Monday, July 18, 2011

Missing my House- Tar Heel Tour

I had finally gotten my home the way I wanted it when we found out we were moving. I was so excited, yet bummed all at the same time. Between my husband and me we had some major project FAILS! It took several years, lots of $$$$, and sweat to figure things out.

Last weekend we finally got up to North Carolina to get the rest of our belongings. We are scheduled to close in August. I know we should be sad to see out first home together go, but we aren't! So many things have contributed to out bitterness. I don't miss NC, the neighborhood, or the house really... Just the space.

So, since I am missing my house tonight I thought I would share it with you

Entry Way

Family Room

View from kitchen


Master Bedroom

Master Bath

The Hubbys Favorite place

Stay tuned for The Beach Condo Tour!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Happy 4th of July x2

Yesterday I showed you the bag I made for Lucy with a sneak peek at her shoes

I love making plain flip flops into something spectacular!

For this project you will need:
Flip flips
Needle and thread
button (optional)
hot glue

First  you will want to start with the flower yo yo

Take your fabric, and using a medium sized bowl or other circle template, trace a circle onto the wrong side of your fabric

Start by folding the fabric in about 1/4 inch and sew as close to the edge as possible

Once you have gone all along the perimeter, pull your thread tightly and it will begin to gather

Tie Tightly Put aside

Now its time to wrap the flip flops

I start with a drop of glue on the inside then begin wrapping the ribbon tightly and slowly while only adding glue to the inside

Once I finished wrapping all the way around, I put a drop of glue at the point of the shoe for the Fabric YoYo. To add a little funk I added buttons that I had around the house.

I loved how they turned out! Lucy does too!
I can't wait till Monday!!!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy 4th of July- And Tutorial

4th of July is my favorite day of the year! Parades, sunshine, cookouts, family, and fireworks!
I like to make Lucy her outfits for special days but this year snuck up on me. 

This was at her 4th of July Parade at School! I made the top the night before

Here she is waiting on the BIG parade. I made the dress and shoes too.

As you can see I love the 4th, this year is no exception. I have been obsessed with outfits for a month now. Lucy really really loved the tutu skirt from Gymboree, so she will be wearing that.
I have made shoes and a bag for the big parade

Today, I'm going to show you how I made the bag.
You will need:
Red and Blue Fabric
Sewing machine and thread

The first thing I did was cut mu fabric into strips
3 of each at 3 inches wide

Iron and sew each of the strips

Once all that is completed, cut the canvas for you bag
I chose 10x12
You can find the tutorial here for how to make a bag
But before assembling, go ahead and make your ruffles
I chose for this project to do the long and loose stitch method
I took a strip and did one long straight loose stitch down the middle
Pull the bottom stitch to make a ruffle

Assemble your strips onto the canvas, then straight stitch them on

Once that is complete you can begin to assemble your bag.
Here is the tutorial for that.

I have the perfect model and she just flat out refused! So here I am. And NOOOOO my mirror is not that dirty!!!! I think.....

This bag is perefect to hold the candy that will get thrown out, if I wasn't leaving soon I'd make me one too!

What do you think?