Spool Bunnies Made From Vintage Wooden Spools Of Thread

I love the adorable spool dolls made by Erica Daley.

Her dolls inspired me to make these cute bunnies just in time for spring.

“For you.”

“Thank you; I love it!”

Floppy-eared bunny: Violet.

I cut out ears, paws, and tail from a piece of felt. I used a vintage wooden spool of thread as the body. The face was hand painted on.

A violet for Violet.

Resizing A Skirt: Down Sizing Made Easy

Here is a simple way to re-size a skirt that is too big.

Use a seam ripper to open up the seam (on the inside of the skirt), near the top. Open the seam on the other end as well. Many skirts have a band around the top. This band will become a channel for a cord. Use a safety pin to thread the cord (or ribbon or shoe lace…) through the channel. Use a few small stitches to tack the cord to the channel about midway along. This prevents the chord from working its way out when washing. The chord can be tightened to fit perfectly to your waist size.

The bow should be on the inside of the skirt once zipped up.

I admit that when I’m at thrift shops and second-hand stores looking for items to re-purpose, I sometimes find a fun skirt (often too big) that I like. This skirt is one such find.

Skirts are comfortable to wear when the weather is nice and I like having some that I can wear in the garden or on the beach and not care about getting dirty.

This is useful if you lost weight or you got some nice skirts from a friend…

Furniture Redo: Plain Table 2 Fabulous Mirror Top Table

Add sparkle to a plain looking second-hand table by painting and adding a mirror top.

This is the table after I put on the primer. I forgot to take a “before” picture.

How to tips: This table had three small pieces of wood attached to the top; these pieces kept items from falling off the back and sides of the table. Anyway, I took those pieces off; they were attached with screws. I sanded the table and then I painted on some primer. Later, I painted the table with silver spray paint.

I used tile grout and small (1 inch x 1 inch) mirror tiles to cover the top. If you want to be more eco-friendly, you can repurpose a salvaged mirror instead. I was going to use a solid mirror but we decided on the tiles because my daughter has a mirror ball in her room and this table top looks great in there.

This is a great idea for any preteen that likes sparkle.

Awesome, right?!

I didn’t make this picture frame but I’ll show you how to make your own fabric covered frame in another post.