Sunday, May 31, 2015

"Kisses For Daddy" Father's Day Gift

I love how my Father's Day gift for my Hubby turned out! It was really easy to make, here is how I did it:

 I started with a jar from Hobby Lobby that had a blackboard label on it. I used my Silhouette machine to cut the phrase "Kisses for Daddy" out of glitter vinyl that I purchased from The Buckle Boutique.

Then I ran some burlap, felt and ribbon through my Xyron machine and added them to the jar in layers.

I layered different textures. I love the embossed felt from Kunin Group, it looks just like leather and was just perfect for this project!  

I could not have completed this project without using Aleene's Fabric Fusion Tape  That product is my favorite for doing projects with fabric because it is instant stick, and you don't have to wait for it to dry. The denim came from the hem on an old pair of jeans. I advise you to use non-stick Westcott Brand scissors for cutting the fabric tape, they work great and nothing sticks to them. 

I love all of the different textures and patterns on these buttons, they really added a lot of interest to the project. The zipper was also from the jeans. I used Glue Dots to apply most of the buttons.

Check out this matching photo frame I made using this frame from Plaid  :)

 I love working with different textures and patterns when making gifts for people. I think my husband will really like these :)

Let's be friends!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Flower Girl Hair Ideas

We will be going to a couple of weddings in the coming year and my daughter and I were playing with some ideas for hair accessories for her to wear to the weddings. I came up with three ideas that were super easy to make, so I wanted to share a quick tutorial on how to make them :) These would work great for flower girls, brides or any formal occasion.

1. I used a couple pre-made hair accessories from Hobby Lobby for photos 2 and 3 for the base, and a metal hair band for the applique in photo 1.
2. I attached some items from The Buckle Boutique to all of my hair accessories including a rhinestone and pearl applique in photo 1, a Rhinestone Starfish Brooch Slide in photo 2 and Puffy Heart Slide in photo 3 . I used needle and thread to attach all of the pieces from The Buckle Boutique so they would stay on well.

My daughter loved all 3 hair accessories and she can't wait to wear them this Summer. Which one is your favorite?

Thursday, May 21, 2015

May Giveaway!

I am now offering cute nail charms in my Etsy store! In honor of the Disneyland 60th Anniversary celebration, I am giving away a set of these cute crystal nail charms! Just leave a comment below and you will be entered for a drawing on May 29, 2015.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Fun Card For Dad Or Grad!

My best friends son is graduating from high school and when I looked for cards I couldn't find anything that I liked that was creative, so I decided to make my own card. Most kids would rather have money than gift cards, so I thought it would be fun to incorporate some cash in an artistic way on the front of the card. I did some research on Pinterest and found a Utube video for a cool way to fold a dollar bill into a dress shirt and tie, similar to what he will be wearing for graduation. Now all I need to do is slip some cash inside and send it on it's way :)

Utube video: How to make the dollar bill shirt and tie 
Cricut Design Space: Congrats Graduate Card 
Black card stock
White card stock
Blue metallic Cricut pen
Glitzy Glitter Vinyl from The Buckle Boutique

How I did it:
1. Follow the instructions and cut out the card template from the Cricut Design Space.
2. Carefully weed the extra vinyl off of your "Congrats" decoration piece and apply it to your card using blue painters tape to transfer it to the card.
3. Attach dollar bill shirt and tie with repositionable/removable adhesive.

This card could easily be made for Father's Day with some easy alterations to the background print.

Monday, May 11, 2015

"Fork It Over" KitchenAid Mixer Cover!

My Friend Laura Bray is launching a fabric line and I am super excited to be one of the first designers to work with her fabric! Today I am using Laura's "Fork It Over" fabric to make a KitchenAid Mixer Cover.

I am not much of a seamstress but I was able to make the fabric cover by measuring the height, width and depth of my machine and hand drawing my own pattern.
I cut one center panel piece 33"x 13" in addition to two of the end pieces cut on the fold as shown above. I also cut a 9.5"x 9.5" pocket piece out of the "Fork It Over" fabric and attached double fold bias tape to the rough edge at the top. I then sewed the black and white checked and mini ball fringe trim to it before pinning it to the front panel and center panel and turning them inside out to be sewn together.
Once I sewed the front and back panels to the center panel, I attached black bias tape to all of the rough edges inside and also to the bottom of the cover.

The nice thing about having all of the rough edges finished is that  the cover can be reversible if you are using that type of fabric.
I love how the cover turned out! I think Laura Bray's new fabric worked well with the coordinating fabric that I found at Joann's.
I will show you how to make a clear vinyl cover in my next post. If you would like to make a matching bowl cover check out my bowl cover tutorial post! Check out all of the other cute projects on Laura Bray's blog hop!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

DIY KitchenAid Mixer Bling and Bowl Cover

Next in my KitchenAid Mixer Series is a fun new vinyl design for my mixer and also a bowl cover tutorial!   To add the glitter vinyl decal to my mixer I used Glitzy Glitter Vinyl from The Buckle Boutique and I purchased the design for my Silhouette Cameo Machine from the Silhouette Design Studio.

How you can do it also:
1. Cut the design of your choice from the vinyl with your Silhouette Cameo Machine.
2. Carefully weed all of the extra Vinyl out of the design and use transfer tape to take it off of the backing and carefully transfer it to your mixer.

So easy and how cute is my mixer now! 

Next, it was so easy to make a bowl cover for my KitchenAid mixer! I just made up my own pattern as I went along and it turned out great! If you would like to make one for your mixer just follow the steps below.
First, gather the supplies you will need including:
1. Fabric of your choice...I am using a really cute print from Laura Bray Designs called "Fork It Over"
2. .25 inch wide double fold bias tape 
3. Cotton thread
4. 1/2 inch non-rolling elastic.
5. Trims of your choice. I am using a cute black and white check print and some mini ball fringe trim.

Just use your bowl as a guide and cut a circle about 2" larger than your bowl to allow for elastic and trim.

I sewed double fold bias tape around the rough edge of the fabric to finish it off nicely.

My circle isn't perfect, but that's okay :)

Then I sewed cute decorative trim around the edge of the fabric.

Then I sewed the elastic to the bottom of the circle stretching it out as I went along to form the stretchy bowl cover.

All finished! How cute is my bowl cover under my matching mixer cover? Stay tuned for my matching mixer cover blog post coming soon!