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Skirt Alert! Pet Skirts!!

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Pet Skirts on Pinterest

We had so much fun making a new board on Pinterest called Pet Skirts!!!  To celebrate our newly created board, this week’s Skirt Alert is going to be… Pet Skirts!!!

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Our first skirt is the Sugar Bush Squirrel Cheerleader skirt! We had never heard of Sugar Bush, the most photographed squirrel before we started searching for pet skirts on Pinterest, but then we found the little cutie!  This skirt is SO cute. The short sort of ruffled style is adorable and it goes perfectly with the purple shirt with red trimmings, a red neck bow and red, white and purple pom-poms. I love the way the tail sticks out of the back, and it also makes you wonder if this skirt has Velcro on in the back that keeps the skirt together. This comment that Sugar Bush’s trainer posted with this picture is really cute, it says: Sugar Bush Squirrel here, rah, rah, rah…while you’re all posting football photos on my Pin Pals board, I’m going to post my cheerleader shot.

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And now we will present… the tutu kitty skirt. This cute kitty looks like a pro! I really like the layered tulle because it makes it look so extremely like a real ballet skirt, although you can tell that the flowers are not, real ones wouldn’t have looked right. The way this kitty is posing on the little bar makes it look like kitty ballet class! I totally agree with the comment, Tutu kitty, off the cute chart.

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And our last skirt for the day is this adorable little pug skirt! This skirt is also made of tulle but that doesn’t affect me, I like tulle, plus the color is awesome. I really enjoy the way these flowers are attached and they are also just the right color. It seems it has maybe a bit of a white fringe and perhaps a design on the back of it. I really like the way it is paired with the black vest with the red bow on the back with tiny whit dots on the shoulders. Visit our Pet Skirts!!! board at Pinterest, and you’ll be smiling too!

Get flirty with skirts,

Aria

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Skirt to Gift Wrap – Day 6 – 10 Days of Thoughtful, Handmade Gifts

skirt to gift wrap

We are participating in a 10 Day blogging series: 10 Days of Thoughtful, Handmade Gifts!  We are so excited to produce some gifts, and you’ve probably guessed, we’re going to start from skirts all 10 days!  Also, we are very anxious to see what others produce too!  If you want to join in or follow along, visit A Homespun Country Life to get started.

Today we have a luxurious, super easy, fast tutorial for you.  We love to give gifts, and we love to try out new things for gift wrap!  A gift box is basically a blank palate waiting to be created upon, right?  In the past we have given baby gifts wrapped in baby blankets, gag gifts wrapped in the Sunday funnies and bridal shower gifts wrapped in table linens.  So naturally we thought of a skirt for today’s post!  The recipient of a skirt to gift wrapped gift is going to feel so special.  And you don’t even have to tell them how fun and simple it was for you!

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A skirt.  That’s about all we can say!

So we started with a skirt that we were gifted from one of our dear older friends.  Now to be fair, she gifted it to us, not to wear, but for something to refashion!  So it works out perfect, a gifted skirt to gift wrap transformation!

Step by Step Instructions:

Step 1: Determine the desired size for the box you are wrapping.  In our case, we needed a rectangle about the size of the front of the skirt.

Step 2: Cut out rectangle from skirt.

Step 3: Wrap fabric around box, using tape to secure.

Step 4: Bunch up fabric on sides and use a ribbon to tie them off in the middle.

Step 5: Use a ribbon and flower to decorate the top of the box.

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We love the button detail and centered it down the center of the fabric.  Isn’t this an awesome vintage-y gift?

Total Time: 5 minutes

Total Cost: $0  (This project is really perfect for a skirt that doesn’t fit, has a huge rip or stain, or some other unwearable defect!)

Talent Level: No-sew!  Beginner seamstress

DIY skirt to gift wrap tutorialAnd here’s a gift for you…a glimpse at 2 other skirt to gift projects from our ebook!

DIY skirt as gift wrapThis one uses the whole skirt as part of the gift!

Furoshiki gift wrap from a skirt!This tutorial uses some more fabric from the same skirt and the Japanese art of furoshiki – fabric folding/tying.  All three of these are no-sew projects, take about 5 minutes each and make such a huge splash!

Make it beautiful,

Audrey

 

 

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Shoes & Skirts and No Internet!

Our internet has been either out or super, super slow all day!  Since we’d rather be sewing that sitting at a computer waiting for a page to load for 45 minutes, we suggest that in lieu of today’s post you visit our Shoes & Skirts board at Pinterest.  We have to admit that I am not a Shoe Person, so Allegra and my favorite Shoe Person in the whole world are the main pinners on this board!  Go see what I’m talking about, you won’t regret it!

Make it beautiful,

Audrey