Friday, April 18, 2014

Chevron Toddler Tank


Made a new tank as a gift. Completely my own design and out of my own head only. For once. Its so fun see things take shape as you go. 
My model showed it off well :) 








Monday, March 10, 2014

Faux Brushed Bronze Hardware



I feel like there are so many very little things in my house that I would love to update.
I'll daydream at night about remodeling projects (both reasonable ideas and bat-crap crazy renovations)
Updating our gold door knobs upstairs is on the reasonable side and I've only wanted to do it for a year now. Ha!
So just 20 minutes ago I up and did it with what I had on hand.
Here's a mini tutorial for your little DIY pleasure.


Faux Brushed Bronze Tutorial: 

Supplies
Spray paint and top coat spray paint
Phillips screw driver
Fine grit sandpaper or steel wool
Sharpie 


Unscrew your doorknob(s)

Very lightly sand off top glossy coat. This allows your spray paint to adhere much better and you're less likely to have runs

Lightly spray both doorknobs x2

After they dry, spray with topcoat for longer lasting color

Screw back on

Sharpie or spray paint the screws for a finished look







Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Little Girls Maxi Skirt [Up Cycle]


was in the sewing mood.
But I wanted something quick
I dig quick
Quick gets me a finished project Inbetween "nursings"
Quick got me this maxi skirt for my daughter in 15 minutes flat. I didn't even use pins.
I walk on the wild side.


Here's a quick "Tutorial"

Child's Maxi Skirt

Find a woman's knee to calf length knit skirt with elastic waist.
Have your daughter step into it
With your fingers pinch the waist on both hips to where it fits. 
Mark the spots on both hips with a pin or a washable marker. Make sure you mark the front of the skirt and back of the skirt on both hips (4 marks) 
Now sew the skirt. With jersey knit use a zig zag stitch so the fabric will still have give to it aka stretch.
As you sew down flare the stitch out (as seen in photo above) just a little or the fit will be more like a pencil skirt and not a maxi. 
BAM
You're done!

The Hem should be already done but if you're  unhappy with the length you can always raise the hem higher





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