Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Another Pillowcase Apron

First of all:

I would like to thank Nikki for the awesome postcard! Into my scrapbook it goes! :)

Now my latest:

I made this apron from a pillowcase. It looks better on me than on the dress form as I have more curves than the form. (which makes me happy)

I made 2 pockets for it out of the scraps, but only put one on. I like it better this way. My hubby calls it my "recipe pocket." And the buttons on the neck strap add to the look, and also, make it adjustable. It has ties in the upper and lower back.

It took me a quite a few days to make it, but only because I wouldn't spend much time on it in each sitting.

Full Pillowcase Apron

I decided I'm much too messy in the kitchen for a half apron to suffice. LOL I can now taste test without spilling hot hot food on "the girls." And I can wipe my hands down my sides instead of just my front.

I'm thinking about adding more to it, but for now I'll call it done! :)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Apron & Toddler Dress


As promised; I have 2 things to post about that actually turned out
well. Maybe my luck really is turning up! The first is an apron that
I made out of a pillow case and part of a sheet. I really like how it
turned out. Please
forgive the wrinkles, I haven't ironed it yet.

Pink dress

The second is a pink toddler dress. It has green ribbon straps that tie into cute little bows at the top. They match the leaves (that aren't showing up well in the pic.) It has daisies and bumble bees on it. It is so girly, but I absolutely love it!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Carton Coin Purse

I got this idea from cut out and keep. But I had a smaller carton than they used, so I pretty much had to figure it out on my own, since their measurements wouldn't work.

There are so many different ways of making these things all over the internet. I will probably be making the future ones in completely different ways each. That way I can decide which ways work best.

I, also, used the scraps to make a business card holder that I've sewntogether with my sewing machine! I haven't put the velcro on it, yet.

Could you really expect me to turn down doing a project like this when I have this kind of carton in my grasps!?! LOL


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Not sure if this counts for WR...

Ok, so this refashion isn't clothing, and wasn't before, but it is an accessory so I'm not sure if it counts.
My MIL buys local rice in cloth bags. When I asked what she does with the bags after they are empty, she said she throws them away! (WHAT!?!) So, needless to say, the next few bags became MINE!
When you hear bag turned into another bag, it doesn't sound like much of a transformation. But I think it turned out kinda cool. The pictures don't do it any justice tho.
Rice bags
They even have a recipe and the history story on them! No lining, but it is canvas fabric so it can handle it. the gold for the handle and on the top was scraps. I barely had enough. Hence the one handle. However, I did attach the handle so it laps over from one side to the other.....well enough support.
Rice handbag

Rice handbag 2

Rice handbag 3

Like what you see? Let us know! :)