Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
So, Joann's recently had a "coupon commotion" and had a ton of coupons in mailers and the newspaper. If you know anything about me, it's that I'm super frugal, cheap, and love a good bargain. I could NOT let these coupons go to waste. On the way to Joann's, I thought up this little project, and thought someone else might like to see it too.
I started with a styrofoam wreath form ($4.99 and my Joanns, but I had a 50% off coupon)
After buying desired felt colors, start cutting out circles. A lot of them. I didn't trace anything, as you can see. I took this picture about 50 circles into the project and I think I got sloppier as I went. I chose 4 colors of felt (and added some green for leaves). The felt was $3 total and I have a lot leftover!
Cut a spiral
Starting with the center, begin wrapping the sprial around the center:
You'll end up with little rose looking flowers. It took way more than I thought it would, and I semi wanted to gouge my eyes out by the time I was done.
But then....after hot gluing those bad boys all over my wreath form, I got this!
Total time: couple hours, it's really tedious
Total cost: $5.50, I already had the ribbon and hot glue at home
Isn't it grand?!
Yes. Yes. Maybe fall did throw up on me...but I like it.
Posted by Candy at 2:17 PM
I made this little fabric fall-colored tree the other night while watching a show with The Hubs. I had seen a similar project online where the tree was made entirely out of buttons. But I didn't have any buttons and I was not up for that tedious of a project. So I thought for a bit and realized I had a ton of great scraps I could use.
A little heat-n-bond and tracing later and voila!
A cute little tree!
Total time: 30-40 min
Total cost: free! Already had all the supplies
Posted by Candy at 2:08 PM
obsessed really liking working with knits lately. Here are a few things I made for my little baby. A couple headbands, and some leggings with bum ruffles!
I found a GREAT and very easy tutorial HERE for the leggings. Can't wait to make more! I already have the fabric ready to go. See? Border line obsessed here folks.
Posted by Candy at 1:59 PM
Friday, September 9, 2011
Summer has come to an end (sniff, sniff), and I've got two kids in school this year! Back on a schedule and back to sewing! I've been sewing a lot this week and am trying to get both my etsy shops stocked up with new fun things. HEre are a few goodies I've made recently:
Baby changing mat that rolls up:
Fabric baby block, with chenille:
A zipper pouch, perfect for make up or purse essentials:
Girl's fabric bracelet:
Posted by Candy at 7:09 PM