Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Howdy, Tuesday-- How to you do?

True to my word, I sewed two wrap skirts this weekend {one of which I wore to work yesterday}out of inexpensive cotton {one green floral, one autumnal-toned polka dots}, and I even started work on a butcher's apron dress in navy blue light weight cotton duck...

Misses Butcher Apron One Size McCalls 1975 uncut  

...and I utterly forgot to photograph it all.  Sigh.  It was probably for the best anyway, the first time I make a pattern there are inevitably lots of mistakes & removal of stitches {three times on one skirt lol}.  But now that I've got it down I will make more {I love the skirts-- very flattering & pretty & dying to be made out of fall corduroys & light wools}.  Honestly, they were very simple to make & so exciting to see come together...sigh...I love clothes lol.

I have every intention of sewing another skirt this weekend, though Saturday is a race and a birthday for Thing 2.  Very exciting stuff!  He'll be 16-- though it will be a few months before he gets his driver's license as he got his permit late {track season before testing, at least for Thing 2}.  There will be pictures~*

But in the meantime, here are a few how-tos I've collected for future reference that are too good to keep to myself!

Would you believe that rose is made out of plastic spoons?  

Turn a glove into a chipmunk

How to make dried pineapple flowers-- aren't they stunning??


How about a light bulb vase?

And I love the autumn-esque simplicity of this embroidery thread wreath!

Look for versions of these & other clever craftiness to be posts on this blog in the future!  I gotta make me one of those wreaths...

Enjoy your Tuesday!  Be clever!


  1. Great projects! People amaze me with their creativity. Let's see those skirts on you, honey. :)

    1. LOL Thing 3 is my photographer, but she has been too busy lately with soccer to take my picture-- I will have to figure out how to use the self timer thingy on my camera!

  2. Nice work whipping up those skirts and look forward to seeing sone if those fun projects!

  3. I dig that wreath for sure! Also, go you for making not one, but two skirts this weekend!

    1. I will give it my best lol! Thanks for egging me on!

  4. Fun projects! Thanks for sharing.

  5. I especially love that squirrel!


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