I’m kind of bad at self-promotion. But here’s my best effort. ;)

I’ve already given you all my opinion of the Ultimate DIY bundle.

(In a nutshell, it’s a screaming deal if you love crafting, sewing, painting, and DIY decorating).

But, I thought you all would find it helpful to hear what other readers think of the bundle too!

how to repurpose old clothes

First, reader Carissa had kind words about my book, which is included in the bundle:

I just finished reading your e-book in the bundle (I’m downloading and reading them in the order that they are listed so the I make sure to read them all, even the ones on subjects that I am not particularly interested in…maybe I will find a new hobby).

I have always just donated outgrown clothes and thrown away clothes with stains or holes but your book has so many awesome, and easy, uses for them. I don’t think I will ever throw away another piece of clothing again. At least not without salvaging some part of it :)

I’m always so encouraged to hear that my book has given people new ideas about how to salvage or fix their old clothes.  Yay!!!

I’m not super great at marketing my book, and I realized that some of you who are newer might not know what my book is about.

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So here ya go:

Reuse, Refresh, Repurpose is about breathing new life into old clothes.  If you like my picture-filled, conversational blog, I think you’ll like my ebook too.

Like my blog, it’s full of pictures, and the projects I share have step-by-step photos like this:

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By the way, I made that flower from the lining of an old, hole-y dress.  The thin fabric was perfect, and I love that what was useless became something beautiful.

I always feel a little bit silly doing self-promotion, but I really do believe that my ebook will inspire you to see your old clothes as possibilities instead of trash.

The glut of cheap clothing available to us at this point in history has made us view clothing as disposable, and that bums me out.

(In 2010 alone, 11 million tons of textiles were landfilled.)

So, this book is my small effort to help change that; to help us treat our clothes as valuable.  And of course, treating your clothes with care will reduce your clothing spending, so, yay!

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Oh, and I should add that most of what’s in my ebook hasn’t been on my blog before, so it is not just a rehash of published blog posts.

Of course, my book is only one small part of the 76-item bundle, but I hope it’ll be one of the books that makes you feel like you got your money’s worth.


I had more to say about my book than I thought I did!

Of course, you can buy my book alone if you prefer (It’s $3.99 for an instant PDF download), but buying the bundle is a far better deal.

Oh, and reader Barb left this comment:

This was the first time ordering a bundle and I am very happy. From my perspective, the bundle paid for itself once I got a free $39 class on Craftsy!! I was hesitant as I no longer have kids at home, but looking at the crafts business articles alone, I am happy.

Barb is right…if the bundle bonus offers are things you can use, those alone make the bundle very worth the price.

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And then if you find even a few of the ebooks helpful, you’ll have more than gotten your money’s worth.

Also, if you buy the bundle and DON’T feel it’s worth the money, you can easily ask for a refund.


P.S. The bundle is available only through Monday night at midnight.

P.P.S. I hope it goes without saying, but…if you don’t have $34.95 available to spend on the bundle, I would never want you to buy it.  Financial responsibility is worth far more than a bundle, no matter how awesome the bundle is!

This post contains my author affiliate links.  Thank you so much to those of you who have bought the bundle through my links. I know there are lots of places you could pick the bundle up and I am grateful for your support.

MyPublisher winners, plus a free photo book for all of you! (Also, a Schoola discount code)

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So, the MyPublisher giveaway is closed.  Congrats to the winners!  You’ve been emailed, and once you email me back, I’ll send over your free book code right away.


For the rest of you, it’s still kind of your lucky day because MyPublisher has a free photobook offer going for Black Friday/Cyber Weekend.

Now through 12/2, get a FREE hardcover Classic (8.75”x11.25”) photo book, standard 20 pages, with the cover option of your choice, a $35.99 value!

You do have to pay for shipping and upgrades like super gloss printing, but the basic book is a freebie right now.  This would make a great gift for grandparents and other extended family, and the offer is valid through 12/2, so hurry and get your book made.



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If you were thinking about trying Schoola, order today and save 30% off your order with the code SAVEGIVESAVE.  We’re so pleased with our Schoola clothes, and it’s lovely that you can buy second-hand AND support schools while doing so.

They have a great selection of holiday clothes, so take a peek if you’re in need of some duds for your crew.


P.S. I installed a new, mobile-friendly blog theme and it’s showing up sort of intermittently.  Apologies for any wonkiness!