Saturday, February 18, 2012

Marble Nail Polish!

Marble Nail Polish! I saw this awesome nail design on Pintrest! Here is the link
I totally loved this idea so I gave it a try! Here are the supplies: Various nail polishes, base coat, top coat, cup of room temp water, tape, toothpicks and some cotton balls.
Paint nails with a base coat, then with white as a base for the marble design.
Then put scotch tape around the nail so the clean up will be much easier!
Load up the brush with the first color and put a drop into the water, repeat quickly with the other colors.
Then drag atoothpick across the colors to make a design. Then dip your nail down in the water, With the nail still in the water, take another toothpick and remove the rest of the polish that is still on the water surface. Pull your finger out of the water.
Remove the tape and clean up around the edges with a cotton ball and some nail polish remover. Repeat the steps for all of the nails!
I had a fun time doing this and it was way easier than I thought it would be. I did the pink and black for my sister-in-law's baby shower! I can't wait to try some other colors!

Monday, February 6, 2012

T-shirt to a drapped front top! Easy!

I saw this really cute sleeveless drape top online the other day and had to have it. But by the time I go around to actually buying it it was sold out! It was probably a good thing because I didn't need to spend the $92.00 for it.
So I did a little research... I saw this post by Anne on her blog WobiSobi. ( it is really great... thanks Anne for this inspiration) Then, I thought if I added one stitch for the front, I could make a draped front top! So, I started with a basic black tee. Then I cut the neck out and the sleeves off and cut up the sides.
Then, I tried it on, inside out. I brought the bottom togetherto get the size for around my waist. I left it a little loose for taking on and off. Then, I carefully took the top off and laid it flat. From where I pinned I went straight across to the other side with a row of pins. Then, I machine sewed the line making sure to reinforce the ends of the stich by going backwards at the begining and the ending. Sorry I was so excited that I didn't take pics and I had to draw diagrams!
Next, I cut away the excess at the bottom of my stitch line.
Finally, I turned it right-side-out, And put it on!
I love it! I think it turned out so cute! I can't wait to wear it out and I think in warmer weather it will look so cute with a tank underneath. The best part is it only took me about 20 minutes and cost $3.00! Sweet!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Homemade Communion Veil How-to

First communion veil!
My daughter is making her First Communion this year! Super exciting so we decided that she would wear a home-made veil. I started with my supplies.
A communion veil (purchased at craft store)
A plain white head band (Also purchased at craft store)
Some white flowers and some lacey beaded ribbon or other embellishment that you like.
Curved needle
Possibly some craft glue

First, I pinned the veil where I wanted it on the headband.

Next, using a curved needle I hand sewed the veil in place. It was a little tricky because my hand sewing is not that great, but the stitches won’t be seen so it’s OK! I tried only going through the satin covering that is on the headband.

Next, I used fray check on my lace so make sure that the ends don unravel.

Then, I pinned the lace onto the headband.

Then, I stitched it into place. I used a regular needle but you could use the curved one. I also took some craft glue and dabbed it on to make sure the edges stayed down.

Then, I pinned the flowers in place and stitched them into place.

Here it is! The finished product!!

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The best part is my daughter thinks it's too pouffy at the top... so back to the old drawing board! my dining room!

So this is the before pic of my dining room. It was a place to put furniture that didn't have a home yet and all of the kids toys. It is right by the foyer so when you walk in, this is what you see. It was like this for 6 YEARS! This is like a pic from when we first moved in so imagine that it got worse with toys!!! WAY WORSE! I couldn't stand it anymore.

Yea! I love it! Finally a nice looking room not a huge mess when you come into the house! See my chandy!!! I've got some Halloween decorations out because that is when the pic is from. Not finished decorating yet but HUGE improvement!