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New Makes In the Past Few Months

I haven't stopped making things these last few months. I've just slacked on the blogging. I will show you all the things I've made, and do a quick wrap up of all the stuffs! It's like crafting Cliffs Notes. HA!

I made this vest with some vintage wool from Paris I scored at an estate sale.  (There was a tag that said Paris, France) Easy sew, but time consuming fringe around the edges. That has to be done by hand.  Super cute, and I'll probably make another vest in a different fabric.

My daughter and I made some "Forever Cacti" with felt, rocks, paint, and some creativity. Fun afternoon!

My daughter's classroom Valentines were fun to do! A photo, a hole punch, and some suckers!

I made some killer pants with some fabric at that same estate sale. I used the Paperboy Pants Pattern by Wardrobe by Me. 

I spiffed up our bathroom with s…
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Velour Housedress Refash

The house-dress of all house-dresses! Velour, long, comfy, all the things right?!
It is a fantastic thrift store find, but I'm not quite ready to be catapulted into my 80's lounging in a velour housedress....well maybe I am. BUT NOT TODAY!

This pretty royal house-dress is getting a great big snip right at the bottom!

I made a pattern that was 14"x 18".  Then I rounded the corners to create the shape I wanted.

I picked off that ruffle collar, and picked out the zipper.

I had this really cool boat fabric I picked up last summer at an estate sale. I'm turning the bottom of this house-dress into a soft and fuzzy backpack!

 cut out: 2 Velour, 2 Lining, 2 Interfacing
Interfacing ironed to the wrong side of the lining.

Bottom pieces. Velour, lining, and interfacing

My wonderful Aunt Esther gave me some suede a while back, and I thought now is as perfect a time as any to use it! I cut 2 strips 22 inches long, and tapered at the bottom.

I also bought parachute clips and …

Embroidery on Everything!

Embroidery is pretty hot right now in the fashion world, and I'm jumping right on that trendy train!

I was shopping at one of my favorite know the one.... it has a big red circle and a dot in the middle...yep, that one!
Anyway, I saw this purse that was marked down to $10.48. Yesss!
 Nearby in the jewelry section there were embroidered patches for around $6. I scooped one up that I liked.

I love cranes. They're so beautiful!
This patch had an adhesive backing, but there was no way that sticky backing was going to last on the vinyl purse. I had to break out the fabric glue.

I peeled off the protective backing, put a generous amount of fabric glue on it, and  stuck that puppy...errr...crane right on!

Let it dry overnight.
Boom! A new custom purse for  $16.48!

Ya know what goes well with a new purse? NEW SHOES!!! I did the same thing to these slip-ons that I got at the same store for $7.48! YA! SEVEN DOLLARS!!! WOOT!
I ordered the patches from an online store, and …