I thought I would take full advantage of this super foggy, windy, kinda rainy, gloomy day here at Candlestick RV Park and work on an indoor project. I bought a beginner’s sewing machine a few months ago and I haven’t gotten to use it a whole lot yet. I didn’t want anything too complicated. I’ve never used a sewing machine before. I did some research and decided on the Janome portable one in “purple thunder”! It was about $60 from Amazon. I’ve been trying little things here and there. I’ve made a pair of Allen’s ripped jeans into shorts… I’ve also made a couple of onesie’s into outfits for Charlie… Just by hemming them a little here and there… I got these at the Flea Market in Dayton, Ohio.
The Bengals one is 0-3months and fits a lot better than the cheetah print which is 6-9months
She was NOT happy that i woke her up to try them on…
For a while now, I’ve been wanting to cover up these hideous (IMHO) throw pillows that Allen has had forever. They are brown and dark blue and just have no personality. Yesterday I took a trip to Walmart (yes, a trip, out here in San Francisco) and I picked up some fabric. I had asked Allen what color he thought would look good and of course his answer was brown or dark blue. No chance. So I got some pretty teal stuff. I kind of followed this picture I found on Pinterest. They are envelope pillow covers. Super easy. I’m not a master seamstress by far! But I’m liking the sewing machine!
Here is my super simple drawing of how i did the cover…
Overall, I think they look great and add a pop of color!
The gold pillows I found at a thrift store in Cincinnati for 69cents each!
Before I got the sewing machine, I still wanted to make Charlie some clothes… So these are a couple of little things I made for her. She’s such a good sport!
fur coat and booties! She would only wear two at a time, no way was she wearing 4!
She didn’t mind this sweater. She got her arms stuck in the knitted holes while napping one day and that was pretty funny!
Bengals onesie, muffin tin, ammo, scraper, Skin So Soft, puppy cookies, duct tape, perfume, and an awesome looking toilet bowl brush!
I LOVE flea markets!!! Allen had the day off yesterday so we went to Ceasar’s Creek Flea Market right up the street from the campground. I found lots of cool stuff. I thought Allen had found lots of stuff too, but it turns out he only got two boxes of ammo for his gun… But he got 2 sandwiches, a root beer and some fudge, so he wasn’t too upset. It’s crazy how different we are when it comes to what catches his eye vs. what catches mine. He goes straight for tools and little toy cars and I’m all about the jewelry and little crafty things and books…
I really love the toilet bowl brush, as odd as that sounds, but it’s pretty!
I think my favorite thing I found was a Bengals onesie. Not that I have a baby or plan to anytime soon, but I can make Charlie clothes out of them. I made her a Bengals outfit last year from a onesie, and I thought it was adorable!
After all the shopping, we went and jumped in the pool to cool off, which took all of 2 minutes because the water is still freezing! Then Charlie decided to sunbathe.
Oh, and after the flea market adventure, we stopped at Dot’s Market, we keep hearing they have the best meat in town. We found a trip-tip (hard to find outside of California). So we grilled that baby…. YUM!!! The first time we ever had trip-tip was in Sonoma when we camped all weekend for the NHRA race last year. Our neighbors made one and it was absolutely delicious…