Apr 30th, 12
Jen and I got together this weekend and made some really cool fringe necklaces. No matter where we go, people stop and ask us where we got them. We used old bracelets, earrings and leather lace.
It’s amazing what you can create with best friends, crafts and Coronas on a perfect Sunday.
Such a cute model!
Even a fringe bag was with a adorned with a bracelet.
Let us know if you would like to order one! Soon coming on our Etsy site!
Apr 15th, 11
This year I tried using natural dyes for our Easter eggs. It was more work than dropping the tablet from the kit at Target in water, but the results from natural dyes were beautiful. You can find the recipes for natural dyes on Martha Stewart. I chose beets, onion skins and coffee for my dyes. I used cilantro to make the leaf patterns. Here’s how….
Wrap the egg in a few sprigs of cilantro. I didn’t use glue or any adhesive. Find an old stocking that doesn’t have a match. Mine was tall so I cut it so it was short. Hold the cilantro on the egg and put it in the stocking.
Twist the stocking until it is tight and wrap it with a twist tie. Drop it in the dye. You can use cheese cloth instead of a stocking if you have that. I left the egg in the dye for a couple of hours, sometimes overnight. I used brown eggs and white eggs.
For this egg, I used grass instead of cilantro. Celery leaves, fern leaves or small leaves from your garden would work well.
Instead of displaying your eggs in baskets, try these ideas. Use wine glasses and grass or sage leaves on your cupcake stand. Happy Easter!
Dec 15th, 10
Before: These beanies are soooo last year! I’m not wearing them!!!
After: So cool!!! Now I can wear them!!
Here’s what you do……
Thread your needle with thread that matches your beanie. Start at the bottom and sew up and down almost to the top. Turn around and go back to the bottom. Pull the two ends tight so the beanie scrunches up. Tie a knot and trim the thread.
Or……sew a button close to the bottom of the beanie. Make a loop from some leftover yarn. Turn the beanie inside out and sew the loop on the top of the beanie. Poke the loop through the top. Turn it right side and pull the loop through the top and wrap around the button.
So easy and sooooooooo cute!