Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Craft Room?

So we've got this closet upstairs. My husband eventually wants to turn it into a bar. (Go figure) However, until our ship comes in, it's mine! Right now, it's not much to look at:

BUT, I have big plans. Currently, all my crafting supplies are stuck in this long, but narrow closet:

I'm excited for my sewing machine to have a permanent space - Dining room table will soon be relieved of its duties! :)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Baby Leg Warmers

I'm in love with baby leg warmers. My daughter doesn't like tights and there's always a fight when it comes to diaper changes. But the designer legs can cost upwards of $12 plus shipping. So I found a blog on how to make them out of ladies knee high socks. So super easy and you can make 3 pairs for about $8.

Start with a pair of knee high socks

Make 4 cuts in socks - see below

Take the largest portion of the foot and reverse fold so that the right sides match. Then sew lengthwise and turn rightside out to form a cuff.

Turn the leg portion inside out and then place the cuff inside until all 3 rough edges match. Place 3 edges in sewing machine and sew them together. I went around the cuff 2 times to ensure it held.

Trim thread, turn right-side out and voila!

I was on a roll and made more. You may notice I goofed a little on the orange and black cuff. But still wearable.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Bathroom Done!

Woo-hoo! The bathroom is complete!

Only took 5 weeks. But after 2 layers of joint compound, 1 coat of brown paint, 2 coats of primer and 2 or 3 coats of white paint ( I lost count), it's finally finished. Whew!

Old Faucet

New Faucet

Old Light

Same light, but spray painted black and I bought new shades. (Gotta love Krylon)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Half Bath

So the half bathroom in our new house left a lot to be desired. Ugly 90's wallpaper with green cabinets and green molding. Oh, and gold fixtures.
The wallpaper tear down removed drywall!!! After 2 coats of joint compound and 2 coats of paint, the walls are done. Now onto the cabinets and molding - 3 coats of primer and 3 coats of paint. And the stain for the cabinets to give it that antique look. Never knew such a small space would take nearly a month to finish. Once we get all the new fixtures in, I will take more pictures to share.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Dress Sewing 101

First clothing for my kids produced by yours truly. I got the idea here. I really like this blogger. She always has such cute ideas.

And this only took me 15 minutes.

Yes, Sophie will be sporting nearly every color of bandana dress you can imagine.