Tuesday, August 30, 2011

What to Make?

So I have been trying to stick to a crafting budget (which means I'm trying to use up my current fabric stash so I can purchase some more - woo hoo!) and have this hot pink basic t-shirt and fabric. My daughter loves pink (like someone else I know ) and I decided I would make her an outfit.

Out of the circle fabric I made her a simple gathered skirt.  To give it a little more detail, I added some orange binding tape.  Instead of sewing a single row of stitching on the binding tape I sewed two rows of stitching.

Then I decided that I was going to make the plain t-shirt...... a little more girly! I measured my daughters arms and hips with elastic pulled comfortably around her and sewed that into the t-shirt.
It created a wonderful  gathered sleeve and hem.

Here's how the complete outfit turned out.....My daughter loves it! So excited that my 5th grader doesn't care what others think and has her own style. She also loves to wear clothes I make and brags to her
friends about them.

So Adorable!

Now my daughter is not a "normal" girl so to speak.  She loves all things icky!  Not to mention that she is very interested in the human skeleton.  She picked out the skull and cross bones picture and I attached it to the front of her shirt with heat and bond, then top stitched around the skull for added security.

Simple and easy!  She can wear the outfit so many different ways: the shirt with capris, the skirt with a
tank top, etc.......and it cost me nothing to make!.

I just can't get over how sweet she looks.


Monday, August 29, 2011

Why must it be so difficult?!?

Mornings.....School day mornings to be exact.  

My three adorable kids must be at school at 8:15am which should give them plenty of time to get ready...especially with a 6:30am wake up, but its not!

They will do absolutely anything to delay the inevitable teeth brushing, hair brushing and outfit picking.  There's always arguing about silly things and usually there is at least one time every morning that the words "Keep your hands to yourself" come out of my mouth.  

Everyday after dropping them off, I walk back to my car, get in, and exhale a huge sigh and think, 

At least they got there on time.

Hard to stay frustrated with them though when they are just so darn cute!


Sunday, August 28, 2011

I'm Back!

Well I hate to say it, but I have neglected my blog.  I decided last week that I would love to use my blog as a way to connect with new people and share my thoughts about crafting, children, news and life in general.  Look for most posts to come!