In honor of President’s Day I thought I would show my love of our country by making a patriotic pillow of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln with penny button details. Now this pillow doesn’t get much use. However, I do pull it out for the week after Valentine’s Day and again near the 4th of July. And everyone always comments on how
crazy it is much they like the pillow.
I am on a t-shirt kick this week. Did you see the scarf and dress I made for Kayla already? I thought it would be fun to paint stripes on an old t-shirt (that got accidentally bleached – DOH!) and turn it into a ruffled striped skirt for my daughter. Now I did this project a couple of years ago and my daughter still wears the skirt. While is is almost ready to be passed down on the hand-me-down train I thought we could retake a look at it once more before that happens.
I am loving upcycling old t-shirts. T-shirt material is so forgiving and it usually doesn’t need extra prep for the edges not to fray. I was inspired by Cheri from I am Momma Hear Me Roar to try my sewing skills at using t-shirts to make a layered dress for Kayla. I must say once you get the hang of it you can’t stop making them. They are so fun and embellishing makes them each unique.
Looking for a quick Valentine’s Day project to do with your kiddos? This project is super simple and can be made with an old t-shirt. If you are anything like me you have t-shirts coming out the wazoo. We easily have over 75 between my husband and I. It is time to start purging and upcycling. That is what this week is all about – T-shirt Upcycle Week.
Boots, shoes, jackets, gloves, scarves, hats, etc. All of the pain-in-the-butt winter gear you need if you live in an area with snow. Unfortunately for me, I live in one of those areas. I am constantly trying to come up with systems to keep our family’s winter needs organized. Laura, the NY girl, has the same problem but probably double the amount of snow. She came up with an adorable idea using vintage crates to create an area in her mudroom to collect all those winter accessories.
Hi Infarrantly Creative readers, I am Ashley from Simply Designing and I am absolutely thrilled to be guest posting today on Beckie’s blog! One of my children’s favorite holidays is Valentine’s Day. We love to create fun Valentines to hand out, and don’t even get me started on the delicious treats that come out this time of year! One thing I am not a huge fan of is cheesy Valentine’s Day decor. So this year I wanted to create a few Valentine’s Day decorations that are fun and stylish!