Monday, August 9, 2010

funny stuff and a new DIY

i should seriously have a whole separate blog for the funny conversations i have with my husband. he is the funniest person i know in real life, which is why i married him (duh). anyways, the other day i cleaned the back room, cleared some shelving space for all my fabric, and cleaned off the sewing desk. this simple act of cleaning the sewing desk added room for my computer to sit, and then i just kept being on the computer back here. josh accused me of being a hermit, and i matter-of-factly told him that it feels like my new "office." so just about half an hour ago i was sitting back here working on something and calmly told josh that there is a turd in the litter box (also, conveniently located in the closet of the 2nd bedroom). he didn't exactly care.. fast forward about 20 minutes, where this conversation happened in the front room:

me: im gonna go blog in my office
josh: your office has a turd in it

such a sweetie, huh? hahaha♥. anyways, yesterday i worked on a little project that was inspired by this post from the blog ruffles and stuff. unfortunately she has stopped writing on that blog but she left it up full of lots of tutorials and fun things. i took this project from her tutorial about refashioning a long sleeve top into a short sleeve with ruffles.

in hers she just has one panel of ruffles going all the way down the front, with the buttons all the way down in the middle. i decided to just do ruffles on the top, and do 2 layers, with a smaller layer overlapping the larger layer on bottom. [i wish i would have checked out this tutorial before i made it so my ruffles could have looked more finished, but oh well..] the lighting in my apartment is horrible so the shirt actually looks a lot better in person, and the buttons are all pink vintage buttons from my collection. i'm pretty pleased with it, since i hardly ever wore this shirt (i'm not a huge fan of long sleeve shirts) and i found i don't have as many short sleeve ones as i would like.


i think it's pretty cute now. what do you think? are you going to go tear through your closet for all your long sleeved shirts now? haha. there are a ton of other cute tutorials on that blog that you should go check out.

it's been a pretty chill monday night. we were supposed to go out to dinner for josh's work but that fell through. boo. instead we watched our most recent netflix arrival: it's complicated. see what we thought on our review blog. it wasn't a totally wasted night though because we had delicious eggs in a basket. yum.

what did you do tonight?

11 comments:

Andhari said...

I think the finishing product looks cute. Are you gonna try that on skirt? Ruffle skirts are cute.

Honeybee said...

you are so crafty! I love it!

Hearthandmade said...

lol.. ur the first person to make me laugh today thank you and its cuz ur husband conversation sounds like one me n my bf would have..
I love the shirt! I feel guilty cuz i have a pile of clothing i have to cut up and do that sort of thing too!

Liv said...

CUTE shirt!

At my house, every room Aspen's in has a turd in it. Right now there's a turd in my bed with me and I'm blogging!

Jennifer said...

Cute shirt, You are soo crafty :) We just started doing Netflix too and saw it's complicated. Our last show was The Changeling with Angelina. Didn't know it was based on a true story which made it more interesting.

jdavissquared said...

Love the shirt makeover! I have a long sleeved shirt that has a tiny hole on one elbow...maybe I could refashion it!

Thanks for your comments, it's nice to meet you!

Paislea Elyse said...

that diy is so cute! i adore it! thanks for commenting on my blog! i hope you'll come back and follow!

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Heather {A Measure Of...} said...

You guys are so much fun! And I love your eggs in a basket. So cute!

Peptogirl said...

LOVE the shirt! it is SO cute now! Can you make me one too??? hehe. That toast looks yummy too.

carly. said...

oh those are hole in ones...my dad always made us those!!! hearts, too cute!!! i'm going to try next time

Erin said...

Love how the shirt turned out! Super cute!