Thursday, May 14, 2009

Love this video

Has nothing to do with me, but I love it.

Bathtub IV from Keith Loutit on Vimeo.

Men's shirt refashion

My family and I are going to the beach next week for a much needed vacation. Last night, in anticipation, I hacked up one of my oversized men's shirts to use as a beach cover up. It was my first attempt at a refashion, and I didn't measure or mark or pin anything... just started cutting and pinching and sewing until it took roughly the shape I was hoping for. None of the tucks are even, none of the seams are the same length, and it's still a bit poufier than I wanted, but it'll do. I may tie-dye it (or tea dye it?) some lovely earthy color to help hide the inept needlework.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Chair refinish

For my first post on this blog, I thought I'd show the chair that I refinished for my daughter's room. With all of her stuffed animals on the bed, there was nowhere for me to sit at night to read to her.

I took one of our dining chairs (a yard sale find from 10 years ago), painted it white, and recovered the seat. I had the fabric in my stash.

There was enough left over to make my daughter a matching halter top.