This is the first quilt I've done on my own, I made one like 6 years ago in highschool sewing class (pink monstrosity of a thing), and a flannel quilt like 5 years ago with my aunts help(also pink, but much better). My best friend C and her husband N found out about a month ago that they're having a baby girl, L. I decided to make this out of black, white, and red, so that 1. it's visually stimulating to a baby, 2. they could also use it for future babies, and 3. because I didn't know how they were going to decorate the nursery (I do now! Butterflies . Already have the fabric to make another quilt). it's mostly quilters cotton (100 5"x5" squares (before seam allowance)), but the solid squares are black-corduroy, white- minky with a stripe and red-minky with dots. It's bordered in a 3" (pre seam allowance) red minky border, backed in red flannel (which angered me because it had three pencil eraser sized holes which of course I didn't see at the fabric store and ended up appliqueing small stars over), and yarn tied because I didn't want to risk actually quilting it with my small sewing machine. There are 12 small red ribbon loops to attach toys to (if I were smart, I would have sewed these in between the squares, but they're tied with the yarn super tight). I tried to make a bias tape binding out of the scraps from the squares, which was sooo hard to sew on, the back doesn't look as good as the front, and even the front isn't the best. My favorite fabric has to be the zebra print. C's supposed to be recieving it in the mail today.... Can't wait to hear her reaction!! I think thats all.... C&C much appreciated!!
Anyone have free directions for these (Disney) princess hair clips like I've seen on esty?? I dont want to mass produce and sell them, I just want to make a few for my younger cousins and a little girl I nanny for. If anyone's interested in sharing, I'm specifically interested in the Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Belle (especially her hair!). I really need help with the measurements, before I go out and buy too much or not enough supplies. I could probably figure out the little details with trial and error. Also, what do you use to stop the ribbons from fraying??
these are made out of old Barbie food... a steak and a shrimp. totally surf n turf these are just a hamburger and a hotdog. these next ones are made of plastic rings that came on top of cupcakes, they're Mater from Cars, I origionally made them for a friend who is obsessed with Mater, then I remembered she has her ears guaged now.... maybe I'll make one into a necklace or something... These Barbie earrings were origionally cupcake toppers, the pink hearts spun inside the darker heart frame... but they dont now... they're surprisingly lightweight these last ones were also cupcake toppers... I used to work in a bakery. they're glass slippers!! The Chanel logo was a zipper pull on a knock off purse I got for only $5. I added a pink sparkely bead and a silver chain with a toggle clasp. I wear it quite alot actually.
this one is a bronze chain with some pretty pinky-coral things... I guess they're like shell pieces, but I got them from Walmart, so whatev. with matching earrings, it was hard to get a shot of this, no natural light, and it's about a billion degrees below zero in Iowa...
I've seen some like this next one around, I think on most of them the clouds were made from either shrinkydinks, or metal. I used pearls, some blue raindrop beads, and a little metal charm that says "dream" (*if you've ever watched One Tree Hill, you know that all of the amazing Naley moments happen in the rain.... ahh. so I'm dreaming of the day when a hott guy makes out with me on the hood of a car in a rainstorm...*) here's an action shot, sorry the raindrops kinda venture close to the girls... usually I wear this with a high collered, puffy sleeved reconed grey shirt, which is in the wash. (*and I just realized how freckly I am from the tanning bed. *)
This last one is just a long silver chain, with a few pearls and teal/robins egg blue and white beads...no clasp.
like everyone else, I've rediscovered shrinky dinks... I know I used to play with them as a kid, but can't ever remember making something cool... anyways. I was inspired by , and decided to do my favorite fairies, from Sleeping Beauty, this was origionally the size of a coloring book (I traced it), and now it's about 3 1/2 to 4 inches long (can't find my ruler... grr. ) it's got a cute little heart shaped toggle clasp, and a silver chain.
the Little Mermaid is my favorite Disney movie, so I made some Ariel and Eric earrings, from a coloring book as well. the scene is the "kiss the girl" song, hence the hearts. I wish I would have made them a little bigger, so the holes didn't cut into their heads.... or put the holes on the side....
this last one is copied from a shirt I got years ago from American Eagle... it's now a little tight in the chest, so I dont wear it. I think it's funny because although I studied French for 7 years, my skills are conversational, at best, and it's usually better after I've had a drink or three. I added a light blue swarvosky crystal, and a little red drawn heart.
so I totally love love love this Eiffel Tower bag SJP/Carrie will have in the SATC movie (cant wait until May to see it!!) but never ever in a million years would be able to afford it!! so I'm wondering if anyone had any ideas on how to re-create it?? I love the shape, and don't know if it would be made out of wood or metal, might be willing to even have a fabric look-alike... help??