Monday, April 25, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
I hate it when I forget to take before pictures, but this former shirt looked a lot like the Anne apron pictured above. IMagine it as a shirt, so probably 4 inches shorter, but everything else pretty much the same. Anyway Christie gave me a shirt she made that looked like the apron pictured above. She didn't like it because she said it made her look like she was wearing a tent. She gave it to me since I was really prego and loathed all my clothes, but it never really fit me right and I felt like I was wearing a tent. I always thought I could do something with it and that fabric was just to cute to throw away... so I did something with it.
Friday, April 8, 2011
Elsie has gathered quite the book collection and since we try to hit up the library once a week, there is never a shortage of books to read. The only problem is that we didn't have a bookcase or any shelving to keep on the books on so they were nicely strewn all over her room. I tried to put them in piles but Elsie just can't stand having that kind of order and organization. But a few months ago I came across This Tutorial from Penny Carnival, I knew I had my solution. And the fact that I haven't been able to stop thinking about this project that whole time was a really good sign that I needed to do it.
I found this blue fabric at Wal-Mart, it was $5 for the whole bolt! It's not really good for clothing because it is extremely itchy and stiff but it will be great for different projects for her room. I have decided to go with pink and royal or navy blue for her room colors...I'm really excited about this!
Anyways, if anyone else is struggling for a cheap solution for your children books, I recommend this one. I have actually finished another one, I just need to get the hardware and get Ty to hang it for me. :)