Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sew Cool

I am not by any means a seamstress, so I am not sure why I ordered 2 "do it yourself" kits to make a couple more fancy camera strap covers for myself. I figured at the very least I could ask Jeff to show my how to use the sewing machine (yes he knows it better then I do) and if I had to I could enlist Jessica who is a pretty skilled sewer. I took all the bits and pieces from the kit and followed the directions. Mine wasn't quite perfect, but pretty good I know the couple adjustments I need to make so the next one is perfect. I have some extra fabric I didn't know what to do with so now I can whip up a few of these so my neck is comfy and my camera is styling.

It was tricky taking a picture of the strap while on the camera so the photo isn't the best...but you get the jist of it. Cute huh?

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Knit iPad Case

I saw this pattern a while back and now that I actually have something to put in it I had to make it. A few nights at home feeling sick were a great time to knock out this project...and amazingly enough I did it ERROR free!! There are a few things I would change myself in the pattern if I make another one, but overall it will serve its purpose of keeping my iPad nice and safe inside my bag.



All Together

In Action

Friday, August 19, 2011

Testing out the iPad

Using BlogPress to see if I can post from my iPad

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Paper Topiary Part 1

This is a project that has been in process since May. Hopefully it will be finished soon and I can post the end product!

Here are the steps to making a fabulous decoration for your office or studio.

Step 1: Gather all the materials you need:

A foam ball around 4-6 inches depending on how large you want it and a foam base that will fit into your vase (they have squares, cones, cylinders, choose what works best for you, pearled straight pins (I like a variety of colors) paper circles cut in sizes from 1.5 inches up to 4 inches (I cut mine on the cricut but you could do it by hand if you have a LOT of patience) and a hot glue gun.

Step 2: Cut all the circles in spirals, I just free hand this if they have a little wave it just adds the flower's petals.

Step 3: Working from the outside in role the spiraled paper into a bud and secure it with hot glue, use the very inside of the circle to serve as the bottom of the bud. Then press a pin through the middle (careful not to poke yourself). Do this about a hundred times or so. I started pinning mine into the circle right away, if I did it over again I would wait until I had almost as many flowers as I needed to make it easier to fill in.

Stay tuned for the next steps and finished project!