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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Things I LOVE

Here are a few items that I just LOVE!!

1. Pea coats, these are so cute! I love when you have a longer pea coat and pair it with a short skirt and tights.

2.Sequin ballet flats

3. Cocoon sweaters, really cute paired with skinny jeans

4. Rosette necklaces, fun and super easy to make!

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

I'm back...and obsessed:)

I have a new obsession...with fashion blogs. I love buying clothes and wearing them even though I don't have many places to wear them since I homeschool, lately I have loved looking through thrifty, fashion blogs to get inspiration for outfits. I also have enjoyed looking through sites like Anthropologie and DELiAs BUT they tend to be rather pricy and it kinda makes me cringe to think of paying so much for clothing I can get for a fraction of the retail price! These are a few things that I love and hope to imitate with cheap, but cute copies:):):)
By the way, if you were wondering some of the blogs I have been reading are:
and others.

These are some of my favorite styles from Anthropologie
Really cute cuff
I love maxi dresses and this is really cute for winter!
I really like the sweater
Love this look!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

New Blog

I have decided to redo my site...I will still be posting crafts etc. but crafts will not be my main focus. New site TBA

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

Fall Giveaway

I am so ready for fall! Right now in Arkansas, the temperature gets up to the triple digits nearly every day, so in prepareation for fall I am doing a fall colors giveaway!!

If you win, you will recieve:

  • Some fallish fabric (don't know exactly how much)

  • A small assortment of buttons

  • Six strand embroidery floss

  • Two kinds of vintage lace

  • All in different browns, reds, tans, oranges!

The giveaway ends August 31st 2010

Manditory entry: Follow my blog

More ways to enter:

  • Like me on Facebook
  • Post about me on Facebook
  • Blog about me (if you blog about me link the comment up to your site)
  • Get my button
  • Comment and tell me how it is where you live right now

A family from our church just got back from Yellowstone National Park and said that it never got over 75!

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                                                                                                                                          Tuesday, August 17, 2010

                                                                                                                                          Giveaway Scout

                                                                                                                                          I have been asked to submit my blog to Giveaway Scout, a blog that has all the best giveaways together!

                                                                                                                                          I have the link right HERE

                                                                                                                                          Monday, August 2, 2010

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                                                                                                                                          Saturday, July 31, 2010

                                                                                                                                          Craft Closet Organization

                                                                                                                                          I finally broke down and organized my craft mom had been wanting me to work on it all summer, well actually she's always wanted me to organized my craft closet but she said that I had to do it this summer. So the week after we finished up with swimming I dumped all my craft supplies on my bed and started organizing. After a day of work I now have THIS:

                                                                                                                                          Since I never think about taking before pictures, the best I can do is showing you the bottom half of my closet:)

                                                                                                                                          I will have to clean this up later...

                                                                                                                                          As you can see from these two pictures, the top shelf is being used for storage.

                                                                                                                                          Right now all my fabric yardage is being stored... well stuffed in top of my dresser in my other closet, sometime this week I plan on making bolts for all of my large pieces of fabric, like this blogger.
                                                                                                                                          Thanks for reading!

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                                                                                                                                          Friday, July 23, 2010

                                                                                                                                          Recent Projects

                                                                                                                                          Sorry I haven't posted in so long! I have had swim team, camp, Florida... and I haven't had time to post:( Anyways, today I am going to show you some recent projects that I have been working on in my sparse spare time,

                                                                                                                                          The first project is a wall hanging I made, I took an old frame I had, some cardboard, notebook paper, buttons and a sharpie and created this adorable wall decoration.

                                                                                                                                          The second project is braided headbands, I made fabric braids and sewed elastic to the ends to make them stretchy.

                                                                                                                                          The third project you see are some braided fabric anklets that I have been making and wearing. They're just thin fabric braids, I used hook and eyes, knots and buttons for clasps. I would like to sew small buttons on them sometime in the future.

                                                                                                                                          I hope to show you more crafty stuff soon!

                                                                                                                                          Wednesday, June 9, 2010

                                                                                                                                          Bleached T-Shirts

                                                                                                                                          Today I want to share some t-shirts that I designed and made using bleach and some q-tips:) I got the tutorial from Fawnda at Fireflies and Jellybeans and it is sooo easy. All you do is find a stencil you would like to use, I just printed letter's off Microsoft Word and cut them out with my craft knife. Place the stencil on the t-shirt in the position you want it, then you either...
                                                                                                                                          1. Spray around the letters or pattern with a spray bottle filled with bleach if your stencil is durable.
                                                                                                                                          2.dab around or inside the stencil with a q-tip, rag, or cotton ball.
                                                                                                                                          Let the T-shirt dry a little and then runit through a rinse cycle BY ITSELF!!! If you wash it with other clothes it could ruin them!!! Thats all there is to it:)


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                                                                                                                                          Wednesday, June 2, 2010


                                                                                                                                          Today I am just showing you some really inexpensive outfits I put together out of my closet. Most of the articles I got at:

                                                                                                                                          1. A Yard Sale

                                                                                                                                          2. The Goodwill

                                                                                                                                          3. The Clearance Center behind Goodwill that has CHEAP clothing

                                                                                                                                          4. Free from friends

                                                                                                                                          There are a few from a regular store but all of those were absolutely necessary or on sale :)

                                                                                                                                          Now some of you may be wondering what the Clearence Center is, it's a "store" behind the regular Goodwill that has all the unsold items from stores all over Arkansas. It carries computers, furniture,records, and clothes from all over Central Arkansas. We love it, I get pretty much all of my clothing there. I have found Express sweaters, a J. Crew dress, tons of American Eagle, and other stuff that wasn't brandname but was just cute. If othere is a Goodwill Clearence Center near you, I would highly encourage you to shop there.

                                                                                                                                          I have put the prices of everything in my outfits so you can see how cheap I really am :)




                                                                                                                                          Total cost of outfit:11$

                                                                                                                                          Sweater8$ (this was one of those "Easter is tomorrow and I really need a white sweater" buys:) Tank:50 cents



                                                                                                                                          Shirt:50 cents

                                                                                                                                          Vest:35 cents

                                                                                                                                          Headband:35 cents





                                                                                                                                          Outfit: $4


                                                                                                                                          Scarf:CHRISTmas present

                                                                                                                                          Shirt:40 cents

                                                                                                                                          Outfit:(real price) $10

                                                                                                                                          (too me) 40 cents


                                                                                                                                          Shirt:40 cents






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                                                                                                                                          Tuesday, June 1, 2010

                                                                                                                                          My Treadle Sewing Machine

                                                                                                                                          My mom recently bought be a treadle sewing machine from a garage sale. I first became interested in getting one when I an article in a MaryJanes Farm Magazine about how Mrs.Butters uses a treadle machine for all her sewing. My electric machine is always messing up for me and I began to realize how nice it would be to not have all that elecrical stuff to get in the way of my sewing. I emailed a treadle expert and he told me that my machine was a Free Model H. What kind of machine do you use and why?
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                                                                                                                                          Friday, May 28, 2010

                                                                                                                                          Love Story

                                                                                                                                          Yesterday, I was watching some videos and found one that showed you how to do the hairstyle from Taylor Swifts Love Story . I thought it would great for my coming up violin recital. I began to think about it and realized that it would be better to try and do it right before I did it and couldn't redo it, so I asked my sister if I could use her hair and she agreed because she loves Taylor Swift :) It's actually a simple hair style, just rows and rows of pin curls. Here is the link if you want to go watch the tutorial.