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Diamond Girl Jacket

Now that school's out, I've had a chance to go through some of my clothes, and I was able to fill a large garbage bag to donate! I did set aside a few things to hopefully transform into something fun!

I have this diamond sweatshirt that I bought from Kohl's a million years ago. I love it, and I wore it a few times, but it just didn't have that wow factor that I was looking for. I was thinking it would have a better life as a jacket.
 Uh oh....That means a zipper........................
My diamond sweatshirt ready to be transformed!
I found a zipper....yikes!
I started by cutting off the cuffs of the sweatshirt because I was going to make my own. I wanted them to be a bit longer, but also more comfy.
I chopped the hemband as well.
Then I found the middle of the shirt and cut right up the front!  SNIP!
I could have stopped here and made it a groovy cardigan, but I really wanted a jacket.
I made some cuffs and a hem band out of some black knit I had left over  and sewed…

Momma needs a New Pair of Shoes

Have you ever started a project, sorta get bored/blocked/forgot about it- only to start a new project half way through the other one? Me too.

     This project started many months ago (about 10) this past summer in 2016 when my family and I took a road trip to Niagara Falls and Toronto. I knew I wanted to bring a road trippin' project on our travels, but I couldn't make a decision on the perfect project.
A pair of decorated shoes seemed to be a fun idea so I brought along a pair of cheap-o sneakers, some embroidery thread, needle and fabric markers.

I really didn't have a solid idea of what I wanted to do. I just sorta went for it! I thought I'd get my feet wet (no pun intended) with the embroidery, so I started easy and on an easier area like the tongue of the shoes.
A little pink stripe will be nice!
I embroidered that pink stripe on the other shoe, then, with snacks,  a nap, a coupla pit stops, and before I knew it,  4 hours later into our trip we saw the border bri…