I had seen these self made lavender sachets all over pinterest and other blogs. I was really wanted to give it a try since I really like’ the concept…. The fresh scent of lavender in my laundry without having to use those environment unfriendly sheets. So I whipped one up to test the waters….
OK. Took me literally 3 minutes to cut and sew one up. Well, to be most honest might of taken me 10 minutes but only because I may of printed up some fabric labels. I can never resist printing something out of fabric. Kill me.
I threw it in a load of whites and it actually made the load smell delicious. Not overpowering but definitely there. The delicious scent even lingered through the 2nd wash.
Do yourself a favor and make a few- after a few loads you could throw them in your closet or drawers.
I chose some Indian block print remnants thinking that the thin weight would allow the lavender to scent to really escape.
what it looked like after a couple of loads. Completely intact and still smelling wonderful.
I’m absolutely (I mean ABSOLUTELY) in love with Truly’s Toes. They are soft, small and yummy – all the makings of a delicious snack. So for Mama Day I thought that I would make a quick gift to self by getting those feet on a pouch that I can haul and look at 24/7.
It was pretty easy I managed to get it done in under 2 hours (including drying time).
First I painted her feet with fabric paint. This was the best part. something about painting the little feet… I racked my brain for a career that could have me painting little baby feet all day.
Then I pushed them down on some simple canvas fabric (you could also use an old sheet)
Repeat with other foot.
I sewed on a bottom border fabric but you could also just keep it simple. I also printed a label on a printable fabric sheet, you could also do a title with some beautiful embroidery.
Then I sewed it into a zippered pouch and finished it with a fancy zipper pull – Because I am obsessed with them right now.
Make this for a new mom - she will treasure it for evah!
I had some extra tank tops sitting around that seemed to be begging for a little something something. Yes, I could go the route of an applique. I thought about and thought that I needed to try something different. I decided to give the tank a little French twist and make a collar. I simply traced the top of the tank and added 1 1/2 inches. After rounding out the corners I made my template.
I then realized that I forgot the seam allowance so had to make a second template. Then I traced it on some vintage fabric. I wished I had taken some pics all the way through. Will do when I make a second one. The vintage fabric was so pretty that I could not throw away any piece, so ended up making a matching hair bow.
1st and 2nd templates….
How many pictures do I have saved on iphoto? Don’t even want to think about it. What do I do with them? Well, I neatly put them in folders on my computer. I have been doing that for about 6 years straight. Why print when I can save? That is why I love a project like this that gives me a bright modern way to display some of those hundreds (or thousands) of photos. The first is a project from German Brigette, the one below is a project that I did a few months back and turned into a design box at the store and then now offer in our online shop. What makes the whole thing possible is the fantastic printable fabric sheets.
I used a little reverse applique which is incredibly fun and simple to do.
Following on the Boho/Fairy thread that has been brought in by Maggie, I sat down and made these two Hippie girl crafts. I tried to give them an ethreal touch so that we could steer clear of the typical associations of God’s eyes. Gotta say these were way too fun to make. Going to add them to our Drop in crafts line-up. Can NOT wait to see the spin that each girls is going to give this project!
Thanks to Honestly WTF for this lovely DIY beanie tutorial. With the cold weather that’s been around here for the last week, this accessorized beanie will keep you warm, and stylish. Check it out here!
So easy! Instead of sewing it directly onto the hat, hot glue your jewels onto a fabric and cut around it.
Been trying to come up with ideas for West’s class mates for Vday. This one from Design Mom is great, it is probably better for a girl to give but I will keep it in mind for Truly. Would also be a cute Bday party favor.
As high school seniors are starting to find out where they will spend the next 4 academic years of their lives, we all have college or universities on the brain. I thought this would be a fun project to take on to your show your personal love for your school of choice. My daughter is not applying to Yale (sad face) but West had this mini sweatshirt that was not fitting him any more. Obviously, it works great with a mini sweatshirt because you can get the college name and pocket in a smaller pillow but you could do it with an adult sized pillow as well. It was pretty easy as you can see from pics. Just drew square in the size I wanted. Cut out square, then placed the two sides right side together and sewed all around. The zipper is the perfect way to insert your cushion.
I was a little nervous that West was going to be mad about me chopping up his sweatshirt. Turns out he LOVES it and has slept with it 2 night straight. It is soft and cozy as your old sweatshirt after all.
When I look at the tea aisle, time starts to stand still. There are just so many varities. Admittidly we have more tea in the house than we could ever drink. So I love the idea that you can actually use it to make a wonderful bath soak. Then I love that Flamingo Toes made this great tutorial on sewing your own DIY scrubbie. Fun Fun Fun!!!!!
I just discovered this amazing stuff. It actually surprises me that I had to “discover” it. This stuff is so mindblowing, that I feel like it should of been featured in the news or something. The product is called Ink Effects, and essentially it’s a paint that you can use on normal paper and after it dries that sheet becomes an iron on transfer! I know, crazy right. Just think of the possibilities. It comes in about 9 colors and you can layer the colors as you choose.
We tried it out using a design we found online. We simply painted over the design and waited a few minutes and it was dry enough for us to iron on our tote bag. Way too cool. My head is exploding thinking of all the great applications for the store with my students!