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.


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