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|photo from www.eddiebauer.com |
|Meet my Grams. Isn't she just gorgeous?! This picture was taken on her last trip to the mountains of Colorado. That's Superman driving, he tends to be camera shy. |
|Grams and my Sunshine Gal, I call her that since she was born on the first day of summer, drinking their hot cocoa out of straws. My Grams loved to shop! Even in her late 80's she wanted me to take her at least once a week out to shop and for dinner. She was full of life and adored her great granddaughters, as you can tell from this photo. |
I got the machine out and promised my daughter to try my hardest to make her jeans look as cute as the ones that are sold by Eddie Bauer. Just an hour later they were finished and she was THRILLED with the results. I know, you must be thinking, where are the pics of the jeans? That sewing experience took place before my blogging days and I didn't take the step by step photos. When my older girl, (the one who is the talented photographer...Oh I promised not to brag too much), brought me her jeans that had gotten a little too holy, no pun intended, for church I remembered to take the step by step photos.
Her favorite pair. I am sure you might be thinking, those don't look too holy for church. Superman and I had a difficult time when the holy/ripped/distressed jeans became popular allowing the girls to wear them. After much negotiation from Sunshine gal, it was decided as long as the rips were below the knee and we didn't have to pay for them then they would be allowed to wear them. While the first rule of above the knee has never changed, we have actually purchased a few pair of ripped jeans.
Using a worn completely out skinny legged jeans (the hole is not visible in this photo) I just cut some of the leg off. It was painless to the jeans but not so much for the daughter who tends to become very attached to her clothes. She found comfort in knowing her old favorite jeans would now be part of her new favorite jeans.
Sewing on my Grams' machine brought me great joy. She joined Jesus in July so my emotions are still fresh but I just felt her presence while using her machine. She had so many bobbins already threaded I didn't have to thread my own bobbin which I am sure was part of the reason my sewing experience was a success.
Ready to start stitching! I simply sewed a straight line four different times and it made a box around the hole.
Thought I added the same picture twice, didn't you?! I did, just in case you needed to see this step twice.
The jeans are finished! My daughter is no longer too holy for church.
The box isn't perfect but it is what was intended, make the jeans look like they are distressed. This small hole was actually below the knee but she asked that I patch all of the holes. She wanted them to look as much like the Eddie Bauer's as possible.
She put them on right away, thanked me, and rushed out the door to praise band practice. Both girls wanted the stitching to be less visible than the pair on the website so I chose a light denim thread. You could use a colored thread or a dark denim thread for contrast. I would choose a thick thread for this project for durability.
What have you been making? Do you have a tip on how to take something old and make it new again?
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|That's my girl! This is a self portrait and again, I borrowed it from her so the quality may have diminished somewhat, but I am hoping to surprise her with my blog post :) |
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to read all about her excitement and to see some amazing photography.
Thanks for letting me brag. I promise not to do it too often.
Be sure to stop by later this week as I am going to post a fun do-it-yourself project that is sure to save you big $$ this fall!
|Pics were take on my iphone, not the best quality.|
|Shucking of the steamed oysters.|
|Hard at work shucking those hard shells.|
|Sharkey's, not to be confused with the Sharkey's of Myrtle Beach, SC, is one of the best seafood places on the island. The owner told us he is thankful the place was built long ago which allows them to keep their large deck for outdoors dining. On this day, the deck was packed with Oyster Fest patrons so we chose to eat indoors.|
|My sweet girl on the left and her friend, a SC native and seafood lover, before the oyster was eaten.|
|the Intercoastal Waterway on Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Sharkey's provided a great view of the waterway.|
|The formal dining room is a room we use each and every day. I like to keep it decorated too as it is the first room you see as you enter our home. The blue stoneware was already in the house but I have added the dark brown chargers I found at a decorating store for less than $20.00 for all six! I was pleased to find the napkins in fall colors and the napkin rings in a drawer of a buffet in the breakfast room. I am not 100% pleased with the end result of my centerpiece but just used what I already owned. I find the blue of the scarecrow's hat pulls all of the blue into the fall colors.|
|These glass containers were already sitting on the kitchen island but were full of out-of-style potpourri. I had been wanting to change them since the day we moved in but never found the perfect inspiration until Pinterest! I used candles which were already inside and added the dried popcorn seeds, red beans,and split peas. The sweet reminder to pray was purchased at Hobby Lobby.|
|These little cuties were picked up at Hobby Lobby on a road trip last year to Asheville, NC. Anytime we find a Hobby Lobby we are excited to stop and explore! Our area doesn't have a Hobby Lobby making our crafting and decorating a challenge!|
|Using a base and some Spanish moss I already had, this wreath was super inexpensive. I found the mini pumpkins in the two-for-one bin at a local craft shop. Bow making is not my thing but I found the satin ribbon easy to work with and think it adds some glam to the rustic style. I was thrilled to find a black hanger at our local Wal-Mart and love that it blends right in with the black door. |
|I picked up this hand painted bowl on my recent trip to Istanbul, Turkey. I really didn't know what I would use it for when I made the purchase but just knew it was pretty and small enough to pack in my suitcase.|
|My favorite "thing" right now. I am not normally an electronic devise type person but when I arrived home from my Turkey trip my family surprised me with the new, white iPhone. I use it constantly and especially enjoy Facetime in order to stay in touch with my friends around the world. The BEST invention, ever, in my opinion!|
|Put the iPhone in the bowl and WOW! the level and quality of the volume is intensified. |