Saturday, September 26, 2009

t shirt flower clip

Here it is!
Take an old T shirt you don't ever wear, that sits in your closet day after daying, begging to be made into something useful. Cut 2 strips.
13 inches long and about 2 inches wide, lay flat on top of each other.
Take a needle and thread and start threading through the center of both strips in a straight (ish) line.
When you get to the end, pull the string tight, that way it scrunches.
Wrap into a circle.
Take the two "raw" ends fold togther and whip stitch.
Should look like this.
Find spare fabric (left over from project before. Make sure the circle is smaller than "Pedal" and add a brad.
Take a piece of felt and hot glue onto the back, mine felt flimsy til I did this.
Flip over and hot glue the "cute" fabric and brad onto the front.
Add an alligator clip to the back, hot glue onto the felt. WA LA!

FLOWER, again.

This is made the same as the "floppy flower" only even more light and fluffy fabric.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

My first post, YAY!

Okay, so this is just a quick little ditty, but I wanted to let all of you know there is another AMAZING blog filled with TONS of inspiration (in addition to Suzi's-Q's little slice of heaven)...I think anyone who is short on idea's, or just needs a nudge in the right direction,
should check it out!!
Let the ADDICTION begin!! :)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

"Floppy" fabric flower

For this project make sure you use "floppy" fabric. Seriously. Floppy only.

I used a piece of fabric about 11x50 inches.

Then fold like an acordian.

Then I decided, to cut it in half...
Find the middle of one circle, and thread with need and thread.
Keep adding more and more "pedals"
When you've finished threading all of them on, make a circle, and tie off.
Use and alligator clip (I cover mine with hot glue and ribbon)
Hot glue your flower to the clip
Find a head band, or whatever you want to decorate with.
And there you have it!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

New Authors!

I will no longer be the only one posting projects on this blog! Two of my favorite people have gladly accepted being apart of this blog.

KRISTI! She is one crafty gal. Seriously, legit! She'll knock yo socks off.
THERESA! She is a mastermind. If she doesn't know how, she'll figure it out. Just you wait.
Next project will be posted asap.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Fabric Flowers

I found the tutorial for this here.

Now I just have to say, I did one flower with a raw edge, and one with a clean edge. I really like the raw edge better. Just sayin.


French Memo Board #2

"GASP! I must have one, but how did you make it???"
I'm glad you asked, here are step by step instructions, and pictures too!

1. Go to Walmart and by a frame, throw the glass away.

2. Cut out a piece of cardboard the size of the glass exactly, as well as a piece of batting.

3. Now cut out a piece of fabric about 1 inch bigger than the card board.

5. Take the actual frame and paint it to the color of your liking.
6. Hot glue fabric to the cardboard. (Make sure batting is inbetween) pull fabric tight as you glue. Be patient, you'll want it tight. Should look like this.
7. Make sure you don't spray paint your thumb....or do it doesn't really matter. I'm not a hand model.
8. Take a break from your hard work and enjoy a beverage of your choice.
9. Cut pieces of ribbon about 1/2-1 inch longer than the carboard. Hot glue bottom row first, and let cool completely. Then while gluing the top row, place a dot of glue, lay ribbon down and make sure it's pulled tight. Hold until cooled off. That way the ribbon is tight.

10. Make sure the frame is dry and place "cardboard" in the frame.
There you have it! You've made a french memo board! Way to go!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Head Band

It's not perfect, but I will admit, it's adorable. And easy as pie.
You'll need two 18inch x 2 1/2 inch pieces of fabric. This fabric was remnant! CHEAP!
I sewed pretty ends together on 3 sides, turned it insideout and sew the last end.
You'll need 2 hair ties, looped together, and then make a fold on the end of the fabric with the hair tie, and sew the end. TA DA!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

How To: Personalize your front door.

Paint brush
Mod Podge
2 magnets
1 small paper flower
1 large paper flower
1 brag
Hot glue gun

Crochet hook
hot glue gun
Here is a link for a tutorial for making a crocheted flower.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Le Cake

Here are the basic directions...

This was really not that hard. TOTALLY CUTE. I would honestly... lay the cake on it's "back" and just frost it that way. IT WILL TIP OVER. I promise. Also... instead of using whoppers I used milk duds. And instead of using M&M's I used chocolate chips. Let me know how it goes!

Iron on's rock my world.

Self Explanatory! Suuuuuuper easy. And totally cute!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Pillow Case

I just have to say, I pretty much suck at sewing....okay not really, I just unexperienced, and I need to be patient and measure better. But here is the pillow case I made for my little brother.
See, if I could re do it, I would do a much better job...raw edges...oh well.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Head Bands

These were so cheap and quite easy.

This first one didn't quite turn out like it was supposed to. It was a tutorial on making a fabric flower from Still cute though.

This was is self explanatory. Crocheted flower, and a head band. I need to add a button to the middle.

This was so darling! I used an old t shirt, cut out little hearts, and sewed them close together. I love it!