Friday, July 29, 2011

It's time to DANCE!

Happy Friday everyone! Does anyone else feel like this summer is going by way too fast? I've been so busy I haven't had a chance to take pictures of anything to post! I have been crafting a lot though! I've been working on some stuff which I will hopefully start selling on Etsy before I go back to school. I didn't want to post any of that stuff until I open my store, so I'll show you other stuff in the meantime.

So, my niece's first birthday is coming up. Her favorite show is Yo Gabba Gabba and she absolutely LOVES DJ Lance. She smiles every time he comes on the screen. So I decided to embroider this onesie for her.

I can't wait to give it to her, she'll look so cute! And I have a feeling my sister will get a kick out of it too. :)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Lace Earrings

I saw this cute DIY for lace hoop earrings from The Perfect Pear the other day, so I figured I would try them out. I've actually been thinking about using lace in earrings for a while, and I love how these turned out! So simple.

The only difference is I sewed mine the whole way around so the stitching would be even (since you can see the black thread)

This week's almost over already, but I hope those of you celebrating the 4th of July had fun last weekend!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Skirt Hem to Infinity Scarf DIY

I've had this hem that I cut off of this skirt a while ago. I figured I could do something with it, so I decided it would be perfect to make a lightweight infinity scarf! This is so simple, and it's perfect if you have a skirt that you'd like to be shorter, anyway!

This is what I started with.
  I used a seam ripper to undo the hem. If you think the amount you cut off the skirt is wide enough, you can just cut off the hem. Keep in mind you'll be folding it in half, so it will be half as wide.
 Cut the circle along one of the side seams so that it is now a long strip of fabric. Fold the fabric in half lengthwise with right sides together and sew along the edge, leaving the ends open.
 Now you'll have a long tube. Flip it so the right side is out and iron about 1/2 inch to the inside of the tube.
 Twist the tube once in the middle. This makes it an "infinity" scarf.
 Tuck the raw end of the tube into the ironed end. Pin together and sew.
 Ta-da! That's it. You could easily do this with just a strip of fabric too, but it's good to use up scraps from other clothing!
I know those are weeds in the yard, but I thought they looked pretty so I wanted to lay down in the grass.
Have a good weekend, everyone! :)