so i JUST moved... and painting my last apartment was such a pain in the bum (let's just say i started it the week i moved in and finished it seven months later ) i wasn't anxious to do it again. soooo... enter my super awesome idea. paperaddict.com, site of many reasonably priced awesome 12x12 scrapbooking papers. a little strategic placing (making sure that similar colors and similar patterns weren't too close, yes, i AM that anal) and voila! my wall! i totally love it. i have full mirrored closet doors across from it so when i look in the mirror it's my backdrop. this was a fairly cheap super easy super awesome way of jazzing up my boring white wall.
the minute i saw this hat in the crochet a day calender i knew it would be perfect for my friend dee. it's kind of like the ones that are in style now, but a bit.. floppier, and therefore more easily molded. she totally loves it. she likes to wear it the way she's wearing it in the picture. i asked her "dee, can't you only see out of one eye when you wear it that way?" and she was all "yeah, but i look COOL!" go figure.
my friend zach has dubbed himself smack pappy z... it's his rap name
and he's been asking me for a t-shirt of it forever, and i've been dreading doing it, because he wanted it in the intricate old english font that some rappers use and, well... so many little pieces!! but i bit the bullet, cut out all the letters, ironed THAT down, and THEN cut out each little piece, meticulously ironing it down. it took awhile, but... i think it was totally worth it.
and boy do i love it. i've been looking for this pattern FOREVER, and i was so super excited when i found it here on beautiful wonderful amazing craftster.
i got this corduroy super on sale at joann's - 70% off!!! i love it so. and it's humongous, so it holds my computer if i want, and tons of stuff in the meantime. and my favorite secret hidden feature... the outside pocket, instead of installing a magnetic snap cause i only had silver and this bag would look better with gold... i sewed a small magnet into both the front of the bag and the front of the pocket. invisible attraction!!
it's huuuuge. and with a super long strap too. i modeled the size after a bag i got in paris.
ii made this bag for my friend dee. i thought the fabric was so pretty, and i was excited that i found it's inverse to line it with. it's got a magnetic snap inside but the spaces are big enough on either side that she doesn't have to even open it to get her stuff out.
AND the flower... this is the FIRST time i've done a kanzashi flower... i kind of cheated a little, since i didn't have starch, and i used glue to hold the petals together while i was folding. but it worked! it turned out great, and it's on a pin so she can take it off the bag if she likes. yay for my first jordy bag!!
(the flower looks a little smooshed cause she's been using the purse so much!!)
i cannot tell you guys how excited this makes me. this is my first finished garment that i would actually wear... and already have!!! it's from the built by wendy pattern, #4111. i got the fabric super on sale at joann's in the juvenille apparel section. i so love the way it turned out. it miraculously fits me perfectly (ok, after a little bit of bring it in at the waist to make me a sexy mer) and i love the little heart buttons (that i thought would be too cutesy but turned out great.) i know there are two pictures of me in almost the same pose, but... i made a shirt!!! that i can wear!!!!