Archive for March, 2011

March 28, 2011

How-to Sew your finger

Sew…. I would like to first state, I am a complete novice on a sewing machine.  Second, watching tv (especially funny shows that make you laugh out loud) is not a good thing when you are sewing.

 

I not only pierced through the top of my finger, but it also exited on a diagonal across my finger pad.  ANNNNDDD, I was skilled enough to get the needle stuck in my finger and have to revolve it out without spilling a drop of blood.  (okay, so maybe luck had a lot more to do with it, but you get the picture)

 

However, I think my project came out just fine, despite the pain…..

 

thrifted top, after fixing the fraying embroidered yolk

attaching sash belt

 

creating gather underbust/sash

 

finished

okay, so this last pick,  i added an applique under the sash, as when i was adding the colored stitching on the sash– i sewed my finger, and  a bit of a hole appeared in the fabric where i had to release threads and needle from my flesh ( i know, I’m a drama queen), so I had to get creative and “hide it”

 

Enjoy!

 

March 21, 2011

crafting a.d.d.

okay, so with spring break, starting a new job and house/pet sitting for a friend, my crafting got away from me a bit….then exploded. I have serious crafting a.d.d., but for once it was a good thing. I got a lot of little projects done, so instead of explain each one, I am giving you a pictoral edition of my completed minis.

new shower curtain

okay, so on the shower curtain, the previous post was a little dark in the shower…so i drew these on my liner..

 

hankerchief top

 

chair repainted and seat cushion

back ties of chair…ignore the dying plants, i dont have a green thumb–pobody’s nerfect…

 

decorative magnets

 

incomplete bib necklace

 

and that’s all folks!

 

 

 

March 15, 2011

Modern Bird Studio Photo Contest 2011

If you are on facebook, then go to this and “like” my photo please:

This is my photo:

Step 1.  go to  modern bird studio

Step 2. “like” their page (you have to do this to be able to “like” my photo)

Step 3. “like” my photo.

Here’s the button:
http://www.facebook.com/ModernBirdStudios

March 11, 2011

curtains repurposed into a bag!

Getting crafty…I was itching to try and see if my thrift store curtains could be turned into a bag.  I like boho-style, but I found that a reusable shopping bag would be awesome.  I mean, recycling curtains into something that is reusable, is pretty cool. 😉  So here is my pictoral lesson, (’cause it’s spring break, and I feel like be lazy-mac-lazy!)

 

March 11, 2011

Anthro-inspired necklace p.2

Another creation-o-fun!   I found a chunky necklace I liked at “that” awesome online store….  Time to figure out how I can make it? I think so!

inspiration:

 

 

Here’s my take:

 

using a headpin to create a hold for beads

one "bead"

a string of beads

almost there!!

ta-da!!!!

 

I think I did pretty dern good! 🙂

 

 

 

March 10, 2011

Making an Anthropologie-knock off necklace p.1

Anthropologie has great stuff.  So great, in fact, that I cannot possibly afford any of their items on my current college budget.  But, I am crafty.  I saw an uber-cute button necklace and decided to make it.

Inspiration:  

Start with your button collection, string together on fishing line (fishing line is sturdier for most of my projects and for $4, you get a ton of “string”), finish stringing buttons and look for some old chain…….

and tada:

March 2, 2011

Spring Fever

For anyone who reads this blog, check out my etsy account (link on the right).  Go there before the end of March (2011) and buy something!! When checking out enter the coupon code SPRINGFEVER and you will get 30% off!!!!   That’s something to get excited about.  Also, if you see something you like, but want a different color/specification, just convo me on the etsy page and I can see what I can do about making it happen!!!