Sunday, January 30, 2011

Upcycled Dress

So last week I 'jacked a bunch of my sister's shirts that she was planning on selling in our garage sale this summer.  Seriously, she has some uber cute stuff! Check them out:

Earlier this week I upcycled this shirt:

into this:

And today I had every intention of doing a quick upcycle with another shirt during Emma's nap.  Well, pretty much it took me all afternoon and evening because I kept messing up and needing to rip out seams.  But here is how it turned out:

I think it turned out pretty good.  And more importantly, it got Emma approval (I'm assuming because she is refusing to take it off).  What do you think?

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sick of being sick.......

Well, sort of.  I think its a little to early to be so dramatic.  In fact, just last week, I was thinking how thankful I am to have been pretty healthy this flu season.  But, since both the hubby and I were both a bit under the weather, the in-laws captured the little one for the day.  This was extra special for Emma, because she got Grandma Sally and Papa Dave all to herself.  And, boy oh boy, did they ever spoil her.  She came home with a belly full of Outback Steakhouse, a new dress, 3 new pair of mittens, and (drumroll please) new BOOTS!!! Perhaps I should have prefaced by explaining Emma's love of shoes (takes after her Momma).  This child has about one pair of shoes per outfit (ok, not really but close enough!) and completely adores every single shoe in her collection.  So, today, she added a new genre: cowboy style.... er, cow-girl!  Typically, it irritates me when Emma is given something that she already has (I mean why does anyone need more than one of anything), such as a second pair of brown boots.  But these are so stinkin' cute and cowgirl-ish I don't think I have the heart to exchange them.  So, I am going to just have to make her some cowgirl gear to go with them...... EEEEKKKK Project!!!! Mommabear is excited, so stay tuned.