Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sew What! Holidays Challenge Three Reveal!

This is going to be super fast! I am in the middle of moving and due to being sick last week I didn't get any scheduled posts done up. But I did get my stocking done and photographed weeks ago, thank goodness! Wanna see it? Here we go!

The challenge was a stocking and a toy if you had the time. Well, I ran out of time for the toy but I finished the stocking!I made it from recycled denim! The white jeans I turned into a skirt for  week one challenge plus some black denim from a pair of jeans I was given for the fabric. I could not be happier! Seriously, with every stage I was more and more impressed with how it all came together.
I lined it with black felt and added a vintage brooch I bought at a yardsale for a dollar. Pretty yes?
I'm sorry if the pictures are not awesome, I just didn't have time tweak the levels in Photoshop.

I hope you love it though. And if you want to make your own, stick around, sometime this week I will have the tutorial posted!

If you would like to see what Cynthia created click the button!

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Okay, thanks for your patience guys! I'll be back as soon as I have internet access, or access to the internet! ♥

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Wednesday on Wednesday

Recently we went to a corn maze. Not our first but our first big one! With three preschoolers and an elderly grandpa, we didn't quite know what we were getting into. Next time we'll go earlier in the day and pack snacks! But, I managed a few cute shots and Wednesday is even smiling for a couple!

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I cannot save or link to the photo of the maze but for those of you interested here is the link. I can't wait to try it again next year!

Thanks for all the well wishes, I visit the doctor on Friday and hopefully I'll be on the mend soon thereafter!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Quick PSA

Hey guys, I have been fighting some serious jaw pain due to a sinus infection left to long because I thought it was allergies. It has kind of sucked the life right out of me and so I'm going to take a couple days off I think. I might post some simple stuff but My Crafty Weekend will be on haitus until next Monday. Thanks for understanding!

The Management

Monday, November 1, 2010

Channelling Our Inner Judy Garland

Happy First of November everyone!~ Wasn't October just the craziest? Wow. I am still kind of reeling from all the hustle and bustle! But, I thought I would pop in and show off my gorgeous little girl in her Halloween costume!

I made the dress for her birthday party in the summer. It was my (super simplified, ) version of Alice's dress. The fabric is a vintage bed sheet!

hair bow
I actually checked ahead of time to make sure her curly hair was long enough for some low pigtails a la Dorothy.

I found the basket and dog at a local charity shop. I sprayed the dog down with a coat of Tulip Spray dye for the dusty prairie dog look that Toto has.

ruby slippers
Wal-mart carried these shoes this year which was incredible convenient (and look fabulous with the blue socks!) but I have a pair of pink sparkly converse running shoes I was going to use! I bought some pink bamboo tights for warmth under the dress and you couldn't even tell it wasn't her bare legs.

All in all I think it came together so well it was almost too-good-to-be-true. But it held up and looked wonderful. For those of you Canadian Moms wondering, I put her winter coat right over the costume for trick-or-treating. I figured if the shoes and blue dress didn't give it away, nothing would!

For the rest of you wondering why a three year old is dressed as Dorothy, Wednesday loves this movie. She watches it at least twice a week and can do many of the routines and sing the songs...for instance...

The sound is a bit rough but Wednesday sings that song every single time I put a pair of blue jeans on her. (It is the pockets that trigger the memory of the Munchkins).
So, naturally after she had been watching the movie an almost unbarable amount of times it occured to me that we had allt he fixins (minus Toto) to be Dorothy. When I asked she agreed and instantly my Halloween was stress free. (Well, it was until she came down with a cold the day before!)

We all had a great time with close friends before and after trick or treating. And have to say the tradition is growing to be a wonderful one. I hope your weekend was just as safe and happy as ours!