Friday, February 26, 2010

refashions to come

Hi all. I don't have any pictures of finished projects because I've been working on something for a friend (keep an eye out for the "Truck to Go"). I wanted to share some refashion ideas I can't wait to start on. Spring and summer here we come!!!

I have been picking up shirts as I find them on clearance, I paid an average of about $2 per shirt. I have a bad habit of having a wardrobe full of solid color shirts, and I did it again. lol I think most of my ideas will create some variety and color. I guess we'll see.

I think this dark purple shirt (using several ruffles from the light purple) would be really cute to try out this "proud as a peacock" shirt. I think I'll use the light purple to try out the cascade tee, a JCrew inspiration.

I saw this tulle corsage shirt and I HAVE to make it! I think I'll use the blue (only I'll make it short sleeves or sleeveless). Not sure what exactly I'll do with the maroon one...although I did come across this JCrew shirt and may use it as my inspiration.

The tan of this shirt is not the greatest color on me, but I loved the print so I'd like to use the black shirt to create some sort of fabulous top that does actually look good on me. lol

another couple tops to combine into something cute. I may try this tutorial for a side panel shirt.

I'd also like to try my hand at a couple of appliques with this tank and a couple of over sized t-shirts that I picked up super cheap.

Wow, that is a little overwhelming and exciting to see it all in print! What do you think? Am I crazy, lol? Is it too many similar things? Do I have enough variety? Anything you love or hate?

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

pretty valance

While I was in FL I helped my mom redecorate their front bathroom. It is super cute, bright and FL themed. Hot pink and turquoise are the main colors with flamingos, flip flops and palm trees to accent. With the snow storm I had a chance to finish her valance for the bathroom! My camera is terrible at showing the ACTUAL colors, but here is what I can show you. So artfully draped over Jocie's crib. The main/top portion is turquoise and the bottom strip is pink with white polka dots. Super cute!

Monday, February 22, 2010

baby time!

My brother and sister-in-law were thrown a quick baby shower (in FL) so I managed to whip up a few burp cloths in time to send them down. Remember this tutorial? The only thing different I did was finishing off the edges, maybe I'm just lazy, but I actually like them better all frayed. lol I had found some cute flannel in the remnant bin and picked it up not knowing what I would do with it. It had little turtles on it (and lizards, hibiscus...) so I thought Jocie would like it, but turns out it was just right for this project. (=

Saturday, February 20, 2010

snow, snow go away...

Well, 12 days without internet and more than a week of not being able to get out in my car did get me one thing...a little more craft time. (= There is still LOTS of snow on the ground, but at least Jocie and I are able to get out and around now.

I managed a couple new refashions, this time for Jocie. She had a couple holiday shirts that still fit, but the holiday was long past. Have I mentioned that I LOVE holiday shirt refashions?!? Here is what I came up with...

Halloween then:

Any day cutie shirt now:

Christmas shirt then:

Just the shirt to go with her red Valentine heart pants:

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

pins, pins everywhere

I have a problem...with my pins. I can't seem to keep track of them. I have been using the little box they came in, but the top doesn't stay closed anymore. They were driving me a little nuts until I had an "aha" moment. How silly of me to forget, I had not one but TWO pin cushions that had been given to me sitting in a box. Of course, all this time they were right there. Anyhow, old habits are hard to break, but I'm using the pin cushion now and it is a definite improvement.

pretty darn good (for you) cupcake muffins

Jocie and I were stuck inside today, more wintry weather and a car that doesn't like the snow. I've been meaning to start making more (healthy) bread items for breakfast, we seem to get bored so quickly. I remembered the cake recipe I had used for Jocie's first birthday and decided to give it a try as muffins (cupcakes?). It was a no sugar/eggs recipe and I added dates for some extra yummy goodness. I used the Apple Spice Cake recipe on Wholesome Baby

1/2 cup molasses
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1-3/4 cup flour
1 tsp ginger

Mix the molasses and applesauce in a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.

I added about 1/2 cup of chopped dates and then popped the muffins in the oven at 375 for about 18 minutes. They turned out very yummy!