November 21, 2011
Well, I'm copycatting again. I saw this idea on Pinterest (and can you believe it?? I actually got OFF of Pinterest and made something!!) and had to try it out. It looked easy, beautiful, and totally something I could crank out in bulk (for, ahem, Christmas, perhaps...)
Kelli has a very excellent tutorial here. As with all things, I skipped a step or two (mostly the measuring-the-lines thing... I kindof eyeballed it.) I picked a bunch of clearance fabrics, 3 yards long, and went to town. In the time it took me to watch one movie, I had finished 12 scarves and was disappointed it was time to stop.
Here are some photographs:
This white one was my particular favorite. The fabric itself is a little stretchy, and makes a soft, comfortable, and absolutely gorgeous scarf. I asked Jayson if it would be selfish of me to keep one of the white ones... after glancing at the 11 others I'd finished in 2 hours, he smiled and said, "I think you may have earned that one."
Which one is your favorite?
November 14, 2011
Begin by punching out quite a few circles of your selected cardstock. Fold every circle in half with the pattern inside.
The ornaments should have a natural gap in the center of the circles (see photos above), which the ribbon slides through comfortably.
And you're done!! Before I knew it, I had made almost 20 of them, but unfortunately I had the colors wrong for the person I was making them for (it wasn't purple - it was gold. Durn it.) So this turned out to be a test run. A very successful test run, I might add. Hopefully by the time I do the real ornaments, my new phone will be here and the pictures will be much better. ;)
November 11, 2011
Have you missed me?? I've missed all of you... truly!! I've been battling a mysterious illness that has entirely confounded my doctor, but on the bright side, all of my clothes are suddenly very big. :)
And speaking of clothes, I've been pinning a lot of dresses on Pinterest lately. I have several big events coming up soon that I plan to splurge and dress up for, including a couple of Christmas parties. I thought I'd share the dresses I like, since I haven't been doing any projects while sitting in my pajamas watching hundreds of movies. (Though I will be shortly... I have deadlines coming.)
As with all things on Pinterest, sometimes you can find the original post, and sometimes, you can't. As before, I'll provide the source where possible, and if you happen to know where an un-sourced photograph comes from, please let me know!
I noticed after I pinned them that they're all roughly the same shape, length, style, etc... I must have one particular fashion on the brain this year. Which ones do you like?
Back (for real!) very soon! <3