Monday, May 10, 2010

lots of fun stuff

i cut up another of the hub's cast-off shirts last week. this print was too cute NOT to make an outfit for the bean with:




right? it's so fun and tropical, and i always loved when the hub would bust out of his conservative box and wear something colorful like this. i also dig the idea of having the bean wear garments made out of her daddy's gear. so after perusing the pictures on the tutorial i used for her last shirt dress, i got to work. slicing into those shirts still freaks me out a little.




and roughly an hour or so later, i had this:




i got her to try the top on for me, but she was being extra silly and i couldn't get the skirt on her for all the lollipops in the world.




i was more successful the next day, when she was more receptive to the outfit switching. "ta-da!" she said.




i even got her to try on the original shirt dress, finally hemmed properly. actually, i think it's a little too short now, but i can always put shorts underneath.




remember the passes for a free movie screening that the teen scooped up at the book festival? well, it was last week. we arrived at the americana super early (like, 2.5 hours before showtime), anticipating a line-up. of course, there was no such thing:




so we did a little shopping and then stopped for overpriced (but yummy) crepes.




the movie was cute, something MIL would totally enjoy. not a single cuss word that i can recall, pretty scenery, cheesily predictable story line. we liked it, but i'm glad it was a freebie. i'd probably have rented it from redbox in a month. heh.

and, this has nothing to do with anything at all, but the girls and i got a little gift from FIL:



in-n-out lip balm! there's strawberry shake, chocolate shake, pink lemonade, and...uh, i forget the fourth one. they smell and taste yummy, and i always dig silly novelty items like this.

lastly, vote vote vote, please! i'm getting my ass kicked right now. so sad. it all ends tonight, and while i may not necessarily have the very best top of the bunch (of course, i think so, but i'm biased), it would be super duper fun to win.

please?

11 comments:

  1. Love the bean's new outfit! It's so summery. You are "kinda" inspiring me to give sewing a crack even though I sucked at Home Economics in jr. high. lol

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  2. Love the Bean's new outfit. Such a great way to reuse old clothes.

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  3. That shirt outfit is ADORABLE. Nice work!

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  4. OMG its adorable!!!
    And she is adorable! One of the cutest little girls I've ever seen, really!

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  5. I think black leggings would look SUPER cute under the original shirt dress.

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  6. Okay, or white leggings, but it's doubtful you'll find them in her size, lol.

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  7. cute outfit for bean.
    jealous of the lip balm.
    those crepes at the americana are huge and hard to eat but pretty yummy.
    i was tempted to put that movie on our netflix queue when it came out. no longer.

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  8. Super cute outfit, I'm totally jealous of your skillz!

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  9. I like the latest innovation better than the original. Maybe it's the 2 pieces which seems more versatile? Maybe the print? Either way I love it!

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  10. I'm with thatgirl - I think I like this outfit even better than the first dress. So perfect for summer!

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