Sunday, February 10, 2013

A quick project...

Hey there! I just wanted to share my embroidery project from today. Its a shirt for my daughter and she just loves it! I stitched this out with my Singer Futura Quartet and I used the hyperfont program to make the design :)

Sunday, July 8, 2012

5 Strand braid

I wanted to share with you a 5 strand braid I did. It was much easier than I thought it would be... this is the video tutorial I watched HERE and this is how my first came out! I think next time I may try getting it a little tighter, but I still think it came out nice :)

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Glass Etching Tutorial

Hey! I wanted to share with you all my newest crafty venture into GLASS ETCHING using my Cricut! It was SO super easy! The hardest part is making sure you don't mess up the vinyl when you are transfering it onto the glass, lol! I bought some vinyl from the hobby store and placed it on my Cricut mat, I used Storybook cartridge and cut out 2 inch "H's" for each plate and glass, then their last name in 1.5 inch letters for the pyrex dish. Put transfer paper on the back after its cut and remove from the mat. I cut them in squares, and placed the negative part of the cut onto the glass, meaning I removed the actual H and just used the background as my stencil. BTW, the craft stores have stensils for this so you dont need a Cricut machine to do this! Then using a cheap paintbrush I applied a large amount of Armour Etch to the design making sure to cover all the open areas you want etced. I let them set about 10 minutes, then simply washed off the excess cream in the sink with soap & water and removed the vinyl and VOILA! The glass is permanently etched! I monogrammed a few bath towels & monogrammed a tote to put all my goodies in as well! It was for my "soon to be" cousin in- law :) You can glass etc mirrors, glass on photo frames, ect, the possibilities are ENDLESS! And what an awesome custom made gift!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

DIY Diaper cake & a tutorial!

Hi everyone! I wanted to share with you my very first diaper cake! It was SUPER easy to make, inexpensive & I think it came out really cute. You can personalize these as much as you want using your cricut machine to add embellishments, you could buy pre-made embellishments to match the "theme" of the shower ect ect, the possibilities are endless!
the supplies you will need are:
*1 bag of diapers- I used a 50ct bag from Walmart for $5.00, made a medium sized cake
*Small rubberbands- I used some of my daughters tiny hair bands i got from the dollar tree
*Large rubberbands
*Ribbons and embellishments
*Hot glue gun

To start off you have to roll all your diapers...

Secure each diaper with a tiny rubberband...

These are the diapers and 2 types of rubberbands I used...

Once the diapers are all rolled, start bundeling them together, securing with 1 or 2 large rubberbands. There is no set amount of diapers to use for each tier of the cake, just adjust as you go...

Now add your ribbon to cover the rubberbands. I chose 2 different ribbons to layer them, I think it looks cuter this way. Just hot glue the ends of each ribbon together (not to the diapers) and add a topper, I made a bow but you can use anything you would like. I dont think its complete until you have a topper, lol...

And there you go! You have a diaper cake! It cost me about $10 to make. It was a great decoration for the baby shower we had! And best of all, it was usable, lol!

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Happy Internantional Womans Day!

Here is today's project I did for a customer, a custom Wonder Woman applique on a tank top. The theme fits perfect with today b/c it is International Womans Day! Lets all celebrate how far woman have come in our political, economical and social achievments! Girl power :)

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Custom Gold Fish birthday outfit!

I made this "goldfish" themed outfit for one of my dearest friends' son for his first birthday! How cute is the THEME! I missed the party because my hubby was visiting from overseas, but im sure it was absolutly ADORABLE!

Thanks for looking! Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Custom Minnie Mouse Birthday Tutu outfit!

This weeks project, made special for Miss Kate's 1st birthday! Her Mommy loved it! Which is always a relief when a customer loves what you make, lol.. Any of you who have made things for people know the feeling! I have some St Pattys Day designs I am working on and excited to get them made this weekend so PRE ORDERS can start!

Thanks for looking! Happy Crafting!