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Psimadethis. DIY. As a stay at home mom, the only times I actually have the reason to dress up, or time and energy to try to look decently nice is on Sundays when I go to church.


I LOVE dresses so I have plethora of dresses(more than any other clothing item I own) but Sundays and occasional weddings are the only chances I get to wear them really, which is a bummer because I feel like I don't put them in good enough use! So I'm going to try to wear dresses more often, and if I'm a little over dressed sometimes, oh well, who cares? I will also try to start a weekly post called "Sunday Best" to take pictures of my Sunday outfits. I found this pretty dress online, and I knew it'd be just a tad too short for me since I'm LDS and I wear garments, otherwise I personally think it's a great length(shhh, don't tell my LDS peeps I said that ;), but I knew I could do something about it.

Before: I flipped the dress inside out and attached a 4" width white fabric to the bottom lining of the dress. After: Maegan: my DIY. DIY Spirit Fingers | Sequin & Beaded Rings inspired by Ralph Rucci Spring RTW 2014 After seeing these AMAZING bedazzled fingers created by Max Kibardin for the Ralph Rucci RTW Spring 2014 runway collection, I just had to recreate… DIY Dolce & Gabbana Bejeweled Gold Headband {Crown} I am LOVING everything Dolce & Gabbana is doing right now. Maegan: my DIY

Their gold crowns parading down the runways as if belonging to royalty, beaded… DIY Leather Cat Ears Headband | A Lil’ Cute & A Lil’ Meow I know, I know, everyone and their mother has done a DIY cat ears project and tutorial, but none like this {maybe?} My InstaLife Recap | Week 8/25–9/1 in Photos Follow me on Instagram to see these in real time. DIY Leather Butterfly Pins Inspired by Lanvin Fall RTW 2013 Flipping through my September issue of Bazaar from back to front, the way I always read magazines, I quickly spotted this gorgeous deep teal… New Acquisitions | B-day Gifts & Summer Goodies Thoughts & Things | Loves & Links | Birthday Edition. Verypurpleperson. 365 days. 365 items of clothing. 365 dollars.

Grosgrain. Tutorial. This one came out of nowhere.


Over the long and glorious weekend, I had a crafty and cooking day with Leah of The Content Owl (we hashtagged #craftingncooking! I highly recommend it!). One project we did was this glitter tee stenciling project! I did a search for glitter tee tutorials and found a bunch involving paint, glue, silk screening, and lettering (including my lettered canvas!) , but no Mod Podge like I was hoping for. You don't have to buy glitter paint or anything fancy for this tutorial; you can use a combination of the Mod Podge and glitter you've had since 2009 when you started blogging (or is that just me?). You will need:Tee, sweatshirt, sweater, or other garmentFreezer paperGlitterSponge (the smaller the better; the blue one above was too big)ModPodge (highly recommended but not shown--use Fabric Mod Podge for a more durable tee!)

Instructions: Quilting Arts. This issue of Quilting Arts explores a variety of techniques for creating portraits in cloth, and offers tips for both the beginner and experienced fiber artist.

Quilting Arts

If you enjoy sketching or painting your subjects first, you might try the techniques described by Sharon Hendry in our Off the Page series. Pauline Salzman, known for creating pet portraits, shares her easy technique using a photograph as a guide for people portraits. And for all of those thread sketching and machine quilting enthusiasts, Melissa Averinos demonstrates how to use a sewing machine as a drawing tool.

For your inspiration enjoy the extraordinary portrait work of Deborah Hyde, Sandra Bruce, and Cindy Hickok; a gallery of quilts from the SAQA exhibit, Text Messages; an interview with Ann Johnston; results from the "Fly Your Flag" Prayer Flag Reader Challenge and more!

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Sewing Patterns. Sewing Tutorials.