Friday, July 30, 2010

Post update... Bells in the air

I added some pictures from my Sister's Vintage inspired wedding ceremony to the Bells in the air blogpost.

Check them out!


Have a Lovely Weekend

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Obsessed with hair accessory crafts

I had an itch to craft this week but we had plans to go to our friends house... so I took my craft junk mobile and created some more hair accessorie's with Sue Sue (my friend Sue).  Check 'em out! I need to take a picture of Sue Sue's creation too!

Feather headband
I used binding tape around the headband, some feathers I bought, and a vintage button.

 


I call this my newspaper button headband.
I used some black and white flower print fabric print to wrap around the headband and some vintage buttons for embellishment on top.

Brown and white feather hairclip
I just used some brown and white feathers I bought and a vintage button

Whatcha think? Comment below please. :)

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Need some advice from my fellow crafters out there: I use my glue gun for this stuff... any suggestions on getting them to look cleaner? Another product perhaps?


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Thrifted Luau outfit

One thing I hate is buying new costumes/outfits for themed parties/events. I would rather make it or thrift it. So that's what I did for the Luau I attended this weekend (this was way before my personal pledge). I found this elastic cynched skirt at my favorite thrift store for only $2. What a great find. I Love it because it's bright and colorful! Just like me!



The whole outfit (excuse the poor quality photo's)

Skirt - $2
Puka Shell Necklace - 99 cents
Pink racer back - already had
Hair accessories - $2 at a farmer's market (the boyfriend bought them for me... isn't he nice?)

Friday Flowers

I know it's Tuesday but I wanted to share with you the lovely thing my boyfriend did for me on Friday.

He brought me some LOVELY flowers for no reason at all. The little things get me everytime... everytime!

I don't expect flowers everyday. That can get boring and expensive... but when it happens every once in a while, it's a great feeling.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Personal Pledge

I'm a HUGE bargain shopper... but eventually all of those great bargain deals add up! I accumulate an abundance of clothing a year. From discount retail stores to thrift store and yard sales... I just have too much to maintain, organize and store. I also don't realize where my money goes until it's too late!

Which leads me to my two month pledge. It started with my boyfriend making me pinky promise him that I wouldn't buy any clothes, shoes, etc for two months. Sometimes I need someone to challenge me to follow through on something. While this was originally a request from my wonderful Boyfriend it is more a personal pledge to myself.

With this pledge comes the bigger challenge. Getting creative with the items I already have! I need to start thinking outside the box and come up with new ways to wear my favorite pieces. Or actually use some of the pieces I don't wear very often!

I would also like to start reconstructing items into new, wearable items. I've already started making my second reconstructed piece of clothing. Mens shirt into a dress. I'm using this tutorial from Instructables submitted by the talented emattrose. So far so good! I just have to convince my wonderful boyfriend or someone to help me fit it to myself. Or I need to finally make myself a dress form.

I will keep you updated on everything! Thanks for reading wherever you are!


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I wish I had more time...

...to do more things that make me happy! Such as crafting and blogging about crafting.

I was browsing through some of my favorite established blogs and it got me thinking about how much fun it would be to have more time to do what they do. I don't know how these blogger's do it! Some of the things they come up with are amazing! Where do they find the time to do it all? If they have full time jobs then major kudos to them because I can barely manage a couple simple projects and posts in a week.

I could probably make more after-work time for crafting and getting creative... but there's always something to do or something that needs to get done! Dinner dates, laundry, Birthday party's, and the list goes on... and on... and on!

Maybe after this post I could make a conscious effort to do more of the things I love to do! Wish me luck!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Accessory rampage!

Southern California was blazing this weekend! So what did I do this weekend while the sun was beaming strong?


I sat in my craft room in my air conditioned house and got creative!


I reconstructed this old tshirt that my boyfriend was going to throw away... but sadly my creation was unsuccessful! (which is why I don't have any pictures of the disaster to post) I'm sure if I tried to tweak it some more it would look pretty descent but there may not be hope for this one. If anything I'll use the fabric to make a necklace of equal cuteness.


