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....   :)