Just a few random bits today.
First of all, thank you! I never expected such an overwhelming response to my little pillowcase skirts!! I'm afraid this week is coming at me fast and furiously, and I probably won't get back to everyone. However, here are a few answers to the questions in there...
1) I get 99% of my pillowcases and linens at three local thrift shops in town. I do try to go weekly, and I rarely pay more than $1 per item.
2) The rolled hem on the yellow skirt was more like a teeny tiny sergered thing that was already there, so I just used it. I didn't do it! The cool thing about these skirts is you don't need to really sew anything but the waistline.
3) I do have several more projects lined up. There is no end to the stuff you can do with these pretty, affordable linens. When you open up a pillowcase, it really is about a full yard of fabric. If you are lucky and don't have obvious directional patterns you can do about anything. And if you have a nicely embroidered or crocheted edge, that's a bonus. ;)
Have you seen what Kristena @ Thimbly Things has been up to lately? She's been going through her closet, refashioning things with reckless abandon and amazing results. If you are even the slightest bit curious about sewing for yourself or looking at your old clothes in a new way, you have to see all of her posts from last week, and the top she posted today...
The photo doesn't have anything to do with this post. I picked up some roses at Aldi the other day for 3.99 and they have been delighting me every time I enter the kitchen. They are actually white, but I caught this during the evening sun...
I am loving Facebook. We moved around a lot as kids, with a dad in the military. We made friends all over the country and lost them... I was pretty good about letter writing through school, but once I went off to college, I'm not sure I even had the cash for stamps that weren't going to bills. Anyway, it was all long before everyone had email accounts and could keep in touch in milliseconds...
Now my sister and I are reconnecting with old friends and it has been so much fun. I even spent 2 hours on the phone with my best friend from the 9th grade not too long ago. I have to say I love this internet thing. I can't even count the number of friends of made through the blogging community alone. When I add to that all of the long-lost friends that I never thought I'd hear from again, it blows my mind.
I did get some crafty on this weekend. But it's a bit of a hush-hush kind for now, so you'll have to wait. More is coming though... I went shopping on Saturday and came home with about five different dress ideas for my favorite 3 year old.
Have a great week. (And Go Tigers.)