Saturday, March 26, 2011

Cousins, monsters, all.

Remember when I made that monster for my lil' buck-a-roo? Well. It was a hit. So I made one for a nephew and then I made these cuties for my two nieces. I made them out of curduroy and flannel (though the flannel when pulled tight with stuffing ends up tearing so I suggest using thicker, better material). I cut a little tummy for these ones and sewed a bow on the corner of the heads and tied it in a bow before sewing the middle to keep the bows tied. I also embroidered eyelashes (3 separate, straight stitches) on them.
Whaddaya think? I think they turned out cute.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Pap, pap, papioca... PAPER

So do you remember this:
from this post?

Well I bought the paper towel holder at Ross for 2 or 3 dollars. It was white and it had a rooster. I'm not a rooster person, not really. So I made it ME. I had hoped to make more as Christmas presents for my sisters but could never find any for a good price and it was hard to find any that were un-varnished.

Recently I was at my local thrift store and picked up two for $1.50 each. SCORE! They had clear coat on them but I just sanded them before painting.

One of these is for my sister. My other sister has one she likes so I just made over the other one for fun. Maybe I'll sell it at a craft/ yard sale I'm planning.

As always: Pick your coordinating paper, cut it out, mod podge, smooth, mod podge, and put together.

I did a smaller circle of a coordinating paper for some visual interest.

My sister has simple taste and her kitchen is black and white so I just did this paper. Simple, but cute. I could have painted the top black, and if she wants me to I still will.

And for the reveal:

Friday, March 4, 2011

Button, button, who's got the button?

Target clearance is fab. I mean really.
I always wanted some fancy leather gloves. Totally Audrey, right? But I am not paying 15$-20$ for a pair of gloves. I'm just not gonna.
So I found this pair for $4.34 (or something), originally $18. They were missing a cute black leather covered button. They only had 3 instead of 4 buttons.
SO! Instead of chucking them aside and still not having a nice pair of leather gloves, I made a stop by my local fabric and notion shop and bought some cute white buttons and sewed 'em on.

Gorgeous, right?!?!