It is definitely my favorite time of the year.
I am "tickled PINK" about my project today because I am participating in the fabulous "Color My Summer" event, hosted by my gals at KoJo Designs and Delia Creates (Delia just happens to be my blog crush if you didn't already know!)
Today, I'm sharing a project that makes ME feel like a lady!
Not a sewer? Don't worry, if you can sew a straight line, I'll walk you through how to create your own suede bow cuff bracelet in under 10 minutes.
By the way, I often worry when I hear a time limit on a project because I know it will take me at least double or triple the time (probably because of my many oopsey daisies!)... so you can believe me when I tell you that this will be easy!
Then I turned my pendant over, and applied the glaze to the back of the paper, too. I completely covered the back of the pendant and let it dry.
Finally, I used E-6000 to glue a bail on the top of the pendant, and let it dry over night. I strung it on an old jewelry chain, and that's it!
The very day I finished the necklace, I wanted to wear it. So I did. I wore it to my birthday dinner! Here I am, modeling it, in all of my up-close glory!
Wouldn't it be fun to make this in holiday colors?! Such an easy stocking stuffer!
I'm back!! It's been a slow week on the blog for a couple of reasons. First of all, I put in about 15 hours in a mad rush to finish my quiet book!! Since I don't even own a sewing machine, I've been practically living at my Mom's house as I've finished it up. I was just about ready to move in, toothbrush and all! But as of late last night, it is complete! I am bursting at the seams to share the finished product with you. So stay tuned for that!
Also, I ran out of photo storage on blogger. I paid for an upgrade, but it took 24 hours to kick in! And blogging without photos?! I just couldn't do it! But thank you for your kind comments throughout the week that have motivated me to come back as soon as possible!
I feel sheepish sharing my last summer craft with you, considering how Halloween has already completely taken over blog-land!! But I am going to justify this project for a few reasons:
1. I wear flipflops year-round, even here in Colorado. So this project is relevant to me year-round!
2. I will also share how to repurpose this project even after the summer season is over.
So with that justification, let me share my upcycled flipflops with you!
These make super cute hair accessories! (Don't make fun of me for the pictures I attempted to take of myself!)
Check out these lovely reversible headbands!! Don't you just love choosing 2 coordinating fabrics. This is one of the highlights of my life. I spend way too much time in the fabric section of JoAnn's, comparing fabrics while my poor son waits on patiently.
I followed the tutorial here at The Long Thread. There was a pattern and everything! I just did a couple of things differently:
* I made my headbands slightly more narrow and used a shorter piece (5 inches) of elastic than the recommended 6 inches. Maybe I have an abnormally small head. Not sure.
* I used Wonder Under in between the 2 layers of fabric to really stabilize it before sewing the 2 fabric pieces together.
Now I have 3 headbands left for lil ol' me. The elastic hides underneath your hair. Perfect!
Alright--selfish craft complete. I'm sure there will be more to come. Have a super day!