Tuesday, April 5, 2011

So, a ring and a pillow walk into a church...

No, it is not the intro to a joke, my friends, Chris and Carolynn are getting married and I they let me exercise my crafty MacGyverness on their ring pillow. I won't show you the whole thing, that is just for them, but I am pretty pleased with it and I was even able to work in their logo.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Vintage Fashion Expo

The good people behind the Vintage Fashion Expo put on an amazing event again and totally made my day. It was heaven complete with vintage patterns, costume jewelry, gloves, purses and the thing that makes me weak in the knees... craft supplies. It was an all around awesome day and I highly recommend that you go, if you get an opportunity.

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

High Fashion Duck Tape in Action!

Come take my Teen Crafting 101 class and learn how to make a Duck Tape Clutch. Awesome, right?

Sunday, March 13, 2011

I am Cinderella or maybe Dorothy, Part 2

I admit it. I have a problem. I am addicted to glitter. The glittering of shoes has continued and I am still in love. I will try to resist my addiction, but can it be really that wrong when it makes these beautiful/sassy/awesome creations? Although, there are the side effects... i.e. excess glitter blanketing my apartment.

I am Cinderella or maybe Dorothy

Either way my sassed up shoes are awesome and fit for any Disney movie or maybe just a night at the bar. Here is the tutorial.

Glitter - I used large sized pieced of glitter and it took about 3 oz
Modge Podge
Clear Glaze
Sponge brush or other method to apply glitter/Modge Podge mixture

1. I used a pair of flats that had some embellishments so I had to remove those first.

2. Mix glitter with Modge Podge I used a 1:1 ratio, Just remember, this part does not look beautiful, but don't worry the Modge Podge will dry clear leaving only the glitter.

3. After mixing the MP/glitter to your liking apply to the shoe uppers making sure to not drop any on the sole of the shoe. You should apply to the entire shoe upper and then allow to dry for 25 minutes. Then apply an additional coat of mix. You will need to apply 4-5 layers of mix being careful to allow it dry between each application.

4. After you have applied 4 layers of the MP/glitter mixture allow to dry for approx 12 hours. Then apply a thin layer of clear glaze. I used Dresden Clear Glaze.
Ok, you are officially done, now go enjoy your shoes!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Kids Sewing 202/Teen sewing 101 - Lazy Pants - Two/ Two hour session
What you will learn:
  • How to cut a pattern
  • Create waist casing
  • How to make some awesome "comfy" pants

Class Times:
March 12 - 9:30am-11:30am - Session 1
March 19 - 9:30am-11:30am - Session 2

April 9 - 11:30am - 1:30am - Session 1
April 16 - 11:30am - 1:30am - Session 2

Teen Quilting 101 - TV Blanket - Two/ Two hour session

• Measuring, cutting & piecing
• Working with denim & flannel
• Layering materials
• Finishing techniques

Class Times:
March 12th - 11:30am - 1:30pm - Session 1
March 19th - 11:30am - 1:30pm - Session 2

Teen Crafting 101: Duck Tape Clutch - One/Three Hour Session

• Creating & weaving tape strips
• Adding a magnetic clasp

Class Times:
March 12th 1:30pm - 4:30pm
April 9th 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Kids Sewing 101: Pillowcase

What Kids Learn:
• Sewing machine basics
• Simple construction

Class Times:
March 12th - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
May 7th- 12:00pm - 3:00pm
June 4th - 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Kids Sewing 301: Kids Tunic - Two/Two Hour Sessions

What Kids Learn:
• Following a more advanced pattern
• Understanding garment construction
• Creating waistline casing
• Adding trim

Class Times:
April 9th - 9:30am - 11:30am - Session 1
April 16th - 9:30am - 11:30am - Session 2

May 7th - 4:00pm - 6:00pm Session 1
May 14th - 4:00pm - 6:00pm Session 2

Kids Quilting 101: Floor Pillow - Two/Two Hour Sessions

What Kids Learn:
• Measuring, cutting & piecing
• Layering materials
• Finishing techniques

Class Times:
April 9th - 4:30pm - 6:30pm - Session 1
April 16th - 4:30pm - 6:30pm - Session 2

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Vintage Fashion Expo

I have seen heaven, and I have returned to tell you about it. Well, that is if heaven has mohair, bright colors, costume jewelry as far as the eye can see and vintage clothing that makes me want to sell my car to buy. This weekend I went to the Vintage Fashion Expo in San Francisco and it was one of the best antique or vintage events I have ever been to. Truly, the selection was amazing and the vendors were incredibly friendly. If you ever have a chance to go, run don't walk to get your tickets(don't worry they weren't expensive I picked up mine on Goldstar). My favorite thing about vintage fashion... all of the inspiration, I am off to sew.
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