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Rainy Days and Tuesdays

April 13, 2010

I love rainy days. They bring with them all sorts of lovely things like warm cookies and the wonderful smell of wet dirt and clean grass.  Rainy days are my very favorite thing about early spring.

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And in honor of Rainy Days and Tuesdays I have decided to make Creamie her own little raincoat.  I bought this pattern a few months ago and I just picked up one of those giant size vinyl wipe able tablecloths for $3.  I grabbed a little yellow flannel to line it with and I think it will be just perfect to turn into  a little rain coat for Creamie.  And you can’t beat $3.

I’m going to add this project to Mrs.Moen’s tablecloth challenge. When I think about it, I seem strange sometimes. I buy sheets to make into dresses, and tablecloths to make into raincoats.  I recently bought a $2  hideous dress made of beautiful red corduroy to make myself a fall jacket.  I am trying to convince Scott to let me tear the leather off the seats in our unfixable car to make into a purse.  (He’s not buying it.) He actually told me the other day that I’ve never met something I didn’t/couldn’t modify.  When I asked him what he meant he pointed out that I can never just order what is on a menu, I always have to tweak it just a bit.  I’ve never followed a recipe exactly.  I don’t  follow sewing patterns very well either.  But I do use them as a great set of guidelines.   I buy furniture that needs fixing and I dream of living in an old fixer upper home with a detatched garage.    I told him that compared to taking on an old house that needs a new roof , new plumbing and wiring, and every single surface needs to be stripped and sanded and refinished, turning a tablecloth into a raincoat is going to be easy peasy!  But working on that old house sure sounds great, doesn’t it?  What do you do with your rainy days?

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Kim permalink
    April 13, 2010 8:35 am

    Warm cookies sound like a wonderful way to spend this rainy day. I might just have to take that suggestion and run with it. What a cute little raincoat. She is going to look darling running around in it.

  2. April 13, 2010 12:26 pm

    Love the table cloth and the lining; it’s going to be a darling raincoat! I think you are blessed with an eye for making something out of nothing which is a fantastic gift. In my book you seem pretty normal.-)
    Spring has just arrived in my corner of the world and we’re enjoying the sun and the first flowers and budding leaves. We usually have way too many rainy days here to appreciate each and every one…

  3. April 13, 2010 12:40 pm

    As one owning and living in a 1928 bungalow… I’m not so huge on the fun of renovating thing anymore. I mean, it is fun, but also fun, and frustrating, and tiring. Especially if your husband isn’t a project person. The cookies do sound like a great idea, though, and the raincoat is going to be adorable, I bet. What a great idea for a vinyl tablecloth.

    So that quilting class I mentioned is tonight, and they’re holding it again next week, if you want to come to either, let me know. It’s right across the street from my house. Tonight it’s at 6:00, I’m not sure about next week. I can only go for about 45 minutes tonight (Cory has a meeting he needs to be to at 7:00), but seriously, you’re more than welcome to join me.

  4. April 13, 2010 9:57 pm

    Yes, but will the little cute coat obey the laws of physics?


  5. April 15, 2010 11:33 am

    I have never thought of turning a tablecloth into anything except maybe a picnic tablecloth or a catch-the-paint tablecloth. I like how you look at things!

    I still have the buy-cool-old-house-and-fix-it-up fantasy. One of these days….

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