Wednesday, October 1, 2014

dining room paint

After 8 years I finally repainted my dining room!
It was a dark red, I loved it at the time but the dark walls started closing in. I have always used a semi gloss but I used matte finish and I love love love this robins egg blue called "icy whisper" by Do it Best.


I love thee color, now if someone would help me with the decor, all would be right in the world!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Pre-sleep over

Well it has been so long since I have posted anything, I thought if I prefaced some things I would get around to posting. Julia is finally getting her birthday sleep over tomorrow and we are going to try to paint some pillow cases for each girl. Should be fun! Hopefully I will get some pictures up!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Easter egg shirts

Emma had a long sleeve shirt that had stains on the sleeves so I used the rotary cutter to zip off the sleeves. I put a little elastic in the short arm holes to give them a little ruffe edge. I removed the tall collar and the buttons. I edged the collar with purple knit and put on 2 egg shapes that were different colors. The first I stitched striaght on the second I stitched in lines straight across then used the scissors to cut in between.
This was the result. I also put a couple extra inches on the bottom because this shirt was getting a bit small. If I do it again I will use regular cotton instead of knit to see if it will fray more and give a more ruffled effect. I made one for the older three girls but this one was the most involed. They loved to wear them for easter and I made good used of old stained white shirts!

Monday, April 2, 2012

t shirt to dress




So Ruby found a size 7 shirt she insisted on wearing so I made it into a dress for her, it was slim enough so it didnt need much.

I added elastic to the inside of the back to slim up the waist.
I then cut off the bottom of another adult sized
black shirt and used the existing hem.
I then pinned it and straight stiched it.

Monday, March 5, 2012

T-shirt dress


Well definitely not my best work but from a distance it looks ok. I made it this last weekend before the ruffle dress. I sewed one of my t-shirts on the bottom of hers and added ruffles from a couple other shirts and a crazy looking flower. I learned a lot.

Jeans to shorts


These had a huge hole in the knee so I cut them off with my rotary cutter and put on a pink edge.