Yesterday's Luigi costume turned out fairly well. I not only developed my own technique for turning an old pair of jeans into child's overalls, I also mastered using the buttonhole attachment on my sewing machine, repurposed an old green t-shirt into a stylin' cap, and ripped out countless stitches all in the quest for (near) perfection. Not only that, I did it all with a toddler under foot (or on the table), two irritated, argumentative, pups, and a nine-year old boy who kept asking, "Are you done, yet?" Just a side note: if you are going to sew with your toddler on top of the table, make sure you allow extra time for oopsies, oh craps, and what-the-hell-was-thats. In other words, have a seam ripper handy.
Now, my next great adventure entails preparing for a yard sale in 48 hours' time. I decided to have this sale last weekend, when I became fed up with all the crap that is currently occupying my space. I didn't start actually working on it until today. The sale starts Friday at 8 am. I guess we're down to 36 or so hours now, huh? I'm going to offer grab bags of some of my older and less commonly-used fabric scraps. I'm hoping to not only declutter my home, but destash my
As much as I love her, I have to admit that Baby K is into everything and then some. If I pull it out, she puts it back. If I put it away, she yanks it out. She's a firecracker, I tell ya. Just today, I caught her clomping around the house in one of my high heels and one of her brother's Converse sneakers. You could say she was a little off-balance, just like her mama.