it's a cardigan, but thanks for noticing!

howdy ya'll. it's been a while, i know. i miss my blog, i really do. 
for now here's some of my latest refashions, all pullovers, er, i mean, cardigans. *grin*

remember last month when the hubby shrunk one of my favorite sweaters? it was accident, i know. anyway, i cut off the sleeves. does that even count as a refashion? i think a five year old could do that. whatever...i like the look. and i couldn't get a good pic, so i thought hey, i'll eat a brownie. *grin*

another 'just cut off the sleeves'. but i hated these sleeves. i repeat i hated them. they made my arms so so itchy. some days i'd wear it anyway and just think i could deal with it. and i couldn't. so i just cut them off. but i'm really happy with the result. here's me showing of my guns, i mean, showing the length of the sleeves. haha.

ok, this one is probably my favorite, i'm not gonna lie. this one is an anthropologie knock-off.  first, quick story about anthropologie: once when mom was visiting us in Nashville we went to that store and walked around a bit. as we were walking out, i made the comment that i could probably not have a problem spending thousands of dollars in that store. to which my mom replied, 'really? cuz i probably couldn't even spend five!!!' haha. mom, i love ya!
anyway, here's the original, that costs about $118.

and here's mine. i had the sweater, and the lace cost me maybe a dollar? 

and that's all folks! i'd better get cooking, chris will be home soon. love that boy!!! 
have a super night!


hold me accountable!

finally, a post! eek, it's been super long, I know.  see there's this thing called work, anyone know what i mean? *sigh*

but tonight, hubby is gone, and I am determined to get a lot done. task list for the weekend includes at least 3 spring cleaning projects, and wrapping up several surprise projects that should have been mailed out a long time ago! so hopefully this post will hold me accountable to that. *grin*

i'll leave you with a pic of me and my recent creation. I've wanted to make this wreath ever since I saw these by fabK....

I then of course, saw Miss Elsie's wreath, and her butterflies struck me perfect for spring. 

At last, my yarn-wrapped wreath, bearing a twig from outside and a couple of crocheted butterflies.

a close-up, blurry shot. or rather, a cropped version of the previous photo. have a mentioned we need a new camera? *grin*

Happy Spring Everyone!!!!



just thought i would give you all a glimpse of goodness. i could hardly contain my laughter in my small quiet cube.

text read: "sometimes the truth hurts... but i still left a good tip"


recent projects

ok, so first off, i apologize for the pictures. my camera kind of has a mind of it's own regarding the flash. and second, i am totally not a model. *grin*

outfit for baby Oliver;  bib and block for baby Emma.   

crocheted hat. zoe wanted in on the picture *grin*

refashioned tee-shirt, skirt, and dress. 


my stash keeps getting bigger! i have so much more i want to work on! now to find the time....


.current loves.

Phil Wickham's music...acoustic and soulful. You can check out one of my faves here.

Starbucks Americano. Toffee nut syrup, and extra shot, and room for cream. (thanks Lauren for the pleasant introduction). Mmmm.

This blog workshop. A huge thank you to Marta for sharing! You are so wonderful. Today's jealously post was exceptionally great.

Two new etsy loves:

Katie from Skunkboy Creatures (here's her shop) makes the most adorable plushies. Look at this precious little giraffe. Eek! I want one, but I'm not sure I could ever choose! Check out her blog, and be sure to look through her archives to see her past work!

Shannon's dolls at Warm Sugar are beautiful. My personal fave here.
Aren't they pretty?

Hope everyone is having a great Wednesday!


i got the courage...

and I'm doin it. Wardrobe Refashion for two months. Let's hope it goes well because one of my goals for 2010 is to do this thing for eight months! yikes!

I, Amy, pledge that I shall abstain from the purchase of "new" manufactured items of clothing, for the period of 2 months. I pledge that i shall refashion, renovate, recycle preloved items for myself with my own hands in fabric, yarn or other medium for the term of my contract. I pledge that I will share the love and post a photo of my refashioned, renovoted, recycled, crafted or created item of clothing on the Wardrobe Refashion blog, so that others may share the joy that thy thriftiness brings! Signed_ Amy M. Davis___.

you can find more info here.