It’s been a while since my last post, eh? Not to worry. I’m not going anywhere. I’m just busy mulling ideas over for what shall surely be an amazing Year 2 of my blog (starts next month!). I’m getting quite excited about it! :)
Today’s outfit began as a discarded silk skirt.
Caffeine makes the magic happen!
A charity shop was about to toss it out because of this:
This was an easy fix. I turned the skirt inside-out and re-sewed the torn seam.
A quick fix!
If this skirt hadn’t needed mending, this would’ve been a no-sew refashion. :) I decided to wear it as a dress, cinching it at the waist with a sash from another dress. :)
A simple transformation!
Before you find fault with me for doing such a quickie refashion, please understand that I had other things to make for the evening as well. :)
Mmmmmmm! Turkey Chili! :)
MMMMmmmmmm! Blueberry Mojitos!
A Saucy Slit!
After a bit of mojito pre-gaming, I was ready to head out for the evening! Have you ever noticed how when you’re in pictures wearing a strapless dress, you look as if you’re naked? :) I mean, look at this!
Happy and nekkid-looking
Fella and I have been engaged for a while now, and have finally set the date for our big day! I decided to make my own Save the Date magnets from a bunch of materials that were about to be thrown out by my buddy’s business. Yup…these were totally FREE for me to make. :)
I had a bunch of colored file folders.
I had loads of fabric scraps from all my sewing projects.
I had a big stack of these magnets from last year’s symphony season (not too useful for anyone now).
I also had some really nice letterhead stationery and envelopes that were an old logo, and were about to be thrown out with the folders and magnets.
I cut, pasted, and sewed.
And now I have some pretty awesome Save the Date magnets for our nearest and dearest! :)
They have envelopes!
They look terrific, they’re eco-friendly, and they didn’t cost a thing! :)
I woke up at 5:30 this morning feeling ridonkulously (and most uncharacteristically) energized! I tied on my trainers and ran two miles (I think something might be wrong with me). Still feeling all sorts of jazzed, I decided to make a boring shirt I scored at a clothing swap a bit more interesting.
Hi. I'm your average Tshirt. *Yawn*
First, I grabbed some chalk and drew a sort of Picasso-esque little line drawing on the shirt.
I am obviously going through my green period.
Then, I ran it through my machine, tracing the chalk outline…first with fuscia thread using a straight stitch, then with white thread using a zigzag stitch.
I stitch the line.
I dug through my huge tin ‘o buttons and pulled out this guy.
So many buttons!
I hand-stitched the button onto the shirt for my guy’s eye. I think it’s pretty nifty!
Gypsy likes it, too!
Sorry Gyps! I’m the only one who gets to wear it! :)
Like my hoedown scarf?