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)