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Turn Any Yard of Fabric into a Chic Beach Wrap

Turn Any Yard of Fabric into a Chic Beach Wrap
Now that you’ve picked out your perfect grill, it’s time to get yourself to the beach! When we saw this wrap in the latest Victoria’s Secret catalog we knew we had to make it, and we knew we could make it rock. Head to a fabric store or grab a scarf you never wear, and get ready to wrap it up. Materials: – 1 yard of fabric – lace trim, ribbon, shoelaces – sharp fabric scissors – sewing machine or needle and thread First, gather your materials! We employed two different methods for creating our beach dress. Cut a strip off one end of your fabric. Next, fold over the top two corners of your piece of fabric. Now it’s time to string the strip through! Sew the loop ends together and cut off any excess fabric. Repeat with the other side, and you’re done! And here’s how you put it on. Cutie patootie from any angle! We used the same method with this peacock print, but shortened the width of the fabric to create more coverage up top. ;) For our second method, we complemented fabric with lace trim. Related:  new sorting pearlcrafts

Oregon Coast Home by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design Jessica Helgerson Interior Design furnished this house on a beautiful stretch of the Oregon Coast for a large family that will be spending lots of time there. Visit Jessica Helgerson Interior Design Published 1 year ago by Mat Watts in Interior. You might also like Comments how to make a dream pillow- moon phases free pattern | 5 orange potatoes I like to give my little ladies new dream pillows every year on the night of the winter solstice. I started this tutorial back in July of 2009, but never got around to finishing it. Seriously, this post has been sitting, partially finished, in my dashboard for over a year! I felt now was a great time to share the pattern and how to. What you need:gray felt yellow feltblack cotton emb. flossyellow cotton emb. floss silver shiny emb. flossstraight pinsscissors dry herbs wool or polyfill stuffing Step 1- Cutting out the moon shapes You should have 3 pieces: 2 full moons and one crescent moon. Step 2: The detailing **Click on the orange links for “stitch how to” I used the split stitch for the details in the moon. Now split stitch the eyes and craters on the full moon piece. Whip stitch the crescent moon to it’s gray backing. Step 3: Stitching the moons together Put right sides together of both moons now. Step 4: Add dried herbs and filling. Herbs for the pillow- “That’s all.”

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Bang Up Ideas for Bandanas Wise Bread Picks These days, the bandana is so much more than cowboy couture! The classic patterned kerchiefs we know and love have made their way into crafting, fashion, decoration, and even play a role in human health and survival. 1. Bandanas are a cheap and fun way to give a dinner party, barbeque, or picnic a little extra pizzazz. 2. Wearing a bandana will keep your neck from being too cold, too hot, or too sunburned. 3. Because bandanas are so easy to see and to tie, they're great to mark a trail for those who are following you, or in case you yourself get lost. 4. When the summer months are upon us, it's important to feel comfortable. 5. When your hair needs to be tied back and out of your face, a bandana can help. 6. A bandana's size and thickness makes it a great candidate for a makeshift ice pack if you're sore or sustain an injury. 7. When you wrap a smaller gift in a bandana, you're really giving your friend the actual gift and…the gift of bandana'd possibility. 8. 9. 10.

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How to bake artisan bread in a barbecue We don’t have an oven in our tiny house. I complained about it for years and researched RV ovens that never seemed like they would work very well. Finally, I just decided to try baking in our barbecue. It’s a pretty nice propane one that we got as a wedding present, but it’s not too fancy. I tried it, and miraculously, it worked. In the interest of full disclosure, I don’t have much experience baking bread in a regular oven, so this is what I know best. soaking the oats yeast on warm water yeast dissolving I got the recipe for this bread from The Il Fornaio Baking Book. This dough has a healthy dose of whole wheat flour with enough white flour to give it pretty good rising power. whole wheat flour flours and salt Wet ingredients include water, dissolved yeast, olive oil, and a little honey. adding olive oil all ingredients mixed I knead my dough by hand. flour on the table ready to knead I had some help with this endeavor. Charlotte, the girl Each rise takes about an hour for the dough to double.

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