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Cassiefairy

Oxfam Fashion blogger

I'm Cassie, an up-cycling blogger who loves cats, caravans and cups of tea. I'm quite possibly the thriftiest person you'll ever meet - my biggest gripe is paying for something 'new' if I can get it cheaper just by hunting around and shopping secondhand. I love reusing, recycling and repurposing old clothing, furniture and household items to get the look for less and to save money at the same time.

My blog is a home from home for me and it's where I spend most of my time, which is why you'll find new blog posts pretty much every other day. My proudest moment was winning the title of 'Most Innovative Blog' at the UK Blog Awards - and blogging for Oxfam for the past four years, of course! I use my blog to share all aspects of my thrifty life including DIY projects, recipes, home inspiration and adventures so please drop by Cassiefairy.com soon!

All posts by Cassiefairy

How To Dye Suede Shoes

Tweet Follow @OxfamFashion The trouble with suede shoes is that they can get ruined really easily. Even water can leave a stain on fresh suede, so it's...

Customising with Pom-Poms and Splits

Adding your own personality to a cotton top is almost 'too easy' with this quick DIY project. Yes, there's really no excuse not to customise your clothing when you can buy easy-to-apply...

Most Innovative Blog 2016: Cassiefairy shares her tips

Cassie has been blogging with Oxfam Fashion for two years, an amazing commitment to both her blogging credentials and to promoting the benefits of upcycling and second-hand goods. Cassiefairy has...

Shoe Makeover: Gold Brogues

Have you got a favourite pair of shoes that are terribly scuffed but that you just can't part with because they are SO comfy? Or perhaps you've picked up a fabulous second-hand pair but you've...

D.I.Y Snowman Jumper

Take one plain pullover and make it into a Christmas jumper for less than £5. As soon as I found this baby blue jumper I was inspired to create a snowy scene and I popped out to pick up some supplies...

DIY Quick Cat Hat

With blustery weather and April showers just around the corner, I thought that today would be the ideal time to share a super-simple, really fast DIY project to jazz up your winter hats for spring....

Christmas Takeover DIY Festive Wreath

By Cassie from Cassiefairy.com Christmas starts here! As soon as bonfire night has finished, that is the start to my festive season. Some may say...

DIY: Sewing Tips to Make a Vintage Dress Fit

I am forever spotting gorgeous vintages dresses when I go for my weekly rummage in the charity shops but I am often put off from investing in an outfit because it is...

DIY: Sew Your Own Contrast Panel Dress

This week I've been slaving over my sewing machine... and loving every minute of it. You see, I've been inspired by the Great British Sewing Bee and watching the show...

Spring Summer Trend Inspiration from Julien Macdonald at London Fashion Weekend

Today I am sharing an exclusive look at womenswear fashion trends for Spring/Summer 2014 because I was lucky enough to be invited to attend London Fashion Weekend at Somerset...