Something To Remember...

Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact. - George Eliot

Saturday, February 27, 2010

New Refashions

I've been doing some shirt refashions for Gabe lately. They are easy, and I've totally been cheating  using the existing buttons and collars! My hubby gave me an old collarless button up and an old Henley long sleeve tee. I created my own pattern using one of Gabe's old T shirts, and they've turned out great so far... Here are some pics... NO tutorial. But one day soon when I find a great shirt to redo for him, I will! However I will post some links to some great ones that I do envy... I really need some more skills and a serger lol!

The first shirt was exactly this style:

And turned into this:

I love it on him! Perfect for summer.

The second one was a thirfted item that was this style:

and I turned it into this:

I also saved the sleeves from this shirt to make some matching pants... Maybe like sleepwear for camping, etc..
And if your interested in trying one out for yourself here is some links to some cute one's I found.

That's all for now... Stay tuned folks. I'll try to be LESS boring next time :)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Toddler Sleeping Bag Mini Tutorial

The last couple of weeks have been BUSY. I feel like I've completely abandoned this blog!! I made up the excuse that nobody acutaly looks at it anyway!! I mean, not that I know of. But , I still wanna do it anyway for myself. I saw this idea here:  Happy Together  In this post, she links to where she got the idea from also...

This summer we plan on camping at least once. I couldn't imagine Gabe without his very own sleeping bag! JoAnn's had a great sale on snuggle fleece, and while I was there getting fabric for the hubby and I's pj pants,

 I saw the print I wanted for this project. My dimentions were exactly a yard. Using that yard of fleece as my pattern, I cut to the same size two old fleece throws i already had. All I did was sew all three pieces together leaving an area to turn. I did it so that my fleece print would end up on the outside, the ugly thick blanket would be hidden in between, and the soft thinner blanket would be on the inside. Nice and cuddly on a chilly summer night! After turning, I sewed around the outside perimeter about 1/2 inch in all the way around, and sewed one seam down where I wanted the bag to fold. Lastly, I added my strips of velcro instead of a zipper. WALA! There's probably a better way to do it but here's my version!!

Don't forget a little camp pillow!

Sleep tight, lil' camper...