Thursday, March 31, 2011

Pink Glittered Bunny

I found this little terra cotta bunny at the goodwill for 50cents.  He was ok, but I thought it would be fun to make him SPARKLE!!  Living in a household of 5 boys this is the only time I can get away with PINK!

A little Martha Stewart Glitter makes everything look good!

 Please enjoy Mr. Bunnies photo shoot!

Happy SPRING!!  Its going to be over 80 degrees this weekend in Wichita, KS!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Jewelry Box Makeover

I got this little beauty at the goodwill for $2.99

It needed some COLOR.  So my makeover began!

      I started painting it pale yellow.  My 5 year old, Wilson,
   wanted to paint, but settled for being my hand model!

I didn't like the yellow, so I painted it a darker yellow like the inside,
but I didn't like it either.  I decided I liked the white best.

                           I made a papar patten and cut a piece of this gorgeous Micheal Miller fabric.
                                          I glued it down with gem-tac.  I then cut along the drawers
                                           with an exacto knife and secured the edges with more glue.

I reattached the drawer pulls painted a fresh white.

                                I left the drawers the darker yellow.  I just LOVE how it turned out!

DIY Clubits so very cheri

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Spring Wall Art Birthday Gift for BFF on a Budget

I wanted to do something special for my friends bday.  We are on a VERY tight budget so...
 it truely is the THOUGHT and all the LOVE I put into this homemade gift that REALLY counts...
not the pricetag!

I picked up the frame at the goodwill for 75cents. 
I painted it with Brookside Moss by Benjamin Moore
                            and then glazed it with Ralph Lauren glaze tinted with expresso bean.

I grabbed some scrapbook paper for my background.  I ironed my scraps to some wonder under and started freehand cutting.  You could also use your silhouette.  I then cut a branch out from the brown and white polka dot fabric.  Some birds, and an "H".  I ironed them in place and I was done.

                                             It turned out great!!!  My friend was soo happy.


Monday, March 28, 2011

Ruffled Diaper Bag Tutorial

I have made hundreds of these bags (literally).   They are awesome.  They can work for virtually anything.   They are strong, and stand up by themselves making them a perfect diaper bag. 

Inside with lots of pockets.

       I have shown everything you need above.  I forgot to picture the side pocket pieces that i gathered with elastic and the pellon extra firm stabilizer.  You need two 13x13 pieces of the stabilizer plus one for the bottom which is 8x13.

I start by making my straps. 
Sew along sides with right sides together and flip.
I pin my bottom liner piece, 1 stabilizer piece, and one denim piece together.
Set aside for later.

Sew along the top and bottom of inside side pocket piece (10x9) with right sides together and flip.

Sew a casing along the top and run a 6.5 piece of elastic through with safety pin and sew in place.

Sew your two outer side pieces of denim with right sides together and flip and pin.

I sewed my 4 outer pieces together and centered my denim appliqued pocket in place. 
Then place on top of stabilizer.

Sew your inner pocket in place attached to stabilizer.  Then pin straps in place.

Sew along top of bag with straps in place with right sides together.

Flip your pieces and pin in place.

Sew together along sides with front sides together.  You will need a heavy duty needle and go slow.

Flip open and sew next piece.

Once all pieces are sewn together add ruffle or if you don't want ruffle top stitch along top keeping the straps up and out of the way.

Gather your ruffled strips and sew in place.

After that sew bag together on the final seam with front sides together.  The bottom of the bag is still open.

Attach bottom of back with the outside together.

Sew all the way around the bag.

Flip bag with right sides out once the bottom is sewn.  Don't worry you can see all the seams on the inside.  We will fix that in the next step.

Top stich around all the edges to hide the interior seams.  This also stiffens the bag.

Your are done.  You will have a one of a kind bag that everyone will envy!


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