Saturday, July 30, 2011

Christmas in July!

YUP! I said Mop & Glow Glitter Balls...these are the coolest! So easy to make just a little glitter (I used martha stewart), Mop & Glow, vinyl, your cricut cutter and a piece of ribbon turns an ordinary glass ball into a beautiful, personalized, sparkle ornament on your tree.

These make great gifts too, I plan to make lots more!!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Decoupaged Picture Frame Revamp

I decided to give these decoupage picture frames a revamp. I  bought these frames on sale a while back because I liked the colors in them and knew I could find someplace in my house for them. The center had some cheesy saying that I wasn't too excited about...

...but I had some pictures I took that I really liked from our vacation in Italy at a winery in Siena. 

So, I cut the pictures to fit the center and simply decoupaged them

right over those cheesy sayings,

and look how cute they turned out!
Now, I have four really cool and personalized framed photos from our dream vacation for my wall.

I think these will look great with the Tuscan decor we have going through out the house.
Now I am going to see what else I can decoupage!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Buttercup Bag

I made my first hand bag is where you can find the (Free!) Buttercup Bag Sewing Pattern.

It was so easy to make, I was really surprised how quickly it came together.  

The lighting was so much better outside, but I really need to find some place with a neutral backdrop.
I used a magnetic closure and added a cell phone pocket on the inside. This is a cute but small bag, I think the pattern can be adjusted easily into a larger bag, and want to try making it a larger Hobo style Bag. 

See it's pretty small, but you can put you essentials in it. Next time I would use a stiffer fabric and/or a fabric stiffener in between the layers. My niece loved it and already wants another one (: