Birds of a Feather: Feather Stencil | therobotsattack Recently I’ve been admiring feathers. They’re so delicate and I enjoy its silhouette. I wanted to incorporate a feather design into some craft projects. I looked at a few pictures of feathers and drew an outline that I was satisfied with. I then copied that design on to some sticker paper I’ve had left over from another project, and cut it out. I opted to do a little ink splattering to give it a bit of an edgy look. For the plate, I used porcelain paint. Like this: Like Loading...
Breaking Down Beauty: Fixing Broken Powder Cosmetics « Painted Ladies By Sheila Arkee So, you have a favorite eyeshadow, pressed powder, or blush you absolutely cannot live without. Life happens, and sometimes before you even realize it, you find yourself the owner of your favorite product, smashed into 5 million little pieces. When your powder cosmetics are broken into 5 million pieces, you can always put them in a small container and use as a loose shadow, but you DO have the option of fixing the products so it’s almost as good as new. It’s easy! The only extra product you’ll need is Rubbing Alcohol that you can get from any old drugstore. Here is a lovely L’Oreal H.I.P. #319 eyeshadow that was sadly broken upon arrival. Step 1: Dump the shadow into a small bowl. Step 2: Use the back of a brush to crush the shadow into a fine powder. Step 3: I used the cap to my rubbing alcohol as a measurement and poured it into the container with the shadow. I used a wooden stirrer that I had lying around, but you can use a spoon or anything you want. Step 7: All set!
Cotton and Crumbs 26 Clever And Inexpensive Crafting Hacks Fashion DIY: Furry Boots on Cambio It's winter here at Fashion DIY, so we are showing you how to make the hottest winter trend - furry boots! From Juicy Couture to Fendi, this must-have look is all over the runways and the best part of this trend is you can get two stylish looks out of one pair of shoes. You won't need much, just: a pair of ankle booties, a half a yard of faux fur, a hot glue gun, scissors, and a ruler. First, put the booties to the side to make sure they don't get in the way. Then, take the fur and cut two equal pieces - one for each shoe (make sure to measure around your ankle so that it fits). Next, take your two socks, and cut off the toe end of them. Take one piece of fur and one sock, and hot glue down one end of the fur onto the sock. Once the hot glue has dried, cut off the remainder of most of the sock below the fur (if there is enough to trim off). Now slip your foot into the sock and pull it up to your ankles. Voila!
Watermark Tee by Sweet Verbana Hello U-Create readers! I am so excited to be guest posting here today. It just so happens to be my first guest post and I'm still a little shocked that it's here at Ucreate, one of my favorite blogs! A little bit about me.. I'm from a little town called Keller, Texas. I'm a junior at Texas A&M University (whoop!). I'm working on my education degree and expect to be an elementary school teacher in just two short years. When I'm not busy studying for classes, I love to sew. I just started blogging in May and have already met all kinds of wonderful women, I hope you'll stop by and say hi too! Watermark Tee Tutorial What I love about this project is that it's completely customizable. Materials: Elmer's Blue Gel Glue (it must be the blue gel, white won't work) Fabric Dye (RIT is my tried and true brand) A white cotton Tee, Tank, Dress etc. Tutorial: If you're unfamiliar with Batiking, it's a method of dyeing fabric in which you create a design with a dye- resist. Step 1: Prepare Step 2: Design
How to hem denim & keep the factory edge Hey guys. So, some of you have asked how I hemmed my denim skirt by myself while keeping the factory-edge look. I've got bad news and good news for you. The good news: I'm not a great seamstress but it still wasn't hard! The bad news: I have nothing to hem right now, so for me to show you how I did it, you'll have to make do with the pics of the finished product. Basically, you can do this to any garment in which the original hemline is as wide as or wider than the new hemline. First, figure out how long/short you want the denim garment. Then pin the cut-off factory hem to the cut-off garment, right sides together and cut edges together. In the case of my skirt, because it originally was a slight A-line, the factory-hem piece was longer (horizontally) than the new hemline. [Editor's note: You guys, I just realized, I'm terrible at explaining things. So. Wah-lah. If you're not convinced, check out how this skirt looks in "real life." Happy Wednesday!
