Friday, June 28, 2013

Paint on an old shirt

We all have those shirts with a little stain on them. I've been on a bit of a Tshirt kick lately. I saw this post on one of my favorite blogs & knew I had to try it myself. Just a little paint, a brush, some tape and cardboard. So simple & an easy transformation. Find an awesome tutorial on how to do this here.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Little things make a big difference

We found this adorable little dress in the clearance section at Ross.

 It was way cute but seemed like it was missing something. I went ahead and got it thinking I could add a ribbon or something to it. While looking for a cute ribbon I came across this cute flower trim that I got for another project that I changed my mind about. So simple & cute. I just pinned it in place & sewed around the outer edges of the flowers. It was exactly what this dress needed.

Such a big difference.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Kids maxi skirts

So I showed you the maxi skirt that my oldest daughter made here. Well, my 5 year old was extremely jealous & really wanted to learn how to make one too. So we decided to have a sewing lesson.

The girls LOVED it and would like to learn how to make one thing per week (or more). I have to admit, I loved it too. Hopefully I won't get crazy busy again & we can do more sewing lessons. There Maxi skirts turned out adorable too if I don't say so myself!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Dejas maxi skirt

So proud of my beautiful daughter who made this adorable maxi skirt. She has been watching me make all kinds of skirts & fell in love with this material at the fabric store. She really did make the whole thing herself. I sat beside her & walked her through it but she honestly sewed every stitch. We made this skirt the same way that we make the adult maxi skirt. We did it with a folded yoga waist band so it's super comfortable. If you want directions you can find the maxi skirt tutorial here.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Semi homemade necklace & earrings

Remember those georgous semi homemade necklaces I showed you how to make Here?  Well I have really needed earrings for a while and decided to make me some. I'm not sure why but for some reason earrings have always made me nervous to make. They shouldn't have because they were super simple. I just bought all the pieces to make them at Joanns & put them together. I think it took less than 10 minutes. I also wanted a longer necklace so I got the pieces & made this one. So simple & cute. I've seen these semi homemade kits all over. I just loved Tori Spellings line @ Joanns. So next time you are at the craft store pick up some stuff to make one yourself. You'll be glad you did!