Before we start, I want to share one of the projects I did last week.
Sometime last week, while the boys were in school, I was cleaning the house, I realized; where's Rachel? She was being all independent, got the paint out (the kind that you paint ceramics with) and started painting...
You know what happens when little kids play with paint unattended, right? When I came down stairs, the table was a mess! She looked fine though, so I just cleaned the table and didn't think much of it.
Then, that night, I realized there were paint splashed all over the right side of her dress and splashed and smeared on both of her sleeves (they were in the back of the sleeves, so I didn't see it first).
I tried many different methods, but the paints didn't come off. Not only that, the color of the fabric around the paint started to fade! I was soo sad, because it was one of my...I mean Rachel's favorite dresses.
Then, an idea hit me...
Just cut off the sleeves!
I did some stitching to give it character and added a corsage. I made a corsage out of the sleeves where the paint hadn't splashed.
For the side, I did some stitching to make vine designs. Then added some leaves and flowers to hide the paint splash.
Sorry folks, she was not in the mood to have her picture taken...
I am pretty happy how it turned out. I didn't think about taking a before picture, but basiclly, the dress had long sleeves and no flowers on the side. I feel like she gave me a lemon and I made lemonade with it. The dress is one size too big for Rachel. If she doesn't put paint on it again (knock on wood) she should be able to wear it for a while.
What have you been working on? Are there recipes that are sooo good you need to share with us? Link up and visit each other and have fun!
Here are the rules:
1. Please post something YOU made. It doesn't matter if it is crochet, quilt, clothing, anything would be fine. I want to see it!
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I can't wait to see all your creations! Thank you for participating everyone!