Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Ok, I have some super exciting news! Drum roll please!...... I. Started. An. etsy. Shop.!!! Yup, You heard me! I'm am soooo excited! For now, I'll just be doing headbands and hair accessories, but maybe eventually I add some other stuff! When you head over there, you'll find some stuff like this!
Monday, December 13, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
I hope y'all have had a great thanksgiving, I have, It was totally different than what I'm used to, cause we had NOTHING to do this year..Yeah, being away from your family(grandparents, etc.) sucks. But, I'm not complaining :) Once again, Happy Thanksgiving!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Hmm, I think those words are SOO true!
First of all, I'm so very thankful for my amazing parents, and siblings..They help me through the hardest times.
I'm thankful for my grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and all my other family, they are a blessing, and so much fun to be around!
I'm thankful for my amazing friends, without them, I don't know what I would do.
I'm thankful for an AMAZING church family, I'll tell ya, we have the best church EVER, no joke.
I'm thankful for a house to live in.
I'm thankful to have nice clothes to wear.
I'm thankful for having such a fun blog, with some amazing bloggers out here in bloggy land.
Most of all, I'm thankful to be able to serve an amazing God, who has blessed me so much, and his blessings are still to come!
So, now I challenge you, go to your blog, make a post, title it "Thankful.", then write the things you are thankful for, then come back here, and leave a comment with a link to your "Thankful." post. I want to know what you are thankful for!
Last of all, I hope you all have a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Ok, I wanted to share with y'all, I have a facebook fan page for Buttons and Bangles. So, If y'all could head over there and fan it, then I would appreciate it SOOO much! You can share your crafts that you make, and just ask us questions on the wall, or simply just stop by it and say "Hi!"! I love all my fans, and I will try to answer all questions y'all give me :)..Once again, Thanks everyone! I love y'all! Here is the facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Tyler-TX/Buttons-and-Bangles/153567574671840 ! Thanks!
I got a tutorial today! Yeah!
So, the other day, I was going through my box of clothes to refashion, and I found this grey sweater, that I had thrown in there a few weeks ago..There was nothing wrong with the sweater, really, It actually was one of my favorite sweaters, it doesn't have buttons or anything.. But, the reason I needed to do something else to it, is because...
1. The sleeves are very short on me, and VERY tight, that I can't even pull it up my arms! lol
2. Well, I guess cause I wanted to give it a more "stylish" look...Or maybe I just wanted to refashion it...I really don't know..but...I am very pleased with the result!
So, you ready for the tutorial? Say, "YES!"! heheehe!
Ok, heres what you need:
A sweater, One without buttons would be best(what I used), but, I'm sure an amazing seamstress like YOU could make it work :)
Lace, mine was your typical width lace, and I would recommend getting a few yards...
More lace, only this lace should be about 1/2 to 3/4 in. lace
And, your typical sewing necessities :)
Ok, you ready to get to work?
(Ahh, I forgot to get a picture of the sweater before I started the work! Oh well, there isn't a "huge" difference!"
1. you need to measure around the "opening" of the sweater, mine was about 51-ish inches round the whole "opening", so I about doubled the length, and cut the lace about 100 inches.
This is the lace I used, Lovely, right?
2. Ok, now you need to ruffle your lace, straight down the middle. I forgot to get a picture of the lovely ruffles before I started pinning, and after all that pinning, man, I just couldn't take them off...LOL! Need help on making ruffles? I 'll leave that up to Disney,
3. Now, get out those Pins and start pinning away, until it is pinned to your "diseredness" around the sweaters "opening" ..
4. Now, time to sew those gorgeous ruffles on, and of course, back-stitching at the beginning and end!!
5. We are almost done! Now try on your sweater, and decide wear you want to sew the ties at..I put mine on about 10 1/2 inches from the bottom... Now, pin the lace to your desired place, and sew, you can either box-sew, or just sew straight, going back-and-forth several times!
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
First I wanna say sorry for not posting in forever, I should be back now! I've been so busy with school, and getting stuff ready for a booth that I'm doing at my homeschool co-op in a few weeks (dec. 6th!). Anyways, I'm assuming you can tell that my blog got a make-over?!? I LOVE it! The lovely Paige, from Simply Handmade By Paige did it for free, and she is amazing! Go over and leave her some comments and follow her! :) Ok, hopefully I'll have a tutorial up later :) P.S. Grab my new button :) Puhhleaassee!
Thursday, October 7, 2010
I wanted to share with you some fall updates on our house! I'm not done making fall stuff, but heres the current update! Enjoy!
This Is the opening between out kitchen and sun-room, which has a bar type of thing. I spray painted some pine cones, and placed them in a pretty glass vase, and wrapped this green
burlap-y ribbon stuff around it, and made a bow, then there is a pretty decorative dish holder,
and fall leaf candle!
