Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Messy Flower Hair Clips

I know.... its been a long time, but I am excited about a some fun things that I have been doing and want to share with you. First I want to share with you a quick, easy and completely adorable tutorial. This is one of my FAVORITE clips to make. Here's what you will need.
-Scrap Fabric
-A cup to trace, choose one that is the size you would like your flower to be.
-Fabric cover buttons (buy at walmart or Joanns)
-Barrette or alligator clip
-hot glue gun

Cut 8 circles out using a pattern created using your cup and some paper. Fold the circles in fourths and Staple at the point.

Cut a small circle of felt or fabric and glue the pieces onto it. I glue four on, making sure the tips are a little overlapping, then glue the next four on top of the cracks ( meaning not right on top of another but between two of them)

Cover a button following the directions on the package. Glue the button in the center, use lots of glue. Then glue the clip onto the back. There you go! How easy is that!
Stephanie over at A Daily Scoop is doing an auction to raise money for Emily Jones. To read about her situation click HERE. These two flowers will be up for auction over there sometime this week so head on over there and help raise some money to help Emily out.

Monday, November 9, 2009

I know... I am a slacker!!!!

I wanted to post somethings today, but kinda ran out of time... so I am here to just let you know that yes I am still alive and still busy as ever crafting.. so I promise to be back with some really fun projects.
pInKy SwEaR!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Home-Made Christmas Gift Ideas

I love Christmas, and I LOVE the idea of having a home-made Christmas...So here are some fun ideas so we can all get started on the making.

I am so making two of these large monkeys for my girls, wouldn't they be so cute sitting on their bed, I saw one made out of chenille (SO CUTE), click HERE to see the chenille one. Click HERE for the free pattern

My girls LOVE changing baby diapers, how cute would it be to have a basket full of these? click HERE for tutorial

All Done by you.
Love the cute notebook... Click HERE for tutorial

I love hats, they are awesome for those days I don't want to do my hair.. HERE is a tutorial for this cute one.

Isn't this appliqu├ęd shirt so cute! Click HERE for the tutorial

Saturday, October 10, 2009

I stole it from Him!

When My husband was studying for the bar he NEEDED a desk so he could study from home, so we bought this console table and it worked perfect for him, but I was counting down the days till I could take it and use it as my own. Well He was gone at work and so I just did it...
(After texting him for permission,of course... and I take a no response as a yes , so it was a go)
I gave it a million coats and added some glass knobs that I got at anthropology and there we go...cute as can be. I think I would like to get something different to go under it, but am not sure what yet. Any ideas??
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Thursday, October 8, 2009

I LOVE my White Board

A few weeks ago I bought a really nasty oil painting in a really dirty but awesome frame for $9.99 at Savers. Seriously though the frame was covered in layers and layers of something very similar to poop and dirt mixed together, with a few chicken feathers glued to it. Yum Huh!! After wanting to barf, I scarped some of it off, sanded some more off then finally gave up and just sprayed a good layer of KILZ on it, which my husband swore would block any junk from seeping through. Then painted it and then sanded the edges for that nice worn look.
I bought a HUGE piece of dry erase board at Lowes, they cut it to fit in the frame and ViOla! I am in love with it, I think it looks so great on that brownish color wall. If only my hand writing was a little nicer... I am using it as a calender for the week, and also for a daily check-list.
Do you like it as much as I do?

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Birthday Sewing

My baby girl turned 5, and to I thought it would be fun to make her a birthday crown. Well It turned out to be " a clowns hat" ... when I had her put it on in the morning she walked to the mirror and started laughing so hard. She said it looked like a CLOWNS HAT! So much for staying up till midnight to work on a birthday hat! I had to bribe her to wear it, and she for sure was not going to wear it anywhere but around the house.
(I don't really blame her though because its not really as cute as I envisioned it would be)
We had a chef birthday party so I kept busy sewing 6 little aprons (I will make a tutorial on these, because I copied the style of an apron I bought at IKEA that I LOVE) and then making 6 little chef hat (Made from poster board and tissue paper). The party was so much fun, and it was so much fun celebrating her birthday, even though I really really hate that she is getting so big...
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Thursday, September 24, 2009

I need your VOTE

I am in need of a new purse, and am thinking maybe I will just make myself one...hmmm....So these are the patterns that I have found that I like so far, tell me which one you like the best and if you know of any other cute patterns please, share!
Now remember, don't judge the purse by its fabric, because I will be choosing my own, judge it on its shape.
PDF SEWING PATTERN - The (Expandable) Pack it in Tote Bag
These two bags are both designed by the same person over at U Hand Bag

PDF SEWING PATTERN - The Highbrow Hobo Bag

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Check Book Cover

I found THIS TUTORIAL over at crazy mom quilts and thought I would make one for my Madre (that's mom in spanish right?..) for her birthday..It was so incredibly easy and pretty darn cute!
I am going to make another on for myself and I think the only thing I will change is that I would like it to have some sort of closure, maybe a button?..?..?

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