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Last week I posted a pic on Instagram of some shoes I was glittering for my friend, Stacy . She wanted a pair of glitter booties like this pair but since they were no longer for sale I decided to make her a pair. I recieved tons of questions about the process and supplies. I thought I'd post a quick how-to for those of you wanting to DIY your very own pair of glittery shoes. There are many ways to get this look but here's what I did... You'll need: A pair of shoes that you want to glitter.
For several months now, we’ve been receiving emails requesting a friendship bracelet DIY. Well, friends, ask and you shall receive! Today, we’ll give you a step by step tutorial on the classic chevron pattern. If you used to whip up friendship bracelets like a champ in grade school and have since forgotten how, consider this a refresher course. And if you can make these with your eyes closed and arms tied . . . umm, can we still be friends? You’ll need: embroidery thread a safety pin or tape a pair of scissors
Three cheers for Tuesday! Today’s tutorial is a traditional bookbinding stitch that is used for sewing together single sheets of paper (as opposed to signatures). So before I get started, let me assure you that this is a very handy stitch to know. Think of all the school projects you can now start sewing together instead of stapling! Way better.
Every year we have one yard sale. Our annual spring cleaning for this year yielded more stuff than ever before. It seems impossible, but there is never a shortage of stuff we have outgrown or that has outlived its usefulness in our home. I guess part of that is the result of growing chilldren.
I fully admit it, some days I'm a walking fashion don't... lets take for example dresses that make you look pregnant. I've got at least three dresses like this kicking around in my closet. WOW am I looking pale... yikes! The rain needs to stop so the sun can come out! The dress had great intentions, for starters I loved the pattern, and the cute little button closure at the top...
Jealous? Don't be! These mock moccasins are not difficult to whip up yourself.
A while ago I had this idea. As a kid I was really intrigued by nativity sets. Because of that I often made my own set. I thought it would be fun to craft my own set.
As I promised yesterday here is the tutorial for my reindeer pillow. It’s a clean, modern looking pillow that comes together quickly and easily. Nothing more than a steady hand for cutting and some basic sewing skills are needed. Reindeer Appliquéd Pillow This pattern makes a 16 x 16″ pillow. Of course you can make it any size you want, you’ll just need a little more or less fabric. Supplies:
As you may know, I have a weakness for tech accessories — especially ones that you can DIY — so it should come as no surprise that when Aimee of SwellMayde offered to share this tutorial, I immediately said yes. Aimee was even kind of enough to make a leather case in the signature D*S color — bright coral! This DIY is super easy; the combination of basic materials and a printable template means even a novice crafter can produce this chic, simple phone case for themselves or as a gift in no time.
School has just started - about what? three weeks ago - and we all went through our first colds and/ or first sore throats. The weather has been up and down, lately - more up than down, to be honest - but the mornings are definitely cooler. Not cool enough for digging up our woolen scarves - but a light scarf might be welcome, I thought. And since I still have a couple of K.'
My line-up of DIY projects was put on hold last week when a friend’s grandfather passed away. She asked if I could make her and her family a series of red, tubular embroidery thread bracelets to wear during the mourning period. And so back into the friendship-making mindset I went! Given that this woman not only threw me a whale of a baby shower, sewed the cover for the girls’ loveseat, knit Sunny the most adorable sock monkey stuffed animal, and hemmed fabric for a project I will unveil in the coming weeks, I dove right in. Since I spend up to four hours a day breastfeeding Courtland, I was fortunate to have a pattern in mind that was easy to do with baby strapped to boob.
Well, I don't have much going on today. My husband is annoying me with his indecision about whether he wants to eat at home or not. I think I just want to hit the restaurant because it's easier. He can stay home by himself and ponder about what he wants while I do my own thing -_- Here are this week's featured projects! Right now, I'm thinking that if I make any of the recipes below, I'm not sharing it with anyone, and definitely not with my husband.
If you've got paint chips sitting around begging to be made into something, try folding them into boxes for paperclips, thumbtacks, party favor candies, or tiny gifts. I made these from Behr swatches, available at Home Depot. You'll need paint swatches, double-stick tape, an X-acto knife, ruler, and cutting mat. For the box bottom, cut a 1/2" strip off each of the two rounded ends of the swatch.
Without getting into too many details-the baby is going to be a little longer than we thought. We were afraid that she was going to be early, and now that she isn't, I sort of feel like I'm living life in limbo. I don't know if it's just me, or women in general, who find the strangest tasks to pass time until a baby arrives.