Does your home office need a makeover? Here are 10 DIY ideas that will help change the look of your space!
These might look familiar. I’ve made them before….but I made a few more. I love making photos into pillows, sachets, paperweights….they make perfect gifts….and I even use them as pattern weights. [Read more…]
This morning was Boo’s 6th birthday party! Before I do the big reveal, I’ll be posting about a few of the things I made for the party. Here’s the first…..salon capes to fit American Girl or other similar sized 18″ dolls! We have two of the 18″ doll salon chairs….and borrowed one from a friend…..so I made three salon cutting capes to accompany them.
To make your own, you’ll need the following for each cape:
New pattern in the shop! A favorite from the clothing line so I’ve added it to the pattern line: The Asymmetrical Leggings…..and even added a miniature pattern for the American Girl style dolls.
Pattern can be sewn with regular sewing machine or a serger. Any stretchy cotton/lycra/spandex blend works great as well as stretchy ribbed cotton like the kind used in tank tops.
With Boo’s new American Girl obsession a few of you saw this coming…..yep, that’s Pf-1221 doll or “Grace” as we now call her:
The leggings are easy to make and are for almost every season! Make them capri length or full length:
These are Boo’s favorite leggings and I love how she looks like a little elf in them:
A few of my friends, Katherine, Olivia, and Melanie tested them out for me. I love their fabric choices:
Both patterns are available in the shop now! More in the pipeline……for girls and dolls…..stay tuned!
I started with 1″ webbing:
I love making journals……here are a few I’ve made recently: [Read more…]
A few weeks ago Michaels asked me to be a part of their Holiday Dream Tree Challenge…..of course I jumped at the chance because I love Michaels and I love a challenge! I finished up my Dream Christmas Tree for Michaels Dream Tree Challenge…..and made a little HD “process” movie to accompany it! Here’s a peek at the ornaments I made that you’ll see in the movie:
(Update: I had a few questions on equipment and software I use to film and edit HD videos…..click here for my list and FAQ!)
Here’s a fun little video I made of all the decor being made and the final tree:
A top view of the finished tree! [Read more…]
As part of the Lil Journal Project: another technique to work on in your journal this week: doodling on photos! A few of these techniques come from my friend Stephanie Corfee’s book: Creative Doodling and Beyond. Like drawing interesting borders:
Try adding photos into your journal and embellishing the photos with borders….even if it’s just a few lines:
Use a white gel pen or a correction pen (White Out) for drawing on dark backgrounds: [Read more…]