Posts Tagged ‘craft’


Tutorial: Gilded Hearts Notebook

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Gilded Hearts Notebook TutorialGilded Hearts Notebook Tutorial

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Tutorial: Sparkly Raindrop Pendant from Antique Fishing Lure

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

I’ve had these antique silver fishing lures in my stash for quite some time, and the other day it struck me that they’re quite familiarly shaped like raindrops. Paired with two of my favorite crafting products, glitter and Mod Podge Dimensional Magic, it makes for a lovely pendant.

  Full tutorial after the jump! (more…)

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Inspiring Eggs

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

I resist holiday projects like the plague – then inevitably wishing at the last minute that I had jumped on the bandwagon. Here are my favorite Easter egg ideas – a roundup, if you will.

Easter Inpsiration

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Hipstaprint Notepad: DIY

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

It’s not a secret that I love the Hipstamatic. If it weren’t for the novelty of my d-slr, it would probably be my go-to camera. Here’s a quick DIY for cute Hipstaprint notepads (aka “Hipstabooks”) that are great for tossing in your purse or giving as gifts… in fact, I’m giving one away to our Blog Better Challenge winner! Check out the tutorial after the jump…


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Adventures in Smocking…

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

…with pink leopard-print remnants from WalMart ($1.53!)

Adventures in Smocking.

Horrible photo. Taken with my iPhone… my beloved Canon died :’(

Stay tuned!

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Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

I started a peyote stitch cuff this morning out of some dark, iridescent seed beads. I love how easy peyote stitch is (if you’re intimidated by it, don’t be!) and the drape of the fabric. The only downside is that it can get a little tedious, which is why I love two- and three-drop peyote.. they go much faster than one-drop. This is a two-drop peyote (link to a YouTube tutorial – note: I didn’t watch through the whole video, so if it sucks… please don’t blame me).

It’s rather gloomy out today, and my pictures weren’t perfectly true to color… so I did a little bit of creative editing with SwankoLab (created by my bff’s older brother!) and Picture Show for iPhone.

I reallllyyyy love these beads. They were cheapies from JoAnn’s – I think they were like, $1.99 for the package. So pretty! Like mermaid scales!

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Lightning Bolt Headband

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

I love wearing things in my hair. And I love felt and sequins. Yeah! Enter the lightning headband!

Check out that ugly look on my face! But it’s dang hard to get a good pic of the side of your head!

Supplies needed:

  • Scrap Paper
  • Scissors
  • Felt
  • Needle and thread
  • Sequin Trim
  • Hot Glue
  • 1/2″ Elastic

1.  Sketch a lightning-like shape on paper, and use it to cut a piece of felt. I used stiff glitter felt.

2. Start stitching the sequins around the edge of your bolt. Use a running stitch (Down through first sequin hole, through the felt, up through the felt again, and through the next sequin hole. Does that make sense?).

Stitch all the way down one side of the lightning.   I chose to sew it rather than use hot glue because trying to hot glue small things always ends up in a stringy mess for me.

3.  Leave a tail with five or six sequins at the end. Take the extra sequins off so the thread is loose.  Fold the loose thread to the back and stitch it into place. It’ll be hidden later.

Stitch sequins to the other side of the bolt. The reason I did it in two parts is that it’s hard to get a sharp pivot with the sequins at the tip of the lightning bolt.

4. Make sure your loose sequin thread ends are tucked in, and lay out the whole lightning bolt on a new piece of felt. Hot glue it down, then trim around it.  The messy side is now effectively covered with a fresh piece of felt.

5.  Measure out a piece of elastic for your head and sew the ends together (zigzag over the raw edge), or use a store bought elastic headband.  Make two short “tubes” around the headband using strips of felt and hot glue. The trick is that the tubes can still slide along the headband. Now hot glue .

6. Wear in your hair and be awesome!

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