Now that a real spring//summer is here- most of my time is taken up with yardwork and gardening, hosting and playing. Yet I always document things that I find worthwhile. Here are a few life DIYs.
an old curtain a 50 year old curtain into a peplum skirt completely by accident. All I did was try to gather the part where you stick through a pole to be a frilly type skirt but it flopped over top of the skirt and voila. a peplum. I sew elastic to the top after and it looks great, aside from some basic tailoring that it needs.
2 and 3. Feeling out doorsy, butch or maybe need a gift for a semifeminine man... take a strip of leather and dress it up.
4 and 5. The perfect "festival top" because as the weather gets warmer there is an increasing need to be outside, to be stone and to have live music. cut off the shirt at the bottom of the bust. Use the fabric to cut "string" . You need a lot of it, probably two other shirts worth. Then use any size crochet hook to poke holes all along the bottom of your shirt and one single crochet into it. chain 6 or so and single crochet into the next hole. continue around. from there on you can single crochet into one of the chains, keeping it aligned with the hole on the shirt. Increase your chain every time you start a new row. If fabric rips, tie it back up and keep going. Its a lot more simple than I am making it sound. Just google single crochet and chain- really VERY easy. anyone can crochet.
This gives off a semi see through bottom. Lets lots of air in for hot days. Too bad I took a bad photo of it.
5 and 6. Take some fabric and literally sew it to the bottom of a shirt. Adjust where you want shirt and skirt to meet by cutting the shirt at desired place. Now you have a dress.
7. Pesto/butter/garlic escargot. Put in oven for ten minutes at 400F.
I buy at fresh market for an inexpensive price.
8. Honey tangerine/orange juice with basil leaf. The basil compliments it so well. I also suggest peach and basil together. An inseparable combo every since I discovered it.
9. Now that you are all pampered. Go buy a ton of little balls for your kids. They can be found all over especially in the spring and summer. Fill it with an inexpensive mini pool. Your child will have the time of their life in this place.