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Rice Bags

So, about a month ago, I started making some rice bags out of and old shirt-dress and pair of pants. Why or why has it taken me so long to complete them? I don’t really have a good answer. Outside of getting sidetracked and knowing it was such a relatively easy project that I kept putting off, there is no reason. Besides, the original date and need for them lapsed and so it became very flexible. Nonetheless, here they are.

sewing, upcycled, rice bags, project

And, of course, as usual, I haven’t any photos of them in progress.  Baby Boy was big help when it came to measuring and pouring the rice.  Of course, he also watched me sew them together!

A pair of shorts

Also, I wanted to try my hand at making a clothing pattern. We have a few patterns for clothing and for one reason or another the desire (or finances) to purchase the material and start working (or fear of doing horribly) has kept me from starting. One of the patterns we have is this from McCalls?

When we bought this pattern, we accidentally picked up the sizing for large to extra large, so it was interesting to think of making this for my (normally) not large body type. But, alas, we’re pregnant, which makes this a great try for my first pair of shorts (even if they’re not maternity style)!

And here they are.

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sewing, pink, shorts, first time, clothing, diy, crafts, project

What do you think, do they look awful?

I’d show you what they look like on me, but I always forget to ask Hun to take a picture.  Baby Boy loves to use the camera feature on our phones, he is not the best at taking photos though.

Voile Curtains

Lastly, my dad is doing some redecorating and remodeling of the house. His bedroom is practically done and he wants new curtains! Of course, I was given ‘discretion’ when it came to actually choosing what would work and his requests were: nothing white, something that lets the light in, something that keeps people from seeing all the way in. As for any styling of the curtains – basic on a cafe style rod. Pretty simple enough order. So, with these things in mind, I came up with this fabric while perusing in our local JoAnns:

golden, yellow, voille, joanns, crafts, sewing, curtains, french seam, diy

golden, yellow, voille, joanns, crafts, sewing, curtains, french seam, diy

And these are the curtains I created:

golden, yellow, voille, joanns, crafts, sewing, curtains, french seam, diy, project

golden, yellow, voille, joanns, crafts, sewing, curtains, french seam, diy

golden, yellow, voille, joanns, crafts, sewing, curtains, french seam, diy

golden, yellow, voille, joanns, crafts, sewing, curtains, french seam, diy

golden, yellow, voille, joanns, crafts, sewing, curtains, french seam, diy, project

golden, yellow, voille, joanns, crafts, sewing, curtains, french seam, diy

Sewing Projects I *Finally* Finished!
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