Sunday, August 30, 2009

Red Bird, Red Bird, What Do You See?

I see a sweet girl looking at me!

This was an old white shirt that I added cherry fabric to the bottom and refashioned it into a dress. This little girl likes the more traditional clothes. She likes a dress that twirls.

Don't you just want to hug her?!

Refashion, Recycle, Reuse

This was a super soft t-shirt that I added cute polka-dot fabric to and made a comfortable play dress. Nina doesn't like to wear dresses that much anymore except to church. However, if I make the dress comfortable, she says she will wear it. I made her several dresses and this is her favorite.

Friday, August 28, 2009


This was a Ralph Lauren dress that I cut off the bottom because it was too small. Isn't it cute? The ruffle wasn't ironed down yet but I wanted to take her picture in it while I could. The girls don't really like to model.

Friday, August 14, 2009

The Hungry Housewife

I think that you should check out this blog!

The Hungry Housewife

I visit regularly because I like to be inspired by her recipes. She cooks for her family and her recipes aren't too complicated for me.

Do you have a favorite food blog?

Stash Giveaway (not from me)

Check out this blog: i have to say It is a blog that I read regularly. They are giving away a stash of fabric so I had to enter. I mean- how could I not? A free stash of beautiful fabric- wow- that's the best present EVER to myself!

From My Stash to Yours

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Pudding Pops

Yes, we made pudding pops. See those pudding molds? The large tupperware ones? Do you remember those from YOUR childhood? I remember them from mine- wait- those are from my childhood! No, really- I am not kidding you. My mom was kind enough to hand them down to me. I guess she isn't making pudding pops for my dad. He would probably eat them. Too bad- they are mine now! Heehee!

Like everything at my house, the pudding pops were a project. We had to add some tasty treats to them. We added sprinkles, crushed oreo, crushed peanuts and marshmallows. The girls loved the crushing process! But their favorite step was adding the goodies. Imagine that! Adding a little to the pudding pop- sneak a little in the mouth- like I can't see them. Best of all, they were yummy after they were frozen.

Monday, August 10, 2009


This shirt was my inspiration! I like the color and the lace decoration on the front. I knew that it was destined to be refashioned into a dress. I simply took the dress in at the shoulders and the sides and added a ruffle. I love the way it turned out. It is an original play dress. She can run around on the playground with the boys and still look cute.

She is quite the model too. She came up with those moves all by herself.

Why refashion?
Refashioning enables me to improve my sewing skills. The more that I practice the better I get. Unfortunately, it is really addictive. I can't wait to sew the next dress. I think about the color combinations and styles. Oh the fun! Oh the creativity!
Of course, there are many other reasons that I refashion:
1. economic -obviously
2. environmental
3. originality- everyone basically buys the same kids clothes from the same stores-no one will have these unique outfits (maybe pieces of the outfits- haha)

Thank you to all the people that give me hand-me-down clothes. Of course, thank you to all the fabulous people that keep giving me fabric! Ah the happiness it brings!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Refashion- Shirt to Dress

This shirt was a hand-me-down from a neighbor. It was too big for my girls but perfect to refashion into a dress. I have never refashioned anything before so this was my first attempt. I took the shirt in at the sides. Then I made a knit flower using a tutorial I found on another blog. The flowers actually cover a couple of small stains and they are made from knit shorts. I attached a band of hot pink knit fabric (from another old shirt) and finished it with an overedge stitch to make the lettuce-like hem. I used to fear knits. No, really. Knits-ahhh! But after being inspired by various blogs- especially .. , I ventured into the knit sewing arena. I enjoyed the learning process. I wasn't concerned about making mistakes because the knits were recycled. I am pleased with the results and have more ideas to refashion other clothes. Can you imagine the money that I will save and the original clothing I can create? The options are endless.