Saturday, June 30, 2012

DIY Patch Shorts

There aren't a lot of photos of these because uh...I don't really like them all that much. I found these bags of vintageish patches from the Girl Scouts and traveling the other day thrifting and I thought"oh cool, I'll make these into shorts". Well, I don't know how I thought they would turn out but I thought it would be something different than this. 
For some reason I spaced on how thick the patches would be, so these aren't the easiest or comfiest to move around in. Also, I don't know who or why someone invented Iron-on but they don't really work. I'm going to have to go back in a sew all of these down. All in all, they aren't a total fail, they just aren't what I was hoping for. 
Shorts-DIY, Hat-Vans, Unnecessary hoodie- AE, Tank-F21, Necklaces- Tiffany's and Juicy Couture 

Friday, June 29, 2012

Fringe and dissatisfaction

Almost everyday I blog  here on MeganMakesCute I am more and more dissatisfied with Blogger. Well, ok that might not be fair. It could be the blogger/Century Link combo that is really bringing me down. It takes forever to upload photos, sometimes I have to re-up like 3 times. The website randomly crashes on me, I can't get certain features to work, I'm just constantly aggravated by it all. Honestly, it's one of the reasons I don't post everyday, sometimes I'm just not in the mood for the hassle. But again, this could all be due to the horrible Century Link connection I have at my house because I don't remember ever having this problem when I'm blogging from somewhere else. Alas, there's not much I can do other than complain, and I'm done doing that now. 
Headband and tank-F21, Shorts-DIY, Belt-AE, Fringe vest- Free People, Necklaces-Tiffany's and Juicy Couture

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Leather Armband DIY

Have you noticed tat I mainly show you how to make things you pretty much only wear to festivals? Well, it's summer, the season of festivals. 
DIY Leather Armband
This is really really ridiculously easy to make. 
You'll need-
leather scraps
 paint and brush
Pick out a good sized scrap and paint on a design, I went with just a simple feather design. You'll probably need to do a few coats, depending on the the type of paint you use. I used cheapy craft paint so I went over it twice all together and then a few touch ups. 
Cut out your design, keep in mind the size of your arm and cut accordingly. Cut two slits on each side for the cording. And then for an added touch I cut little slits all the way around. 
Lace it up
And done. 

Monday, June 25, 2012

Child, please

Want to know a secret? Well ok, it's not really a secret because I'm pretty open and loud about it but, I pretty much only watch cartoons. Yes, yes, there are some reality shows in there, and epic drama like Mad Men and of course, The Walking Dead, but mostly just cartoons. To be even more specific than that, mostly Cartoon Network shows. I've actually had like real life, in depth conversations on how which cartoon channel you watched as a child really determines your personality for the future. It's a theory I have. Well, I lived in Germany during the crucial personality shaping years of my life and the only American cartoon channel we had was Cartoon Network. It was awesome. I'm just going to take a minute and share a few of my favorites. 
I literally wish more than anything in the world this was still on. I fricken love this show. So much so that I'm ordering it on DVD. 
LSP is my favorite...these lumps, you know you wanna slump up on these lumps, you know you really wanna...
Ok, Regular show actually took awhile for me to warm up to. At first I thought it was terrible until I heard this line "How the H are we gonna fix this S?!" Genius, I love it. 
Ah yes, another one gone too soon. 

The best thing Cartoon Network ever did was come up with AdultSwim. If they had their own channel, I'd watch is all the time, it's just the right kind of humor. And they rerun King of the Hill, awe-some. 
I used to date a boy who looks just like Nathan Explosion. 
This is the greatest show of all time and Brendan Small can do no wrong (fun fact time! Small also created and writes Metalocalypse, including all the metal.) Sadly, they no longer run this show, not even at 6:00am like they used to. But luckily you can watch full episodes on the App and website .

I know this is a little different from what I normally write about but I felt like sharing. And I'm really excited to get that Flapjack DVD. 

