background preloader

Quick Microwave Method

Quick Microwave Method
Update: In January of 2013 I shared a second quick-method for making lace crowns that does not use a microwave. Click HERE for that tutorial. Who wouldn't feel like instant royalty with one of these lovely handmade crowns? I often lament how little time there is left at the end of the day after chores, responsibilities, and my own creative projects, to try any of the amazing crafts I've been inspired by on Pinterest. But when I saw the lace crowns made by Joyfolie, I was wonderstruck. If I could have twitched my nose and transported myself immediately to my local fabric store, I would have. This project is a beautiful way to repurpose bits of vintage jewelry Because the idea is nothing short of brilliant (in my opinion), creatives all over the blogosphere are adding their own unique spin to this project whose origin I've traced back to Bitter Betty Blogs. I Like Shortcuts...and I'm not ashamed to say it. Here's where my version comes in -- I'm usually short on time. makes ONE 18" crown

Related:  DIY Doll Hats & Hair AccessoriesCostume & Cosplay

Barbie Felt Witch Hat: No Sew I wanted to make a simple Witch Hat for Barbie and found a great graphic about how to make one HERE. Now, I pigheadedly didn't follow those instructions... but I recommend that you do:@) I free handed a circle and cone shape out of felt. This hole was about 1 1/2" wide. Barbie says "I'd appreciate it if you'd get the fuzzies off my head before a close up"... Diva. DIY Clothes Tutorial: Making an Elastic Harness [DIY Fashion]Monoxious Hello peeps, It’s been long since we had a post on DIY Fashion. We apologise on that part, the past month has been pretty crazy with the holiday season and setting up resolutions and priorities as the year drew to an end. We have load of exciting things lined up for Monoxious this year. Do watch out for them.

Straw Boater Hat Tutorial This was my first Tutorial many years ago...but it still a basic and deserves repeating. Michelle A Straw Boater 1":1' Scale Supplies Easy Fleece Hat For 18" Or Other Doll Fleece Hat for your 18" Doll Make an easy fleece hat for your doll and make one for yourself! You Need: 11" x 11" piece of Fleece Fabric Scissors Needle and Thread or Sewing Machine Instructions: Fairy Wings Tutorial With Mid-Summers Eve and Fairy Day being only 2 days away the glitter if flowing freely at our home. I ventured out trying to find my girls some fairy wings and ended up with nothing after visiting four different party/costume stores. Soooooo we made our own. I found them simple enough to do although the decorating took a while to finish.

The Ease of Straw Hat Making My dear friend Teresa Wenzel is a master doll milliner and an excellent maker of all things fine and delicate. This article she wrote for Doll Costuming years back in '03 but it is worth re-printing. Michelle Crochet Hat & Scarf Set (For Petite Blythe) Crochet Petite Toque and Scarf [Free Pattern] Written on December 19, 2012 at 12:00 pm by MichelleFiled under: Article with tags: crafting, diy, free pattern, petite Supplies Needed 4.00mm/US G-6 crochet hookSmall amount of sock yarn (good project for remnants!)

Recreating 16th and 17th Century Clothing: The Renaissance Tailor Demonstrations>Accessories:Western European>Flat Caps and Tall Hats Once upon a time, a really long time ago, I joined a historical re-enactment society. I constructed a huge number of really bad hats back then but I loved hats so I kept at it. Then, one day, while I was wearing one of my latest tall hat creations (something closer to accurate but still not quite there), a well-meaning but rather tactless long time player bluntly informed me that my hat was so incredibly incorrect that he could not contain himself and had to say something.

When a Glove Becomes a Hat Saturday, March 6, 2010 When a Glove Becomes a Hat This is an idea I always like to share with my mini friends. A little project that will be the easiest, the least expensive, and the fastest creation - for me anyway..... Tutorial: Dollfie’s Tiny BJD Fur Wig This easy wig pattern is designed for FairyLand pukipuki and other similarly sized BJDs (Lati White, Brownie). The fur material is elastic, which means it fits the doll perfectly! The wig can be hand-sewn or machine-sewn. Free Historical Costume Patterns A list of free historical costume patterns including medieval, Elizabethan and Victorian patterns. Free Patterns Menu: Period Clothing Patterns and Cutting DiagramsVictorian and Edwardian era jacket, suit, shirt, skirt, petticoat, and bodice patterns for women, men, and children. Adapting the Elizabethan Lady's wardrobe for lower class useInstructions for adapting the Elizabethan Lady's Wardrobe patterns in .pdf format. General instructions for an apron, neckcloth, partlet and flat cap.

Tutorial: Gilded Lace Crowns These pretty crowns are great for costumes (Halloween princess, anyone?), fairy house decorations, and the tiny ones could be cute tree ornaments. They are deceptively easy to make, and could be a fun project to do with little ones. Materials:Lace, modpodge, gold acrylic paint, gold leafing powder.Tools:scissors, paintbrushes, wax paper, optional hair dryer 1) Take your lace and make a crown shape.