Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Cousin Flag

My entry for this weeks Red, White and Blue challenge at The CSI Project is...a flag dress. Or I guess flag dresses? I made my daughter and 2 of her cousins a dress each and had a mini photo shoot tonight. I love how they turned out.

I used this pattern from LilBlueBoo. It's the best!

The girls loved their dresses. Together they are awesome, separate I'm thinking the second two will look more like Waldo than a flag. haha.

I had to stop the car on the drive home to get a picture of this sunset! Beautiful!


make it wear it

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Heather Ross Wall Decor

Renting=Plain White Walls

I found this wall hanging at a store a few weeks ago and it's just been sitting around since waiting for me to figure out what I want to do with it. It's ok as is but not my style.

I got it for 50% off because one of the 'frames' was broken off. I fixed that with my trusty tie dye duck tape. Duck tape can fix ANYTHING.

I started by painting over all the wine decals in white.

While that was drying I cut out some of my favorite Heather Ross fabric from a template I made from one of the frames.

I attached the fabric with my trusty mod podge and then put some more Heather Ross fabric in some embroidery hoops.

I pretty much love it.

I think when I get tired of this I will put pictures of the family in there. How cute would that be?!


Surfer room Dot Art

We rent. So that means plain white walls. We have been here nearly a year and well lets just say my decorating bug just isn't there. I've been trying to think of a way to decorate my daughters room and I found a small wooden sign at the dollar store that says 'Surfer Girl'. So that's what we are going with. I just started so it's not nearly done but here is what I started with.

I got some vinyl that is for the Silhouette but since I don't have one of those yet, I just used my circle punch from EK Success. I think I may be a bit crazy with this one. That was a ton of circles to cut and stick!

My kids knew what the things were as I was putting it up so I hope you all do too. It is not the best and definitely not perfect but it's something different and my kids think it's cool so that's all that matters right?

Eventually I would like to fill the whole wall with dots and get some more definition on there but this is for now. Looking at these pictures now it doesn't look like that many circles. Who wants to count them for me? haha.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Check me out at Dollar Store Crafts!

I got the tutorial up for the Ruffled Umbrella and Heather from Dollar Store Crafts was kind enough to let me post it on her site. Thank you, thank you, thank you Heather!

Exciting right? I think so.

Go check it out HERE!!!

It is my first tutorial and it's a bit long and picture heavy. Let me know what you think. I think I sound like a dork so next time I will have someone other than my husband read it before I send a tutorial out there. He is to nice and says everything is perfect. :) Love him for it.

I'm working on a project for the next challenge for The CSI project. I should have it posted tonight so check back later.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Dollar Store Ruffled Umbrella

Here is my dollar store challenge for this week on CSI Project. I am really loving it now..not so much the night I made it. That's probably because I stayed up ALL night working on it. The final product...a ruffled umbrella!

I had no idea what I was going to do so figured I would just walk around the dollar store and see what I could find. I didn't know the Dollar Tree carried umbrellas but there they was the only color they had. I really wish they had white or a lighter color but being the dollar store I didn't get a choice.

I chose the umbrella and a light pink tablecover. Both a buck..both from the Dollar Tree. Pretty boring if you ask me.

Start with an umbrella and a tablecover.
Cut up the tablecover, ruffle ruffle ruffle.
Some double stick tape.

Tape, tape, and tape lots more and you get a pretty ruffly umbrella.

It's so much fun to play in the rain. It even held up after getting all wet!

Here is my secret...we had to fake the rain. Like I much fun!

Linking up to


and to the link parties on my sidebar.

Anyone interested in a tutorial? I have it all ready to publish but it is kinda picture heavy. Let me know and I can get it on for ya. Also the skirt tutorial is almost ready...having a little trouble making sure my measurements will be right when it is resized.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

J. Crew inspired skirt

Have you checked out the J. Crew shop lately? There are lots of cute things there but my goodness should a little girls skirt really cost over $30.00? I don't think so.

I fell in love with this skirt and thought to myself, I can for sure make that. It looks so easy. So here is their $32.50 version.

And here is my version. I just used an old tee that didn't fit my son anymore for the under skirt part and I bough 3 yards of tulle and already had elastic so this cost me maybe $4.00 to make. YAY for being cheap!

Reagan loves it and doesn't want to take it off. She has been dancing since she put it on for the pictures. SO so cute.

Is anyone else getting tired of seeing these same pink shoes in EVERY picture I take of her? These are her favorite shoes..I'm a little afraid of what she will do when she finally outgrows them. I need to go find another pair asap.



Would anyone be interested in a tutorial? It would be my first but I am working on it. Hopefully be done in a day or two. Fingers crossed.

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