Sunday, November 13, 2011

~Knitted Cowl

So I learned to knit last year.  I have to say that I love it.  It is so relaxing for me.  Now, I dont't know how to do a lot, but I'm slowly working on it!  Well... I saw this beautiful cowl on etsy and I thought I would try it... my favorite part?  This huge button.  I know... strange. 
This is my funky big button.  Actually, its a wooden button with a cute shell button on top.  I just liked it.

So here's my version!  I think mine is a little long, but I just got carried away.  I do that. ;)  Tell me what you think!

~Fabric Hairbands

Oh Pinterest... you've enriched my life so...

So anyway,  saw this cutie hairband @ and loved it.  I had all the materials, so why not???  I agree.  This was a quick easy project. 
I took a hair elastic and snipped it. 

I took 3 pieces of fabric, each about an inch wide, and braided them together.  I made two of these.  Then I wrapped the end with a scrap of fabric and put a quick stitch at the base.  On the first one, I used my sewing machine.  Then I broke my needle, so this picture was actually taken from the one I hand stitched.  I suppose you could use glue, but I felt that a quick stitch would be best. 

Here are my finished bands!  I promise you, this was such an easy project!

Well... I notice my son cut my nose off.  Amateures.... :) 

Monday, November 7, 2011

~Fabric flowers

If you read my last post, you know that I'm a hopeless Pinterest junkie.  But I cannot help it!  All these wonderful ideas from extremely talented people.  What's not to love?

So, my infinity t-shirt scarf is a hit.  I love it!  But I wanted to try a little somethin' somethin' to make it "mine".  I saw these floating around Pinterest on clips and headbands and  purses....

This tutorial (perfect instructions!) can be seen @ . I'm telling y'all... this was so easy to make! She even gives you a printable template. Here's mine...

I followed her directions and I decided to place a button in the middle.  (I love buttons...).  Then, to add some bling, I strung loops of beads on top of the button.  Just strung and strung until I liked it!  Here's another...

So.... have you guessed where I found the material?

Haha!  I just had to take a picture of this.  I hacked the junk out of this t-shirt!  After I cut the hem off the bottom, then cut straight across from armpit to armpit (the part used for the scarf), I had this left over.  Yep, I agree.  Perfect fabric for flowers.

These were our Church Camp t-shirts.  As you can see, cut from armpit to armpit.  But still lots of usable material.  Ta-da!

I am a believer in using what you have.  No need to go out and buy lots of supplies!  Look around for a minute and you'll find soooo much to work with!  By the way... on the blue flower, I used magnets on the back.  On the grey flower, I used a regular pin from a holiday pin that I no longer wear.  So far, I'm really liking the magnets.  Makes no holes and if they are strong, they don't move an inch! Hmmm.... I'm telling you.  Look around! :)

~T-Shirt scarves! (I'm in love...)

My name is Jennifer.  It has been 4 minutes since my last pin.  I am addicted to Pinterest.

Thanks for listening.  I just had to get that out there.

So.... I have so many loves here lately.  But I think my favorite thing that I've been seeing is scarves.  Now I have always loved scarves, but let's be for real.  As much as I may love something fashionable, when its gone, its gone.  Right?  So you can imagine how happy I've been with scarves making a comeback.

So... Pinterest.... oh, Pinterest.  You have opened my eyes to so many fabulous things!  Like diy scarves.  I am working on a pretty little sweet knitted cutie pa-tutie, but that's taking some time.  And if you know me, you know that I am such an immediate gratification crafter. 

Sorry!  Back to the topic at hand.  Pinterest.  So, I begin this post by saying that none of these, or very, very little of these ideas are mine!  :)  I will do my best to give credit where credit is due!

T-shirt scarves were popping up like crazy.  And heavens knows I have tons of t-shirts.  Perfect.  Lets start with this beauty...

I saw this @ and it was love at first sight.  Her directions were so easy to follow!  So.... Here's my version.

Oh gosh!  I love it. 


 I saw this very cool idea @ and saw possibilities all in my closet! Here's my version....

So where'd that flower come from?  Check out my next post!  Listen.... if I can do these, you can too!  Think of all those t-shirts that have a little spot on them, or a bleach stain.  Perfect!


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