Saturday, April 13, 2013

Western Chaps Resized DIY

 Adding some width to western chaps is easier than you think.
 Take the zipper half without the pull off the chaps with a seam ripper.  Then sew super wide elastic to that side of the chaps.  Make sure you turn under the elastic at each short end and sew a hem first. 
 Then sew the zipper half that you took off to the elastic.  See how much extra width it adds?
 Basic essentials plus a leather needle and quilting thread for your sewing machine.
Here's what it will look like before you let the fringe fall!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Wheelbarrow Herb Garden

Don't throw out your old wheelbarrow!  Reuse it for an herb garden.

Horsehair Bracelet

I made this out of our beloved mare's tail hair.  She passed away in October.  This is a three strand braid.  I have a lot more hair so I am going to try a 5 strand next.

Bag Garden

This is the first time I am using this method of gardening, but it seems to be working!  Cut the top out of a bag of topsoil, poke holes through the bottom, add some organic fertilizer, till it in, then add your plant(s).  The bugs have stayed away and the plants are growing great!