Friday, November 2, 2012

Photo A Day Challenge: Day 13

                                    These are the new earrings I got today for under $7 bucks!!! :)
                                                           This evenings project! :)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Dress to Skirt Refashion

        I found this dress at Salvation Army for $2.50, it was size 1x, much to big for me, but Ive              been wanting a nice maxi skirt for a while so I decided that I was going to alter it!

            My Sister Autumn was kind enough to model the dress for me! :) Thanks Autumn!!

    Its hard to tell in the photo, but there is some weird gathering at the waist (probably for shaping purposes) but it kind of messed up my plans for a tutorial because I made a mistake when cutting the top off and just barely had enough fabric above the waist seam to finish the skirt. So I didn't take pics because I was so focused on fixing my mistake, But it turned out just fine!

                                Here's a run down of what I did in the end...

               I cut above the waist seam about 1 and a half inches all the way around,
               ( I would have cut 2 inches but the gathered stuff was in the way),
              then I folded the cut fabric over onto the already serged waist seam and used a zig zag stitch
               to attach the fabric to the serged seam almost all the way around,
                 and left opening for my elastic to go through, then I put
               the elastic through using a safety pin to guide it and a crochet hook to pull it,      
                then sewed the last opening shut.

                                                             And Voila!! A new skirt!!! :)
                  Photo Credit on this photo goes to Autumn, I decided to pose my new Favorite skirt! :)

Photo A Day Challenge: Day 10

                  This is my antique brush set. I scored these at a rummage sale for $3 this summer!
                                                 I wanted to do a close up with roses!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Day Book

Outside my window- Its Dark, again. :P

I am thinking about-  I have Braces, and I have to go to the Orthodontist (which is a fancy word for braces doctor. ;) )  tomorrow morning....... I'm not looking forward to it........ but I shall grin and bare it!! :P
From the kitchen- We had Lasagna (I hope I spelled that right) and salad. :)

I am creating-  Hopefully a new headband!

I am reading-   The Siege of Macindaw, book 6 of The Rangers Apprentice Series.

I am hearing- Christmas Music! Its a tad early I know, but its so festive and fun!!

I am planning-  On Playing Volley Ball at Youth Group on Wednesday. Its my new favorite sport!!!
I am wearing- My new skirt I altered! Which you will see in tomorrows post! And a grey long sleeve and sweater.

My hair is- In a messy bun.

Around the house- Dad is working a lot of overtime, due to the storm on the east coast.  Prayers go out to all the people in harms way!

Photo A Day Challenge: Day 9

This the Claddagh ring my Sister bought for me while on a trip with my Grandma in Ireland last spring, its a pinkie ring, so I don't wear it that often, but its still so cool! :)
I drew this picture today while helping my brother with spelling, Its the best girl I've ever done!!!