Monday, April 30, 2012

Derby Fascinators

I have been working on my friends' hairpieces for this year's Kentucky Derby, well actually the Oaks.  We had some pretty easy additions that we wanted to add.

I bought my fascinator which is an off white color.  I was planning on wearing a coral dress so I added the coral spring feathers!

The same thing went with my friends; we added the navy spring flowers.  I also made the navy ribbon bow to go in the center and tie in the navy of her dress.

For my other friend, we simply turned a fascinator on a comb to a headband.

I also handmade this clip to match my friend's dress.  The tutorial can be found here!

I love how these turned out and this time of year is so much fun in Louisville!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Kentucky Derby Fascinator Tutorial

My friend wanted a small headpiece to wear to the Kentucky Oaks.  She had a red floral dress with navy accents, so I thought this would be perfect!  I made the flower and added the feathers.  This clippie is small but makes a cute impression!

Supplies Needed:
Red Netting (4" width)
Red Felt Circle
2 Red Felt Strips (1/2" x 3")
2 red feathers (about 6" long)
Navy Spring Feathers
Red Fabric Rose
Metal Aligator Clip
Needle and Red Thread
Hot Glue Gun

Monday, April 16, 2012

Minnie Mouse Bow Shirt

I was asked to duplicate something seen on Zulily.  This shirt is for a family going to Disney World and I am loving it!

Supplies Needed:
Black t-shirt (I used a 18 month size shirt)
Red and White Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon 1 1/2" width x 26" length (This will need to fit around the t-shirt, so the length will vary)
Red and White Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon 1 1/2" width x 12" length
Black Grosgrain Ribbon 1 1/2" width x 30" length
Black Grosgrain Ribbon 7/8" width x 4" length
Sewing machine with red thread
Straight Pins
Wood Burner Tool (optional)

Monday, April 9, 2012

Floating Desk

I needed a desk in my room, but I do not have the room to take up more floor space.  I originally saw this desk and knew I wanted a similar one for my room.  Then I came across this desk and immediately knew the two could be combined!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Vintage Frame Redo Part 2

Frame Redo Tutorial

A couple of weeks ago, I showed you my new painted vintage frame.  I'm going to show you how I made it into a memo board that's perfect above my desk in my room.  It is a great way to reuse an old frame that you love!