Monday, April 27, 2009

My Weekend Project

So, I've been wanting to start another sewing project, but with every extra penny going towards saving for a down payment, no extra money for fabric :( When we were moving out of our duplex, I kinda pushed Adam to clean out his closet. He got rid of a lot that he never wore, and threw some pretty old shirts away, but when he came to this one (which he really likes) we were both torn. He never wears it because it is too big, but we both really like it. So I stole it and stuffed it in my fabric box, hoping to either alter it to fit, or make something out of it. Here it is.
Okay, second story. My mom has always sewn (even her wedding dress!). I grew up sewing. My dad likes to tell the story (whenever "sewing" is brought up) that when he was first married and my oldest sister was a baby, he was at work (Air Force) and the sleeve of his white shirt got grease all over it. Ruined, of course. So my mom made a pinafore (apron that you wear over a dress) for my sister out of the extra fabric. I just love that, so innovative, so resourceful, so sentimental, so me! So after a little thought, I asked Adam if I could rip his shirt apart and make a dress out of it. He LOVES that I can sew (and totally a sucker for baby girl clothes) so he was all for that idea. Well, this weekend I cut up that shirt and this is what I came up with. I wanted to keep the "shirt" details in the dress, so that we could still see that "shirt" come out of the dress. Let me just point out that my mom (my sewing idol) just made an apron, and I made a dress, bloomers, and headband and shoes are soon to come :) Take that!
The details I kept:
-Had to have the snap buttons!
-Kept all of the tags and put them on the dress
-Used the front flap pockets, made them much smaller, for butt pockets on the bloomers (my fav)
-Used the point at the back of the shirt (towards the top, the yoke) to make a point for the yoke on the dress.
This has been one of my favorite projects. I've never made something out of an article of clothing, especially making something so different from the original. What do you think? Would you put this on your baby? Adam is overjoyed, thinks it's the cutest thing. See? A major sucker :)

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter 2009

Okay, the pictures are in the wrong order, but here we go anyways. Every Easter (as per Peterson tradition) we go to Scipio, UT for the town Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday and then go "Eastering" (BBQ in the mountains) that afternoon, with a stop at the Round Valley Antique Store. Here are me and Adam, trying not to eat the Easter Eggs we dyed on Easter before they're all done.

Here's us "Eastering". It was sprinkling almost the entire time (flat hair, yuck!) and even hailed for a few minutes. Here we are in front of the stream. Adam caught probably 10 fish (most when he went without me, the stinker) and I caught one before our nephews ran over and scared the fish down stream :) New hot jeans, I totally love them. The fit perfect the WHOLE day, not too tight, not stretched out, plently long enough. Wanna guess where I bought these beauties? Pete calls them "hot butt pants" and they were 50 bucks (much more then I like to pay, but not horrible). Any guesses? CAL Ranch. I know, only me :)

That's the fish I caught. Love to catch and reel them in, hate to unhook them. Good thing Pete doesn't care. And Vancie (it's my dad-in-law, but I call him Vancie instead of just Vance. More fun, kinda become a pet name for him) taking care of the fish for me. Two almost died, including this one, but after floating on the water for ten mintues, they started breathing again. Yeah!

I also spent $36.00 at the antique store (kinda a lot for me, but I got such great deals. Frequent shopper discount(: ). I'll show my spoils once I finish creating my projects. Hope everyone had a Happy Easter!

Monday, April 6, 2009

New Purchase

Spring is coming, and summer activities are being planned. This was my new purchase this weekend. No, not a cute pair of shoes or a new pair of hot jeans (those are on their way), but rather some fishing waders. For those of you who are like me two years ago, they are waterproof overalls so I can sit in a float tube in the water and not get wet. I'm nearly outfitted now for fishing. Got my fishing pole for my b-day last year, my float tube for Christmas from my in-laws, and now my own waders and tackle box. All I need now is some flippers and a few more flies and spinners, and I'll be all set! I love these, though they are definitely not "figure-flattering" :)