Sunday, November 29, 2009

Peppermint Stick Holiday Frock GROSGRAIN GIVEAWAY!!!!

I would LOVE to win this dress, and I suppose I'd better let you know about the contest as well.....

Peppermint Stick Holiday Frock GROSGRAIN GIVEAWAY!!!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Win some Fabric!


RetroMummy is giving away 12 fat quarters of his gorgeous retro fabric! Be sure to go check it out! Here is a link!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Perfect For An Outing


I just had to show you this simple t-shirt that Dear Lizzy embellished and turned it into something gorgeous and perfect for a day out!

Be sure to read her tutorial on how to make it!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Ruffle Shoe Tutorial

Ruffle Shoe Tutorial

I've been seeing these adorable ruffle shoes all over, Delias, Jcrew, and other stores. They are so cute! However, at Delias they are priced at around $44, kind of pricey for my budget. So, I decided to make my own! I used plain black shoes that had a hint of sparkle to them from Target and black with white polka dot material for the ruffle. They turned out even better than I had expected and I LOVE them! So, I will share a tutorial on how to make them for you! If you make a pair, please email me so I can see how they turned out!

Oh, and I'm sure you wouldn't do this, but please do not resell the tutorial or the shoes that you created! Thanks!


I forgot to take pictures for the tutorial after number 16, I guess I was too excited to get it done! All you do after you complete the steps below is hot glue the ruffle to the shoe, let dry, and repeat the process on the other shoe, oh, and enjoy wearing them! Don't forget to take a picture so I can see!


Click on Images to see better detail

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sewn Jean Dress

I finished sewing this dress a while ago, I think about a month, actually, but here are the pictures!

It is a jean dress, it turned out very cute! The one thing that I am sad about is that it turned out sort of short, I'm thinking about adding a ruffle of sort under it so that its longer.

As you can see, I haven't put the eye hook in the back yet, so it is not closed at the tip top yet....the rest is a zipper.

Do you like how it turned out? If you would like the pattern number, let me know!

DIY Wall Decals

Have you ever thought wall decals like these:

Cherry Blossom Wall Decal, White

Five Birds Sitting on a Cherry Blossom Branch - Wall Decals
Dali Decals

Are very pretty and maybe even dreamed of having one in your own house, but then started having second thoughts about it all when you saw the price tags on them?

You can make one yourself. Yup, I'm not lying! Out of felt! Compare this:

Flowering Cherry Blossom Branch - Wall Decals
Dali Decals - $85.00

To this one:



I actually think I like the handmade one better!

DIY Tutorial can be found here!

If you make this, please let me know, I would love to see how it turned out!

Turn a Tank Top Into A Purse

Tank top totes - after

Aren't these adorable? I especially love the one to the left with the flower on it! Cute! Would you believe they were made out of old tank tops? Tomorrow I'm going to the thrift store to find something that I could use to make one similar! Tutorial here!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


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