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How to Sew a 3-in-1 Skirt / Dress

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Mar 10, 2011 | Sewing, Thrifty Thursday | Tags: , ,

Some of the things you'll need

The fabric I choose to use

Completed strapless dress

I recently saw a 3-in-1 dress in a catalog and I thought “I love that idea!”  It converts from a skirt to a strapless dress and finally, to a halter dress.  But the price tag made me cringe ($60).  Now, I think the dress is worth that much, but I just couldn’t bring myself to buy it when I thought I could make it.  So I enlisted the help of my sister who is better spatially than I and we looked at the photos in the catalog to determine how it should be created.  (more…)


How to resize photos on a Mac using Preview

This post is for people using a Mac.  I will try to post one for people using a PC if I can get my hands on a PC.

If you have a blog, you probably want to post photos.  The size that your photo comes out of the camera is not an ideal size for the web.  It’s rather large and will take up precious space on your blog as well as increase download times for people trying to view your photos.  So I highly recommend you resize your photos before uploading. (more…)


How-to set up an RSS feed

My sister asked that I write a post on RSS feeds so here it is. Not the most thrilling topic, but hardly one that you can escape in this blogging day and age.

Let me first address the definition of an RSS feed.  RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary.  Simply put, an RSS feed brings the content of your favorite websites to you through the use of a feed reader (we’ll go over various types in a minute).  (more…)


Maximize your earnings when selling used kid’s items

I bought my daughter a pair of Stride Rite shoes at a church consignment sale last spring.  We couldn’t get her little toes into the front of the shoe – it was too tight.  Big bummer especially since I paid $8 for them.  So I brought them to a local consignment store to see what they’d pay me for them.  $2…really?  (more…)