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Pomela

Pomela

It's been pouring rain, which I love.  Do you like thunder storms?  Since I'm in a chipper mood I want to make something bright.  This perfect little pom pom flower will quench my need. Why don't you join me…

Start with a circular piece of felt about 1.75 inches in diameter and a 12 inch by 1.5 inch strip of felt. Fold the strip in half and glue along the long edge.  Cut one side multiple times along the entire length.  Hot glue the start of the strip onto the outer edge of the circle piece. 

When you finish the first round, cut the strip and start another round.  Keep doing this until you run out. 

Ain't she a beauty?  Wouldn't it make a popping addition to your outfit on any day, much less a rainy one?

The Real Deal:  It costs about $0.25 per flower.

Do indulge me by sending me pictures of your crafts made from my tutorials.  I can't wait to see them!

Go and be pretty,

Delilah

Delilah

Isn't this flower lovely?  I've added them to hair clips, brooches, headbands, and well… everything else.

Start with a 1.5 inch felt circle cut out and 8 singed pieces of fabric.  4 circles are 1 inch in diameter and 4 are 2 inches in diameter.  I'm not sure what kind of fabric this is… found it in the scrap container in the clearance section of a fabric store.  Great place to look for projects like this by the way.

Fold each circle in half two times.  Starting with the larger cut outs, hot glue each one to the felt. 

Once you are finished gluing the cutouts, glue a button to the center.  Doesn't this make you want to smile?  

The Real Deal:  It cost me less than $1.50 to make this flower. 

Go and be pretty,

 

 

Make a Tutu

Make a Tutu

Once again, Lily is my guinea pig, but a pretty one.  You won't believe how easy it is to make a tutu. There is no sewing required. 

Start with a 6 inch roll of tulle.  You could buy tulle by the yard, but I prefer the roll since it is already the width I need.  No need to cut more if I don't have to!  Cut a 50 inch long piece of tulle to tie all the other pieces onto (this main piece will be the one that ties around the waist).  Tie knots about 1/4 of the way from each end to keep the other pieces from sliding off.   Cut about 40 – 28 inch long pieces of tulle.  For each 28 inch length of tulle, fold in half over top of the main piece.  Send the two ends of the 28 inch length piece around the main piece and back through the loop.  Pull it tight to create a knot about the main piece.  Do this for the remaining 28 inch length pieces.  To wear, just tie the remaining ends of the main piece in a bow around her waist.

Crazy easy right?  I know it might seem like a lot of work, but it's really not.  

These measurements ended up being too big for my one year old daughter. But she is tiny by average standards.  Instead of using a 28 inch length, I would shorten the tutu to about 20 inches. 

The Real Deal:  It only cost me $2.00 to make this tutu.

Do you dress up your daughter to satisfy yourself?  Or am I the only one?

Go and be pretty,

Craft Bins

Craft Bins

I am so excited about my new craft space.  I don't have to use the kitchen table anymore…are you with me?  I might add that Mr. Wonderful (my husband) built the shelves just for me.  When I was setting up I looked for storage bins to organize my supplies.  I came upon these bins and they were the perfect size.  But when I put them on the shelf they were just blah.  I don't know about you, but blah does not exactly inspire me.

So I cut some fabric and wrapped it around each bin, hot gluing to hold in place.  I used brown bias tape for the flower stem because it has clean edges.  Then I made green fabric flowers cut out of an old shirt and glued them to finish.  Now I feel inspired to create more!

How about you…Do you have a craft space? Is it the kitchen table? What inspires you?

Go and be pretty,

Hannah

Hannah

Let’s just jump right into making this flower

Start with a piece of fabric 3 inches wide by 24 inches long.   Twist it really tight.

Fold it in half and it will twist together on its own.

Hot glue the unfolded end under to create the center of the flower.   Continue wrapping around until you get to the folded end, gluing periodically.

The real deal:  It cost less than $0.30 to make one flower.

Are you addicted to making fabric flowers yet?

Go and be pretty,

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