Sunday, December 2, 2012

Away for awhile...

I haven't been updating my blog lately, so make sure you check out my Facebook page and Etsy shop for all of my latest designs and Christmas accessories!  Shop handmade and local this holiday season  ;)
Emma Bemma's Bows and Accessories Etsy Shop
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I plan on getting back to updating it over the next few weeks!  And be sure to check out the new link on my shop......Bill Me Later Paypal option.  Interested in placing a large Christmas order but don't want to pay it all up front?  Use Bill Me Later.  It allows you to pay a little each month, while still paying the shop owner up front.  Makes Christmas spending seem a lot less daunting!  Interested?  Click on the link provided on the left hand column of my blog.  Happy Shopping!!!

Monday, August 13, 2012

New cuffs made out of WHAT?!?!?

Have you checked out my new line of cuffs for the Fall????  And have you seen what they are made out of???  ...Water bottles!!!!  How cool is that?!?!  What a great way to re-purpose something that would otherwise be thrown away!  The first few I made were a little bit flimsy because I used the eco-friendly water bottles which have much thinner plastic.  After making a few, I realized that the thicker water bottles were the way to go.  They are nice and sturdy, and you'd have no clue what's underneath the fabric.  Pretty cool!  Check them out and let me know what you think  :)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Bangles and Cuffs!!!

Be sure to check out my latest crafting venture.....bangles and cuffs!!!  I've had so much fun hitting the vintage and consignment stores looking for old bangles and bracelets to bring life back to.  If you have any old bangles or cuffs lying around, let me know!  Thin 80's bangles work great, as well as the thicker metal and wooden ones.  It's pretty awesome to see something old and tarnished become a hot new accessory  :)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Up-cycled Sentimentals

Recently a friend asked me if I would be interested in taking some of her mother's old shirts and use them to create an up-cycled flower.  I thought, what a great way to remember a loved one!!!!  We all have clothing, accessories, etc, laying around from loved ones who are now gone and often we don't know what to do with these belongings but can't bear to part with them.  Of course there are things that we couldn't possibly imagine taking scissors to, but if you have something that you'd be interested in up-cycling, let me know and we can come up with an accessory and design that suits you and your loved one's memory.  I can use the fabric to create hair clips, headbands, pins (for clothing, purses, etc), or bracelets.  Prices range from $6-$10 depending on the size/design.  Below are some vintage inspired examples....

I'll be honest...this cuff was made from an old shirt (not sentimental) BUT it's a great example of an up-cycled cuff bracelet  :)

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Holy Hair Accessories!!!!

I added tons more accessories to my felt flower and up-cycled section!  I've been one busy mama! Thanks to Milestones (who carries my accessories) for saving all their damaged items for me.  When they receive a dress that is stained, torn, and unable to be worn and the seller doesn't want it returned to them, they give it to me to use the undamaged fabric to create beautiful up-cycled flowers.  Wonder where most of my up-cycled materials come from????  Now you know!  :)

Monday, July 16, 2012

Revised t-shirt to tank!

Same tank...different straps!  I added braided straps with contrasting greys to tie in the dark thread and flower.  Now I'm going to be on the hunt for cute large t-shirts to destroy  :)   Sal Val here I come!  (Emma insisted on being in the pictures....)

And here's a closeup so you can see the straps better...

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Men's x-large t-shirt to girl's tank? Yes please!

I've been wanting to do this project for the past few weeks but haven't found the time.  Tonight I decided I'd set my mind to it and get it done!  So I grabbed an old men's x-large t-shirt (a crappy one...just so that it wouldn't matter if I ruined it), some old ribbon, my sharpest scissors and got to work.  I think it turned out pretty decent!  Now that I now it's do-able, next time I'll find a cute over sized tee, matching thread (and a straight hem!) and braid some cotton fabric to end up with a much cuter finished product  :)

And keep an eye on my page....I will be posting some super adorable felt flower headbands this week!!!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

New headbands!

I added new headbands to the Felt Flower page and I will be heading to the fabric store tomorrow to restock on fabric for nursing covers.  If you are looking for a particular color or pattern, let me know!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Fun with scraps of jersey knit...

A month or so ago I splurged on some awesome fabric from JoAnn's that was $19.99/yard (which I think is crazy expensive....I usually buy from the clearance!) and was designed by one of the Fashion Runway designers.  I made a dress and skirt out of it and was left with scraps that I didn't know what to do with.  I'm SOOO in love with the fabric!!!!  Here's the dress...  (sorry for the poor quality pics from my craptastic phone)

The fabric is jersey knit so it's super stretchy, so I thought, why not make a loose stretchy headband?!?  Below is the finished product!  In retrospect, i would have inverted the floral print fabric so that it was more visible on the flower, but thankfully I have just enough left to create one more....   :)

Friday, June 29, 2012

4th of July bows!!!

4th of July bows are available at Milestones!!!  $3 per bow....and as always, email me if you have a specific request!  If you leave in the Erie area, I can hand deliver orders before Wednesday.  Happy shopping!  

Friday, June 22, 2012

From old t-shirt to bathing suit cover in 30 minutes!

I FINALLY got my vintage Sears Kenmore sewing machine working!!!  A friend bought it for me at a garage sale for $5 and the thing is a beast!!!!  Whips right through layers of fabric and has lots of neat stitches.  So to celebrate the joyous occasion, I decided to be creative with a pile of t-shirts that a friend gave me to craft with.  I'm headed to Hershey Park for the weekend, so I thought, why not try and turn two large t-shirts into a bathing suit cover!  Nothing fancy....just something that I could whip up in under an hour and embellish later.  So here's the finished product!  I may add a cluster of fabric flowers to the top or waistband to jazz it up a little, but for now it will serve it's purpose just fine.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

More pictures posted!

More items posted to my Kenzie Kouture page and Etsy shop!  As always, if you are interested in a particular style but don't see the colors you are after, just ask!  And be sure to check out my new line of nursing covers.....the perfect "accessory" for a new mom  ;)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

people sport of choice

It's amazing the inspiration I get from people watching!  We spent the weekend with family at Cedar Point and I found myself staring at people's hair looking for hair accessory ideas.  What did I learn???  It's time to go back to the stacked bows with marabou for the kiddos and petite flower headbands for the ladies.  Off to Hobby Lobby!   ;)

Thursday, June 14, 2012

We're live!

Emma Bemma's Bows and Accessories finally has a blog!  I plan on using this blog space for pics and new items so follow me to see what's new!  And don't forget to stop by Milestones on West Lake Road.  Lots of new stock added this week!!!