Friday, May 24, 2013

Giveaway Set Of Monthly Onesie Stickers

This weeks giveaway, handmade monthly onesie stickers from SkyPie's Bows

Sorry you can't win the baby! What you do win is your pick of a set of stickers from her shop. The stickers come in all types of colors and styles to fit your little ones personalty. Then each month you peal a sticker off the sheet and stick it on a onsie, then its photo session time!
This is a set that of stickers and how it looks on

If you are not at the point in your life that you need onsie stickers Ali(the amazing owner) is willing to let you pick out a set of stickers that will suite your life style at this time,( either bottle or sippy cup name labels or weekly Pregnancy stickers.) She has a lot of cute stuff in her shop that would be perfect for you or as a gift. 


 This is an idea of what the other types of stickers look like.


80 Stickers will cover a lot of sippy cups



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Thursday, May 16, 2013

. DIY Kate Spade Terry Flats tutorial part 1

I love to refashion, anything... but my favorite thing to refashion is shoes. If you know me, and you do, then you should know that my first word was shoes! So maybe that is why When I saw the Kate Spade Summer Soiree. challenge I knew that I would have to refashion a pair of shoes. I found the Kate Spade "Terry Flat" for my inspiration.


This refashion is NOT hard but it will take a while so I made this a two part tutorial. This is part one.



Step 1
If your shoe has a texture that you do not want to keep, like mine did, you can fix it with a  little hot glue. Just fill in the parts that you want to be smooth. A side note you can also use hot glue to add textures.
Step 2
Cut out a piece of fabric that will cover the shoe. Then cut a slit down the middle and cut little slits all around. Hopefully the photo below will help my description make some since.

Step 3

Add fabric Mod Podge to the shoe. Anyplace that you want to have the new fabric needs to have a layer of Mod Podge. (I was going to cover the whole shoe but at the last minute I decided it would be fun to leave the heal as is)
Step 4
Smooth your fabric over the Mod Podge on the shoe. Just use your fingers to place the fabric on the shoe, smoothing out any wrinkles that my occur.  Then Cut the extra fabric away, very close to the edge of the shoe.

Step 5
Use a knife or other utensil to push the fabric into all the nooks and crannies. You want to push the fabric under any seams that you can. Also Push the fabric along the bottom with the knife. After you have pushed the fabric into all the seams, let the glue dry.


Step 6
Now it is time to add a a layer of the fabric Mod Podge to the top of the fabric. Just paint the glue on and let it dry. You can speed this up by putting your shoe in the sun on in the oven on 100 degrees (but not higher) 

OK we still need to make the toe pink! And the heal blue AND add some gloss...next time :)

I will see you for Part two in a few days.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Preview of My Kate Spade Knock Off

On May 14th, the day before my birthday( I am not sure how old I am with out doing a little math; but its over 30 for sure) one of my new most favoritest blogs Rain On a Tin Roof is having a Kate Spade Summer Soiree. Sounds so amazing right? This is a preview of what I will be contributing to the Summer Soiree. A little shoe refash I whipped up this week.

So what is a Kate Spade Summer Soiree, you ask? Well its more like a blog link up party with a Kate Spade theme.  

Shown below is my inspiration for the project that I will be linking up on May 14th, if I am not to busy calculating my age. I plan on giving you a full tutorial as always in on that day, but I thought you might love a quick look.
I bet right now you are thinking, OMG! I have to enter this Kate Spade inspired link up party. Then just head on over to Rain on a Tin Roof, one of the five blogs that is hosting this multi blog link up party.(yes you saw that right 5!)There you can find out all of the who, what, where, when and why of this link up party. I hope to see you there!

Thanks for looking at this preview of my Kate Spade inspired shoe refashion, The whole step by step shoe refashion tutorial will be up on my blog May 14th. The day before I turn older than 30. I hope you will come back to see that tutorial and maybe even give it a try.


Let me know what you think. I LOVE your comments! They make me feel like an important person :)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

How to Make an Easy Button Ring

I really wanted to make a ring last night, but I don't own a mandrel. So I went on line to order one one, and it was going to take two days for shipping! TWO! When I have a craft-spiration I can not wait two days... I mean really? Art waits for no one. So with a ring in one hand I started on a mission around my home, slipping the ring on random mandrel shaped items. Like the prince with Cinderella's glass slipper, I eventually found the candle stick to slip the ring on. Then it was no longer just a candle stick but a beautiful  mandrel.It was a perfect fit. Now I know just how Cinderella felt.

This is what I used to make this easy wire wrapped button ring. I used is 22 gauge, you can use any size you are comfortable working with.

Step 1
Slide your ring on to the tapered candle and make a mark. Later this mark will work as a guide for sizing your new ring. When sliding the ring on to the candle it is best to choose a ring that is one size larger than you want to make you new ring. In this wire wrapping process you will loose about 1/2 to 1 whole ring size. However if you don't have a ring that is one size larger, I will show you a trick so your ring will still work out. 



Step 2
With your wire cutters, cut a length of wire. I used about 30 inches of 22 gauge wire. I am making a size 5 ring. This length of the wire you cut will depend on how large of a ring you make and the gauge of wire you are working with.



Step 3 
Place the center of your cut wire against the back of the candle then wrap the wire twice around the candle(more times if you want a thicker ring) Leaving two even lengths of wire on both sides of the candle. 
Note: If you made your mark on the candle with a ring that fits the way you want the new ring to fit then you will do this step slightly above the mark. If you used a ring the next size up then you will work right on the mark.


Step 4
Bring the two ends of the wire together on top of the ring. Pinch them together. 
 Note: Note photographed (This is also a good time to use your pliers to tighten the wires on the candle so they are close and tight to each other._

Step 5
Slide the two wire tails through the shank of the button. Then slide the button all the way down to the base of the candle. Hold the button firmly down.
Step 6
Wrap the two tails around the back of the candle one more time. 
 I would again use your pliers to gather the all the wires and keep them as tight as I can.(not photographed)
Step 7
Pull one end of the wire out of your way so you can work with latter. Next start working the available end of wire( it should be on "top") wrap this wire around the buttons shank to cover it. Keep wrapping until you have the whole shank covered. 
Note: You can work this on or of the candle. 

























Step 8 

Use the end of wire that was pulled to the side. Also know as the only wire that is left to work with..Start wire wrapping it around the ring. Wrap the wire all the way around until you get back to the top of the ring. Then wrap over the little end that remains of the other piece of wire that you used to cover the shank. When you are done if any ends of your wire are in a position that it will snag on things then you can file it down.


down a little.


That is it! You are all done and your ring should look amazing! This is how mine looks and I love it!
See how cute it is on my hand? Now you know why I love it and I am making 10 more.



RING RING RING
Sorry for all the ring pictures, I hope you liked this tutorial. please ask me any questions you have, I will get back to you.  I love comments so even if you just want to say hi, that is ok too.




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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Tutu Giveaway from My life on the Divide

Win A Purple Princess Toddler Tutu 

This is your chance to with this beautiful a Handmade Tutu.  
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This tutu is made with a ribbon waistband, making it slightly adjustable. That way your little princess can get the most use out of it. This is made with yards and yards of soft, fluffy, tulle. It is perfect for any little one.
The tutu on a 18 month old
This is an image of the tutu you will receive  I have done my best to show the true purple color, however photographs and computers can not always show the exact color. This tutu might look slightly different in person.

Purple Tutu

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