Saturday, April 30, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Step 8: Iron the fabric onto the Heat & Bond
Step 9: If you do not have a Cricut, write your letters on the back or the paper side of the Heat & Bond and then cut them out with scissors. If you have a Cricut, with paper still attached to fabric, use a Popsicle stick to thoroughly adhere the fabric, paper side down to the Cricut cutting board and cut out your letters. When finished line up your letters on the flap of the bag like so...
Step 10: Iron-on and you are finished.
Note: I would suggest using a darker colored fabric than I used for the letters. The white washed out after ironing and made the letters hard to read.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Unfortunately, the pictures I took while making this necklace, the same pictures that would be most helpful in explaining the process are HORRIBLE! Therefore, I will attempt to use words alone to describe the process. Good luck!
1. Cut an extra long strip of ribbon. I would "guesstimate" that the ribbon should be twice as long as your desired necklace length. Note: my ribbon was really fat so I folded it in half.
2. Burn the ends of the ribbon to avoid fraying.
3. Using an especially long piece of thread, thread your needle and make a knot in the end.
4. Starting about 1/4 of the way down your ribbon, pull your thread through from the back until the knot catches. Now thread a pearl onto the string.
5. Pinch your ribbon to make a fold and thread your needle through the fold and then onto another pearl.
6. Repeat until you are satisfied.
7. When you get to the last pearl, instead of pinching and folding just string your thread to the back, tie a knot, and cut.
Now that you are sufficiently confused. Here is a pretty similar tutorial, but guess what, she actually has pictures!
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
There was something about it that caught my eye, probably the color. Unfortunately, I don't really have anything blue in my house. This little gem has shifted from room to room, never really settling on a permanent spot. A few months ago I put it in my living room, near my garage entry. It's doors conceal the kid's shoes and school papers. Perfectly functional, but still doesn't really go with the rest of the room. I decided I could repaint the hutch or get all new furniture. Neither solution seemed very appealing. Instead, I decided to add some blue to the room. I spray painted my lamp shades blue and...
I spray painted some Mason jars in a coordinating color. This happens to be Satin Aqua Blue by Rustoleum.
Then, I added my favorite flowers. Right now they happen to be these tissue paper cherry blossoms.
I am happy with the accents and excited to try some different flowers in the jars like these paper Dogwoods, I found on Martha Stewart.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Okay, I know I have said it before, but I really do LOVE me some baby legs. I recently saw some at the store with an adorable tulle accent. I couldn't resist making some for Belle
Materials: A pair of women's knee high socks or little girl's over the knee socks, six- 2 by 10 inch strips of tulle, and coordinating thread.
(By the way, I bought the knee socks at Target. They are on clearance for $1. The tulle is from a tutu that no longer fits Belle)
Step 1: Cut the heel and the toe from the socks. You will then have 4 strips, 2 long & 2 short.
Step 2: Using three of the tulle strips, lie them on top of each other and take a gathering stitch along the top of the tulle.
Step 3: Turn the long sock strips inside out and fold the small strips inside of each other right sides out.
Step 4: Sew the tulle onto the small tube.
(sorry the colors keep changing, I was making two sets while taking photos)
Step 5: Stuff the small tube with the tulle attached into the large tube.
Step 6: Sew the small tube to the long tube.
Step 6: Turn right side out and put them on some cute baby's legs.