Saturday, April 9, 2016

DIY Recliner Pillow

I have a Dear friend that needed a pillow for her recliner that
would stay put. You know how annoying it is when
you lean forward and your pillow falls down behind you?
I wish I could say that I came up with this idea, but I did not.
But it's genius. There is a heavier stuffed pillow on one side
a lighter stuffed pillow on the other, All you have to do is turn 
it around! Mr. Incredible already wants one for his recliner.
ooooohhhhh...I love a good Christmas gift idea ;)

Friday, April 8, 2016

Scrub Top Re-Make

I bought a cute scrub top over the internet.
BIG mistake! I should know better than
to buy any brand that I have not tried on before.
This is the Re-make Picture
 This is the original look of the top (below). It was too tight
under the arms, too short and the pockets were too high.
a-n-d..... too late to return.
So I had two choices. Get rid of it, or re-make it :)
I removed the pockets, hem and sleeves.
I gave it more length by ironing out the original hem and 
adding some grey fabric to be folded under for the new hem.
Then I lowered the pockets as far as I could.
 Easy Peasy right? lol, well no. For starters I could not find
a pattern on Pinterest that I liked or that would work for the 
purpose of giving me more space under the arm.
I made my own......
fudged my way through uncharted territory.
after much frustration and experimenting. I accomplished
my goal. The shirt looks great, will work great for summer
and can be worn with a shirt underneath when it's cold.
Note to self. Stop buying clothes over the internet! 
and if  a shirt doesn't fit. Give it away.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Baby Knee Pad's

 lil' Miss Fia, needed some knee pads for 
protection when crawling around on
hardwood floors.

Enter: Walmart clearance tights
 girls size 12, too big for a baby right?
 I chopped them up :) lots of extra parts 
for future projects. I stitched together 
2 pcs. thin batting, tucked them inside
the wrong side of fabric, held with a 
zigzag, and finished them up. Note to self:
next time make the top of the fold longer 
so it can be folded over to make a more
tidy finish.