Tuesday, March 30, 2010
this is one of my FAVORITE crafty techniques. you can literally use it to finish any raw edge and/or sew 2 pieces of fabric together. futuregirl has a great step-by-step tutorial here.
a cassette tape cell phone cover!
or...a hair clip by yours truly.
it may take a little while to get the hang of it, but once you do you'll be using it to edge everything!
Monday, March 29, 2010
it's my fault. i stayed up waaaay too late last night making clips and watching "a league of their own" and "center stage". the first one is one of my allll time favorite movies, i think i have it memorized. plus, 40's clothing and red matte lipstick makes me die. and the second one?...loud and entertaining enough to keep me awake.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
if you haven't seen their blog, i highly recommend it. they're a wedding blog through and through, but all the design elements from the weddings they post are amaaazing.
(and if you aren't familiar with the background behind the print, check it out here.)
(p.s. i kinda wanna go back and purchase this pattern as well. i think it would look pretty cute in my baby girl's room. like maybe 3 in a row with different colors.)
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
i learned how in a needlecraft class i took in junior high and it's surprisingly simple. it's just a bunch of X's on a special needlepoint fabric that has a bunch of holes in it and you just carefully copy a pattern with embroidery thread.
if you look at the pattern above, each color stitch has a different symbol so that you don't get lost. the key is just to start on the outside, and work your way in, counting the squares in each row.
if you're looking to start, there's free patterns everywhere online (like the one i found above) and i would start with something small. i would love to make some christmas ornaments like the pair below for our tree this year:
there's all sorts of way to display them, too. the lady above made them into little pillows but you could simply frame it in the hoop you used to make it, like this cute little owl:
(as you can see, there's plenty of other stitches you can do besides X's...i'm in love with this owl!!)
or put it in a picture frame like this birdie:
here's a close-up so you can see all the tiny X's, i love the blend of colors sooo pretty!
the options are limitless!
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
that's right, ladies and gents. jellabee jr is having a no restrictions sale. you can buy 3 lower-priced items & pick out a more expensive item for free! no limit on how many times you can take advantage of this offer - buy 6 and get 2 free, buy 9 and get 3 free, and so on. saves on shipping, too! upon checkout let me know which free item(s) you'd like.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
this cute movie that i just watched recently. love meg ryan's wardrobe, love walter matthau, love the dialogue, love everything.
this amazing *hexagon!* afghan.
this cute robot + birdie embroidered hoop.
imadeyouabeard on etsy. this is my husband's favorite shop, he thinks it's hilarious, as do i.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
i kind of dithered for a long time over getting them printed through a business card place and possibly hiring someone to design little logos or something...but i'm actually really happy with how they turned out, just simple and clean.
i printed them with my little canon printer on the same cardstock as the jellabee jr hairclip mounts, and i clipped the corners with a little scrapbooking tool that makes rounded corners on pictures or whatever. the rounded corners are my favorite part, i've been wanting some business cards with rounded corners for FOREVER. i know, pretty lame thing to want but i love it.
and it really didn't take that long to do them myself, probably 5 minutes to print, flip over and print the back, cut, and clip 10 cards, not too bad. and a whole heckuva lot cheaper than paying $60 for a 100 cards that i'd have to wait 2 weeks to get...yay for new business cards!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
i found this lovely tutorial at domestifluff and i absolutely love it.
these white ones are so cute!
and this lady made a cute pom-pom garland.
i think a red and white one would look amazing on a christmas tree.
ah, yarn how i love you.