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June 28, 2010

My Curtain Skirt

Eons ago (aka about 3 years ago), we bought some drapes from IKEA. Three sets to be exact. One has been hung and the other packages have been sitting unopened in our laundry room ever since. I figured if we haven't gotten around to it by now, chances are good it isn't going to happen.

When I came across this skirt pattern on Sew Mama Sew the drapes became a lot of possibilites. I wore the skirt today and love it. The next one I make I'll try the ruffle. The only change I made was to use my waist measurement instead of my hips because when I used my hip measurement the skirt was huge on me. Even still it is bigger than I would like around the waist, am going to cinch in the elastic some more.

You can see in the picture the original drapes and then my revamped ones (I personally think they look better on my than the window). I used some iron-on patches I had for the applique. They are still stiched in the traditional way only I didn't have to worry about interfacing - big bonus.

I cut-up an old shirt I bought from Old Navy for about $2.00 and used this tutorial for my fabric carnation. I like the size of the one in the tutorial better, but still think it's cute.

June 23, 2010

Tomatoe Sandwich Inspiration

Making lunch for Connor I came across an unlikely source of inspiration:

The inner design made me grab the camera and take a picture so I wouldn't forget to use the shape in something artsy:

The opportunity presented itself sooner than I thought. Notice how nature did a much better job in the symmetry department than I did.

June 20, 2010

Thrift Store Date

We had date night yesterday, went for a quick bite to eat (super-yummy, extra-spicy chicken burger) and then went thrift shopping!

Had so much fun and I didn't even buy clothes. I did find a cool watch with a fabric band that is interchangeable. Hopefully it works.

Found these cool dishes that I love don't go with anything else I have:

Along with other odds and sods we bought a book for each of us and one for each boys. As luck would have it when you buy 4 books you get the 5th one free. Knew we had a family of 5 for a reason.