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Plot Scenario Generator. How-to make the Infinity Convertible or Wrap/Twist Dress. **disclaimer: I am not a professional designer or tailor by any means.

How-to make the Infinity Convertible or Wrap/Twist Dress

I love to sew and craft so this has become a beloved past time for me. I have adapted these instructions for my own use from the Shira.net and Rostitchery websites. This is not my design. DIY String Art. Hi guys! Dina here from Honey & Fitz back with another tutorial. This time I’m showing you how to make some string art for your little one’s room! Rather than deal with hammers and cutting wood, I decided to do this project using cork tiles. Not only are they easy to find and inexpensive, they’re also very light weight so you don’t have to worry about them falling off the wall and hurting anyone.

Here are the supplies you’ll need: Cork tiles // Linoleum Nails // 3M Hanging Strips // Contact Cement Stack the cork tiles on top of each other and use your contact cement to glue them together. I really wanted the look of a white background for my string art so I decided to paint the cork. Once the paint has dried, flip your cork tile over and apply your hanging strips. Create your template using whatever font you like.

When you’ve traced the entire template, carefully remove the paper. Tie your string in a double knot onto your first nail now, and start weaving in a back and forth fashion. Sketchbookideas. Believe! I have the blessing to be part of a great organization inside of the church I belong to; called Young Women.

Believe!

The theme for the girls {age 12 to 17} this year is “believe”. I’ve been thinking a lot during the last six months about such a simple word and what it means to me… However it was during this weekend that I found myself thinking more deeply about it while working on these little necklaces that I was making for our girls… So please forgive me if you came visiting looking for a craft or just a cool tutorial because I am afraid that today what you are getting instead is a piece of my heart… These are the tools I used to make the necklaces: My sweet friend Bonnie’s Steel Stamping Set, Hammer {the poor thing has seen better days}, Sharpie and a cleaning rag. Materials Your choice size washers. 1/8″ Steel Stamps.

Chain and Embellishments. The first thing I did was stamp the washers. For this I used the 1/8″ steel stamps and a hammer. After I had stamped the washers they looked like this… …love them! Art 1. Optical Design. 30Day.jpg (600×776) Newsprint Manicure. I saw this newsprint manicure over on The Daily Nail and thought it was adorable (especially for bookworms and word lovers like myself).

Newsprint Manicure

I did a little Google detective work to see how to recreate it, and was surprised at how easy it is! All of the tutorials I found called for vodka or other clear distilled spirits, but we were fresh out. I used isopropyl alcohol instead, and it seemed to get the job done. I tried a quick and dirty version this afternoon to share it with you: Like this: Like Loading... 149 Things to do Before You Die. 30 Day Drawing Challenge. Last week I saw this pin on Pinterest and I instantly loved the idea.

30 Day Drawing Challenge

Starting May 1st, I’ll be taking the challenge and posting a drawing per day here on my blog each afternoon. If you’d like to do it on your own, please please do! If you’d like to share your drawing on my blog, just email it to me by 12pm EST the day of. It doesn’t matter if you start now and submit them later or sketch them throughout May. It’s just a great way to encourage myself to sketch daily and maybe you need that encouragement too! UPDATE: To view my 30 Day Challenge drawings, click here.