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Rockin the Halter Top

May 4, 2012 comments

I got an e-mail from Amy on Monday, with the subject of...project! :-)...She sure knows how to get her Momma's the e-mail was a link to Gypsyrags, a site that takes large tee-shirts and 'feminizes' (is that a word??) to fit and flatter the womanly figure. They have some awesome things they have done with tee-shirts, but Amy is a full-time nursing student and therefore on a really limited clothing budget. Her boy, a/k/a 'Hunky' - (cuz he's a 'Hunk') is taking her to the Nickelback concert this weekend and she wanted to know if I could help her alter a tee-shirt to wear to the concert. I've never done anything like that before, but I'm always up for a good challenge so off she went to search for some cute tee's for us to alter. She ended up finding some real bargains at Plato's Closet for us to work with. We also had a whole bag of tee-shirts that had been intended for Goodwill (sorry Goodwill, maybe next time) from her little (but a whole foot taller) brother...Yay! Practice material!!!

After sorting through my fabric and fat quarter stash we determined that we needed to make a Joann Fabrics run for some cute fabrics for the straps on the tops...any excuse to go to Joann's works for me...just sayin' ...Wink

We get back home and get to work! First, I said to the lil girl, 'tell me whatcha want' with which she replied 'dress my ass with the latest fashion' ... 'cause I wanna be a rockstar' and for those of you who may not be Nickelback fans...those are some of the lyrics from one of their hits --- 'Rockstar'...and we didn't have this EXACT conversation...but sorta, and I thought it would be cute to reference the reason all of this started in the first place...


I'm movin' on now...

your welcome...

First we practiced on one of brother's tee-shirts...

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Category: Sewing

Tags: halter tops joann fabrics nickelback sewing tee shirts

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Princess Pretty in Pink!

April 30, 2012 comments

Once upon a time...I had a pile of stuff...

and I waved my magic wand and turned it into this dress....

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Category: Sewing

Tags: batiste e-bay finding my feet heirloom joann fabrics princess

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Nifty Coupon Organizers

April 21, 2012 comments

A while back, Amy sent me a link to a nifty coupon organizer pattern she found while surfing around on Etsy. She had been looking for a nice coupon organizer that wasn't "cheesy" as she put it. I purchased the pattern and it was sent to me via e-mail almost immediately. It then became another project added to my "to-do list". It took me a few months to get back too it, but for her next birthday I had one of these cute fun organizers ready for her.

She really loves it and had it filled up in no time. She's the Couponista Queen of our family. That girl has coupons for just about everything!

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Category: Sewing

Tags: coupon organizers crafting isew sewing

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This is Me

Hmmmm... lemme see... Life-loving female, no longer in my 30's, married to my best friend, 2 amazing kids, 5 awesome step-kids and their significant others, 6 adorable grandkids and one lil' puppy, Cosmo.

We live in South Florida, but my heart is in Kentucky, where I was born... way back when.

You're welcome to stop by anytime, and, as I share bits and pieces of my life, more "About Me" will be defined, one post at a time.

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