Thursday, October 22, 2009

I'm Crafty!

I have been so crafty lately! Here is what I have been up to...

I decided not to add anything to my fall wreath and instead hung it on the door as is. I just couldn't find a way to make all the stuff work, so I opted to keep it simple. I watched this YouTube video to learn the basics of how to make the bow.

I'm looking forward to starting my Christmas wreath...let's hope I can be a little more creative!

As for the leftover leaves and flowers...I am thinking of bending a hanger into a circle and making a centerpiece and/or jar candle adornment. A part of me feels like that is a little knick-knacky though, so I might need a different plan. Hmm...

I completed my most recent project the other night and am planning to wear it tomorrow!

I first heard about this ruffle/corsage shirt from Miss Mindless, which she found here. The original directions can be found here. I bought two shirts from TJ Maxx on clearance for 5 dollars each. It took me about an hour to cut out all the hearts and another hour to sew them on. I did it over two nights and it was super easy once I figured out how to bunch the hearts. I wasn't planning to make my corsage so tight, but I really like how it turned out. I am going to make another one with a looser corsage as soon as I find more shirts.


I also have some of the cut-up shirt leftover and plan to make something out of that. Maybe some rosette pins? Not sure yet.

My last project is more artsy than crafty and will be a continual work in progress. I heard about Frame The Date via a Facebook friend and Ashley at just about the some moment (it was actually kind of freaky) a couple weeks ago. I love, love, love, this idea, but refuse to pay 75 dollars for a frame and a few pictures of numbers. Since I have my trusty Canon Rebel, I plan to shoot all the numbers I need and make my own Frame The Dates. I shot my first number today...the day of my husband's birthday!

There are also a few jewelry projects I want to start before the holidays so there will be more crafty posts in the near future!

22 comments:

  1. Love the wreath!

    That top is so cute. I wish I had enough patiences to make one.

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  2. the wreath looks great!! esp on your black door!!
    and that shirt, i LOVE it!!! i want one :)

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  3. Wow! That top is so cute, and I love the frame the date idea....you sound like you're having so much fun!

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  4. Look at you! I am so impressed, especially with the t-shirt. I really need to give that a shot! You didn't need a sewing machine or anything like that, right? Hmmm. Yep, definitely need to check that out.

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  5. omg i love these crafts!!! how did you make those shirts?

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  6. yay! love how your shirt turned out!

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  7. I LOVE the shirt! I'm not a very crafty person, but I might try this!

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  8. I love the wreath and the shirt. I can't wait to see what you do with the frame the date.

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  9. How cute! Love the shirt - looks just like the ones from J. Crew and Ann Taylor Loft. You should sell them! :)

    --DC Prep

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  10. Very impressed with your craftiness, I just might be inspired!

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  11. I am WAY impressed with all of your fall crafy-ness! I don't craft, sew, etc... I sometimes wish I did but I just don't have that ability. I can whip up a mean pork tenderloin though, so I guess there's that.

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  12. Your t-shirt is amazing! At first, I glanced to see where I bought it, and then when I saw you made it...well holy cow! You've got such a talent :)

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  13. This shirt looks awesome!! Great job :)

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  14. I love that shirt! You should sell those girl! And what a great idea about the numbers! So cool.

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  15. I'm so impressed with the shirt! I don't consider myself crafty, but I may have to give it a try!

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  16. You are so crafty! Just spent the afternoon making my own ruffle tee and it was so fun and i love it! Thanks for telling us how to do it :)

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  17. i think the wreath looks great as it is! if you add anything else it might look a little kitchy (spelling?).

    and that tee is fantastic! i'm about jump on that bandwagon!!

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  18. YOU are too cute!! I Love your tee shirt. I bought two long sleeved ones at Jcrew for five bucks each too. I need to get cracking and make them into something.. I miss youxoo

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  19. That photo project is such a fabulous idea and I LOVE how you redid the tee!

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  20. I love this idea...may try it!
    Hope all is well!

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  21. Chica, you need an Etsy shop!

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