FO: Old Top, New Skirt

My new skirt!

My new skirt!

This skirt (forgive the bad iphone photo) once was old babydoll halter top. The old top was adorable but the halter ties were too thin which constantly caused pain.

After years of yearning to wear it, I decided that it would better serve me as a skirt.  I cut off the halter top and attached a wide elastic band.  With less than 2 hours of energy, I now have one amazing skirt with functional pockets.

Adorable skirt with functional pockets

Adorable skirt with functional pockets

FO: Hostess Tote Bag Gifts

Three 40-minute totes for three wonderful ladies

Three 40-minute totes for three wonderful ladies

My sweet mother-in-law and her friends threw me a wedding shower a few weeks ago but I had been so preoccupied with Amanda’s Bridal Shower that I completely forgot to get hostess gifts. 😦

For my birthday, Z gifted me his mother’s old sewing machine but I have been too busy, too afraid, and lacking the proper space to actually use it.  Around the time of the shower, Z got rid of a television which gave me the much-needed space for sewing projects.  I have wanted to make the 40 Minute Tote from Purl Bee ever since I saw the adorable bags.  Insert a few yards of fabric and a desire to make something wonderful for the wonderful & caring ladies that have welcomed me into their hearts.

Reversible too!

Reversible too!

Blue Chevrons or Vintage Paris print

Blue Chevrons or Vintage Paris print