Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Pretty little bracelets

Here are some of my latest creations with beads.
 This one is my favorite.  I call it "Three little flowers in a row". 

 These ones are more of my favorites.  They're just fun little name bracelets.  These are for my nieces. 

This one is just for fun!  I made this hair clippy for my daughter a long time ago and it's been sitting in my craft stuff waiting for me to fix it.  I finally did.  It used to have four little pearls along the top but they fell off and I didn't like the way they looked on the clippy.  So I personalized it.  I like it a lot better.  It's so cute in my Abby's hair.
My bracelets and my Summertime clippy's are now in my shop. Also, stay tuned because I'm working on something great.  I don't know when it will be ready to show, but I do know it will be worth the wait.
Have a great weekend!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Another idea for pant-legs

We go through a LOT of pants in our home.  Yeah, we have 2 boys who aren't very nice to their
pants.   That's o.k. though because it makes for great dresses and skirts for our girls and great shorts for the boys (and our girls).  For those of you that didn't see this tutorial for my pant-leg skirt you can go and see what I've done.  Well, I've done something else with pant-legs.  (Like I said before, we go through a lot of pants.)  Anyway, here's what I've done.  

This was actually made from a pair of my old jeans that I had had forever, they finally got a hole in the knee, so I made long shorts for me and this dress for Elsa.   Also the shirt was one that had a hole at the bottom.  (Apparently this girl isn't very nice to her shirts). 
  Sorry I don't have a picture of her wearing this dress.  Elsa loves to wear it though, so I'm sure I'll get another chance to take a picture of it on her.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Old to New

 About a week ago, Elsa came to me and showed me a hole in her shirt (that I just got for her btw).  Anyway it was at the bottom, right in front.  Well, I remembered a tutorial that I saw at Make it and Love it about re-purposing t-shirts and thought I would give it a try.  I think it turned out rather nicely, don't you? 
 I think she likes it too!

 This was made from my husbands old shirt that he was gonna give to charity.  The ruffle on the top was from an old shirt of mine.  Then I made a barrette to match for her hair.  I used this tutorial.
 Instead of using ribbon to tie at the shoulders, I made straps from some white scraps that I had on hand.  I'm happy with the way this turned out and I think Elsa is too.  What do you think?

Friday, July 9, 2010

My Summertime clippy's

These are my new summertime clippy's.  The inspiration came when I made this jean skirt for my little girl (out of the pant legs on a pair of my old jeans, see tutorial) and accessorized it with these cute little "yoyo's" and thought, "I could make cute little clips to match."  So that's what I did.  They will be in in my shop very soon.

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

My Girls Hairstyles

Lately I've been doing some cute things with my little Abby's hair.  It's been
tough to do her hair because it's been so short.  (She's had a couple of "flings" with the scissors). Go here and here if you want to read about them.  Many of you might follow our family blog so it would just be a review of what you already read/saw.  Anyway, this little girl is quite the character.  I think she has cut her hair about 3 or 4 times.  Everytime she did it I would give her the same speech telling her that only a professional cuts it and asks why she cut it and everytime she answers "I wanted to look pretty."  Well, the scissors are still up high and she is NOT allowed to use them even if I'm watching her.  Just yesterday my son asked if I
would cut his hair and Abby said she wanted hers cut too.  Yeah, I don't
think she's over it yet.  Anyway, so I've following these hairstyle blogs
here and here for ideas for both my girls.  My oldest girl, Elsa's hair is finally long

enough to do some cute things too.  Here are some of them...