These Pillowcase Dresses from my Scrap Stash, but this year, I just had no ideas. I knew I didn't really have any large pieces of fabric, so I wasn't sure what I would do until I found this Tutorial at Sew Much Ado on Pinterest. I have a ton of old t-shirts around that I can't bare to get rid of, but wasn't sure what I was going to do with them. I grabbed two different ones and used the bottoms to make the skirts and the rest to make the ruffles.
We like to have coordinating outfits, so we can take a family picture together. Everyone else is wearing tan, chocolate brown and white with a touch of aqua. I made a scarf from the white and blue t-shirt for my older daughter, plus matching hair flowers! I'll share soon.
Have a Happy Resurrection Day!
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
One of the best thing about living here on the Camas Prairie, is that we are 15 minutes from the best fishing in the country on the South Fork and Clearwater Rivers! Of course, best of all is the Steelhead and Salmon run that occurs twice a year. One of these days, we will hook one of them but in the meantime, we will have a fun time trying to get one of those elusive Stealhead!Oh, by the way, all those guys in the background were concerned that if one of our little ones hooked a stealhead, they will end up in the river, which looks peaceful, but has a roaring rapids in the background and is 15 feet deep in front of us. Next time, my smaller children will for sure have life jackets, but two of us stayed with the two younger fishers at all times and watched like a hawk. Of course, those guys don't understand that we have yet to hook one either!
I had the kids packed up and ready in the car, the moment that Mr. Right got off of work and we got over an hour and a half of fishing time in last night. It is usually at least 10 degrees warmer there, too, so it makes it even better to be out on the river.
Friday, March 15, 2013
A very special 10-year-old friend of ours was having his 10th birthday last weekend. He's had a recent fascination with cooking and baking, so I thought it would be fun to make him his own apron for a gift. Of course, when he's not in the kitchen, he's in the wilderness camping, so I loved this fabric when I found it. (I would have used my scrap stash, but all I had for camouflage, was in Packer's green and yellow, which just isn't in high demand in Idaho. I'll save that for another of my boys who love the Packers another time!)
I was originally looking for camouflage but apparently in our area, camo is in high demand, because the only thing I could find was pink! Not a good thing for a 10-year-old boy!I have not tutorials or instructions for this one. I literally laid the kid's apron I liked and had on hand on the material and cut it out about a 1/2 inch larger.
HERE. She has a great tutorial for making an apron, too. I used here directions for the neck strap. I also planned on getting the Chef's Hat directions for Making It Fun.
I'll be sharing with the blogs in the right column. Please leave me lots of love in the comments! Thanks for stopping by!.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
It's my 100th Post! What a great big reveal I have in store for you today!Miss Mustard Seeds' 6 part How to Make Slipcovers Series and started with watching the first video. I ran out to Home Depot and purchased two drop clothes, washed and bleached them to get ready for making the slipcovers for my two couches, and there they sat folded nicely in my craft room! A year ago, we moved across the country, so I packed those drop clothes up in a box, clearly marked them and put them on the truck. When we arrived, I put them in front of all my other boxes to do first. We even moved again over Christmas, and I moved that box again! Then, I did a pillow re-do, HERE that pushed me over the edge. I just had to tackle those slip covers!
|Before of the couch and the pillows that began the entire thing!|
|Midway through the project|
|Note all that piping on the couch|
|My results at the end of Sunday|
I actually thought I would run out of pins to put the skirt around the couch. It was close, but I was able to freely pin the entire thing on. I worked all Saturday evening on the couch and then on Sunday evening also. In the meantime, my entire living room was overtaken with this project. Not a complaint could be heard in the house! I have a great family!
I have to tell you at this point, I had to figure out what to do with the pillows. I had thought I could get the entire love seat out of less than one drop cloth and then the big one out of another, so was surprised that I ran out of material to make the cushions. I had to cut into that second drop cloth.
I also have to confess, that I actually started to think in my mind that it would be OK to leave the cushions without covers! I could be done! But, one look at that raggedy piping on the cushions, told me I should have covered them a long time ago.
I gave myself until Tuesday to get this done, and in a couple of hours, was able to cut, make piping and finish my couch. Overall, this project wasn't worth my worry and putting off for 3 years! I should have just done it!
So here is where the entire project becomes a lot of pictures. I always want to see all the angles that people do for their projects, so here they are:
|The finished product!|
|A look at the side|
|I had to redo one arm twice, because even Mr. Right didn't think they matched.|
|I used the drop cloth for the lining - I think it is stronger and more durable with all the kids jumping on it.|
|The big decision on how to make.|
Now, I have to buy more drop cloths to finish the big couch, but I also really need to give myself a break for a bit before tackling it. I am determined to finish this as soon as I can get the drop cloths, and not wait another three years! I promise. Please leave your comments! I love to hear what you think and will be sharing with those blogs on the right column. Be sure to check out Miss Mustard Seed's Entire site because she is the very best! Thank you Miss Mustard Seed!!