May 13, 2013

hey! that's pintastic!

ok, so it's no secret that i'm a little behind on blogging. oops!
so today you're getting a few pinterest projects because i did them so long ago that i need to share them before i forget about them :)
first- super hero shirts
my friend kristina and i ordered super hero shirts to wear at our synod's high school youth gathering. she got a robin shirt and i got wonder woman.
but when the shirts came there was a bit of an issue.
the white shirt is a (men's) large, like the kind you can buy in a 3 or 5 pack.
the wonder woman shirt is a women't XL. umm... i looked like a stuffed sausage in that thing.

seriously- it was probably the most uncomfortable thing i've ever worn. i could hardly breath.
and my friend kristina is bigger than i am so i knew these shirts weren't going to work.
but, i didn't have time to send them back and they didn't come in bigger sizes.
pinterest/crafty mcgee to the rescue.
i went to joann fabric and got some red jersey knit fabric to match the shirts.
i cut up the side seam on both sides of both shirts.
i guessed on how much fabric to add, then i cut strips of fabric out of the big piece i got at the store.
 i started adding the fabric at the top of the seam (the armpit). i sewed across the armpit then down each side. so now, the sides of my shirt had 2 seams instead of one.
then i hemmed the bottom to make it look as similar as possible to the exisiting seam.
then i did the other shirt.
i'm sorry those are terrible directions, if you want to make a shirt bigger and you're needing me to clarify just email me and i will break it down a little better for you.
out come?
a shirt that fits!!
kristina and i in our super hero shirts. didn't realize this picture was blurry until just now. oops.
ps- these shirts have capes! how cool is that!!
project numero dos- my kitchen pantry
which is working out very well btw
this is our pantry before.
what a mess. things were all over the place, you couldn't find anything. ugh.
off to the dollar store in search of baskets i went.
 and this is the outcome:
i promise you almost everyting is still in there. i threw out the burger buns that were moldy. and two bags of chips that were stale.
but other than that, it's all the same stuff.
isn't it beautiful??
the yellow baskets are snacky things and the blue baskets are 'real' food.
the mr doens't really understand/isn't a fan of the basket system. but i think it's great.
and it's working so far.
number three- administrative professionals day
we decided that we were going to have brunch here at church for our secretary to celebreate her and thank her for all that she does for us.
i was in charge of bringing fruit.
now being the crafty/blogger that i am, i couldn't just bring fruit and put it in a bowl right?
 so instead i made fruit kabobs!
i started by putting little washi tape flags on my mini bamboo skewers
(skewers from the grocery store, washi tape from target)
then i cut up my fruit choices
one of our pastors thought that these were cubes of cheese!!
i love this picture
and apples
then i skewed them all
and served them!
everyone loved them.

alright, i think we're pretty well caught up on pinterest projects for the time being. whew!!
if you're still reading-thanks for sticking with this long post!
love, mrs. k

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