Sunday, June 12, 2011

Skirt Tutorial from Grosgrain

 So I bought a bunch of fabric to make skirts out of, and so far, these are all the "pattern" technique/style. I have one more fabric that I'm going to be trying out a different pattern for, and I'm excited! But, in the mean time, I have created 2 more skirts! (Yeah I keep crankin' em out, they really are so easy!! And I'm going to plug the tutorial : Grosgrain 20 Minute skirt, and I can't remember who I found this tutorial thru or I'd plug them too! :P) Anyways, I made the red polka-dot one yesterday (to wear to work today, I cheated and wore the pink butterfly one again on Monday, to work) and then I just finished with the black one (to wear to work tomorrow!)!! I was so excited for the black one! I had in my head, how it would be, and how cute it was going to be, and it turned out!! I am so excited and happy!! The red one is cute too, I like how it has just an inch of white peeping out from under the skirt!! And the black one is the shortest of them all, and by short I mean falling about mid-knee cap, the other 2 are below my knee, which is perfect!! But I absolutely ADORE the "pattern" and how the skirts turned out! I kinda changed the red one a little from the butterfly skirt, I took off more fabric, so it didn't bunch as much. I love them all, and I am so excited to find it was that easy to add to my Sunday wardrobe!! Yay for cute and easy things!! I also have a great idea with how to use the scarps from the skirt. But we'll have to see how they turn out, I'm way excited to try this new idea. :) So you see, I am so very excited about all my crafting ventures! And I'll try my best to share them. :) Don't forget to check out that tutorial, this skirt really is simple and easy! I'm going to see how many of them Mark will let me make ;) I've also included a picture of all the fabrics together.

I decided to post these skirts because I'm pregnant. And these skirts are what I will be wearing while I'm fat doing my term. These are the best skirts ever! So cute and easy. I've been trying to make some double sided ones, so far, I haven't finished any skirts since I made these ones and I made some for my sisters for Christmas. I'll keep trying! :)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Ribbon Flowers

Ok. I don't have kids (YET!!) but I have been making these Ribbon Flowers for over a year. I made some last year for my niece for Christmas.

What you need :
  1. Ribbon (Cute! Grosgrain or satin, either works!)
  2. scissors
  3. lighter
  4. thread
  5. needle
  6. buttons
  7. aligator clips
**My Picasa-to-blogger upload is wigging out again, sorry I can't seem to upload the photos to be the right way! Sorry! I've tried, I really have!!**

First, take your way cute ribbon and cut (5) pieces all measuring 2.5" long.

Now, take each piece and singe the cut edges with a lighter so they don't unravel.

Next, take 1 piece and fold it like a hotdog bun (longways) and go around the very top of the middle with the thread and needle to secure the 2 sides together.

DON't CUT THE THREAD! Now, fold up ONE of the side of the ribbon to meet the thread and needle, and go once thru (out and in) the face of the ribbon and tie it the thread in the middle where you secured the 2 sides together.

It'll look like an "L" - Do this to all 5 pieces of ribbon.

Now, you are going to fold the ribbon in half short ways (hamburger bun) so it will look like a house, or a flower petal!

Take the needle (I choose long needles) and weave the flower petal onto the needle. DON'T PASS THE NEEDLE ALL THE WAY THROUGH, so you can just pull the petal off the needle if it folds funny.

This one takes me the longest, I can never seem to get it to fold right.

Make sure the dot of thread on the face of the ribbon (from photos 4 & 5) is on the "bottom" of the petal.

Now, take the other 4 petals and thread them on the needle, weaving in the petals on so they fold cute and the dot of thread is on the bottom of the flower.

The photo under this is showing the bottom. If you look close you can see the dots of thread.

Now pick a cute button to sew in the middle of the flower, make sure it's secured really good.

Get your alligator clip (I get mine from the dollar store (they come with ribbon on them!), or from Sally's and glue ribbon on them.

Clip them onto your way cute headbands!

Make one for every outfit!


Want to learn to make more?! Go to and go to the bottom of the page. They've got all kinds of cute bows to make!! ♥

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Lamest Excuse Ever

Alright. I'm really lame.

And I'm sorry.

I'll tell you all why I've been MIA for the last month!

-These stupid pills they have me on make me feel lame, like depressed lame.
-We just started our 3 week-long Memorial Day sale. Busy.
-I've been exhausted.
-I can't find anyting cute to do...

Ok, so that last one is the lamest of them all.

I have been painting the baby's room. I'm slowly getting back ambition and energy.

I've got a short little craft coming. One I've had hanging around my craft room for a while. :)

Thank you for being patient. I'm trying to get back in the swing of things. ♥