July 08, 2010

A Little Boy Break...

Even though I don't know how to make a girl, it's still fun to make a girl item sometimes and since this is going to the Cure JM auction, I thought this would be a good time to slip in a girly project.  I call it the chocolate daisy skirt, because who doesn't like both of those things?  Anyone?  I didn't think so.

I started with this little skirt that I found on clearance at Wal-mart for $2.  It had built in shorts, which I liked.  I also bought this cute 3-pack of buttons there.  Then, I used some scraps from a jacket my husband stopped wearing.  I ironed some heat 'n bond to the back of the brown suiting fabric.  (Maybe I should have named this heat 'n bond week.)  Then I cut out a bunch of random petal shapes.

I placed them on the skirt how I liked them and ironed them on.

I sewed on the buttons and voila!  A cute little embellished one-of-a-kind skirt.

Here's the back.

The very edges of the flowers might fray a little bit, but I'm a fan of the fraying.

Now, ONE MORE THING before you go.  I don't like to be a downer, but I've been a little disappointed this week.  I was so excited to have us all work together to do some good.  I've mentioned every day that you can donate an item to the Cure JM Auction.  If you add up my followers and subscribers there are almost 4,000 of you out there.  How many people have offered to help?  ONE.  It kind of makes me want to cry.  Can't we do better?  I have been so fortunate to have two very healthy children, but if I didn't I sure would hope other people would be willing to pitch in to help fight what my child couldn't fight.  I'm not trying to scold anyone or enforce guilt.  I just thought you should know how I feel.

Thanks for reading.  I hope you have a wonderful day.  I have an awesome Feature Friday for tomorrow.


  1. Such a cute idea! I love it.

  2. I saw your post on the JM auction Cheri- and Leca's, too. I just can't think of anything to make that anyone would want to buy! Still thinking. ..

  3. If I weren't spread so thin with my business, my 2year old and 5 month old, and keeping my blog going I would be all about this. Maybe I can donate one of the itty bitty toys that I've been knitting.

  4. Oh I can make a little girly itty bitty hat! I only have boys so it will be fun for me.

  5. This is really cute! I've been itching for a reason to make some little girly items. I think I'll take one of my items from my Christmas in July challenge and donate it! I'll check this out this evening.

    In the mean time, would you be interested in joining the Christmas in July challenge? Check out my most recent post if you are.

    Thank you!

  6. How cute is that!! I'm impressed that you're a "bi-gender-project" person. (Not to be confused with a "bi-gender, project-person") I can't think of boy projects to save my life! Great job. :o)

  7. I love that all these things are going for such a great cause. Will you send me some of the info on it. mycreationcorner@gmail.com Thanks!

  8. I love this skirt. I am not that creative - most of my projects are inspired by you. I just started using freezer paper - but would love to make something. I would love to help out Jen with this worthy cause. Please email me jennberg79@hotmail.com

  9. cute =)

    Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com

  10. I just did a bunch of catching up on your blog and love the Cure JM project. PLEASE email me asap so I can get working on some things.

  11. great skirt. i just did something similar with something for b. she loved it and then ripped the crotch out on a rope swing accident. it was a one time wear project. damn swing.

  12. Right there with you. We don't seem to be able to make girls either and so I love any opportunity to make something girly. This skirt is super cute!


  13. Oh no, don't cry. My mental gears have been turning.

    Also, I happen to be a friend of Heather D., the friend of Jen's whose nephew has JM. Small world. I subscribe to your blog and was excited to see your post and message Heather about it. Don't know if you've heard, but another one of Heather's nephews died in a car accident this past weekend, so the Craft for a Cure project is a very welcome ray of sunshine for her right now. I also live in the town where the auction will be held, so I'm excited to see all the great crafty projects in person.

    Thanks for your excellent work and willingness to rally the troops!

  14. Cheri-thanks again for the awesome directions & inspiration. I adopted this idea for a birthday present for the cutest 4 year old. Here's my take: http://4bergcraft.blogspot.com/2010/07/heat-bond.html


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