Monday, March 30, 2015

prom dresses repurposed for Barbie


prom dresses repurposed into dresses for Barbie
image ©2015 Carole Terwilliger Meyers 

Like many women, I kept my prom dresses along with my wedding dress.  When I realized I'd never wear them again, I let my daughter and friends play dress-up with the prom dresses until they were in tatters.  But even then I still wasn't ready to let them go.  There was enough good fabric left to make doll dresses to fit my daughter's leftover Barbies--thus repurposing two items with one idea.  The sentimental seamstress was able to keep the stitches my mom had made when she created the dresses for me.  I had wanted the Elvis doll as their date but at the time could only find a Ken in a tuxedo, who gets lost in the fabric.  And I see blonde Barbie has lost her glass slippers!

Here is another take on repurposing an old prom dress.

item contributed by Barbara Carlson


What did you do with yours?  Please comment!



Friday, March 27, 2015

cat finds purrfect way to warm up on a snowy day


This cat warms up by a heater and isn't going to share!

More cats.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

5 unusual hotels


Now that spring is sprung, it is time to do some serious daydreaming.  Which hotel do you want to stay at most?

More unusual hotel rooms.

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Monday, March 23, 2015

skateboarding cat


This is one cool cat, especially when he runs into three dogs.

More cats.

More skateboarders.

Travel articles to inspire and help you plan some spectacular local and foreign getaways.

item contributed by Jeff Feiffer

Friday, March 20, 2015

Gene Kelly tap dancing in roller skates


Here's singer/dancer Gene Kelly singing "I Like Myself" in the 1955 movie "It's Always Fair Weather"--while tap dancing on roller skates!  It is a charming step back in time to when men wore hats and women wore gloves. 

More rollerskating.

More tap dancing.

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item contributed by Linda Randolph