Sunday, August 8, 2010

Baby Leggings Tutorial

I bought some pretty loud knee sox on clearance. The idea was to make baby leggings out of them.

So here's how it goes... First cut them off at the heel.

Then cut off the toe.

Take that short piece you just cut between the toe and
the heel and fold in half, wrong sides together. Pin.

Now pin that piece to the cut end of the long of the stocking.

Sew them together using a stretch stitch.

Should look something like this. (I serged them but don't have a picture.)
If you don't have a serger, just zigzag the seam.

The finished leggings. You could embellish them if you like.
All done.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

PVc Pipe Play house

Pvc Pipe Play house

I finally got to this project. Thanks to Wintertree Design for her instructions. We modified it just a little. We made the connection from the roof to the cross connectors longer for a taller roof. I can actually stand inside it.We took old (repurposed-love it!) curtains and hung them around the side, they worked out really well. Lady actually hung a flashlight from the cross bar on the roof for a night light and she slept in it a few nights ago.
We still need to add a front door and some details. Any ideas?

Then we got to my son's loft bed. This was completely constructed from our own plans, so we made it up.
Talk about a custom house. It will eventually be a fort.
My son actually cut the pipe himself. He loved it.
Great summer time project.