Sunday, April 24, 2011

Gumball Greatness!

I was visiting my BFF Rose's blog last week, and came across this CUTE project to do with your kids.
(Heck, I'd make one for myself!)
I found this project easy and fun!
Lil found this project...

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

You'll be COOKIN!!!

I was walking around a cute little shop the other day with my mother in law, and found this darling apron! Not that I cook, but I do plenty of dishes! This apron is the perfect height to keep all that nasty water, on the edge of the sink off my clothes! Plus who wouldn't want to look stylish while doing the dishes???
Don't tune out if your not as excited as me about a apron... this also make a great little girls dress! I know right!! Lil tried on the apron the other day... and it was stinkin AWESOME she did... because it looks little girl (just like her mama).

Now I don't have the BEST tutorial on this, but honestly this is not a project you have to be exact on, so just have fun!
You'll need:

I used about 1 yard of fabric for the bottom ruffle

1 yard of fabric for the middle ruffle
1/2 a yard for the top ruffle.
Top band
For the top band, and both the side ties I used 1/2 yard of white fabric.
Side ties
Slip the raw edges in between the binding and sew. Do this to all 3 layers. As shown in image 5.

Now I used already doubled folded bias tape, but if you want to save a little money you can make your own binding, or you can just hem all the edges, of each layer.

You can also do a cute cross stitch, pretty much whatever your heart desires...that's what I did!

When the binding is on all layers, baste them together, close to the top. This is just to keep them together when sewing on the band. set aside.

Take each of your side tie pieces, and with right sides together sew down the side 5/8 seam. About 3 inches from the end, sew at a diagonal, making a pointed edge. Trim off the seam. Turn right side out and press.

Press in 1 inch on both sides of the top band. Then press in slightly the other two sides.

Fold wrong sides together and press. (to make it easier later, allow one edge to be slightly higher then the other)

Pin the band over your skirt, making sure that the longer side is pinned to the back. This helps you make sure you will catch the back fabric when you sew.

Before sewing also tuck in the side ties. Pin and sew around the entire top band.


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Teapot Lamp

If you have followed my personal blog, you would know my love for the thrift store.
Well I have come across a blog of very talented women who also shares the same love for the DI!
She takes old dressers, lamps, pretty much anything you can think of, and turns it into AMAZINGNESS! I want to go shopping in her house! She recently was featured on the 
Her style is AWESOME, and I will continue to feature some of her projects on my blog.
 You can see still shots of her house HERE.
So now that I've gotten my obsession out in the air, I want you to see a project I recently did of hers. The teapot lamp. This was one of the easiest projects I have done, and fun. I also loved that I got to do it with Brad, ( I let him drill the holes, and wire the lamp :)
I got all my teacups, bowls, and teapot from the DI for 50 CENTS!!
This is how it turned out. To see the tutorial visit Vintage Revivals, for the breakdown! I used her grey and yellow design because it best matched my house, but there are so many varieties and options! The only advise I think you should definitely not stray from is the type of drill bit she used. I used the same kind, but a different brand.... DON'T. You will end up back at Home Depot, an hour later... promise :)