Sunday, February 26, 2012

My own Make it do

I should have listened to my sister but I didn't! She warned me that once my kids went to school, their pants would fall apart due to being on the floor for carpet time and P.E. At the beginning of the school year I splurged and bought some jeans with embroidered hearts on the side for my daughter who started Kindergarten. They were $20 WITH Gymbucks!!! For me, it was just a few more dollars then I would have liked to spend on jeans but I couldn't resist the cute hearts and justified the purchase with, "Her sister will be able to wear them too so really it's only $10." Do you dig my way of thinking?? Half the year into school it finally happened. I hole in the knee.

I had to rescue these pants and make sure they would make do. So I used an idea from MADE and wah-la!!! That hole is gone and replaced with a stylish heart.

Had to even out the pants with a heart on the other knee which hopefully with prevent another hole. Now I'm crossing my fingers these pants will hold up for just one kid.

I learned my lesson not to buy $20 jeans for a kindergartner and foresee these pants becoming shorts.

Food Storage Cans

What do you do with leftover cans? Last year I saw this cool idea on Toad's Treasures.

Here are my soup cans recycled as pencil holders/organizers.
And then I thought, FOOD STORAGE CANS!!
Turned this one into a Utensil holder and I LOVE it! It's the perfect size and it was free.
Then I used the storage cans for my girls Valentines gifts. I put candy and toys inside and they got to open it up on Valentines Day!! Easy way to store all of their stuff!! I'm thinking there are other things that I could store that need a little dressing up.
I know there are more possibilities out there, so what do you do with your leftover food storage cans?

Friday, February 3, 2012

Not the only one

making it do this year. After a little Google time, I found lots of blogs that are making it do.
Check out this awesome dress! It was made from an old women's dress suit.
No, it's not a picture of me before kids. It looks fabulous. I am so amazed at the talent that exists in the sewing blog world. As for my blog, it's a blog of sharing. I share other peoples talents that I copy. Anyway, check out her blog called Sew Weekly for the full redo and other great redos or knockoffs.