This picture really doesn't do the button justice.... It was hard to get a shot of the little buggers... What I can see are all the scratches on my coffee table.... Guess that'll be a rehab post soon...
Speaking of rehabs, I went on a tear through all of the antique stores I could fit in the 3 hours my girlies were being entertained at pre-school. The desired target was a desk for one of my boys. I didn't find a desk, but I did SCORE on an amazing hutch in excellent condition. I am going to totally redo it with about 3 different shades of paint. I can't wait to show it to you guys. Right now said hutch is on lay away. Yes. Layaway. In the state of Alabama it's a law that you must be able to place desired antiques on layaway. Big lovey should be in her new home in the next month or so. I also scored on a farmhouse table in great shape for $100 dollars. That table will become my new sewing table, and my sewing table (desk) will be redone for son #2's bedroom. See, things always work out in the end. Didn't go looking for a table, but a table was the solution to my problem. It will also be getting a dandy paint job.
Jumping to children's fashion, I had a set that I owed my friend Ragan. We did a trade. She redid my clothing blog in exchange for this outfit for her daughter. THIS is what I started with this morning: ONE HOT MESS.
This is what I ended up with this afternoon. Look at little Rosie all grown up. My little model is only a size 3, and this is a size 7. It swallows her, but I still wanted to imagine what it would look like on Miss Precious. I still need to trim some threads and finish up the waistband, but I'm really happy with how it turned out. I didn't have a pattern for this size top, so I just made one myself.
I have missed blogging. I have to have somewhere to share my creative side. I have SO many projects and furniture redos that I have planned over the next several months that I want to share with you. I am also going to offer some tutorials to get some of you mamas sewing. My friend Steph and I were discussing last night how sewing is becoming a lost art. I'll bet more than half of my readers had clothes made by their mothers or grandmothers. I am going to show you all that you don't have to be scared of your sewing machines. I'm going to send you to the best pattern and fabric sources while I give you tips and tutorials along the way. You also don't have to be scared to tackle some decorating projects. I hope you will see as you watch me transform pieces that YOU CAN DO IT TOO!!! That's my goal for this blog: a place for us to come together and share ideas and inspirations. I'm no expert in any of these areas, but I am willing to share what I know with you. First project?? A bookcase/cabinet that I inherited from my grandmother. That will be tackled beginning this weekend, and I'll share pictures with you along the way. I know I've been a HORRIBLE blogger, but stay tuned. The best of Loulou is yet to come!