Sunday, July 27, 2014

Hold On To Your Hats!!!

I got some news for you!  I made two more newsboy hats with my new sewing machine!  woohooo!!!  The gold and cream hat is made out of a thick, fancy fabric.  I made it to match a pair of cream colored pants that I have with a gold design running down the outside of the pant legs.  They match perfectly.  The second hat is made out of a light fabric that simply grabbed my attention at the fabric shop immediately.  Before I made this hat I didn't have anything patriotic, even though I love Old Glory.  I'm considering getting more of this fabric for a purse or a shirt (or maybe both :-O) lol

I'm not a fashion designing or anything like that.  But I'm finding that basic sewing is very easy!  I think that this is the beginning of a wonderful friendship...with my sewing machine.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Cupcake Hobo Bag

OK, so who's hungry?  I have a few cupcakes here!! :-D  Well, these are totally fat free and look  Guys and dolls, this is the first purse that I make myself.  I am a pursaholic, so I believe that I just created my new craft addiction!  By the way, I FINALLY bought myself a sewing machine.  It is a Singer 3323 from Joanne Fabrics and very easy for a beginner to use. 

This is a hobo bag.  I added red lining, which was not part of the original instructions.  I love the fabric.  Its so whimsical!  This is officially my favorite purse ;-)

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!