Saturday, March 31, 2012

First Attempt...Dress Making

Pintrest has unleashed a monster in really!  I was already one to get excited for a new project, a new hobby, a new attempt at something.  Now that Pinterest is arround, not only do I waste hours at a time, but I also find too many ideas and projects floating around in my mind.  I have many projects in the works right now.  Let's see....subway art (started), Pottery-barn inspired work station (started), custom faceplate clock (started), various scrapbooking projects (started), Easter/spring decorations (started, probably to be finished after Easter), multiple plans for decorative pillows....and the list goes on!  Let's just say I love to be creating and love starting new projects!  Pinterest has me wanting to build my own furniture and paint my kitchen cabinents (now have my husband wondering if I'm finally losing it.)  I'm also in the process of going back to school; an idea that has me fluctuating from excited to dreading.  Well, enough of that.  I thought I would show you one of my projects in the works.  This was my first attempt at sewing a girl's dress for Katie.  I followed the pattern and it looks great on the hanger.

However, the fit is not so great on my little girl.  She looks like she needed to be an oompa loompa for it to fit.  It's a little short, easily fixed by adding a cute pair of shorts.  The width of it is a whole other issue.  It's very wide, so I'm planning on taking out the side seam and bring it in two inches or so for a better fit.  I'm hoping it's done in time for her to wear this year!  Better go get working on busting that seam!

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Reusing and Repurposing

I’m finally getting around to creating a useable, working space for my many hobbies.  I’m trying to reuse products I already have and finding new ways to use products.  I found this jewelry hanger at Target and instantly thought of using it as a quick way of storing my most commonly used items.


It is two sided and swivels on the hanger easily.  So far it is working out perfectly!  I also found in my master closet a hanging holder for sweaters that was rarely being used.  It fits my 12x12 papers easily and makes organization by color a breeze.  Now I can quickly see what colors I have.


I’m still working on my space but so far these two changes have made a big difference!

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

St. Patrick’s Day Subway Art and Topiary



I’m loving all of the subway art that has flooded the web lately.  Here is my version for St. Patrick’s Day!  Also pictured is a St. Patrick’s Topiary using cupcake liners.  I wish the Luck of the Irish for all of you today.  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!