Monday, May 5, 2014

DIY: Baby Bib

If you are anything like me everyone you know seems to be having babies. This means baby showers and of course gifts. While I stick to the registry when buying a gift, I also like to make something extra, too.  

Supplies: White cotton bib or onesies , iron-on adhesive, fabric

1. Pre-wash bib and fabric. I usually run the iron over the fabric too so everything is clean and smooth for application.

2. Find and print out pattern from Google. I have done this same project using bows and letters but my favorite is this whale.

3. Cut fabric to the size of the pattern. And using your iron, stick the wrong side of the fabric down on the wax side of the paper. Hold the iron on for about 2-3 seconds or until the fabric has completely bonded to the paper. *Always follow the specific instructions on your iron on adhesive packaging first.

4. Trace the pattern on the paper side and cut it out. *Remember that this image is backwards to the fabric side so flip your letters! I have forgotten far too many times and had to redo them!

5. Peel off the paper side and place image on bib. Hold the iron over image for about 5 seconds or until bonded. Make sure to go over the edges really well.

6. If you are not a sewer than you're done! It's good to note that not following up with stitch means in won't last as long but it's still really cute. I just did a simple zig-zag around the outside with my machine but I have hand sewn the edges with embroidery thread as well.

Friday, May 2, 2014

All These Little Things

My father and I on a school field trip in 1993.

Rhubarb growing in the garden. I think this plant has the coolest looking leaves.

A jar of old tiny wooden pots and dishes my sister and I would play with as children and the sunlight through my kitchen window.

No lie, crows totally freak me out but he was sitting so close to the house, I just had to get a photo.

happy weekend.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Thrift Store Haul

My friend and fellow blogger Elizabeth love to go shopping at the thrift store and decided to do a video haul of everything we got. 

I have posted the first half below. The second half with be up next week on Elizabeth's blog. Here is the link to her page!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

DIY: Pom Pom Infinity Scarf

With an old dress, some pom poms and a pair of scissors I set out to make my sister an upcycled scarf. I had a rough idea in my head and got to work. The crafts that I make up as I go along (and turn out good) are always my favorite! It was really simple to make and will be really fun item to have! And even easier than this DIY is to glue the pom pom trim on an old scarf you already own.

 1. Cut the bottom ten inches or so off the dress.

2. Iron fabric and pin the unfinished seam for sewing.

4. Using a sewing machine, sew the seam.

5. Add pom poms! I used glue and pinned it into place to dry but the glue didn't work that well for me. I ended up sewing the pom poms on as well. And next time I'll skip the glue all together but it it works for you, do it!

I love how it turn out! My sister was really happy to get her old dress back and is now able to use it again.


Monday, April 28, 2014

Outfit of the Day: Brunch

Did a little celebrating for my mom's birthday over some french toast this past Sunday. And if there is one thing I have learned in this life: You should never wear really tight clothes to any event that covers two meals in one sitting i.e. brunch.

Lately, I have been trying to step out of the jeans box. I opted for these comfy trouser pants instead of my skinny jeans which I think dressed up my more causal sweater quite nicely.

Top: Ross, Pants: Forever 21, Heels: Payless, Clutch: Thrifted, Necklace: Topshop, Ring: H&M


Friday, April 18, 2014

DIY- Easter Egg Tree

As Easter Sunday is fast approaching, I decided I needed a little holiday decor to brighten up my house. The dollar tree is my go to place for cheap holiday supplies. I found a couple bags of glittery eggs which I know would be perfect for a DIY.

Each egg came attached to a stick. I removed the stick out of each egg. For some of the eggs, I had to reattach the bow using a hot glue gun. 

For the tree part, I found some branches in my backyard and arranged them in a vase. Depending on what kind of branches you find and how wide the opening of your vase is will determine how many you will need.

Using the hot glue gun, I added a drop of glue to one end of the bow and put them together to create a loop. If you couldn't find eggs with bows, you could use any ribbon. You would need to cut a piece of ribbon; glue the ends together and attach the loop to the egg with glue.

Once all my eggs were dry, I simply adding them to my branches. Everything else, I either already had or found in my backyard.

The total for this project cost $2.00 which was the price of the eggs.

*Also the cute little bunny (Thumper for Disney Bambi ) in the above photo is available for purchase at my Etsy store here.