Have you noticed my blog's new look? My little sister, Bekah (an advertising/graphic design major at BYU), is amazing and gave me a makeover. She very subtly mentioned one day, "So do you . . . uh . . . do you like how your blog looks?" Kind of reminded me of the husband's, "Is that what you're wearing?" So discrete. But hey, if she's gonna offer, I'm gonna hit her up for free design work!
Another of her many talents is
sewing nagging my mom to sew for her! They were inspired by my crazy cat lady thrift store dress makeover and did a little makeover of their own on a less-than-lovely thrift store dress.
Thrift Store Dress Redo @ . . . doesn't everybody have a craft blog?
Isn't she cute? I love the after--they shortened it up a bit, added little cap sleeves, and tied a ribbon around the waist. Nice! And courage in the face of awkward pictures must be a family trait . . . I'm looking back at my dress makeover before pictures, and here are Bekah's . . . we must both be missing the dignity gene. (Bekah, however, possesses the highly desirable body-of-a-Barbie-doll gene, and I'll never forgive her for that.)
I never knew you could spray paint shoes! Oh, the possibilities! How adorable are those flats?!
I love green and purple together--they were actually my wedding colors--so of course I'm crazy about this necklace! And isn't that rosette neat, with the chain twisted in?
Jen was invited to Jessica's Pattern Remix Series at Me Sew Crazy (seriously, coolest series idea ever: take an existing pattern/tutorial, change it up, make it yours!) and created this incredible dress, inspired by a Shabby Apple number. It looks a-freakin-mazing . . . even better than the original!
Now that I'm gazing at that lovely dress, I'm not really sure I should be looking at something like this (I'd like to be able to fit into dresses that I sew . . . ), but really? Chocolate chip cookies, cookie dough ice cream, hot fudge, and whipped cream? Be still, my beating heart!