Page corner bookmark This project comes to you at the request of Twitterer @GCcapitalM. I used to believe that a person could never have too many books, or too many bookmarks. Then I moved into an apartment slightly larger than some people’s closets (and much smaller than many people’s garages) and all these beliefs got turned on their naïeve little heads. But what a person can always look for more of is really cool unique bookmarks. Placeholders special enough for the books that are special enough to remain in your culled-out-of-spacial-necessity collection. Page corner bookmarks are cute, practical and deeply under-represented in the world.* They’re easy to make, easy to customize, and will set you apart from all those same-same flat rectangular bookmarks. If you like this tutorial, here are a couple others that might be up your alley. For the monster-loving adults in the room, try some googly-eyed paper monster wine charms. What you’ll need: Putting it all together: 1) Follow steps 2 and 3 from above.
8 Gorgeous Hair Accessories with Tutorials! There's something about hair accessories that just make me smile! I'm a total girly girl and love any excuse to get all dolled up. For me the hair accessories always seal the deal! Learn how to make these gorgeous felt flowers from Miles of Sunshine. Felt medallion headband from Sew Craft Create. Beautiful ruffled chiffon flowers from The Mother Huddler. Learn how to make these t-shirt flowers from A bit of Sunshine. Vintage felt bow tutorial from I Heart Nap Time. Ruffled knock-off flower from Kiki Creates. Learn to make these interchangeable ruffled headbands with Funky Polkadot Giraffe. Beautiful singed fabric flowers from Creative Little Daisy. Jamielyn Nye is the founder and managing editor of iheartnaptime.net.
Sewing Tip: Shirring/Smocking with Elastic Thread Shirring is an old technique, I know. (Shirring and smocking aren’t actually originally done with elastic…..but it sure makes things easier. And faster.) Sometimes I assume everyone knows how to do it. But then I get another email asking how to shir (or smock) fabric. So it reminds me I shouldn’t assume…………..because it is still one of the top questions I’m asked. And if you’ve never given this a try, serisously stop eveything right now and try it. I use this technique a lot. Ahhhhh, shirring……quick and easy. The elastic thread is sewn into the back of the seams, and lets the fabric stretch but then pulls back in. You may remember seeing me use it here: And here: And here: I know, I use it a lot for skirt waist bands. I even include the technique in 2 of my patterns: The Maddy Dress here and the Lily Skirt here. It’s stretchy, really comfy, seriously easy, and a great texture to add to clothing. You need to ad this to your sewing repertoire, if you haven’t already. Ready for some shirring?
Homemade Hair Treatments - At Home DIY Hair Treatments - Womans Day - StumbleUpon Eggs, yogurt and honey are, at first glance, all components of a tasty breakfast—but they also happen to be hair treatment ingredients, and affordable, all-natural ones at that. And they're not the only ones. Did you know, for instance, that the oils in avocados more closely resemble our own skin's oils than any product in the beauty aisle does? Or that the mild acidity in lemon is an effective—and gentler—alternative to chemical-laden products? For All Hair Types "The [raw] egg is really the best of all worlds," says Janice Cox, author of Natural Beauty at Home. To Use: For normal hair, use the entire egg to condition hair; use egg whites only to treat oily hair; use egg yolks only to moisturize dry, brittle hair, Cox says. Photo by Shutterstock. For Dull Hair Styling products (as well as air pollution) can leave a film that both saps moisture and dulls shine—but dairy products like sour cream and plain yogurt can help reverse this damage. For Itchy Scalp For Limp or Fine Hair
Faux Metal Rope Bangle How to make a Faux Metal Rope Bangle I am always on the hunt to find ways to make new DIY accessories. Tired of the same ol same ol friendship bracelets of fashion seasons past, I wanted to spice things up a bit. While I am still perfecting this technique, I am happy with the results so far and thought I would share the tutorial with you, even if I am still tweaking it. Hope you enjoy this quick tutorial on how to create a faux metal bangle bracelet with some twine and glue! What you will need: Some twine or poly rope that you can find at the hardware store. *Start by measuring off three pieces of the rope for a simple braid. *Hold the three strands of rope together and add a glob of hot glue on the top and bottom of the strands. *Once the glue dries, start your braid. *Then trim the ends in the middle of the where you hot glued the braid. *Add a dollop of hot glue and smush the two ends together. * Next drench the rope bracelet in fabric stiffener or craft glue.
Pop Champagne: DIY: Fringe Net Tank I saw this tank at Planet Blue a while ago and loved the style, so I decided to convert this tank dress into something like it. And then I bought Guitar Hero with the money saved. And I'm picking up a second guitar tonight because it's depressing when you play that game alone (it's an open invite if you want to play with me, come over!). And yes, the game is old. But your grandma's old, and you still spend time with her. 1. 2. 3. And so here's another easy DIY without using the sewing machine. 50 Life Secrets and Tips Memorize something everyday.Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory functioning, you will also have a huge library of quotes to bust out at any moment. Poetry, sayings and philosophies are your best options.Constantly try to reduce your attachment to possessions.Those who are heavy-set with material desires will have a lot of trouble when their things are taken away from them or lost. Possessions do end up owning you, not the other way around. Become a person of minimal needs and you will be much more content.Develop an endless curiosity about this world.Become an explorer and view the world as your jungle. Stop and observe all of the little things as completely unique events. Read “Zen and the Art of Happiness” by Chris Prentiss.This book will give you the knowledge and instruction to be happy at all times regardless of the circumstances.
What's Your Emergency? | A Spoonful of Sugar There are lots of “Emergency” supplies needed when you travel – emergency money, emergency credit card, emergency chocolate, emergency make-up, and emergency first aid supplies. I made up a small emergency zippered pouch for Sarah to take on her travels. It is perfectly sized to fit in her handbag/day pack to hold some travel essentials. With it’s patchwork red cross, it is perfect for any emergency supply. I love how it turned out – I think I will make up one for myself. Details:Fabric: Washi by Rashida Coleman-Hale (from Pink Chalk Studios)Ribbon: Red and White Striped Grosgrain, (from Ribbons Galore).Size: 2 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches.
Designer's fashion blog: Tutorial: 12 awesome ways to knot a belt 12 awesome ways to knot your belt Yesterday I went to a friend's art exhibition and I was wearing a my "I understand your crazy art" navy blue dress with belt. The skinny belt was too long and I spent some time on the internet looking for cool ideas to knot my belt. Didn't really find something new. So tonight I played around with my belts and created some new ideas. Together with the classic looks I created this tutorial. Don't forget to check out the "14 artistic ways to knot your belt"
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