Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Thrift finds from the past 2 weeks

I haven't found a lot lately. I do love my Avon rooster. It was very dirty and still had the stinky lotion in it. Got it at Goodwill for $2.99. I've seen them in antique stores for $10 to $15. A few pretty pillowcases.
I really love these polka dot ones. I had a sheet with blue stripes and made this.

2 patterns, $.25 each.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Arranging Photos

Last week I worked on organizing my photos. Now I'm working on Lori's. She hasn't put any in albums since 1998. Most pictures were still in their original envelopes. I'm doing the organizing, then she will put them in albums (I hope) and do some scrapbooks.

These are the studio pictures, arranged by child and families.

This box is all wedding pictures.

Then by year.

The box on the left is the last to organize. Just a mixture of all years.

I don't know where 2000 is. Maybe their in the mixture box.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

I made a dress

My friend Jenene gave me this fabulous fabric. She gave me lots more I will share later. I used the large size in Butterick B5488 (notice how slim it looks on the model). It is about 3 sizes too big. I took 1 inch more on each and an extra 1/2 inch on the tops of the sleeves. Still too big. I'm thinking of adding elastic in the waist. I love the look of the pleats ( it takes a long time to make them). I worked on this dress all day Friday and still not happy.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Girls got haircuts

School started yesterday for Layla and Jakob. They all got haircuts. Layla wanted bangs and she looks adorable. Ruby won't start pre-K until next month. She also got a cute cut.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Rugby sewing machine

Lori's father-in-law gave me this Rugby sewing machine. It was originally a treadle machine and a motor was added. The machine itself works, but no shuttle (bobbin). I guess there will be no sewing on it. The 2 drawers on the right are missing. I've looked on the internet and haven't be able to find much on a Rugby machine.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Chair Makeover

My husband gave me his computer chair. It needed a makeover to go in my sewing room. I laid the fabric over the chair and cut, then just started tucking in the fabric. I wasn't sure if it would work, but it did. Best of all no sewing required.
It looks beautiful. Like new.

Best of all it matches my valance.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Kylie's block

It's hard to believe that this is my last block. I've mailed out all 11 and made 1 for me. I'm really going to miss this. Can't wait to work on another quilting bee. As soon as I get my quilt made I will post it. Thanks Deb.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Ruby and Layla's souvenir

My daughter and her family are in Jacksonville, Fl this week. They went to St. Augustine yesterday to visit the Alligator Farm and Lighthouse. Layla picked out the cute frog shirt for her souvenir and Ruby wanted this awesome tie died dress. I miss those beautiful girls and my boy

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Jessica's block, new top and skirt for me

I love the sheets Jessica provided for the block. They are so soft and sweet. Hope she likes it.My new skirt is from a curtain I had made a fews ago. It makes a much nicer skirt.
The top was thrifted for $.99. I used this tutorial from My Mama Said. Very easy to make. I'm wearing both tonight when we go out to dinner with my step daughter and her family.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Circle glasses thrifted

Just love these adorable glasses I got at Goodwill today. Also thrifted lots of $.99 shirts to refashion. I'm washing them now and plan on getting at least one made today. See ya.