Upon finishing my tshirt reconstruction I moved onto simpler tasks! I had about 20 craft headbands sitting in my crafty treasure chest so I created a few fun embellished headbands. Take a look below.


 

I have dozens of zippers that I bought on ebay, at yard sales, and flee markets.
I desperately needed to start using them so I made a trendy headband embellishment out of two zippers.
I can't wait to wear it! This one's for me!

I had this cloth belt that was attached to some slacks my Mommy bought for me from one of our favorite thrift stores. So I cut off the buckle and wrapped it around the craft headband. I added a little flower and a vintage button and voila! It's a very colorful bulky headband. I probably won't wear it but it's a finished piece and that's what counts!

This headband consists of a tull flower that used to be attached to a hair tie. I yanked it off and hot glue gunned it to the silver craft headband. Simple yet romantic and girly!

 

I created this feather hair clip a while ago with my friend Tori. I have yet to sport this little vintage inspired accessory.

That's all for today!
Let me know what you think!

Ta ta for now!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Bells in the Air

Today is the day...

Today is the day of a new beginning
Beautifully fair in her vintage wear
Stunning and gleaming from head to toe
she will walk down the aisle of the modest chapel
And vow to love her mate forever
Today is the day my little sister takes vows
to spend the rest of her life with the Man she Loves

Just a little poem to express what today holds. My little sis is getting hitched!
I will post pictures later of her Vintage ensemble.

Here they are... Britt's bells bells bells pictures!

She looked stunning!




Headpiece - Forever 21
Blue Broach - $0 Something borrowed, something blue from Mom

Friday, July 9, 2010

Sewing itch

While the boyfriend was out playing softball with his buddies, I got a little itch to sew!

I put on my Pandora, turned the volume up, danced around a little (I reall did!) and rummaged through the boxes of "to-do" reconstructions. I came across this vintage old ladie skirt, which we no doubt picked up at $1 Jet Rag sundays. I started ripping the seems on it a long time ago but never got around to actually doing something with it! Yesterday was the day!

I cinched the waste with some elastic and adjusted the hem a little and Voila! It passed for a high-wasted skirt but I think I may have to take it in a little more. Still looking a little Granny-ish! The Yellow top is also a vintage treasure I bought from Jet Rag. I added the belt to complete the look. Afterall, What's an outfit without an accessory?!?


Now... I wonder where I'll wear this little number first? wondering.... wonder wonder wonder. Hoping to just be in my thrift wear and bikinis this weekend. A relaxing smellaxing weekend Thrift store shopping beaching it in the hopefully, Sunny California weather and spending time with family. 

Stay tuned for the next crafty installation! I'm getting this hang of this and I LOVE It!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

4th of July recap

I am back from my 3 day weekend... wishing it was still here! I hope every one's Independence Day Holiday was full of excitement!

I got together with some good friends and it was super fantabulous!

We got a little creative with our sparklers. Take a look!

This was Sue Sue's first attempt. Credit: Sue Sue came up with the idea. Shout out!

Successful "I ♥ U"

Successful "LOVE" Looks like we all had LOVE on our minds.
That... and we needed a pretty four letter word... it suited us.

And the FINALE!!!
We used our last 5 sparklers to accomplish THIS work of art...
ha ha yeah that was a joke!
Carlos and I are the ones at the end...
ya think we're meant for each other?
I should say so.
We both had our letter/number backwards! yikes!

So there you have it. What we did on our 4th of July!

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One thing that I did want to point out is that when we finished our fireworks we made sure everything was cleaned up and put in the trash.

On our way home from that gloriously bright evening we stumbled upon a bunch of used fireworks scattered in the streets. No WONDER our cities make fireworks illegal. People don't know how to pick up after themselves. Its appalling and down right wrong. Take care of your communities... pick up after yourselves!
Please?