Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Saturday, April 9, 2011
I used to have these really cool hair pieces that stayed in my hair with Velcro. I decided to make one recently and here is my finished result:
You can use both pieces of the Velcro to ensure it stays in place, but I found that just using the top prickly side of it stays in place well enough by itself for curly hair.
So I was browsing one of my favorite blogs yesterday and came across this Easter paper banner:
I have been wanting to do something with my son's name in his room for a long time, but I wanted it to be simple and not so permanent as starching fabric to the wall. So I decided to make this:
I found a font on Word that I really liked, Enlarged it and printed the letters out using a light gray (so it would be easy to see to cut, but not use up all of my printer ink) Also, if you have scrap printer paper, use that. I am going to start saving my "trash" so that I can use it for projects like this.
Then I cut out all the letters. I went to my stash of colored card stock and then cut the letters out again using the templates I just made. Then, I went into my stash of scrap booking paper and cut just inside the template so that when I glued to letters together, the card stock shows up a bit. Then I got some ribbon out of my stash, and pinned it to the wall with straight pins. I got large and small paper clips and unbent them. I hooked the large side through the letter and the small side hangs off the ribbon. Then I made a few loops in the ends of ribbon hanging and pinned them into place, like this:
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Okay, this is my first Tutorial, so please be patient with me... I decided that I wanted an Easter basket with eggs and some grass for my Easter t-shirt... so I looked through my fabric and found some scraps of fabric that could pass for a basket. Then I found some tie-died scraps that would make some great eggs. I looked through my ribbon for something to make my basket handle and then the fake Easter basket grass. (no, I did not use plastic grass for my shirt)
What you will need:
fabric scraps for the basket and eggs. (I took mine from some fat quarters that I had in my stash)
Satin ribbon to make your basket handle
Sheer ribbon for your grass
Erasing ink fabric pen or pencil
First step was to turn the t-shirt inside out and on the front side I pinned the fabric for my basket making sure to center it.
Pin the fabric onto the t-shirt making sure not to pin it to the backside of the t-shirt (you don't want to sew it closed)
Take your erasing ink pen or pencil and draw the shape of your basket.
Here is a closer view of my basket
Sew on the lines of your basket that you drew, then turn the shirt right side out and this is what you have:
At the last Crafting with Kista event, we also made Easter Egg t-shirts. I happen to have some cool tie-died fabric that we used for the eggs. And the last two pics I am going to blog my first tutorial for...
Front and Back view
These Easter egg baskets were my favorite.
At the last Crafting with Kista event we made easter egg wreaths. We used small vine wreaths, some peet moss , ribbon and bought some decorated eggs at the craft store (oh and we assembled them with the hot glue gun). You wouldn't believe how hard it was for me to track speckled eggs down! The only places that I could find them was JoAnne's fabric store (they had hanging ribbon attached for decorating a tree) and I bought mine at Michael's. I found the cute chocolate looking eggs at Hobby Lobby.