Wednesday, November 30, 2011

EEW#8

I dream of Chanel...

Bag
Can I please have this? I promise I'll never ask for another bag again.
Please, pppllllleeeeeaaaaaasssssseeeee, please.

Another bag
Look, this one's not even that much.

Necklace
Why? I don't know why I just like it.
My love for bags is pretty intense what can I say.
Hey look, it's from my new favorite shop

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Where's my baby?

 Oh there she is...
 and there she goes...
 she popped up for air!
 and then went back on her journey...
 just for a second...
and off she had to go...


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I love mail...

Especially when it's got a goodie package from Ms. Jordann in it!!! I was so excited to get this. It also had some other amazing things that you can expect to see soon over on her blog for her new feature Lace your way through anything including a couple guests posts by me!!!


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Needle felting, tutorial, diy mushroom















 You will need-
Pretty roving, I wish I knew more about this, I know this is natural dyed wool I get from Fancy Tiger but that's about all I know, I don't by it weighted because I don't know how, it normally just comes in bundled packs, which you can now buy at major craft stores.
Needle felting needle...watch out, this is a triangular barbed piece of steel, which you will be repeatedly stabbing with. You will stab your finger and it will hurt. Also watch out, because they can break and go flying into your eye.
1. It's all about wisps, pinch off what you think you'll need, I always get more than I mean to but it all gets compacted down anyway.
2. Take roving and rigorously roll it between your palms until it starts to form some kind of shape, I was making a mushroom so I did it until I got a stalk shape.
3. Take stalk and fold it in half, and then in fourths and then roll that together
4. Now it's time to felt! This is really just a process of stabbing and matting all that roving together until is so tangled it won't loss shape. Do it at a slight angle to avoid ugly pin holes and go around and around to avoid making it flat
Ta-da, shroom stalk
5. Take some more wisps for the cap, you want way more than the stalk. Roll it into a ball shape, the tighter and more ball shaped the easier it will be to actually felt. Felting balls is a pain in the ass and they make tools to get around it, I might look into that.
6. Needle felt away! This is harder because you really want it to be even all the way around, without any lumps or bumps. You also want it to look like a solid piece, so work on hiding the connecting pieces
7. Take slivers, if you think you have too little, you have too much...trust me. and roll them into teeny tiny balls with your fingers. These should be so small you don't need to felt them together at all, just to connect them to the cap.
8. If you want to get fancy with it, take like literally a single fiber, roll, connect, depth.
9. Somehow I didn't get a photo of this but basically, take your stalk and cap and felt them together, make sure its felted and matted really really well or else it will fall apart.
10. Place outside with your handmade felted gnome...oh wait you didn't already make on of these? I got this one at this years Horseshoe Market, at Vital's booth (you should go there and support my LOCAL GOODS MARKETS lol, they have some kickass clothes, I know I have some) and while I can't find the link for this kit, here's a pretty awesome one
I hope this helped, I learned to felt from this kit...



Sunday, November 20, 2011

My new favorite etsy shop

After Austin talked me out of spending way too much money on a very cool Beatles crop top at Urban Outfitters today I decided I had to have one, and I had to have it tonight. At first I really wanted a vintage one, I don't know what the hell I was thinking, but they were all too expensive. Then I came across So You Think You Can Rock and found something better than I could have ever imagined...
YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND IT'S LIKE THIS SHIRT WAS MADE FOR ME
I'm surprised I was able to stop myself from ordering about 10 more shirts all at once. And everything is $15.99, how great is that. After this one gets here and I make sure of the quality (the shop has great reviews) I'm going to order...everything, ok no not everything but where do I begin?
Jim Morrison, if you knew me in high school then you know that The Doors played a pretty pivotal role in my life.
Clearly, this shop exists for me...this is just to list a few, I really might need to have them all. they're just so damn cool.

Friday, November 18, 2011

EEW#7 On a Friday

I know it's Friday ok, I'm sorry, I don't think anyone actually reads these anyway so bite me

Diamonds and Crystals...
I love the look of rough/raw/natural cut diamonds. My mom said "Megan that's not a diamond that's coal..." I just think there so interesting looking.
This poster print by Debbie Carlos
I mentioned a few days ago how much I love her work
Oh wait I have this ring and I'm sorry but One Stop Ring Shop is lying, this ring came from Target, as did some of the others listed, and it's not a natural stone, it's acrylic...this is awkward.
Sooo pretty
 
I am IN LOVE with this amazing necklace by Georgie Designs

So now for some unrelated notes-
Doing and upcoming guest post for my friends lovely sewing blog
Going to craft shows this weekend and having Abbey Memphis' pictures made on Sunday, my mother in insisting on it.
Had a great thrifting day...really probably one of the best
Oh and I was at this store today trying to decide if I really need a new Juicy Couture wallet and in the process Abbey threw up on me twice, so I took it as a sign and left...


Thursday, November 17, 2011

DIY ReStyle a Thrifted T-shirt



Boys t-shirts are one of my favorite things to thrift, but they aren't the most flattering. And I really don't like shirts with sleeves, nice shirts, well fitting long sleeved, band t-shirts ok but everyday I wear some kind of tank, everyday. I love long sleeved dresses, and sweaters but idk I just hate having my shoulders covered for the most part, I'm a girl, show a little something gosh.
Anyway...
Supplies-
Thrifted (or not) t-shirts, pins, scissors, and your favorite tank
1.Put your tee inside your tank and line them up nice and straight and start pinning the crap out of them, just to be safe.
1 1/2.I used a racer back tank so it's really important to pin the back and to keep the back in mind while you're cutting as well.
2.Cut one layer at a time, don't just go hacking away at the thing like you know what you're doing, unless of course you do know then by all means...
2 1/2.I started with the back and worked my way around, I found it was a lot easier to cut off some of the excess at first just to get it out of the way and give me better control.
BAM!
That's all, you're done, if you did it correctly your new shirt should look just like your old shirt...ok I cut mine a little too low (even for me) and had to put a bandeau underneath it, luckily I had one that matches.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

DIY Arrow Phone Cozy

Ha! Suck it Century Link I found a (ridiculously long and stupid complicated) way around your shitty connection speeds.
So as I've mentioned my Blackberry died and I had to buy a new phone. I've been avoiding a touch screen forever but it was kind of inevitable. Now I'm super paranoid about the screen getting cracked or scratched so I whipped up this little number in about 30 mins for less than $5. And it's super cute.

Supplies-Felt, Marker, Embroidery Floss, Needle, Scissors.
1.Trace around your phone. Make sure it's just a tad bit bigger because remember your phone has to actually fit in there and stay safe.
2.Cut out all your shapes. I didn't like make patterns or anything like I should have because I knew what I wanted it to look like but I did have cut out a few till I got the right size and angles, so make a pattern, it will save some time.
3. Start sewing! I used a floss that would stand out against the parts of the arrow but blend nicely with the actual case.
4. Sew together the sides of the case (leave to top open obviously) and that's it!
Yay now my phone is safe and cute!!!