Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Pleated Top

I've had this little top pinned for some time and finally got around to making it.  It is really adorable and Chess loves it.  The tutorial is very easy to follow, as well.  I love her whole website.


Book Shelf Re-do

I saw a bright green book shelf on the side of the road.  It was calling my name, so I had to pull over and put it in the back of my car.  Yes, I was that girl hauling someone else's junk away.

It was not the most quality bookshelf, but still very stable and in perfect condition.  It sat in my garage for awhile, annoying me, until I figured out what to do with it.

Most of the green paint peeled right off, except for on the shelves.  I had to figure out a way to hide those nasty shelves.  So first I spray painted the whole thing brown with two cans of spray paint.  Then I covered the shelves with fabric I bought at Hobby Lobby, and Mod podged it on!  It worked great!

The best part is, the fabric is rough, not slick, so books do not fall over very easily.  It looks nice and is functional.  And inexpensive.  All very important qualities to me.


Pillowcase Dress

There are tutorials for these cute little pillowcase dresses everywhere online.  They are very simple to make, so they make a great beginner sewing project.

I got the pillowcase for this dress at an awesome thrift store for $0.25.  I already had the thread, ribbon, and rick-rack, so this was one cheap dress to make.

I've seen these on sale at boutiques for $25 or more!  No need spend that!

Go make your own!