The Petalsweet Blog: Back to Class with Ron Ben-Israel In early March this year, I will have the wonderful opportunity to return to Minette Rushing's Custom Cakes in Savannah, Georgia! I am happily taking two classes with the incredibly talented Ron Ben-Israel! The first class will be a Masters sugarpaste flower class, where we will be studying Southern Flowers, and making camellias, dogwood, jasmine and magnolias. I have made only several of these flowers before, but it was a long time ago, so I am really looking forward to Ron's presentation and the hands-on practice. Second, I will attend a class entitled Bring on the Bling! where we will mix and make custom silicone molds! Last year, Ron's class was a lot of fun and a great learning opportunity, I met some wonderful and very talented cake designers and sugar artists, and Minette was the most gracious host ever. I just heard from Minette, and she told me there are several spots left in Ron's Bring on the Bling! Some of Ron's flowers from the class last year:
21 Incredibly Important Diagrams To Help You Get Through Life DIY Fringe Scarf | Lakeland Local Everyone needs a go-to fringe scarf in their fashion repertoire. Here’s an easy way to make your own. What You Will Need: -Old T-Shirt -Good Scissors Step 1: Go through your old T-shirts and find a daring print or color combo. Step 2: Cut horizontally across the shirt, just below the armholes, to create a rectangular tube. Step 3: Working your way around the tube, make a series of vertical cuts that extend from the raw edge upward. Step 4: Tug down on each strand to elongate it. photo credit: Cathy Hayes for Lakeland Local
V and Co how to: jersey knit bracelet i don't know what it is about this time of year that makes me just want to have my bare feet in the sand, be watching the sun setting into the ocean, and breathing in the warm salty air of the beach...as i get older, more and more i find myself missing that place i used to go to almost every.single.day. as a teen. (my skin doesn't miss it. as a matter of fact, i now wish i listened more and DID put SPF on my face...hindsight is 20/20). my mom calls me from her walk on the beach almost every morning...*sigh*yeah, i get a little homesick around this time of the year. heck on my pinterest my "dreaming of summer" has the most pictures in it. ah yes. i miss my ocean. case in point. this bracelet, brought a flood of memories, not because i used to have one like it but because i can totally see me wearing it by the beach, not caring that it's gotten salty and wet, because i can totally make another one in like less than 5 minutes flat when i get home. *sigh* okay... *cut off excess tails!
Cakes - The Baker's Dozen Tips for Success Copyright © 2000 Sarah Phillips Sarah Phillips, Inc. All rights reserved. Our cake baking tips are here for you to browse so you can get you started on the right track. TIP #1: Read through the entire recipe several times. TIP #2: Use excellent and reliable baking equipment, but you need not go overboard. TIP #3: Use the pan size and type called for in the recipe, and substitute it only if necessary; all influence the appearance, texture and success of the baked cake. When using glass or dark pans, reduce the oven heat by 25 degrees F (14 degrees C), because they lead to shrunken corners and crusty edge from overcooking and cause the exterior crust to brown readily, not desirable for cakes. Types of pans used for cake baking: Layer cake pans, layer cake pans set in water baths (surrounded by water), fluted tube pans, angel food pans, sheet pans, jelly roll pans, muffin pans and Madeleine or other decorative-shaped mini pans. Cake pans are prepared prior to mixing the batter.
27 Creative And Inexpensive Ways To Keep Kids Busy This Summer people webs: pattern: chunky circle scarf i said to myself, i need a big chunky circular scarf to wear all the time.. and this is what came of it. i am putting this grey one in my etsy shop, and also, here is the pattern: ( this pattern is intended for personal use only, thank you! ) chunky circle scarf you will need: 2 skeins of worsted weight yarn (i used caron simply soft) using both strands at once throughout, otherwise you could use bulky weight yarn 10 mm crochet hook , or any large hook (i crochet quite loosely, so if you don't, a hook larger than the one i used will work better) large needle for weaving in ends stitches used: ch: chain sc: single crochet dc: double crochet dc4tog: double crochet 4 stitches together: yarn over once, insert the hook into the stitch, draw up 1 loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over, draw through 2 loops (2 loops remaining) to finish the dc7together, yarn over once, and draw through all 8 loops at once. gauge: 4 rows are a little over three inches tall, finished size: about 60 inches around, and 10 inches wide