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Handmade Nylon Stocking Butterfly Instruction from New Sheer Creations. The instructions show the making of a butterfly, it's over 4 inches across.

Handmade Nylon Stocking Butterfly Instruction from New Sheer Creations

By adjusting the size of the loops (wings), any size butterfly can be made following these instructions. Materials: 1 nylon stocking. 2 pieces of #24 gauges wires. Floral tape tape. Paper tissues. 2 black seed beads. Re-purposing: Tshirts into 5-strand-braided-headbands. I was walking through Target a few weeks ago and noticed this little knit fabric headband that was not just braided together…….but woven.

Re-purposing: Tshirts into 5-strand-braided-headbands

I decided they were charging way too much for something that could be made with t-shirt scraps. And that means free. So there you have it. A nice and easy project to give my bad-hair-day head some love. (Or you may need one for working out. DIY – Pretty things to make out of old t-shirts! {Kaleidoscope} Hi, my name is Amanda and I am excited to have been asked by the birthday girl Jess to help celebrate Epheriell Designs’s 3rd birthday.

DIY – Pretty things to make out of old t-shirts! {Kaleidoscope}

Wow, Jess! Congratulations on making it through 3 years of the highs and lows, stresses and euphoric moments of running a small creative business. New creations. I've been rubbish recently with keeping my blog up-to-date and I'm rubbish at tweeting too!

New creations

I'm not sure I quite get it yet, but I'm trying to! Anyways, still haven't finished my Spring Giveaway prize yet, it will be summer before I get round to it. No, I shall try and post it next week here on my blog and on flickr and I'll even tweet about it if I remember! Vintage sheet duvet cover. This is how I do cozy during the warm weather months: a down comforter (thrifted and washed in hot water) and a handily crafted duvet cover made with two matching vintage sheets (also thrifted).

Vintage sheet duvet cover

A patch of grass, some dappled sunlight, an absorbing thriller, and a long empty afternoon. Essentially, this is nothing but a big pillowcase, with short lengths of twill tape sewn at intervals along the open edge, and tied shut to keep the comforter inside. Make a t-shirt headband. Of all the headbands I've made, I think this is my new favorite.

Make a t-shirt headband

It's like wearing sweats on your head, without the dumpy look. It's so cushy and comfortable! And yes, I am wearing the shirt with the bottom cut off in the picture. Hey, I needed something to match okay? Katies Rose Cottage: Drop Cloth Ruffle Bag. DIY Fun Earwarmers with Flowers. The Boy Trifecta: The Grandview Bag Tutorial Part 2 - el fin. I know on Wednesday I said I'd have this up "tomorrow", but it's still technically Thursday SOME places, right?

The Boy Trifecta: The Grandview Bag Tutorial Part 2 - el fin

That counts. Ok, so when we left off, we had finished the first pleat and first ruffle. Lets keep going. Grab your next strip. While lifting the ruffle away from the bag, pin your strip at the top left edge of the main body piece, and begin pleating. V and Co how to: shag pillow. *no animals or plants were hurt in the making of this project.

V and Co how to: shag pillow

*one really stupid person did get hurt in the making of this project, but she would like to mention that even though the needle swear words passed her lips. it's was a modern day miracle. i love how this pillow turned out. i made it in green for two reasons: 1. it's still kind of cold here, and still kind of brown...will be for a little bit longer so i wanted some GREEN and springy looking happiness in my home. 2. it's the only color of jersey i had on hand, and living in the middle of nowhere doesn't let me just jump in the car and go to a store that i can find jersey fabric at (which btw this fabric was found at jo-anns but i would suggest amazon if you can't find what you are looking for, that's where i get a lot of mine when i can't find stuff)

How To Tuesday: My Sweet Josephine. 28Jun/11 After seeing Kristin's friendship bracelet giveaway on Idle Wife, I've hauled out my old bracelet books and thread from when I was a kid.

How To Tuesday: My Sweet Josephine.

Naturally I've been furiously making all sorts of bracelets. DreamPatch: Sewing Kit Tutorial and Giveaway! A little while ago I put together a little sewing package for a friend that was learning to sew.

DreamPatch: Sewing Kit Tutorial and Giveaway!

Inside a sewing kit very similar to this. I thought it might be fun to do a little tutorial on hoe to make it. I'm sure you'll have everything you need in your stash to make one. ;) Denim Sunburst Textile Art. Here is one of my projects that was featured on Craftgawker a while back: Denim Sunburst Textile Art The process of making the wall hanging is very simple, yet very time consuming. I simply cut old denim jeans into small rectangular pieces of all different sizes. Most of the strips were thinner than 1 inch. Then I began to sew then one by one onto a fabric backing.

I Heart Reclaimed and Repurposed. Decor du jour: pom poms – DUJOUR MAGAZINE. Felted wool sweater blanket project. 11 more sweaters shrunk and cut. theres another 9 that need another run through the wash to hopefully shrink and felt some more. this is probably as good a time as any for some notes on my experiences with "felting" these sweaters. » Pouches are fun. August 5, 2010 I decided to post about something else aside from clutches today, since the last few days have been full of clutches!

Hope you don’t mind. Sew a bag with the free bag pattern. Craftaholics Anonymous™ Got an old tee or two {or 20!} That you don’t wear anymore? Turn them into *pretty little pom poms! * they’re fun and easy to make and turn out oh-so-fluffy! Supplies t-shirts, 1 per pom pomscissorscardboard. Tutorial Ruffle Chiffon Flower. I make hair accessories for a local boutique and have been trying to make a chiffon flower that would be perfect for special occasions like weddings and such. I think I finally got it. Layers and layers of ruffles and just the right amount of pouf. HairJewelryAssets. Crafts.