I purchased this skirt for $1.50 at my local consignment store. I am very lucky to have a clean and well managed second hand store near by. They are very selective about what they will sell, this saves me from having to watch for stains and holes when shopping. They also keep their stock rotated by having some great sales. Once a month, they open their loft for one week and all the old stock get sold for 99 cents. I mark my calendar and go every month.
Using a skirt with a zipper, made this dress easy to size.
I used the extra fabric from the lining to make this flower. I used my sewing machine to attach it and added the button by hand.
Our yard is full of what we call helicopters. They are seeds from a tree and when you throw them in the air, they spin as they fall, like a helicopter.
Watching my kids collect as many as they could in their hands before they launched them into the air, brought back memories of doing the same as a child. It was always fun to stand under the falling "helicopters"as they all spiraled to the ground around me. It is funny how a memory like this seems insignificant until you experience it again with your own children.
This is probably one of my favorite pictures of the bunch. It gives me a warm, fuzzy, summer is coming feeling.
I warned you, I took a lot of pictures.
Marcus was sick from school. Doesn't he look terrible? Funny how fresh air cures an upset stomach.
We are cousins by blood and friends for life. We share the same family values (most of the time). We live in different states and work very hard at our jobs. We love all things creative and crafty. Over the years we have shared many ideas with eachother. This blog is where we are sharing them with you.