Tuesday, September 13, 2011

More Fabric Flower Accessories

Been busy with the glue gun and sewing needle lately. These two projects unfortunately aren't actually finished...I'm still deciding what kind of accessory I want to make with each of them. The first one here is my favorite so far and I've been wondering how to make these fluffy looking flowers for a while! I finally found someone who was kind enough to post a video on her way of making these, you can find that video right here if you're interested.

Anyway, I'm thinking of making the lacey flower into a headband using the ribbon in the picture. Perhaps use a plain white or beige headband, wrap the heck out of it with the ribbon, and then attach the flower on the side? I'm thinking that would be cute! :3

The second one here isn't my favorite, (it's just not me) but I gotta do something with it. The feathers aren't actually attached yet, I was just fiddling around with feathers, ribbon, and other scraps, trying to decide how I want to finish this one. I'm thinking just a hair clip, and maybe I'll attach a safety pin as well, that way I could use it for my hair, or I could put it on a purse or piece of clothing. Maybe I'll give it away when I'm done with it. ;)

In case anyone is curious how this one was made, I don't know of any existing youtube tutorial out there (though I'm sure you could find one if you searched hard enough) for it, but all I did was take a long piece of ribbon and do a running stitch down one side of it, gathering it as I went. I made sure to secure the end first so I didn't lose the thread! Then I tied off the other end when it was as big/long as I wanted and used fabric glue to hold it together. It took a bit of coaxing to get it to curl up just right, but it wasn't too difficult.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Gettin' Crafty

It's about time I got some pictures up here. This is what I've been up to recently. They're in order of first made to last made. The first one is my very first attempt. A little shabby, because I didn't burn the edges of the ribbon so you can see a bit of unraveling going on there. Plus, I didn't sew the clip part on, I just hot glued it so after a few uses that broke. xD From now on I'll be sewing everything together, and the glue will be extra hold.

This next one was pretty simple to make, but it took me a while simply because this fabric is a pain to get it to do what you want. Anyway, this one is sewn onto a plain old bobby pin, which actually works out really well. Bobby pins are my new best friend, and I wish I had learned how to use them sooner. (Yes, that's right, I never really knew how to properly utilize a bobby pin.)

Thanks to my sister for letting me borrow her sewing machine! I just made a simple drawstring bag. I need some practice before I move on to something I'd actually be upset about if I messed it up. I'll probably be using this to put my shoes in when I have to pack my suitcase for whatever reason. (Like my week long vacation in December!!!)

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Workplace Antics

Ever need something silly to do at work? Just put this 10 hour looped video of the Narwhals song on someones computer. Sure to get a few good laughs, even if it's only you laughing. ;) We did this at work last night. Had this silly video playing all night in the training room on the big screen TV! It was great - I was singing this in my head all night and got a few good laughs from it, especially on break. Makes the day pass by better, especially a Friday before a long weekend.

Anyway, I'm off to visit my parents today, and yes, I'm taking my camera with me for it's first adventure! I can't wait!!!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Sewing skills anyone?

Oooooh my goodness! I love love love the new UI/layout for blogger! Much simpler, and everything is easily viewable! Thank you!!!

On another note, my Canon Rebel is now "out for delivery"! I'm excited to get it finally, but I'm kinda bummed because I'm way too tired and sore to go out and really get it a good first use.

Also, I have a sewing machine now (sort of, really I'm just "borrowing") and I want to use it!!! I'm going to make a few bags purses to start out, hem a couple pairs of pants, (who am I kidding? I have to hem them all!) and I also want to make this dress:

Super cute & easy dress to make, plus it's easy to dress up or dress down. <3 I need more casual dresses.

(Stay tuned for more updates! New DSLR camera = more pictures & videos!)

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Hell to the yes! I want this...and I'm getting this. Simple as that. It's the Canon Rebel EOS T3i, and it is amazing! I could have gone for a slightly less awesome, but much cheaper camera, BUT where's the fun in that? Besides, I LOVE the fact that the screen on this one pops out and swivels. Like it, love it, gotta have it!

And here's the swively goodness: