Saturday, July 30, 2011

Blog Redesign

Hi All,
You may have noticed a new look to my blog - I have been wanting to update it for a while, but just have not had the chance. So here I am at Midnight on a Friday Night blogging about it - What a life!

With the help of BGPatterns, I created the background... super simple. Just add this to personalize your blog using this tutorial from Blogger Buzz.

Then last night Peepers & I went to a field close by our house to take a new photo for the header.

Today Made had a tutorial on how to create a blog header today using Photoshop Elements (which is what I use for all my photos/headers). I did not create a collage look like the tutorial, just used some fun photo effects.

I'm really please with how it turned out :)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

My Little Monster, the Tee version

Don't we all have a little monster at home? I was inspired by these 2 projects

Love Monster & Tooth Fairy Pillow here to create a monster tee out of some scrap fabrics, felt, rick rack & a plain toddler tee.

PS - don't you just love rick rack? it if fun to say, spell & use for embellishment!
I cut a 6x9 piece of jersey from an old tee of mine & folded it about 2/3 of the way down so that it is now a 6x6 square for the face. This fold forms a little pocket, but also is my monsters under bite. At the top edge of the fold, I stitched the rick rack. Then I stitched the square on to the center of the tee.

Here is the pocket.

I cut some circles out of felt for the eyes. I played with them a bit to determine what expression I wanted the monster to have.
I simple stitched the eyes on to the tee thru all layers of felt at 1 time & the tee was done!

Now, If I could only get my other Little Monster to model it on for a few photos!


Saturday, July 9, 2011

Tale of 2 white Tees - striped painted lace

Don't you just love clearance white Tees? I bought 4 - 2 for next winter & 2 to make something fun. I cut off the sleeves of these two & hemmed them. Then I taped lace from HERE
between 2 large sheet of paper.
The lace is 4" wide - I marked every 7" with pins down both sides of the tee pinning thru both front & back layers of fabric (the first row of painted lace will be positioned just below the neck line & the bottom row of painted lace is just above the hem). Measure & pin carefully, you don't want your lace stripes to be crooked.

I worked outside on this project... working with spray paint, you need good ventilation. I laid the tee in the grass & laid the lace/paper over the tee. The top edge of the lace is positioned at the pin - make sure you can just see the pin on both sides of the tee.

Then spray lightly with spray paint...I went over it with a few light strokes for a subtle lace effect. I used a silver spray paint - I wish I would have used a fluorescent pink spray paint. Move paper/lace overlay, line up with next set of pins & spray again.

Flip tee over & spray stripes on back side. Hang to dry.
Thank you, Karla

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Laney, My Niece

Could she be any cuter? I Love you!

Auntie Karla