I'm sort of crazy when it comes to re-using things. I hate throwing away anything that I think could have another purpose. It's mostly just my cheapness that drives me to that, and also just my crazy brain screaming, "No! No! It could be used for something else... right?"
These corduroy pants were my absolute favorite. Not only were they one of my favorite colors for fall, but they were so darn comfy. I could feel that they were starting to literally wear thin, and knew they probably wouldn't make it though the fall, and I was right. One day Weston jumped up on my lap and all the sudden I had a big hole in one of the legs. Bummer. They've been just sitting in my sewing room waiting to be turned into something, and as soon as I picked them up yesterday I realized they would be a great little infinity scarf! You can never have too many scarves, right?
I cut off both legs where they connect so I just had two tubes. I then cut down the seams on both sides and layed them flat open. From there I straightened out the cuts so everything was all the same width. I sewed both the legs good sides together on one end, then folded over it over longways with right sides together and sewed it up so I had one long tube. I turned it all rightside out, tucked one end into the other and hand sewed them together.
Not quite as fancy as my mom's knitted scarf, but simple, and a great way to make use of an old pair of pants I think:)
Target Shirt + Hat // Banana Republic Cardigan // Gap Skirt + Bag // Boots c/o Minnetonka
The end of last week I was in a total brain fog. Every once and a while these hit where my brain feels like it just kind of shuts down and I don't want to think or even look at Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. I have nothing against them (actually, I love them), but I think my brain is just like "no more!" for a couple days. Frank was away on work the end of last week so I ended up kind of zoning out for those few days. I mostly just wore leggings (my lazy wear), didn't do the dishes, and watched the first three seasons of Dexter on Netflix. I did start to work on some Christmas gifts while on my Dexter binge, but that's about all I got done. Usually I'd get upset with myself for not doing something "contructive" at all hours, but I think this was my brain's way of telling me it just needed a few days off, and sometimes that's okay. Anyone else experience the occasional "brain fog"?
I know som people are all ready to jump right into Christmas, but it's still fall, and I plan on taking full advantage of that fact as long as I can! I'm a total pumpkin addict, so I thuoght I'd share a few of my favorite recipes...
A week or two ago I really wanted to try my hand at making bagels and decided I had to start with Seasons and Suppers Pumpkin Pie Bagels - they are a bit of work, but boy are they worth it! I froze most of them so I can just pull them right out whenever I need one! (photo from my instagram)
Pumpkin Pie Granola - I really need ot make some soon!
I really would love to try making these again, this time maybe a little cuter and more dressed up! Either way, Pumpkin Cup Pies are delicious (and just another way to celebrate my never-ending love for Pushing Daisies).
I've also made these Pumpkin Cinnamon rolls twice this year, and thanks to my family they haven't even lasted long enough to snap a picture. Do you guys have any good fall recipes? Please share! I'm always looking for new ones to try out:)