Showing posts with label restyle. Show all posts
Showing posts with label restyle. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas

This week leading up to Christmas has certainly been a busy one, but I have to say that I am so excited to have a regular post fall on Christmas Eve! I have got to start taking notes throughout the week so I can have somewhat more organized weekly posts. (New Years resolution, hm?) 

So, happenings:
 I saw a pin on pinterest. This one actually: Sweater Restyle And made my own version. I'm not so sure I love it yet. I think maybe by spring I may learn to. 


I finished another Christmas present. It has to be mailed out still...so no pictures yet. (Well, it is on Instagram ;) ) 

Finally, some baking. I braved the supermarket today and got some red and green chocolate chips to put on brownies and I bought a sugar cookie mix. Yeah, totally copping out this year. In the cookie department. I have got to come up with a better plan for picture taking and sweet baking next year. 

I did manage to get some pictures of making ever so festive kale chips! I had to put my ipad on a stool which is why I appear to be a giant! These were deliciously simple. Literally. They also gave me a chance to wear my Olivia Walton apron. The most time consuming part was cutting the spine out of each kale leaf. After that I just tore them into 1 to 2 inch pieces mixed it with copious amounts of olive oil, speared a layer on a parchment paper covered cookie sheet, sprinkled with salt ,and baked at 300 degrees for 16-20 minutes. very easy appetizer for Christmas! And as Lucy Ricardo says "It's so tasty too!"


Merry Christmas to you all, and I wish you a very happy and healthy new year!

Matthew 1:23 “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us). 



Friday, May 25, 2012

Oh, Puh-leats!

Something I have always loved for as long as I can remember are pleated skirts. Especially the heavier ones that were amazing for twirling. Something I have never liked because they are useless and no fun to wear are pencil skirts, but that's beside the point...

Yesterday was my day off from work and I decided that I was going to make a skirt. Moreover, I decided I was going to make this skirt: http://grandrevivaldesign.typepad.com/grand_revival_design/sewing-tutorials/

It has been years, like more than 10, since I owned a pleated skirt. I have been itching for one lately, but could never find one. (Should have seen that as a big red flag style wise, maybe.) So, yesterday I pulled an old, old sheet out of my closet. "NO IRON MUSLIN" The tag looks old, like 1950s old...the "No Iron" part makes me think it won't hold the pleats so good.
Here, I dug it out of my trash so you could all see. Just kidding, it was right on top...

Anyway, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I had more than enough fabric to make the skirt. (Woohoo!) It probably took me a total of 6 hours to make. Not including the many breaks and distractions in the process. The time consuming part was probably all of the ironing, ironing, and more ironing. 

The pleats go a little funky because I didn't really understand the instruction sand, I'll admit, when I started out I would read a little bit and start following that step only to realize I did something a little wrong and should have read the whole section first. Note to self: Always read the entire pattern through at least once before starting project. I'm very pleased with how it turned out though.
So, what do you think?