Showing posts with label sewing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sewing. Show all posts

Friday, September 9, 2011

Darling garden cart

Last week, I showed you my mom's beautiful garden and our vacation along the central coast. 

I wanted to give you a better view of the garden cart that I showed you.  It's so cute! It's former life was a tape drive storage cart {my dad's work was as computer engineer}! She was a school teacher and used it for years as a lecturne with her bar stool in front and her school books inside.

Here is what she did. She painted the whole thing {it used to be blue, if I recall correctly}. Then, she put left over tiles inside and on top.

These help to keep it sturdy and a little cleaner. She made the curtain {she is quite the seamstress, so this was a pretty small project} and ran a cafe rod through.

You can see she added this snap and a pretty bow for embellishment.

Where they live, it's pretty windy every afternoon, so the curtain would blow open all the time and make a mess. To remedy this, she put velcro on the skirt and cart. Now it doesn't blow open all the time.  

She also put this little towel on the side for wiping wet hands on.  To keep it from slipping off, she tied a ribbon around it.

Another basket on top for her dirtier tools. Isn't this the cutest cart? 

Any other gardeners out there?


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Friday, June 10, 2011

Teaching my little one to sew

I wanted to share a little "project" I did with my daughter last month. 

 We got a sewing kit from my friend, Ann.  It comes in this cute little tin.

 It was a good motivation for me to teach her how to do some basic sewing, too.

There is even a practice piece of fabric to do a row of stitches.

She's seven, so it took some help from Mom, but she got the hang of it pretty fast.  

I had forgotten how hard it could be the first time to get the hang of it.  But, with some patience, I helped her figure it out!  Turning the corners were tougher but I helped her with that, too.

When she finished, and left a small opening, she turned it right side out.

She stuffed it with the stuffing, while Momma held it.

I showed her how to sew the last part closed.  I held it while she sewed it - she did great!

I helped sew on the button-flower.  Now she has a pin cushion of her own!  Isn't it cute?

This is a great project to do in the summer when it's too hot to go outside!  If you are interested in trying this out or another project, please go and see them.  The kit comes with everything your daughter, niece, granddaughter, neighbor, friend's daughter....could possibly need!  Ann's shop is Elle Sophia Design.  She's got several sewing kits and starter kits! It's all priced VERY reasonably and it's a great time to spend with a little girl you love!

What do you think?


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Monday, February 28, 2011

SEW cute!!

Most of you may know that I don't have the "normal" blog in that I don't have advertising, giveaways, or link parties.  It's not that these are bad, it's just that I do this blog for fun and not money - and I never want it to wind up feeling like  a job. However, I DO have a few friends that I like to feature on the blog like my friend, Ann.  So, I'll let her introduce herself to you.

Pin Cushion

Friday, July 9, 2010

Weekend Project: Laundry Room Skirted sink

Here is a great project that I did on our ugly basement utility sink.  I was inspired recently by THIS blog on laundry room inspirations and noticed all the sinks with their pretty skirts!  This was my laundry room sink - pretty ugly!  I have to be careful because my husband's workshop is in this basement along with my laundry area - and it's not quite as beautiful as the laundry rooms in that blog, but I'm working on getting it looking a little more pleasant to do my laundry down there. 

Sink before