I don't drive a swagger wagon but dang this is funny.
23 July 2010
20 July 2010
Here are a few things I've done for Pepper lately. The first is a hairband organizer via craftstylish. I put the hard ones on the outside and the fabric/soft ones inside. I chucked the lid as I feel it just one more thing to deal with. Better to keep it simple.
She often wants to be just like big brother and that includes pajamas. B wears boxer briefs to bed and so then does Pepper. I bought a big pack of Hanes. Of course they are in boy colors and she won't have that. Pink is way more exciting! She also complained of them being too long. So, I cut and hemmed them and added a pinkish heart patch on the butt using fabric from my scrap basket. The possibilities are endless with these but I wanted fast and easy. She loves them which means I am thrilled. Plus there is the added bonus of her running around saying "look at my butt!!"
On a side note, check out the blog my mom the style icon. It's tons of fun to browse around.
Lastly and most important, never, and I mean NEVER, use a plastic liner in your crockpot while trying to make plum butter.
16 July 2010
15 July 2010
I just love Garnethill. I just don't love the prices. I like to drink coffee and take a virtual window shopping trip. I always see a lot of Anthropologie rip-offs and even Mini Boden. I think Garnethill is being jipped! We need to rip them off too!!! So here are a few pictures to inspire. My first go is going to be the corsage dress. It seems like a version of the pillowcase dress.
Anyone up for the challenge?
10 July 2010
Last week I went thrifting with a friend and her mom. We all found some amazing treasures and among mine was a box of ties. I'm not sure why really but I had to have them. I was so excited to find 8 vintage Hermes in there! The funny thing is that no one in this house wears a tie. My son has never worn a tie and hubbie hasn't worn one since... I have no idea! I don't even like ties on kids. I just find it silly. So I thought I would make a tshirt with a tie. Just because.
Here's the tie I picked out. I had no idea how silk ties wash (and it has to be washable on the smalls) so I washed it. It got a bit crinkly but not in a bad way.
I laid it on the shirt, folded in a "knot", and cut off the excess underneath. I then topstitched around the whole thing twice and done. Easy peasy lemon squeazy. I love fast projects. B thought it was funny. He was so excited when I was finished and was more than happy to try it on for the photo-op but then quickly removed it. For now I'll attribute that to it being hot here. 95 and no a/c.
I think it would be a cute first-day-back-to-school shirt. But it will probably be an off-to-the-playground-and-this-shirt-is-on-the-top-of-the-pile shirt.
08 July 2010
So, it's been too long. Way too long. No excuses. I'm sure no one is checking here anymore even.
I am so inspired by blogs and as my husband can attest, I spend way too much time being inspired. I would like to be inspiring. Possible? Maybe.
Here is something I do quite a bit for the smalls (and something I've seen quite a bit on craft blogs). They are incredibly inspiring to me. I just love the drawings they think up. This is one from B. It's an alien-monster. I think the explanations are often better than the actual pictures.
I used lightweight fusible under the shirt and copied the drawing directly onto the shirt with a water soluble pen. I used freemotion stitching on my machine. B loves it.
I have also discovered something. I am much more likely to share a picture from my phone than my camera. This means that you will be seeing phone pictures here quite a bit. Sorry.