Plastic bag storage

I’ve had this problem with plastic bags for a while now. I used to keep my plastic bags (which I use to line our small trashcans) in an old kleenex box but somehow when we moved to this place they all ended up in a heap under the sink. Occassionally I would try to corral them all into one bag, but they would slowly get messy again. Until….I found THIS tutorial on Sew4Home. Perfect solution to my problem 🙂

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Crafty yard sale finds

I love yard sales.  Sometimes they’re a bust and I’m in and out in a couple minutes.  Other times I feel like I hit the jackpot!  I had both of those experiences Sat. morning.  The first 4 I went to were pretty lame, nothing I was looking for.  The last two were much nicer to me.  I only wish I had gotten to them earlier as one of them had lots of sewing stuff and I know I missed out on some goodies. 

The fabric was $1 each (probably over 2 yards on each) and I’ve already used it!

I also found a thread holder, which came with about 30 spools of thread ($5).  I’m kicking myself for not buying the other one they had.

Lastly, I got this fun necklace for 50 cents!

Can’t wait for next Saturday!

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Ok, I’m having way too much fun making these pillowcase dresses! I’ve now discovered the joy of making them with fabric (as opposed to from an actual pillowcase). There are so many fun possibilities 🙂 I used the tutorial found HERE, from lbg studio.  All the dresses that I’ve made will be sent to an organization called Dress a Girl Around the World.

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I’ve been having fun making pillowcase dresses this past week for the Sew-a-Long  and I still have a few more I’d like to get done.  I’ve let the creative juices flow (or in some cases, copied others’ creativity!) and added embellishments to some of my dresses.

I knew I wanted to add a bit of color to this gray and white dress.  In my stash of buttons, I found a cute pink flower button and decided to make a little flower as an accent. 

 

This dress with the ladybug pocket was made from a tutorial found HERE. 

As I was looking through my stash of buttons, I found these cute flower buttons that I never really knew what to do with.  Initially I was planning on putting them on top of the rick rack, but then as I played around a bit, I thought they looked better as a little garden, with the rick rack as stems.  It took a LONG time to sew on all those buttons, so this dress will be one of a kind!

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Pillowcase dress pockets

Today has been a day of pockets.  So far I’ve completed two dresses and still hoping to get one more done by the end of today.  There is a great tutorial for shaped pockets, by Amy from Lots of Pink Here!  The tutorial was so easy to follow and I LOVE the results.  So cute!  So, here’s the pics from today.

Blue flowered pillowcase dress

Red dress with flower pocket

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Sewing Day

Today I sewed 2 pillowcase dresses for the Sew-a-Long that I mentioned in my previous blog post.  I’m MUCH happier with the way the second one turned out.  Not sure what was going on with the first, but it just seemed difficult to make.  I was trying to figure things out, as I hadn’t sewn a pillowcase dress in a while.  Now that I’m in the rhythm of things, I’m sure it’ll go much smoother.  I purchased some pillowcases from IKEA which I didn’t realize have neat little pockets inside of them to enclose the pillow in the case.  This, however is not ideal when you want to use it as a dress.  My solution has been to sew a band of ribbon around just below the pocket opening, closing the pocket on the inside. 

Dress #1

Dress #2

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Sew-a-long

I’m excited to be participating in this project next week for a great cause!

LBG studio

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