Thursday, March 31, 2011

Colorful Inspiration

So ever since I got my Pinterest account, I've been obsessed really enjoyed pinning things and looking at other people's pins.  Because of this, I've been able to keep track of some really great finds & inspiration.  

I'm on a bright-colors kick I'm loving these: 

Aren't they all gorgeous?  What's inspired you lately? 

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

What I Wore Wednesday: Week 1

I know a lot of people started WIWW in order to get out of their sweats and look cute...but I'm starting it in order to
a) try to mix up my clothes and wear some unused clothes a little more often and
b) in order to gain a little confidence and stop feeling so silly taking pictures of myself.  
(Maybe one day I'll be as awesome as Ashley from Little Miss Momma...check her out, you'll see what I mean). we go!
(please excuse the dirty mirror and cluttered background...I live in a dorm room with another girl so the mirror is constantly covered in hairspray that doesn't come off easily)

Dress: La Posh Style...I totally love them
Shoes: England
Sweater: Macy's
Belt: England

Shirt: "Love the Dress Love the Cause" -Sorority shirt for our Philanthropy, the Alpha Phi Foundation
Jeans: American Eagle
Flats: Target
Hair Clip: made by me

Jeans: American Eagle (they're the only ones that fit me)
Tank: Target?
Sweater: Macy's
Shoes: Target? 

Pencil Skirt: Express
Shirt: Old Navy
Necklace: made by me
Flats: Forever 21

Linking up with Lindsey from The Pleated Poppy and many other fabulous women. 
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Monday, March 28, 2011

Summer Wedges

I can't wait until summer...and I keep looking at summer clothes/shoes (wishful thinking) and I think I need some wedges. 

I think these are adorable...boyfriend disagrees...thoughts? 

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Nail Polish of the Week (4): French Pink Shimmer

I decided to go a little more natural this week and used this: 
I love how it turned out, you can barely tell I'm wearing any, but it adds the perfect amount of color so my nails look fabulous. 

Sources: yarn : girl : flower : piano

Friday, March 25, 2011

Happy Day

This is making me happy right now...
It's what I look like to one of the kindergarten boys that I do reading work with...I love little notes from my students (: 

Lots of Necklaces

I made a few new necklaces...just experimenting with different styles. P.S. I always feel awkward posting pictures of myself don't laugh (: 
The Bow
(See? I have huge awkward eyes in this one) 
I'm not sure what to call this one...
It kind of reminds me of a peacock. 

 A Bib Necklace
This was just an experiment for can't really see the black rosettes on the black shirt, so it's not a great picture.  But I can't decide how I feel about it yet. 

In other news: Boyfriend is coming this weekend, yay! 

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Springtime Headband

In an attempt to use up some more of my rolled roses, I made a headband with some springtime colors. 
The headband is separate from the flowers...which are on a clip, so I can switch it out if I want.  Those colors make me wish it was warmer outside...summer come soon

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Rolled Roses Tutorial

So I know there might be other tutorials out there on this, but I had a request for one, and I kind of just made it up the first time I did it here is mine

-fabric scissors or rotary cutter
-hot glue gun (loaded)

Cut a strip of fabric, the longer the strip the bigger the rose.  (Mine for this was 22" x 1.5" but it doesn't need to be perfect). 
Fold the fabric in half
 Tie a knot
 Start to roll the fabric.
 Add a dab of hot glue ever turn or two.
 Keep twisting the fabric and adding glue. (This is a fairly hot-glue heavy project).
 Leave a little bit at the end.
 Cover it in hot glue. 
 Glue to the bottom of the rose.
 And you're finished! 

Some people prefer to use fabric glue, but I feel as though hot glue dries more quickly, so I prefer it. 

Use these to dress up a hair clip, brooch, anything you can think here and here for a sample of what I've used them for.

I hope that wasn't too confusing.  Let me know if you have any questions! 

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Five-Minute Pincushion

This weekend was full of homework...I just wanted to do a quick project that I could get done and say I finished something, so I made a quick pincushion. 

It's not meant to last, the pennant is just fabric-glued on, but it was quick and easy. 

Am I the only one who adds things to do on their to-do list that they know they can get done right away simply for the satisfaction of crossing it off right away? 

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Organization Time

This weekend I decided I needed to organize a little of my room in order to feel a little more calm. 
One drawer went from this
then all dumped out like this
to this
with just one drawer organizer and a few smaller containers. Goodness it felt great.  

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Totally Last Minute Tee

Last night my roomate and I were trying to find something green to wear, but neither of us could find anything good in our closets...until I discovered two white tees in a drawer, and decided to make us shirts. 

Now, I know it's a little late for today, but you can use this method to make any sort of appliquéd shirt.

First, gather your supplies. 
I found a clip-art online and a font I liked and printed them off to trace. (Hint: if you right-click your font, you can choose "outline" so you won't waste so much ink printing large letters)
Then I decided how much heat bond I'd need, and ironed it onto the fabric, paper-side up
Trace your appliqué onto the heat bond with a pen or pencil. Don't forget to trace everything backwards!! 
Cut it out. 
Take the paper off the material and place it how you want it. 
Iron on. I placed the iron on top for a few seconds so it wouldn't move around when I moved the iron. 
Optional: Cut off the neck to make it off the shoulder 80s-ish. I totally just eyeballed the measurement. 
Place paper or cardboard in between the shirt.
Go around the edge with fabric paint (this helps it stay on if you don't want to sew, or don't have time to sew it).

I'll have finished pictures of the roomie and I wearing them later today (: 

Here are pictures of the finished shirts on St. Patrick's Day. 

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