This is the Table in out sun-room, which I took a basket, and fill it ith random fall things, and fake decorative flowers, and then placed raffia around it, and used THIS tutorial for the pumpkin! It turned out lovely!
This is our fire place, (avoid the pin cushion, I had it sitting there, while trying to hang something! LOL!), I made some wooden pumpkins using the this tutorial !
Here is a full view of the kitchen dining area! Well, more like half view, but you can see the decorations, so I'm calling it full view :)
Friday, October 1, 2010
P.S. On the other hand, I will try to post some type of tutorial tomorrow! I'm just so busy with swim team, and home-schooling, ETC.!
Monday, September 13, 2010
steps..but it's so easy, I think you get it!)
Thursday, September 9, 2010
I just wanted to give yall a link to go check out Karlista, from ez crafts, tutorial for decorating simple plastic cups! So Cute!
Currently she only has it on her fb fan page! So That's the link, I'm sure she'll add it to her blog sometime soon! That's all for now!
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Sorry I haven't posted much! Been busy with traveling, and school(im homeschooled) started back up! Trying to get back into a normal schedule! Anyways, I wanted to share with you a lil gift basket I made for my new cousin Sydney who I got to see when we went to St.Louis a few weeks ago! It has 2 burpclothes, with terry cloth in them, A scrap pieced bib which is reversible, a diper changing mat, a crinkley taggie toy, an extremely cute mini ruffle skirt, with a onsie appliqued with some cute yo-yos and pearls in the center! Oh, and a covered wipe case! Plus, A bird mobile, which I used a pattern from One Yard Wonders, which is an amazing book with some adorable patterns and stuff, all the pattern pieces are included in it! So, If your looking for a GREAT sewing project book, I highly recommend it!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Ok, so, I know it has been forever since I've posted! I've been crafting as usual, just not posting, (Yes, I know, Y'all are sooo mad at me!) Sorrry, It's just been so busy around here! Buttttt, Tomorrow I have a post coming and maybe tutorial!??! Whoot!
Because, I have been working on some baby girl stuff for my new baby cousin, Sydney, who lives states away from me! I'll be seeing her and lots of my family next weekend, and So I decided to put together a little gift basket for her, She just went on 2 months! And, I haven't even met her yet! I'm soooo excited! So far I have made her, A scrap pieced bib(It's reversible too!) , 2 super cute burp cloths, with some old terry cloth from some old towel inside them, To esorb any drool, spit-up, ETC. and I'm gonna make her a few more things, I'll post pics of the things I've gotten done already tomorrow! I'm so thrilled with it! Now, Let's just hope my aunt Sarah(sydneys momma) Isn't reading this, I want it to be a surprise!! Whoot! That's all for now
Monday, August 2, 2010
Remember about the headand thingy I told you about yesterday? Just, I don't have the actual headband yet? Ok, Here's a pic!
Next, Today I found one of my dads old shirt that he gave me a few months ago, and cut it, I'm making it a shirt for me! It's really cute, But I'm still working on it, Gotta hem the bottom, and add straps to it in stuff. Because today, I made it to tight so I added panels to the side, it helped, but it still a lil tight, hopefully It fits right once it's completely done! It should be done tomorrow, I'm done working with it today! Now, watching a tv show! haha!
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Ok I'm getting back into my craft routine,hahah! I made a lil headband thingy, although I gotta go buy some headbands, So I can put it on the headband. LOL! Pics tomorrow,(without the headband, of course, cause I don't have one yet,I'm OUT!) cause I'm SOOOO tired right now!
Second off, last night(saturday) we were at lake tyler with some friends of ours. Well, I was water skiing, and I was up for about 10 mins or so, and then I fell, Well your supposed to try to fall to the side, But I couldn't control It, and fell forwards. So the front of one of the skiis dashed me in the forhead right about my eyebrow, It was bleeding really badly, at first I didn't even know it was bleeding, I just thought it was gonna be sore and bruised. So, we stayed on the boat, and tubed and swam some more for a few more hours. Once we got home I took my band-aid off and the cut was pretty deep and wide open, and you could still see blood(yes, I know It sounds gross!) , So I went to the ER, and ended up getting 5 stitches. It is sore at times, and I'm keeping band-aids on the stitches, and I get them out either this thursday or friday!
Well, Thats all for tonight! I'll start posting crafts soon! Thanks for your patience! LOL!
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
I wanted to share with you the bible carrier I made last night, all with fabric, I even appliqued A Big'ol nice M on it! :) happiness!
The Inside, with the flap pockets, to stick each side of my bible in!
The outside with a big ol M! I love it! (P.S have I told you that I LOVE LOVE LOVE this fabric, I'm currently making a mini quilt with that fabric)
Here it is with my bible in it!!
There it is! I hope you like it :)!