I've been doing this hairstyle ever since I caught one of my friends doing it in the exam hall, I was sitting behind her during the paper and she did the whole hairdo in 2 seconds even without anything to secure it in place! I was so impressed! So now I'm sharing it with you here, unlike my friend's hair, it does need a hair-tie rubber band to secure it in place.
I know I've mentioned that my smock pattern is going to appear in the upcoming "Fabric Extravaganza: One Yard Wonders", but I thought I'd share a little sneak peek of the other pattern of mine that will also be included. Its for a little self-lined toddler capelet, and it just screams brisk fall day to me (which is also what the newly crunchy leaves in my yard are screaming!). I just love the kind of old fashioned charm of clothes like this. I meant to make a little hat of some kind to go along with it...and maybe a hand muff, but oh-- the projects I never get around to. This book will be kind of like the first book ...projects featuring one yard of fabric, but this time with a focus on slightly more advanced projects that utilize a more diverse range of fabrics. I made this one (this summer while seriously battling pregnancy nausea!)
As Summer is suddenly gone, Fall, is boldly taking front and center stage. Leaves have already begun to shed and I immediately feel the mood of all the upcoming fun holidays...sigh, I embrace it. This past weekend I got into the Halloween 'spirit' and made a few crafts with the kids...I mostly used things that I already had at home. I made SPOOKY hanging ghosts!
The summer pants I’ve been planning and making are finally done! I’m pretty happy with the way they turned out. They are so wide legged they border on costumey, and I felt kind of weird wearing them to work.
You can make a fashionable wardrobe staple with this cowl capelet free pattern and tutorial. This fashionable capelet can be made with an extra thick collar for warmth. This classic looking piece had and asymmetrical bottom and wonderfully over-sized collar. The pattern is fairly simple – an experienced sewer can make this under an hour easily. Materials you will need: 1 and 1/2 yards fleece (depending on size of pattern and if you double the collar or not)
Waterslide decals make it easy to dress up cheap candleholder and other glassware for a spooky Halloween display. I got hooked on them when I found this crazed doll face picture and thought it would look really creepy around a glowing candle. This is a really simple project, but can have a really high impact look. The only tricky parts I found were finding the waterslide paper and cutting out some of the more detailed images. Supplies:
For me, creating a lifebook is the love-child of both; my obsession with stationary and my obsession with planning and documenting my life. I love journals (Moleskine in particular).I have so many journals. So many!
136 207 116 tumblr 49 The Alice in Wonderland trend is just raging at the moment. Have you hopped on board yet? If you haven’t, it’s not too late! You can try out this super duper fluper cool idea of printing your favourite film negatives onto a hair ribbon and making it yours. It’s an especially fun and sweet gift for the photography enthusiast.
Dear Chicago House, What do you know, those polymer clay covered pens have been a huge hit in blog land and I did promise a more techniques on creating them. So it is about time I shared a tutorial on making a marble design, and in celebration of up coming valentines day they are in pink Lets kick off with the finished product. You will need A few blocks of polymer clay- contrasting colors work best and I use Sculpey Cheap pens that the ink stick can be removed from. I generally use pens my husband picks up from hotels, the ones that solid white plastic seem to work best.
You can't really tell it by my current wardrobe full of glitter and skirts, but growing up, I was not one of those girls with a collection of frilly dresses. In my elementary school years, my wardrobe staple was a pair of red cowgirl boots. In my middle school years, I was partial to my "Billy Keller Basketball Camp" basketball shorts and this furry-feeling orange tank top. (Yeah.) But through all my wardrobe transitions over the years, I've always had a thing for hearts.
Artyscapes is not a kind of typical jewelry you have used to see. This is the collection of handcrafted resin, picture and photo pendants. They are finished in silver, vintage brass and vintage copper. The subject matter of these items is very wide, from the theme of the autumn which is topical now, and the theme of Halloween, to the ethno style.
Who are you? I’m Alisa and my repurposed fashion accessory business is called Ties&Whimsy. I am inspired by vibrant colours and beautiful textures and I love unique, quirky recreations of everyday objects. I was inspired to start my business by the craft and vintage markets I visited living in London and wanted to bring my sense of individual style back home to Brisbane. What do you do? I have studied a couple of different varieties of designing beginning with an undergraduate degree in Architecture after finishing high school.
We are sharing another teaser of what our DIY Contest is bringing to you next month. If you’re just hearing about the contest now, let me give you a briefing on the sweet little details – such as first place price of $500, second place prize of $300 gift card to ModCloth and third place will receive a Silhouette Machine , a $299 value. I made these boutique soaps with vintage illustrations that would make great bridal shower gifts or an addition to your bridesmaid gift totes. What girl doesn’t like being pampered with nifty handmade soap? It literally takes you 5 minutes to do it all. What you’ll need:
Things you need for this DIY: ✝ 27 1/2" studs (or however many whatever sized studs that make 16") ✝ jump rings ✝ a clasp or wire to make a clasp ✝ needle nose pliers Total time: 1 hr Total cost: $5 ish So, I have a million studs left over from a project I'm working on and I've become addicted and am tempted to stud everything I see. I really shouldn't do that so I am looking for as many ways to use up the studs as I can find.