Sunday, July 31, 2011

Re-Purpose: 1 Dress into 7 Items

I love finding new ways to re-purpose items, it's creative and affordable! Fabric can be costly at the craft stores so I found this dress at a thrift store and decided to use the fabric to make new items.

I turned one dress into 7 items. Not bad for $3.99

My daughter has a Hello Kitty sewing machine, (which by the way is a really nice starter machine. I have even used it when I didn't feel like dragging out my bigger machine.) I used part of the fabric to make a dust cover for her machine.

And on the back of cover I used the neckline of the dress where the buttons were to make a pocket for scissors or her sewing accessories.

I received an ipad for my birthday recently and wanted a cover but found them all to be too costly. I thought this would be a good opportunity to make one myself!  I lined the cover in flannel for a soft non-scratching lining. I love it and it fits snuggly inside. Helps to keep it from getting scratched! I really like the lace embellishment. I have a tutorial coming up soon on how I made it.

I have been wanting a nursing cover to use for our new baby girl due in November and thought I could possibly make my own. I looked online and found some tutorials and got some ideas and came up with my own version. Everyone I have talked to seems to really like these covers, I don't remember seeing them when I had my other 4 babies. It was really easy to make and I saved myself some money :)

Next I made my daughter a skirt and embellished a t-shirt. 

And a matching skirt and top for her doll. She loved matching her baby! 

Oh, and a matching hair clip to complete her look!

I think it was a quite successful re-purpose!! It was so much fun coming up with ideas, I think my $3.99 stretched pretty far!!

 And one more, just because I think shes so cute!! 

Thursday, July 7, 2011

I'm being Featured!!

Today I am being featured over at Knock Off Decor!!! I love all of Beckie's sites! 

She is featuring my Pottery Barn Knock off Owl Bookends. Go on over and take a look, there are great ideas to inspire you to create beautiful looks for so much less!!! Thank you Beckie!!

On a little side note... I know I have been away from here for what seems like forever!! I do plan on starting up again with new projects and ideas. The reason for my little break was I found out that I am pregnant with our 5th baby! A little girl!  It was a rough first few months, but now I feel like my old self and can't wait to get back to all the craftiness!!  Thanks so much for sticking with me!! 

Leslie :)