Friday, February 26, 2010


I just stumbled across this blog the other day and I had to marvel at the creativity. Her name is Disney. Her blog is Ruffles and Stuff. She sews and repurposes old clothes for her oh-so-cute little girl. Not only does she show off her handywork, but she posts tutorials too. So generous! Because of her, I jumped on the repurposing bandwagon.

I had this old knit short sleeved hoody that never quite fit right. Now, it's a ruffled skirt for my little one. She looks so sweet in it. You'd see a picture of her in it now, but she's sleeping, and that's even more sweet. sorry. I'm not about to wake her up for a photo shoot. Sweet, but sassy, that little one. Maybe later today.

Here's the only picture I could find of me wearing the shirt. Cheesy, I know. Don't mind the model here.

And here's the after.

C'mon now, I know you want to jump on the bandwagon too. Search your closets. you know you have things in there that you'll never wear. Bust out your sewing maching and put on your creativity cap. I'd love to see what you can come up with!

If you have another minute, link up with the DIY Show Off to show off your blog! She's having a party!

by golly, she woke up just in time for a little photo op.

Like I said. . . . sassy.

"Mother, I will only be your performing monkey if you sing to me."

and sing I did.

It doesn't take much.

Here's the sweet.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Taking my mind off of . . . .

I have a few visitors that I need to escape from. They're small, yet very pesky. . and no, I'm not talking about my kids. That's right folks, we have termites. Sad, but true. Apparantly they are very common out here in the desert. Who knew! I'm completely grossed out. I mean, really, I don't want to share my home or any part thereof, especially not the wood that keeps it standing.

So, what do you do when the bug has you down. RE-DECORATE. Nothing says "Go Away Pests" like a new bedspread, some pillows, and a fabulous rust colored mirror. I'm just glad that I had a stud to nail that mirror to. I mean, they could have chewed right through it by now.

I didn't want to re-paint my room, because I really do love the color scheme, but the bed needed some serious help. This comforter is USED. See how flat it is. Kind'a like someone beat it with a baseball bat over and over and over. It has fulfilled it's purpose in life, warming those newly bathed babies, providing comfort for those with colds and the flu, and taking more than it's fair share of spit up. Time to retire oh deflated one.



Here, we have a touch of Rustoleum American Accents in Cinnamon . . . AAHHH! You can relieve some serious frustration with a can of spray paint and a cute little clearance mirror from Ross for 16.99.

This quilt is SOOO perfect! I snatched it up and gave the other ladies around me the evil eye, just to make sure they knew that it was mine. I may have growled a little. Home Goods, I love you! This quilt reverses to white with brown flowers.

The comforter and shams are from Kohls.

Simply Vera Vera Wang collection {Flora} (on clearance! yippee!)
This is before I hung the mirror.

I sewed the ruffled pillow covers from some blue pillowcases also found at Home Goods.

I sewed these little flowers and added them to this cute lumbar pillow that came with the bedset from Kohls. I'm pretty sure I've hit the limit on flowers and/or ruffles with the golfer around. I may still have a couple of orange pillow ideas floating around in this brain of mine. I'll have to keep them on the side of manly. We'll see if they ever actually translate to fabric and stuffing.

My room feels happy :)