Monday, June 25, 2012
I had a white skirt that had gotten some sort of discoloration/stain on it that I just couldn't get out. Even bleach couldn't touch it. So, to salvage the skirt, I covered the stain with embroidered flowers. (This probably wouldn't work for dark stains)
The stain is virtually undetectable now with the yellow flowers covering it.
My embroidery was inspired by this dress:
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Wooden Rainbow Floor Mat - full instructions at Lowe's Creative Ideas
Colorful mosaic wall (made from scrapbook paper!) - tutorial at The Swell Life
Rainbow cookies, made with Jello - Recipe
Paint the ends of your wooden spoons in a rainbow of colors! - from Little Bit Funky
A rainbow wreath to brighten your door - instructions at Real Life, One Day At A Time
Just sew a few lines in a rainbow of thread to spice up some plain white dish towels - as seen on A Pretty Cool Life
What a fun summer treat - rainbow slush!! Recipe
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Thursday, June 14, 2012
This is an easy top refashion: Use a thrifted XL shirt/t-shirt to make a cute one-shoulder summer top.
The Options Abound Top from Modcloth
The Blue Hawk Blouse from Spool72
To make your own, you will need 1 XL top - t-shirt style, although mine was a silkier material - the bigger the better (mine was a size 26).
At this point, you can add an elastic waist if you choose using either elastic thread (how I did it) or sewing in a piece of elastic.
*** I used this tutorial to make my elastic casing using bias tape - worked great!***
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Italy is fast becoming one of my favorite places. We were there almost 2 years ago, in Florence, Rome, and Tuscany. This time around we got to spend some time in Milan and Lake Como, both amazing and beautiful.
Prada store window in Milan
Il Duomo, Milan
Inside Il Duomo - this place was a little creepy (which I loved!)
Nuns outside Il Duomo, so cute!
vintage jewelry shop, unfortunately it was closed
and my husband and I at Lake Como
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Monday, June 11, 2012
In truth, I've been back for a week now but feeling a bit over-whelmed with unpacking, laundry, grocery shopping, and running my kids around to a gazillion activities!
I think I may finally be starting to feel caught up.