Monday, January 20, 2014

Max & Me Day 3

Well.......Max wasn't in the mood today so sister had to take his place....

Max & Me Day 3.

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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Max & Me

My love for photography has been rekindled. And I'm so excited! This time I'm doing for myself only....just for the love of it. Not for marketing or promotional purposes, just pure love. I will be shooting as many days a week as I can of the following enjoy.

Day 1: tolerance

Day 2: Content

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Blouse refashion #2

As I drifted off to sleep I caught a glimpse of this blouse peeking at me from the closet and instantly had a vision for it. 

Cut off the bottom, add a double peplum ruffle and bows on the sleeves and front. 

Feminine perfection! Especially when paired with a Zadie B ruffled skirt. 

I hope this inspires you to give refashioning a try!
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Thursday, December 19, 2013

DIY Magazine Stationary

 I knew I was saving all those Boden and DownEast catalogs for something! The kids wanted to make some gifts to give and they needed something to keep them occupied so here is what I came up with.

Glue Sticks
Index Cards
Washi tape (optional)
Sewing machine (optional)

First you're going to determine the size of your envelopes. Luckily the Boden catalogs turned out to be the perfect size for 3x5" index cards.

1. Cut out random shaped pieces. Don't forget to look at the color. When using the same catalog you will have a nice coordinating selection of colors as most lines use the same tones over and over.

2. Cut out or find the pages that you will use for the envelope base. The part that you will glue all the pieces on...mine was 6x8".
3. Glue all the pieces on randomly. Then trim the pieces overlapping off of the edges.
4. Now, after the glue has dried I ran my sewing machine over each piece in a circular pattern. This step is not necessary but sewing on paper is so fun and it adds some detail to the project.
 5. Now that the pieces are glued and sewed down you will fold up the bottom half leaving about 1.5-2" at the top for the flap. Sew or tape down the sides.

6. Next I cut a 1" strip off of a index card and taped it to the front for writing the addressee on. These aren't for mailing, unless you put in another envelope.

7. Use washi tape or bits of paper to decorate a blank index card and slide inside. I used washi tape to seal the envelopes as well.

This would be fun with a hunting magazine or catalog as well for boys! 


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Friday, December 13, 2013

Refashion: 2 blouses

Ok, so I've been adding things to my Clothing DIY board and decided to give it a try. I went thru my closet and pulled out everything I don't wear or that I thought could be made cuter. I started with these two shirts. They are both cute but I just didn't go for them first thing when choosing my clothes (they each have their cons). I know this is ridiculously easy and I feel silly for posting it but I'm doing it to give you's how it went...

Started with these two shirts....

Cut the bottom off of the brown top...
Cut the bottom off of the striped shirt...

Then sew the striped bottom to the brown top.....I stitched two lines and zigzagged the edges...

and tada, a new shirt that I love much more than the other two alone.

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

2013 Farm Vogue Ornament Exchange!

Guess what time it is?!?! Time for my annual ORNAMENT exchange to begin! This is my 5th 6th year (maybe more) that I've hosted this and I absolutely love it! How does it work? Follow the link below and it will lead you to the exchange where you will sign up (free and safe) and on Nov 19th it will pair people up to exchange ornaments! It is SO fun to get an ornament in the mail from someone across the country that you probably don't know. You leave a description of your tree or decor colors and that person either makes or buys an ornament that they think fits the description. Some of my favorite ornaments are those I've received in this exchange!

The spending limit is $5 OR even better, you can MAKE the ornament/s. You are welcome to do more than one but don't expect the person sending you one to do the same. ;)

{So you don't have a tree? No problem! Just put the ornament on the Christmas tree that's been dissected all over your house.......on the mantle, door ways, windows, etc. LOLOLOL!! Sorry, I shouldn't have said that but I couldn't resist. ;)}

You have til Nov 18th or 19th (can't remember now) to sign up and then I ask that you mail the ornament by Nov 29th so your exchangee (ha!) will have time to hang and enjoy it!

Thanks so much to all of you that have participated with me on this thru the years! I hope you've enjoyed it and the memories the ornaments bring as much as I have. 

Click on THIS link to be taken to the gift exchange on Elfster!

Here is a photo of just a few of the ornaments I've received thru the years. (Sorry for the low quality phone photo)

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Christmas DIY Gift idea's.

Ok, so I'm starting a weekly craft day to get together and create gifts to give for Christmas gifts. I'm going to post some idea's here that you can work on. We may or may not do these ideas but I thought I'd give you a place to start. Click on titles to view tutorials.

Earbud pouch via Dog under my desk

Pouches/Cosmetic bags by How about Orange

Mason drinking jar by Little Bit Funky

iPhone Wallet by My 3 Monsters

Dream Catcher via Love it

Dolls by Bit of Whimsy Dolls

Ruffled Aprons via Whatever

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