Wednesday, July 23, 2014

More Wire Wrapped Rings

Good afternoon chiquita bananas!  I hope that you have been releasing your creativity lately.  As you know by now, I love jewelry.  Therefore, I just can't help myself.  Now that I know how to make wire wrapped rings, I have to make more, more, MORE!  LOL  Anyhoo, today I want to show you the latest one that I made.  The Princess set is my favorite so far.  They are not difficult to make and you can get very creative with them.  The best thing is that nobody has one just like mine :-D

The Princess Collection

Heart of Glass and Blue Egg In A Nest

Whimsical Butterflies

Saturday, July 19, 2014

My First Newsboy Hat

Good morning bumble bees!  I have been having a lot of fun lately with my fabrics :-D  So I decided to try my hand at hat making!  Seriously, I have loved newsboy hats my whole life.  So when I had a lot of leftover denim after my second Tilda doll, I decided to use it to make myself a newsboy hat.  Mind you, I did the whole thing by hand, no sewing machine.  I didn't have one when I made the hat.  In fact,  after going through all the trouble I decided that I should get a sewing machine.  But that's for a different day and a different post.  Now I want to show you how my hat turned out.  

I even made the lining for it, also all by hand

The flower is attached with a safety pin.  That way I can change it anytime.

If you want to make one like it, I suggest that you use the same tutorial that I used.  If found it to be very easy to follow.  Check it out:

Monday, July 14, 2014

Amy - My Second Tilda Doll

I am having more fun with Tilda than any one person should be allowed!  I finally received my first Tilda book.  It has the most adorable and easy to make projects!  I ordered one more, I think that it should arrive in Walmart tomorrow.  I did a Ship to Store.  But there are so many more to buy!!!!  I can't wait to have them all.

Last week I made another doll.  I had a day all to myself and, well, let's be honest, I was really sad.  You see, Lebron James chose to go back to Cleveland and leave Miami.  I still love him and I wouldn't burn his shirt or call him Lying King because I still love the man.  But  I'm a true blue Miami Heats fan so it was a SAD day for me.  Luckily, I was able to distract myself by making another Tilda doll.  

A couple of days earlier I did some shopping at a local fabric shop.  I couldn't wait to use the denim.  But sewing denim by hand is not easy!  I also learned to make the little hat and now I want to make one for  I named her Amy.  I don't know why, she just looks like an Amy to  I also used lace and a flower from Webster's Pages.  I made the hair with embroidery floss.


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Made For An Angel

Good morning pretty people.  I have been making some new jewelry pieces to sell in my shop, Angel By Your Side.  They are very simple, delicate, pretty pieces.  For the earrings I used glass beads and metal cupcake charms.  I can see any girl, from teenagers to girls with accumulated youth :-) using them.  The necklace, although it can be used with the earrings, its really not part of a set.  It can be used separately.  I used a 20 inch ball chain that is adjustable so whoever uses it can shorten it if they want to.  It has a foil glass pink heart, but it is larger than the earrings.  However, instead of cupcakes I used a really cute pewter angel with a hidden message on the back.  It says: " Made for an angel". It is so stinking cute!  

Monday, July 7, 2014

Heart of Glass Wire Wrapped Rings

Well, I've been at it again with the wire wrapped rings.  But these were super easy to make.  I just wrapped the wire around the mandrel, made a tiny loop on one end and threaded a heart glass bead on the other.  Then I made a coil with the rest of the wire.  Voila, instant rings!  Even though they are very similar, not one of them is exactly the same.  Check them out!!!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

My First Tilda Doll

Happy Sunday everybody!!!  Its been a rainy week down here in Waterworld (aka South Florida).  Today I am sharing with you a project like nothing that I have shown you before.  This is my first Tilda doll!  If you have never heard of Tilda you don't know what you're missing!  In all honesty, I had not heard about it either, until a couple of weeks ago.  Now I am addicted to it!  According to Creative Dish, Tilda is a European brand of over 500 products.  They also have books with over 50 different project for the home.  One of those projects are cloth dolls.  My friend Liza, of Liza's Paper Passion,  got me hooked on Tilda and now I must get all their stuff  LOL.  

But for the time being, the only thing that I have is one doll pattern and some youtube videos.  I used to have a mini sewing machine, but part of it broke and I still haven't bought a new one.  Therefore, every bit of stitching on this doll is handmade.  This means that it took me a lot longer to finish it.  Also, I am not a seamstress, so I had a difficult time with the her clothes.  Luckily, my mom is a seamstress and she gave me a couple of suggestions and she was my sounding board.  You know how it is when you work on a project for a long time, you become blind to a lot little stuff.  So a fresh pair of eyes is very nice to have.  I hand embroidered the shoes.

So here  is my doll.  I can't wait to make more.