Saturday, August 24, 2013

Turquoise Dress Refashion

This dress started out as a sad sad reminder of a time when it was more fashionable. For the bargain price of $2, it has a new lease on life. 

I was looking at the neighbors, ugh. 

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Blue Tulip Dress Refashion

This is another dress rescued from the Salvation Army for the bargain price of $2. It has a slight fish tail and is a bit longer in the back than the front. A few cuts and a little elastic goes a long way. 

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Blueberry Picking and Dog Tricks

On my quest to rehabilitate Beau from his thuggish ways I am starting with basic obedience. He has 'sit' in the bag, but I figured it was time he learn a new trick. I scoured Youtube for help and came across this video and it worked like a charm.  Luckily for me, this dog will do anything for kibble. 

In other news, yesterday we took a trip to a blueberry patch and picked some of the cheapest ($1.95/lb) and delicious blueberries ever! We shamelessly ate the whole pound in 2 hours and I would do it again if I could. 

Me in the thick of it.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Hand Dyed Fairy Vomit Sock Yarn

This is the first of my pilot color ways that will be up for sale in some kind of online store that does not exist yet. I am planning to knit up something with it, like a hat or mittens. This is Deborah Norville Serinity sock yarn that was white, but I have dyed and rewound into a beautiful skein, and later a center pull ball. I have 50grams/~230 yards to work with, so we will have to see what my options are on Ravelry! 

I think the name Fairy Vomit accurately describes the wide varying range of colors in this color way, but I'm not sure that I am attached to it. If you have any ideas about a better name, please leave a comment below!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Dulce de Leche Dress Refashion

I caught this dress on sale at my local Salvation Army and I knew it was a find, but it needed some love. I shortened the torso, took in the sleeves and torso, shortened it considerably, put six pleats in the back center, and made a belt with the slack. There was even enough left over for a new collar for Beau.

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