Another rainy day today, is this July even?
My hive looked cozy (you are thinking mess probably)
I could not play on Flickr anymore because my "creative assistant" needed to access her sites for a bit.
I have been in a creative frump more or less lately...at least it seems to me because I am not having any brainstorm painting ideas. So I thought sewing is relaxing. I went through some of my old knits
stash and found this.. a size 4t dress!
Which quickly became a trend setting 6 year old's skirt.
I also took the red with stripes t-shirt from this stash
and made these pants following Amanda Soule's idea in her book The Creative Family. If you have the book as a reference, I opened up the shirt by cutting across the top of the shoulders to make more manageable and folded the shirt in half with the sleeves openings center front and back. That way the pants were cut from the neck to the hem in order to be long enough for a 6 year old crop style pants. If you do not have the book you probably have no idea what I am talking about!
Both headbands made were thanks to the idea from Maya in this tutorial from last year, I made it faster than it took me to find the link to show you!
I also made a pair of pants from the blue stripe shirt in the stash picture above, just no picture of them being modeled for you. These were very simple to do and my only problem was not having any of the right width elastic in the house. Alas, thank goodness for those "shelf bra" tank tops. I knew they had to be good for something. Anyone who has had children or is over the age of 40 knows it lives up to its descriptive name "shelf" bra. Well, the elastic is just the right width for these pants so rip it out and use it and you have officially saved yourself from an unflattering look and have re-purposed every inch of the pants you just made!
Bee spotting will follow in the next 24-48 hours!