Here is my attempt at a banana pop. Actually it turned out pretty well. I only had strawberry greek yogurt, but I like strawberry banana, so that was fine. Then, I rolled it in chocolate-peanut butter granola that Kevin had made this weekend mixed with a little extra coconut (yes, my husband is awesome).
Also, I like to use coffee stirrers as kebab sticks for the girls because they are cheap, come in bulk, and are not pointy. So, I just used what I had for the banana pop (but they're a little flimsy for this).
|My version of the banana pop.|
The next one is like double-doing-a-pinspiration.
I did a t-shirt refashion into a jersey pencil skirt, inspired by the millions of tshirt refashions and realizing that you could have a pencil skirt made out of jersey. Really?! I love knit skirts, but it never occurred to me that you could have a knit pencil skirt. I thought they had to be well-fitted, with a zipper and a kick pleat to be a pencil skirt. Thus, I have only made one, ever, and it was in sewing class. (Confession: I hate zippers. I hate wearing pants and skirts with zippers, and I especially hate sewing anything with zippers. It is irrational, but there it is.)
So, I was first inspired for the jersey pencil skirt by this pin, but I put off doing it. For a really long time. Then, I realized that a) I had lost 30 pounds and nothing I own fits, b) we don't have a new clothes budget, even with my pants literally falling off of me, and c) everything I own is black, anyway.
Then, again, Merrick taught me that you can sew on knits without a lot of expertise or even a serger. (I was looking for a link to post, but I can't find one specific one. Really, though, read the whole blog. Merrick is awesome, and I've never even met her. Isn't the internet weird that way?)
Anyway, long story short, I also ended up making a fashion pinboard and decided I had to refashion my way into it. I can sew, I just don't. I'm easily distracted and am notorious for having half-finished projects. So committing to refashioning a wardrobe is a pretty big deal, but then, so is being naked, and that's my only other option right now.
I don't have any jersey fabric (and fabric is another thing I don't have any money for right now), so I took refashioning into my own hands. I decided I wanted a stripey skirt, a la this pin, so I made it out of a striped shirt that did not fit me. It was not long enough to make a whole skirt, so I took a solid shirt in a matching color and pieced together a stripey-blocked skirt. Voila:
|Stripey-block skirt in progress|
|I am not wearing any black. Those shoes are grey suede, my friend. This is the dawn of a new day.|
And, to top off my refashiony-bloggy thing going on here, I took pictures while I was making my skirt so I can make a tutorial. So watch for it, because I made a waistband out of sleeves, and it fits like a dream.