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So you guys know that I'm a big dork right? Yeah like it's a big secret or something... this chick here (pointing at myself)... she's a DORK!! I was talking with Jeanne the other day.... ok by talking I mean emailing... So you tell me dear readers... is ichatting and emailing talking ... or is talking only on the phone or in person??? OK that was totally not where I was heading with this post... back to me being a dork and talking with Jeanne. Her response: "The vest sounds... interesting. So Jeanne... this one is for you!! Slice your tshirt straight across right under the arm pits (lay flat on a table and cut through both layers). Lay your rectangle of fabric flat and then slice a straight line in the center as shown below... the length will depend on how wide your back is. OK you're done! So the idea for this came from a friends blog post (thanks Vanessa!)... Like this post? Related:  t-shirt

Sweetheart Ballet Tee Tutorial Here’s yet another way to spice up your t-shirts when you get a little bored with the plainness of them all. I did this a few weeks ago to two of my plain tees. I’m threatening to do this on all of the t-shirts I own. Materials: Fitted Tee Sewing Machine Coordinating thread Elastic thread Scissors Magic Erase Fabric Pen (not pictured) Cut the collar off: only cut a little around the back & cut more around the front to make a deeper neckline. Find the center of the front collar. HAND wind your bobbin with elastic thread. Turn your tee inside out and pull on the elastic thread until your shirt is as rouched as you’d like. Trim loose ends after securing the thread in place with a square knot. Dab the front of your shirt with water and a Q-tip to erase the magic marker line. FINI! This tutorial is free for personal use and should not be distributed without my consent.

little guiding stars Since the new year has started I’ve been trying to think of ways to be more kind to my self. Especially when that nasty gremlins try to creep in and stump me. I remembered this origami star video on You Tube and had to get them involved in my plan. I thought it would be fun to make a whole bunch with kind words and “you are….” phrases inside. I used 12 x 12 inch scrapbook paper and cut 1/2 x 12″ strips, then followed the video HERE*. *UPDATE! Be Sociable, Share! D.I.Y: Recycled T-Shirt Scarf // Gettin' Crafty! | Ninth and Bird D.I.Y: Recycled T-Shirt Scarf 1} Gather a few old t-shirts you don't wear anymore; thrift them or buy new -- but choose thin, soft (preferably worn out) t-shirts. Find two t-shirts of different colors that go well together. 2} Lay the shirt flat on the table or floor. 3} Cut 1 1/2 inch strips, remove the hemmed edges. 4} Cut off the sleeves of the shirt and save them for the end. 5} Organize the strips by length and gently pull on them. 6} NOW GET CREATIVE! 7} Tie together, trim ends, and wrap with the excess sleeve fabric you saved.

Everyday Mom Ideas: Scrap Paper Tree Centerpiece Tutorial (Featured guest blogger) Hi there! I'm Sharon from Two Girls Being Crafty, and I am so delighted to be today's guest blogger on Everyday Mom Ideas! Thank you so much, Julia, for having us. My co-blogger, Tristin, and I create fun and inexpensive crafts that anyone could do. Our goal is to inspire. So come check us out! Today I would like to share with you all our newest craft. This simple project uses scrapbook paper leaves to create a bright and cheery Spring ambiance for your home. First, drag out your unseemly healthy assortment of scrapbook paper scraps. Cut out a template of your leaf from the cardboard (you can also use chipboard or card-stock). Take your floral wire and cut strips anywhere from 5"-8" long. Lay down some newspaper next to your workspace. Now for the fun part! ...or make them funky. And you're done! Thanks again, Julia, for having us here today!

Upcycle: T-shirts to Summer vest tutorial I love to spice up dresses and jeans with long summer vest. In my last visit to Target I found a few very cool and super cheap items, I already showed you what I did with this dress. So now I wanted to show what I did with two T-shirts, I also used a little piece of lace for the back, but you don’t need to use it if you don’t like lace. I really liked that the T-shirts were very soft and a thin material, thinner than normal cotton T-shirts. Do you like it? This was a very cool and not so complicated project, I recommend you to measure your back because in my case I ended up liking the back a little bit more tight than the full width of the back shirt, that is why I gather the extra material in the lace, as you can see on the pictures of the back, so before you finalize the back try it on and make sure you are comfortable with the width. I love how it looks with a belt on, it’s almost like a very thin cardigan =] * This tutorial is provided for personal, non-commercial use only.

