Sunday, March 27, 2011

Flowered Tank Top

A few weeks ago I saw these really cute tank tops in Old Navy. I didn’t really need any more tank tops and didn’t really want to buy any since it is still freezing here. So, instead, I snapped a quick picture of it with my phone and went home with an idea. I grabbed a tank top I already had, along with some matching satin that I had on hand:

I found something circular to trace on the satin and cut out 8 circles about 2” in diameter. I applied fray check to the edges of the circles (hopefully they will hold up in the wash) and let them dry. This did change the color a bit on the edges of the satin, but it isn’t too noticeable.

After letting them dry, I folded the circles into quarters and hand stitched a little at the bottom so they would stay together:

The final step was sewing them onto the tank. I hand sewed them onto the tank as well, and am really happy with how it turned out:


Saturday, March 26, 2011

Gift Box

First off, a big thanks to my friend Amy who helped me find a way to get pictures throughout my post! I really did not like having all the pictures at the beginning. Anyway, one day while I was cleaning, I came across this old, tin watch box that I knew I could use for something…someday. When I saw it an idea popped into my head so I gathered some supplies from around my place:

This was a really easy project. I took the zebra paper and cut it to size to fit the bottom of the tin. Then I hot glued some black, velvet ribbon around the top edge. To finish it off, I took apart the flower, added a zebra brad in the center and hot glued it to the top. Here is what it looks like now:

…and a top view:

I think this will be a fun gift box. 


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Pottery Barn Inspired Baskets

Ok, so I tried really hard to figure out how to be able to post pictures amongst the blog, but I failed. So, back to posting all the pictures at the beginning. I'll keep trying:) Anyway, I am super excited to share my latest project with all of you. I really love how it turned out.

One day when I was looking at the Pottery Barn catalog, I saw the picture at the top of this post. My dad and I had made a Pottery Barn inspired bench last fall, and I had just found some baskets that fit in the cubbies. I loved how Pottery Barn added the numbers to their baskets in the picture, so I went on a hunt around my apartment to see what I could find to jazz up my baskets. I found a small picture frame and a wooden oval left over from another project (pictured above).

I painted the frame and the oval with some cream paint that I had and painted the glass of the frame with chalkboard paint. I used my Cricut to cut out a black vinyl number 1 to put on the oval. After the paint had dried, I sanded the edges of the frame and distressed the edges of the oval with black ink. I used my chalk to draw a number 3 on the glass. I wanted one basket to have solid number, so I went to Michaels and found an unfinished wood number 2 for 99 cents. I painted that cream as well and distressed the edges with black ink.

To attach the numbers to the baskets I used some twine and hot glue. I didn't want to glue them directly to the baskets in case some day I don't want them on anymore. Just a little note of advice: make sure that you glue your numbers to the front of the basket, not the side. Yes, spoken from experience. I got a little excited to finish.

Like I said, I love how they turned out. My favorite part of this project was that is only cost me 99 cents!


Saturday, March 19, 2011

Got Flowers?

I know, I know, another post on flower headbands. I just can't help it! This nice weather has got me thinking spring, and with spring comes flowers. So, here are a few more headbands that I have been working on. I spruced up a couple of the headbands from the last post too. I just wasn't crazy about their centers, so I gave them a little personality. The blue flower is a clip that I made for one of my cute little nieces.

Again, all of these headbands are for sale. I can also make the flowers into clips (like the blue one). Just e-mail me at

Look for these upcoming posts as well...boring baskets jazzed up, and old watch box turned fab.

Hope all of you are having a great weekend!


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Flower Power

I am in love with all the cute flower headbands for little girls. They are so fun! These headbands are all for sale. Do you know a little girl who could use one? Email me at for more information. I will be posting more soon with handmade flowers on them too.
Check out my brother's blog too at I went with him on a newborn photo shoot, so we used some of my headbands on the baby. The black and white photo is one of the photos with a headband I made.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Decorative Moss Balls

I am trying to get my place all decorated for spring. Hopefully that will help it come sooner! I needed something to fill in a metal basket that I have and I thought some cute decorative moss balls would be perfect. I'd seen them a lot in pottery barn catalogs and knew I could make them much cheaper. Here is what I started with: pack of 6 styrofoam balls, moss from the dollar store, modge podge and a brush to apply it with (pictures above).
First, I coated the styrofoam ball with modge podge. I then stuck the moss to it. This was a messy process, but I learned that if I put a large chunk of moss on and then held it really hard, it would stick better. Once all the balls were covered, I sprayed them with liquid adhesive so the moss would stay in place. I like how they turned out and they only cost a few dollars!
The finished product is shown in the top 2 pictures. The other 3 are of what I used. Sorry the pictures are all messed up. Again, give me a little time and I'll get this figured out...hopefully!

It's Blog Time!

Well, I finally took the plung! After thinking about starting a blog for quite some time, I'm finally doing it! I'm excited to share some of my ideas with you. Just give me a little time to get this all figured out and then we'll be up and running!