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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Thrift Store find, few new bits for the store & a card!

Phew I've been busy!!  This is a bit of a long post - you will be forgiven for simply looking at the pictures!!

If you're looking for the card it's further along in the post.....

I found this old Hello Kitty nightdress at the local thrift store for $2 a while ago.


And yesterday I finally turned it into something...well three things actually!  Doesn't she look pleased with herself!!

I was most pleased with the skirt, I've used one of my daughter's old dresses before to make her a skirt but that was pretty easy as I just chopped the top off and added elastic.  But this one was pretty much done from scratch, just kept the bottom seam as the bottom seam so I didn't have to hem it.  I love the pleats!  Of course she needed a matching t-shirt and headband!



To make the skirt I just measured 9 inches up from the bottom of the dress all around and chopped it off.  Then to make the drop waistband bit I measured around her waist and added a bit., chopped out a rectangle tall enough to house the elastic and a bit of a drop waist.  Sewed the bit for the elastic to go through and threaded it through.  Then stitched up the sides.  I then put the waist bit inside the skirt bit so the right sides were facing each other and gradually pinned the two pieces together folding the pleats as I went, then sewed it all together and voila a cute little skirt!!! [Please excuse my VERY basic description!!!]  I've added this into the Frugal Friday link  party at the shabby nest.

Also just to let you know these new things will be heading for the shop later today.

And now for the card.  I made this for friends of ours who are retiring and returning to England soon.  I think this is the first time I've used these trees, I love them!


I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

Well if you stuck around this long then thank you!  Have a fab day whatever you do!



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18 comments:

  1. What a great card! Love the images & colours. Thanks for joining the Alphabet Challenge. Bet your daughter loves her new outfit! Well done x

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  2. Oh my goodness, what an adorable re-make from your thrift store find ... and I love your inspired card too ... wonderful embossed texture.

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  3. Such a pretty card! Great use of the colors. Thanks for playing along with us at Curtain Call. You did a wonderful job with that out-fit! Love the matching hair-band. :o)

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  4. Jo, I like how you re-designed the Hello Kitty outfit..very cool idea!!! Your card for the CC is beautiful!!! Love this sweet SU Set you used!!! Hugs ~S~

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  5. WoWzers!!! I am sooooo soooo loving your card and that adorable Hello Kitty outfit. I am actually here for the card, and the trees mixed with the clean and graphic embossing is so nice! Great design! Thanks for playing EIC this week!

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  6. LOVE the dress re-do! And the card is fabby too!

    Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

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  7. I just love your card! It is simply beautiful and comforting.

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  9. cute card! thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call!

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  10. stunning card...thanks for this inspiration. check out my version here: http://jennifer-chip.blogspot.com/2010/09/nomadic-inspiration.html

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  11. How CREATIVE you are! LOVE your thrift shop piece transformation!! (your little model is DARLING)! The tree card is so simple yet so beautiful1! Good luck with all the challenges! Thanks for joining the fun with us at EIC!

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  12. Your card is soo cute! I love those trees from SU!

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  13. Adorable card.
    Thank you for joining Alphabet challenge

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  14. I love those little trees and the scalloped cork! Thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call!

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  15. So pretty!!! I love the cork border! Thanks for playing along with us!

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  16. Cute! So glad you joined us for the Embellish Color Challenge!

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  17. Great job. I hope that you'll link this project up to my Top-toberfest Show and Tell. I'm celebrating tops all week long so feel free to link up any additional top related projects.


    http://leafytreetopspot.blogspot.com/p/top-toberfest.html

    Tricia

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It makes my day to hear your comments, thanks so much for taking the time to leave a message! Jo :o)