Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Yes, it's another shirt refashion....

My girls got a couple of bags of hand-me-down clothes a few months ago. There were many things that they liked that will be well used. The things that they didn't care much for have been passed on for others to use.

One of the shirts that Abigail liked, though, had a stain on the front and another on the back. She was really disappointed so I told her that I would see what I could do to fix it.

This is what I came up with.

I had a dress that I had kept from when they were little because I just loved the little blue flower print.

Anyway, I used the bottom of the dress to make a ruffle on the bottom of the shirt. Then I cut out flowers (it only took one to cover the stain) and stitched those on. There's a single flower on the back of the shirt covering the stain there.

It still didn't feel 'done' so I dug through my stash and found the blue buttons for the flower centers. Originally I had picked out all matching buttons, but I decided I liked the idea of each one being different instead.

Then, to finish it off, I cut the ties off of the dress, opened the side seams in the shirt, and added the ties.

Abigail was really happy with the makeover and I am too.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Felt Food

My niece has a little kitchen set so I decided to make her a selection of felt food as her Christmas gift this year.

I'm busy working on the first container of food.


I looked around online at a lot of different styles and couldn't find a pattern that was what I wanted so decided to make my own. At first I wasn't sure about it, but then one of my kids came in while I was working on it and said 'Oh cool, popcorn!' and I didn't even have the container yet. I figured that maybe it actually did resemble popcorn. lol

I am putting together a tutorial on how I made it if you're interested, so be sure and check back!

I'm linking this post to Tea Rose Home so click below to check out her blog and  some of the other links. There's a lot of good stuff!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I'm back!!

We've been gone on vacation and it was fabulous!!!

Now it's time to get back to crafting too. :0)