Monday, May 16, 2011

That Was Then, This is Now

Weird title? Perhaps. The point is, I have pictures of some crafts I recently finished (and sent off!) and a project I would like to start. First, the finished.




Pacifier clip: inspired by Disney. Burp cloths: inspired by Jill. (I also made a tie shirt, idea straight from Emily.) Hobo Bag: the perfect way to wrap it all up - the tutorial by Dana is great. Yay crafty bloggers for figuring out and explaining to me how to make great gifts for all my baby-makin' friends!!




Shirt: $1 Thrifted Banana. Skirt: $10 H&M. Birks: $40-ish.


I have had this skirt for  several years now, and it has only recently occurred to me that my wide-hipped shape is not particularly conducive to a low-slung a-line jersey skirt. BUT THEN I had this idea. What if it were a high-waisted skirt? So I hike the thing up, and suddenly it fulfills all my dreams to dress more like Rachel from Glee. (Total fashion icon. I love watching her clothes!) This is maybe my most comfortable outfit ever.

So that's the craft-to-come. I need to take it in, but I'm not sure how to do it exactly . . . on the side seams? I guess that's the only way to do it without creating a random seams in the middle back or screwing up the stripes. Get pumped for when you can see this outfit, but without the safety pin (as shown above) holding it in place!


  1. Ok first of all, I have been meaning to tell you how blown away I am at how beautiful your home is. For serious. Secondly: FANTASTIC idea with the skirt! You're lucky it's a stretchy fabric that allows you to hike it up - I have some big ones that maybe I could safety pin like that...?!!?? ;)

  2. #1 Is thrifted banana similar in any way to thrifted snoot?

    #2 I <3 your crafty ways.

    KS16 - out.

  3. 1. Yes, yes it is.

    2. I <3 YOU uh-lot.

    <3 Snoot

  4. Hi! Just wanted to say thank you for that sweet comment on my blog, you are so kind. And I've never seen anyone look so cute in Birk's! (P.S. Love the art on your wall!)