It doesn't get any easier (or cuter!) than this! All you have to do is start with a bubble dress. The one I used is perfect because it has a nice wide elastic waistband and the skirt is fully lined. That means when you're finished, your book bag will have a secure opening and the inside will be fully lined, too. Because you're using a bubble dress, the top and bottom of the bag are already nicely ruffled.
No kid likes summer homework, but it's a lot more fun to tackle when she can tote her books around in this awesome bubble dress book bag! Or, use it as a beach bag or summer sleepover bag. If you want a small bag, use an infant-sized bubble dress. If you need a REALLY big bag, use a really big bubble dress! Have fun!
I'm was so excited about this week's theme because I had the perfect excuse to complete a project I've wanted to do for a while. Last winter I found this pretty Ralph Lauren sweater at a local thrift store.
I instantly pictured it as a toddler's cardigan. I used a sweater we had on hand as pattern, and was able to use the sleeves in tact. I just cut them down from the shoulders. I was also able to reuse the hem from the sweater, reserved from the length I had to cut off.
I used some grosgrain ribbon as facing for the button placket.
I noticed some old pink lace and a button from my great-grandmother's stash that I used to make a flower brooch...which fit with repurposing items.
And the result is this sweet little cardigan, ready for my toddler to wear in the fall.
Craft #3 - Ruffle Scarf - Deidre @ A Craft A Day
I picked up this wool suit jacket for 50% off at a total cost of $1.50!!!
Made from a mens wool suit jacket, this scarf provides a feminine flare to a classic accessory. The scarf is lined with a mustard colored cotton fabric to prevent itch and add color.
The tag on the front was originally on the inside of the suit jacket. It had the name of a nearby town printed on it, so I used it to give a more personal feel, add a little detail, and to remember it's roots.
The most unique part of this scarf is the pocket, made from one of the existing pockets on the suit jacket, on the backside behind the tag. The pocket provides a great way to carry your wallet and cellphone when out shopping. It's functional, beautiful, and warm. Perfect for fall!