garden therapy » Cold-Process All-Natural Handmade Soap Or through a book: Or use a pre-weighed soap making kit like this Natural Soap Making Kit or this Shea Butter Soap Making Kit. If you are in Vancouver, you can get a great kit with all natural ingredients from Scentimental Creations. This is simply the easiest way to successfully make soap in a short amount of time. Soap Making: Cold Process Method 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Soap Recipes Lemongrass, Ginger, and Coffee Kitchen Soap Add 1 tablespoon dry, finely ground coffee at traceScent with 15ml lemongrass and 5ml ginger essential oilsColour with turmeric Rosemary and Spearmint Energizing Shower Soap Scent with 10ml rosemary and 10ml spearmint essential oilsColour with sage powderGently stir in spirulina powder to make a darker green swirl Orange Vanilla Cinnamon Soap Add 1 tablespoon dry, finely ground coffee at traceScent with 7ml orange, 7ml cinnamon, and 7ml vanilla essential oilsColour with cinnamonGently stir in cocoa powder to make a chocolate color swirl

Mod Podge Shoes My husband jokes every time I get the bottle of Mod Podge out that I’m going to Mod Podge fabric to our computer keys or Mod Podge our kids clothing to their bodies. Hey, don’t tempt me. I know, I may go a little overboard with this stuff…….but I just had to try it on some shoes. Originally, I saw the idea on a site my sister showed me. And using some of my favorite fabric. How fun would these be if you matched them to a cute skirt you’ve made? Anyway, this is my first time applying fabric to shoes with Mod Podge and I am in no way claiming that this will last on here forever. Edited To Add: Emilee left a comment and mentioned outdoor Mod Podge… Sure enough, I found some online here. Do you want to try it out yourself? Grab a pair of your old flats or buy a nice inexpensive/clearance pair to try it out on. (I cut the bows off.) Just lay a piece of fabric over the shoe, big enough to cover the entire thing. Trim around the edges, just so there’s not tons hanging over the edge.

fashion friday- turban headbands I have been growing my hair out for what seems like years (finally its all grown out!) and a couple of years back I started making turban style headbands so that I could wear my hair back (during that "in between stage") while making a fashion statement. And for the last couple of years I've been receiving TONS of inquiries about how I create them. 1. You can get three wide head bands from a mens size large t-shirt 4. To wear I start by wrapping it around my head twice and then I layer the 2nd and 3rd once the same way. There are all kinds of ways to wear the turban headband- with your hair pulled back you can pull all your hair up into it and even layer different colors or styles- like braiding the jersey or creating rosettes however you choose to wear your headband- its the perfect solution for a bad hair day, growing your hair out or a chic alternative for styling your hair!

DIY - Husbands Large T-shirt to fitted I have been married for four years, all of which my husband has been a coach for the Eagles. I will embarrassingly admit that I do not own one single Eagles T-shirt. Why? Honestly I'm not really sure other than the fact I have no idea where to find a cute one, and the ones my hubby brings home are all larges. For the game against Camden Fairview I borrowed my future sister in law's beautiful cute shirt, which obviously wasn't an option to wear the next consecutive day (for clear reasons that it's just tacky and I'll admit I was going to try and pull it off but I'm pretty sure Baby Dotson did a drooling number on it). So what am I supposed to do? I began researching "no-sew" fitted t-shirts and didn't like all the fringe exposed on the sides or how tacky they made the necklines. Hence the DIY project came into action. This project took maybe about an hour total (but once you do it once I have a feeling it wouldn't take that long in the future) and cost me an old t-shirt = FREE. First side

25 Handmade Gifts Under $5 If your gift list is long and your budget is small here are some great Handmade Gifts that you can make. Keep in mind that handmade items are not just beautiful but special… I love to give them and I love to receive them. Jersey Knit Bracelet Lovely! This would make a perfect gift for any of your girlfriends. You can choose the colors and recycle t-shirts that you have around the house. Cheap and cute! tutorial Paper Clip Earrings Tutorial This is a brilliant idea… and the possibilities are endless. Love it! Printed Candles Who doesn’t love a candle? Think about how many different stamps you could use to customize this project. tutorial Hot Chocolate Art! What a great gift for neighbors and teachers… I am personally a hot chocolate lover so this would make a great gift for me tutorial Tile Coaster You can buy these plain tiles at Home Depot for under a dollar. I’ve seen them with family pictures also… Way cute! tutorial Bow Belt I was amazed how easy this tutorial was. So Pretty! tutorial Paper Plate Clock Cheap?

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