Sunday, 28 October 2012

october sew along- pjs

Thank goodness the october sewalong is something I've already done.
Here are the pj's i made for Johnny last autumn.

I have had to add a blind hem on the waist since then to make them fit again now that spring is here! My little man is growing so fast.

Saturday, 27 October 2012

easy sandal refashion

 For ages I've been annoyed that these lovely sandals my husband bought me when we were on holidays were so hard to wear. First, the ankle strap was hard to do up quickly and then the strap was uncomfortable any way. And of course, they were that practical for the beach because you couldnt slip them on and off.

With summer on the way here in australia, we were going to the beach so I decided to get radicle and just cut off the strap and part that attached to it. Two snips later-
Now they are very comfortable and so easy to put on!  hurray !!
I've always though shoes were hard to refashion, but seeing what the  guys on refashion co op have been able to do has inspired me- thanks

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Recycling a cake

After 5 years in the freezer, the middle tier of our wedding cake is ready for its second life as a christening cake. Its chocolate mud cake, and since each layer was different, we havent even tasted it! I hope its good!

When it was a wedding cake, it was a lovely pink, with piped pink and white flowers, which matched the flower girls' dresses.

However, I didn't think James would appreciate a pink cake, so....

I made some molding icing and covered the pink lid, as well as concealing the dent in the middle from the other part of the cake being removed.

I then added more of the same tone of dye to make the molding icing darker and cut out some stars. This allowed me to cover up imperfection in both my top blue as well as dents and pink flowers on the sides.

I still had the boottees from my other son's christening, so they went on top. There you go, one christening cake with minimum effort.