Monday, April 26, 2010

Homemade Light Box

Mom has done some selling on Ebay in the past, and is currently selling some stuff on Craigslist. She has always wanted a light box for this, and so I found a tutorial and I whipped one up! Here is the tutorial: Inexpensive Light Box. To find the box we went dumpster diving! We not only found some boxes, but also some other free stuff that was marked as "damaged/defective" behing Office Max. Just the packaging was messed up, so that was kinda exciting! Anyways, here is the light box without the lights on:

And with the lights on:

Obviousvly we still have a few kinks to work out with the lighting, but otherwise I am really tickled with it! I think if we just change the fabric on the top for something thinner and get some better lightbulbs it will be alright. Right now the fabric (which diffuses the light) is cut from some old polos (golf shirts) we had.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Custom Day Planner Cover

I picked up my day planner to plan this week and realized I've never posted about my calendar cover! I didn't want a plain ol' day planner, and all the nice ones were pretty expensive. So I just bought the calendar I wanted and made a pretty cover for it.

     The outside is a brown corduroy with a pink patchwork strip. It has a couple of pockets to hold in the planner which makes a nice little storage area for loose slips of paper as well. I am really happy with it! It makes me happy every time I pick it up. :)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Mccals 5094 - Finished

     I finished this last weekend, but just now got a chance to take pictures. I wore it to church this morning for Easter!! It turned out pretty good. I couldn't get the size range that I needed, so I made a 12. I really wear a 10. Anyways, it turned out okay. I took a lot out at the back center seam. I used a vintage sheet for the fabric thanks to Mrs. Debbie!! :D Thanks! The half circle skirt proves to be interesting in a good wind, but otherwise I am happy with it! I don't know that I will make it again, but it definitely turned out like the picture!
(there are two pictures of the front because the wind was blowing in one picture, so I got a better pic of the skirt)