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Men’s Shirt Refashion Challenge


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The next challenge over at Project Run & Play is to refashion a man’s button up shirt. It took me FOREVER to decide what I wanted to do with it! I had too many ideas racing around in my head!

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I used the collar for her hair bow.

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I LOVE the silver sequin ribbon! I was going to put it along the bottom of the top but I ran out! I went back to the store and it was ALL GONE! :(

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I made the elastic casing out of the sequined ribbon.

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I made the pants out of the sleeves! Cailey is such a little beanpole that the sleeves were a perfect fit! LOL

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I turned the cuffs into bracelets. I cut a little out of the middle to make them small enough to not fall over her hands. Then I took the plain buttons off and added the shiny, blinged out buttons. ;)

I hope you like it!

The challenge after this one is the last. It will be the Signature Look Challenge. I *think* I know what I will be doing but that could always change.

I am still sewing through my stash except for this challenge! ;)

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15 DAY BLOGGER CHALLENGE – Getting to Know the Blogger – Days 12 & 13


12. What are a couple of your favorite blog tools that you use?

PicMonkey, hands down. I LOOOOOOOVE PicMonkey!!!! It is so much fun! You can add (oops had a typo there LOL) sooooo many cute and cool things to your pictures! I am thinking about using it if I make Christmas cards this year instead of buying them! LOL

 

 

13. Your top 5 posts and why you think they were successful.

My top posts are always my tutorials. I can submit them to so many different sites and get them out there. AllFreeSewing.com has a newsletter and a few of my tutorials have been featured in them. You also have FreeNeedle.com and SewSet.com.

I think my recent lack of tutorials is probably to blame for the deep fall in views. :( I haven’t added a new tutorial since September! YILES!!! I am SOOOOO sorry!!!!

BUT I will be making up for that this week. ;)

I finished my sewing room/library yesterday! YAY!!!!

I am sooooo excited to have my own space!!!! :) I thought I might have to fight The Hubby for it but once I explained to him how I would need that space to possibly start my own business and therefore maybe make some money, he gave it up peaceably…. LOL

 

Here are the fabric choices for my new tutorial –

 

 

And here are the cut pieces –

 

Our old stained and beat up kitchen table is my new cutting table! :) YAY!!!!!!

 

So, stick around! I hope to be posting the new tutorial tomorrow!!!!! I guess I need to get sewing… ;)

 

OH!! Here are a couple of pics of Bonnie and Cloud. They are now nicely adjusted to their new home.

 

 

 

 

 

Are you still out there, Carol??? I thought you might be wondering where my cat pics were. ;)

 

OH! It feels SOOOOOOOO good to get back to sewing!!! I freaked out a little when my all purpose foot went missing but Walmart saved the day! LOL They had ONE kind of foot. ONE!!! Praise the Lord, it fit my machine! LOL

Oh, and if you would like to check out my tutorials, just click the box at the top of the page!! I apologize, though… WordPress used to just have the links under the Tutorial Header but now it’s just a long line of the tutorial posts. :/ You now just have to scroll through them all. ARGH!!!!!!!

 

Don’t forget to check out some of the amazing bloggers that are taking part in this challenge! And stop by and give a little love to A Little Unhinged!!!!!

1. nick powers  11. Ginny @ Just Jist  2. Erica Bodker  12. Alittle Bit of This&That and Couponing  3. Alvina Castro  13. The Glamorous Life of a French Housewife  4. Ms. Morgan  14. Tami @ Thrift Shop Commando  5. Stacy Sews and Schools  15. My Morning Cup of Coffee  6. Laura Shimmerofpink  16. Trooppetrie  7. The Insomniac’s Dream  17. Life According to Lenetta  8. erica- bassgiraffe  18. The Sadder But Wiser Girl  9. Hanging Off The Wire  19. Yolanda Renee  10. Brooke Blogs

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fly on the Wall


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Have you ever thought about what people might think if they saw what goes on behind-the-scenes at your house? Do you ever wonder what it would be like to catch a glimpse of someone else’s daily life? Here’s your chance. Today 15 bloggers are inviting you into their homes to be a fly on the wall.
Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes:
Baking In A Tornado                                                        The Mommy Chronicles
The Insomniac’s Dream                                                    DeBie Hive
Follow me home . . .                                                        My Brain on Kids
Stacy Sews and Schools                                                    Raising Reagan
Just a Little Nutty                                                             Life on the SONny Side 

Frikken Duckie                                                                 Momaical
A ginormous thank you to Baking In A Tornado for setting this up and great big I’M SORRY for being so late getting mine posted… I sort of forgot… I’m going to blame it on the concussion…. ;)
Soooo, if you were a fly on the wall in MY house here are a few things you might hear…..
Deanna- Mom, you’re out of Diet Pepsi and Dad is out of coffee and ice.
Me- Snot!
The Hubby- You need to go to the store and get coffee, ice and ….. snot???? Wait…. What?? Did one of you say you needed snot??
Me- Never mind…. LOL
Deanna – Hey! The cat’s tail is in the garbage disposal.
Me- NO!! You cannot turn it on!!!!!!
Deanna – Can I put tape on the cats’ ears?
Me- NO!!!!!!!!!! And not on ANY part of their bodies!!!!!
Colin to me – I was born to be awesome!
Me – Yes, you were, Buddy. LOL
We were sitting on the front porch the other day and Deanna gets up to walk off. Her sock snagged on a nail and she went flying. Then she gives me this look like WHY did I do that to her??? I said, “It wasn’t me!!!!” Then she realized it was a nail!
The best part was that she had been trying to walk off in a huff. Hee hee hee!!!
Here’s the basic routine of an average day in my house lately…..
5 am – The Hubby wakes me up. I stagger around for a few minutes and then he asks if I’m ready to take him to work. Ummmm…. NOOOO!!! But do I have a choice????
6 am – I am usually home by now and trying to decide if it would be worth it to go back to sleep. LOL
8 am –  Joshua wakes up by himself. This morning it scared the crud outta me! I had been hearing noises all morning and was trying to stealthily walk through the house brandishing a Swiffer as a weapon. You know, just in case some weirdo had gotten into the house somehow. I walk down the hall and look in the playroom, empty. Then I look in Joshua’s room, also empty. As I turn toward the girls’ room Joshua jumps out of it and screams BOO!!!! I then scream bloody murder. It was a wonder I didn’t wake the house!
9 am – Colin wakes up and screeches MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!
10 am – I go in for about the 5th time to try to get the girls out of bed.
Lately we have been trying and trying and trying to get all unpacked and the house in order….. SIGH……
I heard myself utter these words the day before yesterday, “If I see another science book I am going to SCREAM to high heaven!” The kids, “OH MY GOSH!! Mom has lost it!!! Did you hear what she said about books????”
OH!!!! And while we are on the topic of books some of my friends had some witty remarks to make about my “Book Shelf Incident”.
My Cousin Peggy -“I guess those words really did hurt!”
My friend Wende – “That gives a whole new meaning to being buried in a book!”
Yeah, they are a real laugh riot… ;) LOL
                                                                                                 

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