One of my online friends has reminded me of the website Wardrobe Refashion, and I'm thinking it will be fun to jump into the challenge this winter and see what I can come up with. Seems it is all about taking something that you already have hanging in your closet, or something that you purchase from a thrift shop, and making it into something else . . . . or at least making it into something different than it's original condition. And since I love to do that kind of thing anyway, this should be lots of fun! I suppose this could work with shoes and purses, hats, coats, jackets, skirts, and sweaters as well as dresses and slacks. How about jeans? I have several pair of jeans that I've been wanting to rip up, shred, paint on, stitch on, and generally deconstruct and then recreate into something brand new and wonderful. Guess I better get started because this just might take me the rest of my life!
I'm also feeling very domestic these days - perhaps it is the limited opportunities I have for getting outside when the temperature is hovering close to zero. But I've got all kinds of plans for painting and fixing up the inside of our little cottage, and I want to do things like make some pretty pillows for the couch, maybe a coordinating tablecloth for the dining room, kitchen curtains, and perhaps do some fun decorating in the bedrooms. I know the girls want me to paint their bedroom, so we could find the color they want and then find some coordinating fabric to make curtains, a comforter, and pillows. Then we can find some fun and funky wallhangings, or maybe make something original, get their closet organized, clean out and sort the clothes in their dresser drawers, organize their books and toys. . . . they what will I do with myself? After all that I'll probably be too exhausted to do anything else for a while.
And who said that stay-at-home moms don't actually DO anything all day? Not this mama! And all of that is in between doing the laundry, cleaning bathrooms, vacuuming, cooking, and sweeping the kitchen. Oh, and keeping clean sheets on the beds. And homework. Well, you get the picture. Besides that, I have an online business to run, which seems to do much better when I actually pay attention to it once in a while. So much for wondering what I'm going to do with the rest of my life!
The "Mommy and Me" apron eBooks are on their way, so be sure to let me know if you want me to put you on the list and I"ll send one out to you, too. Next week I have a couple of other projects and tutorials in mind to share with you. It occurred to me that there might be some beginning seamstresses (I HATE the word "sewers") who want to try making button holes but perhaps don't have a button hole attachment. I used to make all of my button holes by hand, and it can still be done if you don't mind doing things the "old-fashioned" way! Have a wonderful Friday and a blessed weekend, and please be sure to send me pictures of any of your completed projects that you've made using any of my eBook patterns or tutorials. I would love to share them with the world! Chat soon, Nina