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Embellishing Wellies (Rain Boots) with Ribbon Nothing would make me prouder than to tell you I have nothing better to do than embellish my rain boots but this would only be a half truth. The whole truth is that I have these really large calves and no boots in the world boots do not fit me. It's a terrible cross to bear. So, in comes getting creative. I found these rain boots at Walmart for ~$25, the grommets came from Hobby Lobby (buy more than you think you will need) and I had the ribbon. Step 1: Cut the boot as deep as you need it. Step 2: Add the grommets per the instructions on the package. Step 3: Thread your ribbon & tie a bow. Step 4: Enjoy boots that fit over your calves & have personality! Now, if I could just get some rain!

We Heart This - DIY of the Month: Braided T-shirt Bracelet How To: Give your old t-shirts a second life. Sorry dust rag pile! photos: kirsten for we heart this I love using simple materials to make something fun and innovative. As with most of my DIY’s for wht, this is very customizable. Supplies: • T-shirt scraps • 2 keychain rings • Scissors • Needles and thread • Glue gun • Ruler 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. More Options: • Add a strand of metallic thread into the braid • Add charms to the key rings or actual strips of fabric • Use the colors of your school or favorite sports team, or coordinate it with your latest spring outfit Readers – do you have an favorite T just waiting to be turned into a new bracelet? Kirsten of is currently in graduate school, working towards her Masters of Science in Nutrition.

Vintage Color Wheels & Charts Hi, I’m Cathe (pronounced the same as Cathy). I’m a graphic designer, crafter, creative blogger, & flea market enthusiast. I live just north of San Francisco in lovely Petaluma, California with my husband, Mr. Wonderful & our 3 awesome is where I share creative ideas, crafty projects, original designs, artistic inspiration, product reviews and loads of free stuff! Thanks for visiting! stencil with freezer paper (harry potter tee)... - StumbleUpon Yes, I am a nerd. I came up with a brilliant idea for a Harry Potter t-shirt and I couldn't resist. "Expecto Patronum!" However, you can make whatever kind of design you want with a freezer paper stencil. It doesn't have to be Harry Potter related. I learned about the joys of freezer paper back in my early college days. Basically, freezer paper is backed with a plastic coating that will stick to soft surfaces when ironed, but it peels off cleanly and easily. To make a sweet t-shirt you will need: paper & pencil a t-shirt an iron a piece of cardboard or poster board fabric paint & brush Start by drawing your design on some regular old paper. My design kept getting bigger, so I taped two sheets together. Next, place your design underneath a sheet of freezer paper and trace it neatly with a sharpie. The marker gives your lines greater width making it easier to cut them out and paint them in later. Now place a piece of cardboard under your freezer paper to protect your table while you cut.

Tutorial: Homemade Sidewalk Chalk | oh my! handmade goodness by Michelle Vackar, Modern Handmade Child One of our favorite outside activities at our home is drawing with chalk on the driveway. You can play hopscotch, four-square, and of course draw and create silly stories. My daughters and I were talking one day as we played hopscotch about how to make chalk and I thought to myself, let’s try it! What you will need: • Toilet paper or paper towel tubes • Scissors • Duct tape • Wax paper • Small bucket or disposable container to make the recipe • ¾ cup of warm water • 1 ½ cups Plaster of Paris • 2-3 tablespoons of tempera paint • Paper bag or a “mess mat” ** we made six tubes of chalk – we simply doubled the above recipe Step 1: If you are using paper towel tubes, cut each tube in half, so it is roughly the length of a toilet paper roll tube. Step 2: Cover one end of each tube with duct table to hold the contents within. Step 3: Cut as many pieces of wax paper as you have tubes. Step 4: Pour the warm water into your bucket.

Cheese Crafts: Free Digital Label Images Last week I purchased a large collection of tiny vintage cheese labels designed for individual packaging of cheese wedges. Fantastic graphics! So, hold on to your hat, this is going to get fun! I started by organizing the labels onto cardstock for scanning. Once scanned, I created free digital PDF files of two different sets for you to play with. These files are completely free for you to use in any project, I simply ask that the images are not resold as digital files. I printed the files onto inkjet magnet sheets from Office Depot. First I cut each label apart loosely. Then trimmed out each with a bit more precision. The magnet sheets are pretty thin, so magnets made this way easily stick to metal surfaces, but won’t hold things up, such as notes and photos. My stainless refrigerator won’t hold a magnet, but the freezer in my pantry will, so I dolled it up a bit. It’s also fun to create cheese pinwheels. I punched tiny 1/8″ holes into the upper corners of each label.

a dream... i'm in loveeeeeeee. it's my ultimate dream vacation spot... what's yours? XO.e Mail Call! Free Vintage Images A lovely JSIM blog reader, Amy, sent to me scanned images of letters that her great grandfather had written to her great grandmother in 1923 when they were dating. Have you ever seen such vintage sweetness in all your life? Just look at that gorgeous Spencerian penmanship! Amy knew that many of my readers use digital images for crafting and asked that I share them. It is my great pleasure, thank you very much Amy.Click on images to enlarge and save. I have also included an additional sheet of envelope, parcel and label (Photoshopped) images from my stash of stuff. If you happen to make anything using Amy’s images, I hope you’ll share a photo with us, just email me if you do.

How To Put Your Hair Up In A Cute Bun | Guide « Wonder How To Comb your hair carefully to eliminate any tangles or knots.Take some hair from the top of your head. 3. Tie off this hair with a hair elastic. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.