We are going to the Greeley Independence Stampede (http://www.greeleystampede.org/) for dinner and the rodeo with my hubby’s bank tonight. I’m going to wear one of my skirts that I upcycled from a Hawaiian shirt that I bought at Goodwill. It has a Western feel with cowboys on horses amongst the flowers. I’m also wearing an old work shirt I upcycled that has a bank’s name embroidered on it. I cut off the sleeves, folded the seams back and sewed to finish the arm holes. Then, to cover the embroidery, I made yo-yos (had to look up the pluralizing of yo-yo) and attached them with buttons.
Up close and personal with the cowboy on a horse.
A close-up of the yo-yo’s and buttons. You can just barely see the embroidery peeking through. I may have to attach the edges of the yo-yos later.
I didn’t make the dress Emma is wearing, but she wanted to take a picture too. I know I’m not really smiling, but I was thinking really hard. My 10 year old took lots of pictures and this is the best one, even with the blank look in my eyes.