Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Babies, Babies, Babies

I've got lots of baby showers to attend this winter so I've been busy hand-making all my gifts. Here are just a few I've done so far: pacifier clips (find tutorial here), bib and burp cloths (inspired by a craft I saw at the Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago this summer, wish I could remember which vendor it was!), and my first ever quilt.

DIY Halloween Dress Recon

I love a good t-shirt recon but what about a dress recon? Whether it be a prom dress, brides maid dress or just that ugly, outdated dress you've had in your closet for the last 10 years, it's fun to see how creative people can be with their old dresses (click here and here to see some of my favorite recons). And what better piece of clothing to use but a dress. You've got lots of fabric to work with and the need to open up some valuable closet space. I've had just the old dress taking up way too much of my precious closet, and finally an excuse but, more importantly, a brilliant idea of what to do with it. For Halloween this year I wanted to be the Red Queen from Alice in Wonderland, mainly because my husband would make a perfect Mad Hatter. So I grabbed "the dress" and got to work. Here are the before and afters along with a few shots of my Mad Hatter partner-in-crime (which I also crafted and pieced together).