Thursday, 26 April 2012

Our mate's little doggie jacket (UPCYCLED denim vest)

Well our sweet little mate today was shivering, because it is getting quite cool.  I have been planning to make him a doggie jacket, and today was the day.  Going through my stash of fabric, I decided this 15 yr old vest of mine teamed up with jumper stretch fabric and an old mattress protector would be spot on.

I traced around the reindeer outfit that we bought our little mate for Xmas and used that as the pattern.

I had to adjust the pattern little bits here and there to keep the pockets on the vest in tact.

Yucky old mattress protector cut up.

He is happy, the kids were excited to see him all dressed up when they got home and he sure got plenty of cuddles from my littlest sweetie in his new toasty warm coat!!

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Recipes TO DO board

I bought a pile of cork board recently at the thrift store for 50c and I plan to cover them in coordinating fabrics for the office, but thought one wouldn't go astray in the kitchen area with recipes that I plan to cook.

So here it is...I just hotglued the fabric and letters on.  I used old (only one left) earrings as the push pins and decorated them with jewels or ribbons. I also used a bobble (top off a broken hairband for one)

I also picked up a cute vintage jug recently which is just perfect for my kitchen.