Friday, November 25, 2011

Repurposed shirt

I was going through my drawers throwing stuff into a Goodwill bag and came upon this long sleeve shirt that I used to love. It was missing buttons on the cuffs but I knew what I could turn them into.

I cut the long sleeves off and added some fun lace. I still need two more replacement buttons but I think these little leg warmers turned out just darling. I think they would be cute worn with flats or sticking out of the top of her favorite pair of tall boots.

What do you think? Do you have some long sleeve shirts you need to get rid of? Try turning them into something fun!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

My Christmas countdown

I have always wanted a nice advent calendar. This year I finally made one. I am so excited to string it up and fill the little triangle pockets! I just cannot wait! Love all the earthy colors and was so excited about some of the trims I found. Each triangle is lined to make a nice pocket.

I used 3 different sizes of triangles. The small triangles will be filled with small pieces of candy. The other two sizes will be filled with a more exciting surprise. Here are just a few of my ideas.

I will put a bell in one with a note about The Polar Express. That night before bed we will make time to watch the movie.

In another one I will place our gingerbread man cookie cutter with a tag that says we will be making and decorating gingerbread cookies that day.

I found this cute, very small, Nutcracker that will be in a pocket and that night we will read the Nutcracker story.

Here is a fun one I found at Michaels. Magic Reindeer Food!

Tell me how amazing this over-sized key is. I found it at Pier One Imports with all their Christmas ornaments. This will be placed in the pocket for the 24th. I am attaching a tag that says "SANTA'S KEY". Christmas Eve they can hang it on the outside door handle so Santa can get in. We don't have a chimney so he will need a way in.

Monday, November 21, 2011

A sneak peek...

Here is a special dress I have been working on for my niece in Missouri. I thought I would give them a little look before I send it off.

They requested the big bell sleeves and the pink sash which turned out just darling! Good choice girls!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Christmas Jammie Bottoms

Sewing up some Christmas over here lately. Made 3 pair of "candy cane" jammie bottoms for my kiddos for Christmas. For my daughters pair I added some girly trim at the hem and a bow on the waistband. Sorry boys, yours were left plain. Although we are fans of the University of Utah and their colors do consist of red and white. So I just might be adding a "U" down on one of the pant legs.

I have also been working on a Christmas countdown/Advent calendar. It is turning out darling and I can't wait to show you. Just about finished with it.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

2011 costumes

Here are the two costumes I made for my kiddos this halloween. The monkey costume I made for my oldest son about 2 years ago. It was fun to pull it out and reuse it.