Monthly Archives: November 2012

Yet Another Doggie Hero!

And a pit bull at that. This beautiful pit mix saved a three month old baby from being kidnapped. Woo Hoo! Good Dog.

Fiona Apple Is An Animal Hero!

She cancelled her concert tour to stay home with her ailing dog. Now that is a good doggie mom. Hip hip hooray!!!

Just A Dog?

I’m sick of hearing people say, it’s just a dog, as if it’s a souless, heartless block of wood that is of no use. This dog is a hero as they all have the potential to be. Treat dogs with the love and respect they deserve.

It Was A Beautiful Weekend

Make Two People Smile Today

Go do something nice for someone! Something big or small!

Someone you don’t know.

Lives Changed

This is beautiful. The story of Durga Maya and how INF helped her when no one else could or would.

Best Blog Ever!

I am so in love with Marisa Lynch’s blog, New Dress A Day.  Marisa buys the most out of style sometimes hideous dresses from thrift stores and works magic on them. I have never seen anything like this before. This is the ultimate in creativeness and recycling.

I did a post on this about a year ago but she now has a book out so I thought it was time for another post and I am re-energized to re-create some things for myself. I do hate to sew though so this will really be a challenge.  I will push past that because of how darn useful this stuff is. You just can’t beat the cost, creativeness and fun of these re-dos.

I started last night with a light wool type jacket that my daughter in law gave me last winter. I absolutely could not wear it with that collar sticking up as it was. It was itchy and sticking me in the neck. So I took it off. Luckily this only required hand sewing, not that I enjoy that any better. I only had to sew from the beginning edge of the collar to the point where it met the lining and where there was a loop in the middle for hanging the jacket. I will have to go back and iron the lining down as it sticks up a little where the new hem line is. That shouldn’t be too much of a problem.  So here are the pics.

And yes it was very difficult to see the stitching on this pattern. I just pulled the seems as tight as I could and went very slowly so as not to cut the jacket itself.