First off I would like to say sorry I am so bad at blogging. I think I tried to do a post everyday and that was a bit much for me and my busy lifestyle. Then a high school graduation happened, then a long road trip, then keeping up my eBay store and on and on. I know, I know, everyone is busy. I just think I needed to figure out how to recharge and keep from burning out. So, I have decided that for now I am not going to try to post just to post. There. I feel better now. On to the next thing, because I have not stopped upcycling, redoing and crafting…
Part 2 of my muumuu upcycle. So wayyyyy back when I first started writing I posted about a muumuu I found at the thrift shop. I still have tons of fabric left over and I had some jeans that I no longer felt comfortable wearing in public so I thought I would try my hand at embroidery and patching them. I love how they turned out! And it was so easy to do. Just a little time consuming. The bird was probably the toughest because of the shape. This was a two evening project in front of the tv. easy peasy.
I am so happy that it is Friday! This week flew by and I am hoping to get some much needed cleaning out of the way. I am also looking forward to memorizing some basic code for my site. I had so many great posts but was unable to get my content to show up properly. I was able to update a new page: my blogroll! Here you will find the blogs I enjoying reading on a daily basis. A good blog can really make my day.
Sometime this weekend I am hoping to take time to go to the beach. We live close to Santa Cruz. Here is a snapshot.
The sun has been making a small appearance here and there but it is just not enough for me to ditch my cozy sweaters and wraps. I live in central California and it should be warmer by now. The lack of warmth has me painting my new project a sunny yellow. My etsy searches are full of words like “French”, “yellow” and “blue”. My pinterest searches have been mostly about fruit and positive sayings. I guess I will just have to be patient.
Anyhow, I have been doing a bit of spring cleaning around the house and am in the process of weeding through all my clothing. I have kept plenty of things that are out of style or do not fit because I keep thinking I will make something out of them. This sweater is a good example. I have been holding on to it for, well, I probably shouldn’t say…
This week I ripped the stitches out and cut it up. I made an infinity scarf of sorts. It isn’t a long one that you can double wrap; there just was not enough sweater to do that. I thought about combining another sweater or material with it but did not like anything mixed with it. Here is how it turned out.
Now I can be cozy without overheating and I do not have the sweater taking up room in my house anymore.
Another weekend has come and gone. I hope you had a nice weekend. It was nice and sunny for us and we enjoyed getting out and about. I was sorry to see the weekend go. My youngest was happy though, he had a long awaited field trip today. He told me he was hoping the trip would be really far away so he could be on the bus for a long time.
Now for the quick upgrade. My son had a plain blue button up shirt that needed a little more oomph. A quick trip to Hobby Lobby to pick out an iron on patch and we were on our way to a quick change. Sorry about the drastic color change. What can I say, the sun came out to play finally!
This is now one of his favorite shirts to wear. Ordinarily he would grab a t-shirt but the addition of a military style iron on is enough to make him want to wear this shirt often.
I hope you had a great weekend. Mine was filled with The Sound of Music, literally. My youngest watched The Sound of Music with me and sang “My Favorite Things” all weekend long. Such a great movie! My son asked if anyone had ever redone the movie and I looked at him with shock. I don’t think anyone could redo this movie, ever. They should just re-release it in theaters every ten years or so.
On Friday I said I would be sharing an upcyle of a huge muumuu I bought. I am going to have to share in two posts. The original project needed something extra that I did not have on hand so a trip to JoAnne fabrics is on the roster for today. I did manage to get something else made out of the dress. I am super excited about how it turned out…
A clutch! I love a little clutch instead of a big purse for times when I am just running into the store or am out at a market. I like to keep my essential cards, some change and a lip balm in mine. I have enough material left over to make another one.