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Lets take a second

To appreciate that it's summer which means watermelon is back, and as tasty as always. 

Saturday, June 23, 2012

My DIY Antlers

Can I just say that I want to wear these all the time? Would that be ok? If I just went about my daily life and business wearing blue and grey antlers?? No?! Really? Ok, you're probably right on that one. 
I made these to wear with a costume next month. They have wire skeletons, which I needle felted around. (Click link for tutorial and explanation). I wire wrapped them around a cheap plastic head band and then covered the whole thing in leather bits. If you're going to try this use a material close to your hair color, it's look a lot better and um...natural...
Yeah, I've got a huge ass bruise on my arm, you should feel it. It looks like an old bruise, it's not it's still all swollen and knotty. 
After I felted to my liking I washed them buy hand in super super hot water, this is important. It causes the roving to shrink, making your project more sturdy and it also helps with the crazy amount of wool flyaways. 
Jewelry by MeganMakesCute, Dress by Free People

Friday, June 22, 2012

Slave Anklet DIY

Today we're making bottomless sandals, or slave anklets, or as my friend Zach called them "fancy bare foot bracelets.  Whatever you call them, they're great for festivals, lazy days, or anytime you want to try to get away with no shoes. I do this a lot. 
You'll need, help/twine, beads, scissors 
 (It's really awkward to edit pictures of your feet by the way.)
Firs things first. You'll need a total of 4 strands, three on each side, on the the middle. Or you know, 3 really long ones halved and 1 for the center. Take your hemp/twine and wrap it around the toe you intend to wear it on, and tie off. This bracelet uses your standard twisted knots, which if for some ungodly reason you don't know how to do, here's a link.
 Next, add some beads in a pattern of your discretion. I added on bead every 3 knots all the way up my foot. 
 When you reach your ankle, tie off the bracelet and (yes I used black so it would show up better for this tutorial) cut off the center strand and throw it away, it's dead to you now. 
 Braid the remaining strands so it fits around your ankle comfortably, maybe add a few more beads and you're done.
Now rock your new fancy foot in style and may your barefoot adventures be prosperous. 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

DIY Crystal and Leather Wrapped Necklace

This is the simplest necklace you'll ever make. 
And I'm sorry about the quality of these pictures, I did this late at night with bad lighting and I tried to make them look as good as I could. 
You'll need-
Leather or Buckskin cording
A chunk of crystal
First figure out where you want you necklace to hang and cut. It should be long enough to slip over you head, this necklace doesn't have a clasp. 
Take one side of your cord and glue it to your crystal, do the same thing to the other side. Make sure it's some what symmetrical so it will hang properly.  
Take another smaller piece of cord and glue it so you can wrap it around. Wrap around, glue, press, wait. 
Make a bracelet while you're waiting for that to dry...
That's it! You're done, enjoy. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

My DIY Leather Bikini Top

When I first started planning out this project in my head this is not at all what I was going for. I really wanted something more tattered and rough looking, with rabbit fur incorporated. I just couldn't get it to look that way. I've done these leaf/feathers out of leather before so I played it sort of safe and went with those. 
For the record (again), I can't sew...but I can restlye and embellish the shit out of something, eh? I bought this top at the thrift store and just appliqued everything on top of the base. By hand...I sew leather by hand because I hate my fingers...
Also, this is the only time I would ever buy a swimsuit from a thrift store...even I have my thrifty limits. 
And while I did make the feather crown to wear with this top when I tried it all on it was just too much. 
As you can see I did nothing to the back, I would have but my hair covered pretty much all of it. 
These my boobs. 
I'm rewearing this top for the Renaissance fair. I'm taking it from Native American to woodland creature with a new skirt and wearable antlers...I'm working on those now.  Yes...woodland creature is Renaissance. If my sister can go as a fairy, and people dress up like wizards and elves, then I can wear antlers and still fit in.