Sunday, May 8, 2011

Goodwill Blog Hop

Welcome to Funky Cards and our
Good Will Blog Hop

 If you just came from Maria Elena's blog you are in the right place.  If you found your way here by chance you can head back to Dalis' blog and start at the beginning of this hop by clicking on the icon above.  Today we are celebrating the power of work using items from Goodwill store finds.  

"Goodwill® inspires hope and self-confidence, helping people from all backgrounds and walks of life to feel successful, valuable and dignified. We help people earn a living, improve their lives, and strengthen their families and their communities. Our network of 165 independent, community-based Goodwills in the United States and Canada offers customized job training, employment placement and other services to people who have disabilities, lack education or job experience, or face employment challenges. In 2010Goodwill helped nearly 2.4 million people train for careers in industries such as banking, IT and health care, to name a few — and get the supporting services they needed to be successful, such as English language training, additional education, or access to transportation and child care." Link to article
I love shopping at Goodwill and finding things that I can alter and make work for me.  Today I am going to show you how I used two items I purchased at Goodwill and made them into one wearable item:)  I love wearing one of a kind pieces to school!!

I started with this black tank top and blue long sleeve blouse.  I used my sewing machine (no Cricut today, sorry) for this project.  I cut a piece from the bottom  of the black top.  I removed the collar and sleeves from the blouse and sewed the front of the blouse together.  I  attached it to the black top and made it into a dress.  I added some elastic to fit.

I can use my own accessories and I think it looks great!

 What do you think?  Want to hear the best part?  The total price for my new dress is $7.00:) How great is that????
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1.  Leave a comment at every stop of the blog hop. GO back to the beginning of the blog hop CLICK HERE  and leave your NAME in MR. LINKY.
2.  Leave a comment at every stop of the blog hop AND play with us with our Goodwill challenge. GO back to the beginning of the blog hop CLICK HERE and leave your NAME (AND THE word PROJECT) in MR. Linky.  If you don't have a Goodwill store near you, then try another store like Goodwill.
3.  Become a follower of this blog, not a requirement, but I would love to have you follow along:)  I am inspired by all the wonderful comments and feedback.

Remember, to be eligible for our blog hop prizes, you must leave a comment on every blog participating on this blog hop.  Your next stop is the oh so talented Crystal.  

 Thank you for stopping by!


  1. Madison, you are just too creative for words! Great-looking dress on an adorable young lady!

  2. Girl...that's the bomb. You did a fabulous job! TFS.


  3. Wow, now that is clever!

    Smiles Sher

  4. Wow - what a great idea!
    Helen x

  5. Wow, you are so creative!! That takes a lot of imagination and creativity to create that adorable dress. LOVE IT. Awesome.

  6. What an awesome dress and so clever and creative. Great job!!!
    I'm a follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
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  7. That's a great idea! Cute and affordable!

  8. Love it, you are so artistic
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

  9. Super great job!!! I have sewn for most of my life---you really did a super job!!! AND I love all of your projects per hour---wow that's huge!

  10. OMGoodness Madison!!! You look so adorable! Great job!


  11. Super adorable and one of a kind!!!
    Great job Madison!!

  12. This is really a creative idea. It looks a million!
    hugs Dorte

  13. Great idea and it looks fab.

  14. How clever is that! great job! thanks for the chance at your candy too! hugs Samantha :0)

  15. What a great job! I love how it turned out! You are super talented!!! And oh so pretty too! Great job girl! Many blessings...Melin

  16. I think I need to put away the copics and get out my sewing machine - very creative!

  17. gorgeous!!
    sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

  18. no flippin' kiddin' I LOVE IT!!!! work it girl!

    -- dalis
    Thanks for playing in the blog hop sweetie pie!

  19. This is phenomenal! Cute dress!

  20. Love your altered dress....way to go for the bargains AND be a trend setter AND have a one of kind unique item that no one else has!

  21. Your dress looks fantastic, Madison! I wish I could sew, but I really can't! Hugs Delphine xx



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