Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Vintage Skirt to Apron Refashion

I've kind of been on a runaway train with ze crafting lately. Part of it is the holidays and part of it is the impending arrival of bambino three. I think my subconscious is attempted to counterbalance all those months I'll be spending doing "nothing". And by nothing I mean keeping my children alive. Which is actually kind of important, if you think about it ...

I bought this cute handmade vintage skirt at a thrift store a year and a half ago (I know. It's tragic). I knew I wanted to turn it into an apron, but I didn't have the slightest idea how I was going to do it.

I really like aprons, partially because I'm super clumsy and tend to spill things all over myself (which is kind of a big deal when you only have two pairs of pants that fit) and partially because when I put one on, it makes me feel all ... housewife-y. It's kind of like dress-up for grown ups.

To start, I cut the skirt in half. (BTW, there was no way I was EVER going to fit into this as a skirt; vintage clothes are SO tiny.)

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

May your day be merry and bright ...

This was the best of the bunch. I think we'll try again after nap time. Maybe.
... and may you not be squeezed too tightly :) 

Merry Christmas!
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Friday, December 20, 2013

Hodge Podge the Hedgehog

I could not resist this little dude ...

From Pier 1
I shall call him Hodge Podge. And I shall hug him and squeeze him ...

On second thought, perhaps that's a bad idea.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Crochet Christmas Tree {POTM}

Okay, okay. One last decoration before I really am done. For real.


Sometimes I am surprised at my own ridiculousness.

It's pretty freakin' cute, though ...

It's easy, too! You work in the round (no joining and chaining action up in here!) so you get one seamless piece. I used a G hook and Red Heart Super Saver yarn.

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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Oh, Christmas Tree!

Hello peeps!

10 days to Christmas! Are you ready? I'm not. But then again, I'm pretty much never ready, so that's not saying much.

I did manage to festiv-ify the house! It took me nine days, partially because of the munchkins and partially because I went semi-crazy and decided I needed to make *nine thousand paper stars.

*slight exaggeration.

They're up, though!

Part of the reason it took so long was because we had a Christmas tree crisis the day after Thanksgiving. I was all set to use the artificial pre-lit 6.5 foot tree from last year. Then Grover suddenly decided it was too small. I absolutely refuse to buy a new one for full price when they'll be 75 percent off in a few weeks, so I checked Craigslist and found a 7.5 foot tree for $20! It wasn't prelit, but that was no big deal (or so I thought).

We yanked the tree out of the box and realized to our dismay it was the scraggliest little thing we'd ever seen. I, of course, forgot to take a picture, but believe me when I say it was baaaad. Luckily, we had another disassembled tree sitting in the garage that matched almost exactly. I stuffed single branches from that tree into the holey spots. I don't know where it came from, but it saved us.

After that little fiasco, I attempted to string the lights. First time I've ever done this, mind you.

I failed.

I'm not at all embarrassed to admit I left it like this for two days. 
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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

October {Snapshots}

 Let's pause for a moment and take in the fact I (almost) caught up on something ...

Lovely. Now, on with the show.

(I already posted Halloween pictures. Check out this post for some serious cuteness.)

This time of year I am especially thankful we live in such a beautiful place.

We took advantage of the season with a giant leaf pile in Grandma Cookie's AWESOME back yard.

Who else sees the choke hold coming?
T was slightly more excited ...

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