Sunday, October 7, 2012

This is Halloween!

I love fall and especially Halloween!  This year I took it upon myself to make even more throw pillow covers so that each one is covered for this crazy holiday.



I jumped on the crafting boat and made the all time favorite...chevron.  Painted, just like all of the tutorials told me.  Hope you like them!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

We are all SuperStars!

I am really getting into this patterned jeans trend lately.  But sometimes I would rather have something handmade than pay an arm and a leg for something that will be out of style in 8 months.  With that being said, it is the perfect time to make a pair of star jeans that I have been drooling over from Current Elliott for months now.  I had an old pair of grey skinny jeans that I thought would be perfect for this project.  The best part, my girls both cheer all-star competitive cheer for the Pittsburgh Superstars and competition season is coming.  You bet I will be sporting these jeans as part of my cheer gear!

I am not a model...so don't laugh at me!  And I'm representing the team!:)

Here are the steps I took.

Mix Martha Stewart Any Surface paint with fabric medium.

Stamp a random piece of denim or fabric
to get the pressure right for the stamp.

Begin stamping your pattern on the jeans.
You may need to allow dry time between 
stamps and front and back of the legs.

When through and after dry for about 24 hrs., run the iron over your jeans to set the paint.

Wash them with no fabric softner and the color should set into the denim and make them look like you bought them that way!

Viola!









ReUse, ReDo, ReFashion

Here's a big tee that I cut, bleached, and painted.  Love this style!


Cut and dry...used a paint brush to splatter on the heart shape bleach.  Take note!  Bleach spreads!  Threw it in the washer with no fabric softner on warm wash cold rinse.  Dried it, then painted the heart with fabric paint.  Easy Peasy.  Don't forget to heat set that paint.

Old Jeans...New Look

I am on a roll lately with clothing refashions.  So the next few posts will be on that topic.  Sometimes I get it right, sometimes it's a complete fail.  This one came out pretty good.

 In the process of losing some weight, mostly inches, I have been getting rid of clothes left and right.  I was very hesitant to get rid of these particular jeans as they are Joe's Jeans, which can be quite pricey.  So instead, I decided to wear them as a boyfriend jean.  With some heavy distressing.


I used bleach, a bleach pen and the paint brush to get the fading.  I wanted a very distressed look.  Like I had been working in them.  I used a razor to make holes, slashes, and roughed up areas.  


I sewed in various places to give the look of repair.


Pardon the pics, I am not a model, but they look way better on than lying on the floor.  

Monday, March 26, 2012

From Obsession to Faux Milk Glass

OK, so I have a serious coffee obsession.   And what's worse, I love Starbucks!  However, I must live in the only town in the US without one.  Blah!  Fortunately, I make my way to a nearby community a few times a week so that I am able to feed my obsession.  But, when I can't get there, I grab a Frappuccino to go at the local convenience store.  It's my one indulgence!

One day I decided to save a few bottles instead of recycling them.  And this was my plan.  I would make milk glass.  I have seen many tutorials on how to do it...from Pinterest of course.  But, here is my very own.

Enjoy!!!!

Supplies:

Bottles or jars
Latex paint
newspaper or plastic bag (to cover your space)
disposable cups
LOTS of PATIENCE

1.  Gather a few bottles of any size or shape.  I used Frappuccino bottles because they are reminiscent of old milk bottles.  Wash and let dry.  If you can't get the label off or the sticky stuff underneith, use a Magic Eraser...it works wonders.

2.  I started by dipping a cup into my paint and pouring into the bottle.  I rotate the bottle to cover the whole inside.  If the paint doesn't cover, add a little more.




3.  Once your whole jar is covered on the inside, drain out over paint can, and place in cup to let drain fully.  Don't worry about getting paint on the outside of the jar, it comes off the glass very easily.


4.  I forgot to take a picture but, I used a wire rack placed over my work surface, in this case a bag.  I put the bottles on it upside down to let them dry overnight.  It may take 48 hours to dry completely.  Be patient.  If you stick anything inside the bottles before they dry, it may scratch your pure white surface.  I know this from experience.


5.  Display as you would like!






Thursday, March 8, 2012

It's not easy being GREEN!

Aaahhh, one more wreath for the month!  This one is a coffee filter wreath.  A little time consuming.  Quite beautiful when it's dones.  Here is one before the embellishments.

This could easily be taylored to the season!  In fact, my BFF Monica thought that it might be cool to use different seasonal pics to stick in for various seasons!  Great idea Mon!!!!

Here is the St. Patrick's Day version.  I think it came out super cute!  Just one thing.  I can't hang it on my front door.  It is so full and puffy that it will not fit in between the door and storm door.  Oh well!  Maybe someone else would like it!


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

I Heart Faces Photo Challenge!


This photo was submitted to the I Heart Faces photo challenge – www.iheartfaces.com


Photo Challenge Submission