Thursday, October 22, 2009

A Not-So-Vintage Pattern


I started working on this, while we were still in the HOT days of autumn---but now, it's been raining for weeks!! (actually, about 3 weeks--you should see our lake, it came up so far the canoe was drowned. Don't worry, our house is up on a hill)--and gotten quite a bit cooler. So I'm going to put it away for now.
I've had this pattern a long time. It's a really cute wrap-style sundress. The material is a wonderful linen/cotton mix, great for our hot Dallas summer days. The blue stripe is the perfect foil for the taupe background.
Now to find something a bit warmer to sew up!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A Quick Project!

A tissue box
This was really fast and fun!

And modeled by our newest family member, Miss Cupcake!

I used a wooden tissue box (from the bargain bin at Jo-Ann's), several bits of various scrapbooking papers, aninexpensive doily (from somewhere out of my odd-n-ends stash), a few scraps of costume material, some beads, and ....... Mod-Podge!

You could make whatever colors/odd bits of material, lace, or whatever/almost anything you could get to stick on the box!