of clothing, for the period of 2
months. I
pledge that I shall refashion, renovate, recycle preloved items
for myself with
my own hands in fabric, yarn or other medium for the term of
my contract.
I pledge that I will share the love and post a photo of my
refashioned, renovoted, recycled, crafted or created item of clothing on the
Wardrobe Refashion blog, so that others may share the joy that thy
brings! Signed...X.
(I've always wanted to sign with an "X"...)

That means no new store bought Xmas clothes for me. That means I am going to have to find, in an oppy, something that can be made into a festive outfit suitable for lunch at a fancy shmancy hotel. Or I have to make something from scratch. Or I can buy something from Etsy. Let me just say, thank goodness the Aussie dollar is going gangbusters right now!

Luckily, I managed to buy almost an entire summer wardrobe for Punky from a seller on Etsy who was having a summer clearance sale a couple of weeks ago - that's what the pictures are - lovely outfits aren't they? I think so, all for the princely sum of $5 each! Yup, $5 each! I got all 7 sets she had left in Punk's size, which ended up being something like $55 Aussie including shipping & with a few lovely hair bows. I have been telling everyone who will listen. Especially, it seems, people who could care less. The Boy's boss for example; "Hello Punky." Me: "Her outfit cost $5!" TBB: "........" Me: "...from Etsy!" TBB: ".......". Ah well. I know you care. Right?!

I digress.

So November, & December, are going to be months of making dodgey cut up tshirts out of perfectly fine, professionally made tshirts, making skirts longer or shorter than they used to be & adding "embellishments" to things. Don't pretend you're not excited. You are. I can tell.... & don't fret, I'll be sure to share my, erm, 'creations' with you!


  1. Wow what a bargain! Love th erefashion idea. I signed up too. I really need some "new" clothes.

  2. What a fantastic pledge. Good on you for giving it a go. Those $5 outfits are pretty cute but your Punky is gorgeous!! Have fun.

  3. Sorry...say it again....$5 each, that is phenomenal and they are gorgeous.

  4. woo! that sounds like fun! good luck and have fun refashioning away :)
    x Pepper

  5. Wow what a bargain, now does it count using fabrics from stash, cause seriously I could do that :)

    Can't wait to see what you come up with.

  6. Oh GOSH! Those punky outfits are AWESOME! I don't blame you for NOT telling me about the sale, cos our 2 punks are like the same size ;)
    I can't wait to see your 're-fashioning', I might just be in on that hairbrained scheme myself... I buy everything at the op shop anyway! OK, except undies... which I am tempted to try making, you in for that challenge?

  7. Oooh! That's a big challenge and i wish you all the best! I'm interested to see what you come up with. I'm not a massive new clothes shopper but if i see a bargain i just can't help myself. :)

    P.s. Could Punky get any cuter!?!

  8. I have _loved_ Blogtoberfest :-) It's been great to discover your blog amongst others, I too have been lucky enough to win a few giveaways, I still have the fun of picking the winners of my own (good luck!) and it has all been such FUN!! And this refashioned thing sounds like a fab idea - except I can't machine sew... but I do charity shop a lot, so that's OK! (Charity shops are the op shops of the UK...)

  9. Oh what a lovely place you have here! I've had much fun checking it out.

    Punky is tres cute.

    Can't believe the bargain you picked up with those cool threads!

  10. Great bargain on Punky's clothes!
    I can't wait to see the "creations" you come up with!



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