Friday, February 25, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
All of the jeans on my sons pants refuse to stay up.
I decieded to turn them into button fly jeans instead of trying to replace the zippers, because who wants to do that? I took the old zippers out
I cut the zipper out as close to the seam as I could.
Then I took the other side out with my seam ripper
Then I snipped the zipper as far down as I could
I used grossgrain ribbon 2x the length of the zipper, which I folded over and then sewed a straight stitch down each side
then I added a button hole with my nifty automatic button holer
I then sewed my ribbon to the fly
then I added my button (which Dallas picked out) and voila! a fixed pair of pants so that I'm not constantly reminding my sweet boy to zip up his pants and that makes both of us happy :) I'm sure that this is not the only way to do this and probably not the easiest, but it's what made sense to me.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
so I stayed inside today and made these
this one is for me, I needed a little pouch to take with me to the gym
Posted by Kristen at 5:07 PM
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Well I got a couple wicker wreaths at the Dollar Tree and as I was looking around blogland to find inspiration I saw some cute rosette Valentine's Day items and had an ah-ha moment. I started with this
and then this
and it ended up like this
I'm not too sure about it. I think its missing something. If you know what it is let me know :)
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Today is Belinda's Birthday, and to celebrate I made her bias tape. I was not too sure how this would go since generally making my bindings is not so fun, but I bought a nifty bias tape maker from my LQS and it turned out to be one of the mindless tasks thats sort of relaxing.
Posted by Kristen at 10:38 AM
Friday, February 4, 2011
Thursday, February 3, 2011
So after traveling through blogland yesterday I decided to give paper foundation hexigons a go. I'm going to make a throw pillow using the scraps from my its a hoot charm packs. I am using a template found here. I hope I do become addicted to them like everyone else seems to be because it will give me a fun portable project. Unfortunately I've been sick the last few days so who knows when I'm even going to finish the projects I've got going on now :)