Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Spooky Apron

Whew! One more thing I can mark off my to-do list. This is for a friend who has a Halloween birthday. I hope she likes it! I originally thought this side would be the main one.

BUT I think I like this side better!

I guess I am obsessed with the frilly thing because it has made its appearance again! It's kind of hard to tell, but it is on the top part of the pockets. I couldn't resist. I had orange ric-rac, but I didn't have orange thread so I decided to go with the ribbon. I think it looks better than ric-rac would!

Now on to something else!!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Mod Podge Lids

I have several spaghetti sauce jars and other jars that I have been hoarding and telling myself I would find a use for them. But I didn't know what to do with the lids. Until I ran across this blog.

So I turned these:

Into these:

As you can see, the small one (which, by the way is an old chicken bouillon container) has found its purpose. I think I might use the larger ones this Christmas for gifts; cookies in a jar. I haven't tried it yet, but I've been anxious to! This is such an easy project and it dresses up the jars so nicely! I have a few more to do and I will be done. My next Mod Podge project is to cover these boxes!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Halloween & Frills!

I have finally put the scissors to the fabric and started cutting! The pumpkin fabric I bought for another reason, but scrapes always come in handy. I bought two black shirts for my niece and nephew then appliqued the pumpkins on the shirts.

Unfortunately, I couldn't find a black onesie, but I found this cute Halloween onesie.

As cute as it is, I couldn't leave it like that! I had to spruce it up a bit. I then remembered the orange scrapes of fabric from the Harley pillows. I was pretty sure I had kept it, but finding it was another issue! I luckily found it and also found some black ribbon with white polka dots! So I made little ruffles for the sleeves. They are so cute! The orange fabric will fray a bit, but it might add a little more character!

And a close up!

And I couldn't stop there!!! I had to add some ribbon to Hannah's shirt! I just used the ribbon, no orange fabric. It is just as cute, and now each one has their own festive shirt.

I still couldn't stop! I had to do a hair clip before I stopped. This turned out a little better than the last. Last time I skipped a step, oops. I guess it really does make a difference if you follow directions!

And here they are all together! I hope they enjoy!!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Spruce up a regular white T...

I have seen several tutorials on how to make corsages for t-shirts. I have this ole drabby white t-shirt that needs a make over.

I bought this dress this summer which is made out of jersey. The great part about it was that you cut it to whatever length you wanted. So, I had about a foot of extra fabric. I have been holding on to it trying to decide what to do with it. Well, I think it has found its purpose! This is so easy! I have since looked through my closet to pick out shirts that have served their original purpose and need a new one. I am going to cut these up also and try to make some brooches like these cute ones.

I cut stripes of fabric about 2" x 6". With the sewing machine set for a straight stitch and the longest stitch available, sew down the center of each strip. Then pull on the bobbin threat and shape the strip however you want.

Like this! You can either hand-stitch each one on or use your machine. I started by using my machine, but found it easier to hand-stitch each one. I love how it turned out!!!


I can't wait to wear it!!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Necklace on the cheap!

I love jewelry, but hate spending lots of money on it. Well, I might have found a solution! While browsing through Hobby Lobby yesterday, I came across this pretty glass pendant. It was 30% off (regular price $5.99) so I had to buy it. A girl needs a new necklace every now and then! And it has been a while since I've gotten a new one! I am not sure how much it cost in total, but I would say less than $8. Materials needed: necklace string, pendant, bead (spacer), and clasp. The rest is pretty self-explanatory and the final product is a snazzy necklace, custom made!

Turn these:
Into this:

I can't wait to wear it. I am pondering what shirts it will go with! These would make great gifts! Next time the pendants go on sale I might have to stock up!!!