Anthropologie Fori Bracelet Knockoff {Flamingo Toes}

I hope you had a blessed Easter weekend!  We somehow crammed all of our Easter fun into just 2 crazy days this weekend.  It was an incredible time with family and friends.

While I am still recovering from the big move, I've asked my pal Bev from Flamingo Toes to share her fabulous talents with us!  I am SO thrilled about her tutorial today because I am always so excited about her Anthro knockoffs!

 

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Hello Oopsey Daisy Readers!! I am so excited to be here today to help out Alison while she's settling into her new house!

My name is Bev and I my blog is called Flamingo Toes.

I have a weakness for jewelry - and I love doing jewelry knockoffs! It's so fun to be able to create something similar to fabulous designer pieces, at a fraction of the price, and that's just what I have for you today!

Here's my version of the Anthropologie Fori Bracelet:

I love how it turned out! It's kind of fun and vintage-y looking!

And here's Anthro's version - valued at $118!!:

So mine's more "inspired by" than an actual knockoff this time. I wanted to use fabric instead of the nylon webbing they used. That's the beauty of a knockoff though - you get to make it the way you want it!!

Ready to get started? This is quick and easy!
(And would make a fab Mother's Day gift - it's just around the corner!!)

Materials:
9" x 3" piece of fabric
Piece of webbing/belt/stabilizer - 5" x 1"
2 small D rings
Lobster Closure/2 jump rings
Beads and rhinestones for decoration
Optional charm for decoration

Start by sewing your fabric in half, long ways, right sides together.

 

Turn the fabric tube right side out. Press the seam open and in the center of the tube.
Cut a piece of webbing or stabilizer and slip it into the fabric tube. I used a piece of an old belt of my sons.

Center the webbing in the fabric tube. Tuck the open ends of the fabric in, then slip each end through a D ring.
Fold the fabric to the back side, with the seam, and sew across each opening. Your fabric piece should measure about 6" without the D rings.
This will fit an average size wrist. Check your measurement before you sew on your wrist and adjust the folded sections larger or smaller if you need to.

 

Decide the layout of your beads and stones. (All of mine came from Michael's)
Begin with the center and start sewing on your beads.

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Wednesday’s Wowzers: Gratitude

Oh my friends.  I fell asleep twice writing this post.  Yes I did.  I fell asleep with this laptop in my lap.  With Mr. Oopsey Daisy's travels picking up quite a bit, my Mommy time seems to be dwindling!  It may seem silly, but I need this Mommy Time.  Even if it means staying up till 1:00 AM, I will find some time for me!

And today I desperately needed that.  Today was just one of those days.  The phone didn't stop ringing.   I felt myself pulled in a million different directions.  There were deadlines to meet and appointments to make.  It seemed I was always forgetting to do something or neglecting someone.  I had some Mom moments that I am simply not proud of.

Maybe because our family recently started our gratitude tree, my thoughts have been filled with gratitude.  I really am blessed.  For many reasons.  I am blessed to be the Mom of the sweetest Little Man ever.  He has a natural instinct to take care of his Mom, and I love that about him!  And I am blessed to have a sweet, hardworking, determined husband.  And yes, today I am even grateful that, when I discovered in the middle of a project that I hadn't purchased the appropriate paper ahead of time... somehow just the right amount of paper showed up in my paper stash.  Hey, sometimes it's the little things! 🙂

 

It must be that time of year because I seem to be loving projects with neutral colors!  Here are a few projects that caught my eye this week:

I am loving everything about this clay flower.   Craftberry Bush used this as a napkin holder.  Gorgeous!

This Thanksgiving chevron frame is perfect.  I can't think of another word to describe it.  Choose to Thrive used gleaned wheat to create this frame.  I adore it!

Bev from Flamingo Toes has done it again!  These Anthro penmanship gift tags would be a lovely addition to any Christmas gift.

I have been in a serious recipe rut lately.  This cheesy pesto pasta salad has definitely peaked my curiosity!  I will definitely be making this in the very near future.  YUM!  Thanks, Smashed Peas and Carrots!

When I saw Michele's eclectic braided bracelet, I gasped outloud.  It's stunning, and I think I need one!  You can find the tutorial at The Scrap Shoppe.

Pitter & Glink made the most adorable pillows!  I love the ruffled pillows just as much as I love the Love {You} More pillow!  These were all created using dropcloth!

I hope you are following along Positively Splendid's "A Swell Noel" series.  I am finding all sorts of fun holiday inspiration!  I love this book page ornament that Creations by Kara shared.  I would love to have this hanging on our Christmas tree!

Be sure to stop by Lolly Jane to see these talented gals and their contribution to the Creative Carousel!

This post is brought to you by My Grafico.  I love their affordable, adorable graphics!

PINK Bow Cuff {Color My Summer}

Color me HAPPY!
We may be just a few days short of the "official" season...
But isn't summer the most vibrant, colorful time of the year?!
It makes me think of fireworks and popsiciles; parties and pools!

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!)

I love colors, but to be completely honest, I feel like my color palette can be limited.  Why?!  Because I live with 2 boys!  I often find my projects stuck in a rut of blues, greens, yellows, and browns.
Not today, my friends. Not today.
Today, I'm sharing a project that makes ME feel like a lady! 


I broke free from some bad color habits by spotlighting the color PINK.  And not just a shy, tame, pastel pink.  Let me introduce you to a bright and fun let's-celebrate-summer-magenta pink.

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!

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