Friday, May 21, 2010

Hybrid/Altered Recipe Box

YAY! It has been all I could do NOT to share these pics with you for about 2 WEEKS now! I am just over the top excited about how this hybrid project worked out. It is my feature project today on the Shabby Princess's blog. Can I just tell you how much fun it is to be on her Creative Team?

Anyway, a friend of the family is getting married next month, and she loves to cook. I knew I wanted to do something special for her shower, which the girls' and I attended last weekend. I couldn't be more thrilled with how it all turned out, I just love when that happens...don't y'all?

It was a labor of love in that it took me quite a while to make all of the embellishments (and move them around 1000 times before I got the placement just right, and finally committed to gluing them down...lol), but there was nothing hard about it at all.

I am giving away this super cute recipe card for my Apple Muffins as a free download on SP's blog. Head on over here to check out the post and download the card...
Me and the kiddos are heading over to a friends to splash in the pool this morning. The weather has been FABULOUS this week, I don't want to be inside!

BUT, I need some help...as you all probably well know...I love to sew, but clothes scare the bejesus out of me! I can do cute and simple little dresses and ruffle pants for Nalley, no problem. But I need to alter a PATTERN size...and I have NO CLUE how to do that. The pattern is a vintage pattern, on that flimsy tissue paper...I HATE THOSE PATTERNS! But, it's vintage, I didn't have a choice if I wanted to make this cute little toddler outfit. It is a size 2, but I would like to make it in a size 3 for Nalley, for now, and size it up further for next year. I would also like to make it in a baby size, for a a friend who just had a sweet baby girl.
I KNOW that somebody out there will know just what to do...so PLEASE...can you help me? I was thinking of scanning it in to the computer and resizing it in photoshop. Would that work, would I just enlarge the whole thing in a percentage, or do you have to size the length up seperately from the width....just thinkin' out loud hopin' somebody's going to have an answer. Thanks!!!! Enjoy the weekend



2 comments:

Amber said...

would love to help but I have no idea - sorry!

Laurie said...

Who doesn't have an old tacky looking recipe box? Mine could sure use an upgrade.
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