mixing it up

I fancied up this shirt today after seeing this one.  I love the roses scattered nicely across, convienently covering up my messy stains.  This prolonged the wear-ability of this shirt for the rest of the summer, which is good, because it is one of my favorites.

I cut out the roses from three different prints and ironed light weight interfacing on the back, which it may have not needed.  Then, I pinned them in place and sewed them on using a free motion guide foot on my sewing machine.  I just love how it turned out.  I made a really easy knit skirt too, but I will share that tomorrow.

I’ve also been meaning to mention that I’ve been using Angry Chicken’s homemade deodorant since last October.  I am completely and totally sold on this stuff.

It’s creamy, especially now that it is warmer, and I never smell bad (at least no one has said anything).  I do still sweat a bit, but no more than when I was using that scary regular stuff.  Hopefully it holds up well through the summer.  One batch has lasted this whole time, but I’m prepping to make more soon.

The mi SPA shampoo bar worked great too.  I used it this morning and my hair is clean and soft.

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9 Responses to mixing it up

  1. Stephanie says:

    Off to check out that homemade deodorant. Sounds pretty cool.

  2. Alexis says:

    Love this! Very timely post for me. I’ve been using a product called Funk Butter by Oyin Handmade for a few months. It has many of the same ingredients as your homemade recipe and it works great. I recently quit shampoo and I’m still trying to find that perfect hair solution – I was hoping to go with baking soda and ACV but I’m not yet sure it’s going to work for me. So we’ve had some hat days around here. Cute shirt, too.

  3. Amy says:

    Cute shirt. I use the same deodorant. I’m on my second batch. I love it.

  4. Thank you so much for the deodorant recipe. I’m about to make my own, so happy to have found this recipe without having to even look! Can’t wait to try it.

  5. Clever Karen says:

    I so love the way you scattered the flowers diagonally across the shirt! Great inspiration for me!

  6. LOVE the shirt salvage project! I’ve just put a link to this post on my blog. I hope it brings you a few extra clicks.


  7. Shalet says:

    I’ve been meaning to try that deodorant recipe … for now I’m using corn starch, baking soda and essential oil but it’s a bit messy. Thanks for the reminder to give it a go!

  8. I saw the shirt on the picture in your other post and was about to go back to add a few words about it, but hey, here it is !
    I really like the color contrast, it looks so summer-y ! Very, very pretty indeed.

    As for the natural products, as another person commented above, I’m trying to find a hair/shampoo solution. Not quite there yet.

  9. thank you so much for this post! and i love how you too use appliques to cover up messy stains on good shirts- i love to do this to salvage some of my favorite baby spit-upon or peach dripped tops. ;D all good wishes

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