PS: Check-out big girls new earrings. She got them pierced this week. A coming-of-age for sure. I've been reading a lot about turning six. It's a magical transition from 5-6. Children are said to leave their "heavenly"bodies and ground themselves in their "earthly" ones. (sniff, sniff) That makes me just a wee bit sad for some reason. I can really see this transition, too and it is miraculous, to say the least. What an honor and blessing to be a parent, sharing and observing the daily growth, development, and all the love she gives to the world and to her Mama.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Clothing Recon #'s 3 & 4 and an Upcycle by Cub
I've been having so much fun reconstructing tee-shirts lately.
Yesterday, I purchased lots of shirts at the thrift mart. Many dkny with all that well-made jersey- I can't wait to make: tunics, scarves, t-yarn, dresses, knickers, and more.
I even found a dress I'm going to dare to reconstruct. (dkny organic line. Whoa!)
Thanks to all the crafty ladies out there for making those inspiring youtube tutorials I've been devouring!
Here is a simple shirt I dolled-up yesterday...just cuts and ribbon. I sewed the bows down for extra security.
And this shawl/capelet/belt whatever is much cuter in person, I promise.
It was a rush-job in the wee hours...after watching and crying a lot about Haiti.
I still have to trim-up those strays and stretch it a bit more, but it looks very cute over a camisole. Not Batwoman or Goth, really!
Whitney is my new hero. Love her.
I will make another one of these. Emerald Green or Ivory.
And I'll take my time to make it all even and pretty.
On the topic of my latest favorite obsession, I was touched and inspired by this talented woman's post today. Yes, it is so much better for the planet to make do with what we have...And that dress is adorable!
I am so ready to buy less and make more. Glad so many of us are on the same page here.
Posted by CynthiaAvaDevta at Sunday, January 17, 2010