Lazy Saturdays

Archive for June, 2012

Here’s the final collection of my 2012 trashion dresses! I had so much fun making them and have loved hearing your comments on each of them. I’d love to know, which one is your favorite? Also, if you have any questions about the dresses, ask them in the comments below! I’ll answer them all there.

(All pictures link to the original post.)

Coffee Filters

Potato Sacks

Latex Gloves

Streamers

Stroller and Bike Tubes

Packing Materials

Shower Curtain and Paperclips

Sunday Ads

Toilet Paper

Starburst Wrappers

Today I am 36 weeks pregnant. In one week I’ll be 37. Full term. WHEN DID THAT HAPPEN?! It feels like we just announced our pregnancy and at the same time, it seems like I’ve been pregnant for eternity. I’m so excited to meet this little guy! I can’t believe how close we are to that point. It’s surreal. If he’s like his dad, we’ll be meeting him sooner rather than later. If he’s like his mom, we’ll be meeting him in the middle of August. And he’ll weigh 10 pounds. My poor poor mom. I came 3 weeks late, at the end of summer, while living in Minnesota, and weighed ten pounds. My mom is a rockstar. It’s strange to not know at all when our lives are going to drastically change forever. I guess the mystery is part of the fun.

Anyway, it’s the last few weeks if Mason and I as just us two. What did all you mommas out there do during this time? What did you wish you did? I’d love to hear it!

Outfit details: Dress c/o DownEast Basics, Steve Madden Shoes, Nordstrom sweater.

First of all, I think it’s important to point out how hideous this jumper originally was. The color, the length. Oh my. When I found it at the thrift store, I thought that it was one the worst pieces I’ve purchased, but it fit my belly so I had to come up with something to do with it. And I like a challenge. I’m pretty stoked with the result.

I did three easy things. First, I used dark brown Rit dye to dye it a chocolate brown(how to dye your clothes tutorial here). Then I adjusted the straps so that the waist seam didn’t hit me at the largest part of my belly and added new buttons. Lastly, I took the hem up. It was one of the easiest upcyclings I’ve done and the results are pretty drastic. It will be noce to have a roomy skirt now that we’ve officially hit summer. It’s summer! Woot!

See more dresses like this one here.

FashionArtProjects.com sent me some tote bags a while ago, and I’ve had some fun playing with them. For this one, I made an easy striped bag using some fabric paint and tape. Here’s how:

  1. Iron your tote bag so all the wrinkles and creases are gone.
  2. Put the tape on the bag. I painted both sides of mine so I taped both sides at the same time. I thought it would be fun to have different sized stripes, so I didn’t space the tape on evenly. It’s your choice! Make sure to press the tape down firmly. You can see where I messed up on this on my bag. Oh well. Sometimes the imperfections give things more personality, right?
  3. Using fabric paint and a brush, paint the tote bag where the tape doesn’t cover. Let dry. If you’re painting both sides, flip bag and paint the other side. Let dry again.
  4. Carefully peel off the tape. You’re done!
Now you have an easy and fun new bag! I think mixing colors would look great too! Happy painting!