Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Needle Felted Doll

I made this needle felted doll for my daughter's 7th birthday.  I loosely based it on a fairy pattern from Spin-off magazine.  Her name is Seraphina, and her body is needlefelted, along with her "clothes", and she has a tulle skirt, maribou hair and a rhinestone necklace!  She was fun to make and my daughter loves her! (Which is all that matters!)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Recon dresses

I made these dresses for my daughter using old too-small t-shirts and sewing them to peasant skirts.  I could have made the placement more empire-waisted, but they are still cute, and she'll get a ton of wear outta them!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Glitter Shoes

In searching Pinterest (my new favorite website), I came across this idea of making glitter shoes that don't flake.  I love this technique!!  Mix your glitter into a small amount of Mod Podge, the paint on 5-6 layers to fill in all spots with glitter!  Now I also have leftovers in case they get scuffed!  These were $1 sneakers turned glam!!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

T-Shirt Rugs

As you can see I'm busy with lots of different projects at the same time- now I've finished 3 woven T-Shirt rugs for my son's room.  This was taken from Family Fun's pattern woven on a hula hoop.  Fun and fast!  I took my husband's old tshirts, dyed them all briefly for the colors to blend, cut into strips and woven together on the round hoop...  This is a great technique, and the cats approve!

Progress on Rug

I'm still not there, I want BIGGER!  Guess another 30 yards and a few more months to go!