Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Sewing and Craft Projects

My best pair of maternity jeans succumbed to the pressures of my being on my knees a lot. As a mother of a preschooler and toddler, I am constantly down on my knees playing with them or tending to their needs. I really didn't want to just discard the pants. Nor was I keen on patching up the knee. So, I decided to have a go at turning them into a denim skirt. I figured if it was a bust, I'd just toss them out. It turned out pretty well. I trimmed the bottom with the cute ribbon I used in a project I'll share next.

Here's the skirt, and a belly shot! I cut the legs right at the hole and used the cut off parts to form the inserts. I made the inserts as wide as possible so I didn't end up with a pencil skirt. Though you can't really see it in the picture, the back is slightly longer and scoops into a sweet little train. Not only is it a neat addition, but it allows for a little more modesty when I bend over to tend to a child.
And here is my craft project! My daughter was given these hats and they quickly ended up crushed and all over the house. They needed to be contained.
Son's hats were on pegs with his winter gear, but they kept falling off and ending up crushed all over the house.
So, I bought some ribbon and decorative buttons (tractors and ladybugs) and painted some clothes pins that I had, gluing them onto just over 3 feet of ribbon. Then, as you saw in the pictures above, I tacked the ribbon onto the wall and clipped on the hats. Voila!


Laura said...

I love these!! Your daughter's hats look like they belong in a little thatched-roof cottage with wild flowers for a front yard and a picket fence!

Heather said...

creative skirt!!

Mimi said...

Love the skirt! Good sewing, and what a cute belly shot!