|Just because you needed a close up of my smiling face 🙂|
February’s re-make of the month is a simple one, and a fun one to try at home. This would even be a great one to try for a kids room!
I got this T-Shirt a very long time ago from one of my dearest friends who saw it while thrifting one day and – knowing my nerdy love for Harry Potter – bought it for me. It was a kids shirt and didn’t really fit me right but I couldn’t bare to part with it. So after holding onto it forever I finally found the perfect solution shortly after I moved to New York and the chair I sewed in was in desperate need of a cushion for some extra support. Thus, my T-Shirt cushion was born!
|Unfortunately I don’t have a before picture for you.|
|Isn’t she lovely?? And the best part – I used fabric scraps (you know, the little
shredded ones) for the stuffing!!
Full tutorial after the jump!
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- Needle & Thread
- Fabric Scraps (very small) or Fiberfill stuffing
- Measure Chair and cut a square of fabric from the front and back of t-shirt according to those measurements.
- Cut 4 strips about 1″ wide and 10″ long from extra pieces to use as ties.
- Place your fabric squares on top of each other with the design facing inward.
- Leaving about a 4″ opening in the center, begin on the side of the square that is at the top of the design, and sew (with a sewing machine or simple running stitch ) around square to the other side of the 4″ opening leaving about a 1/4″ seam allowance.
- Flip pillow inside out through 4″ opening, making sure to “poke out” all the corners.
- Fill pillow using fiberfill or stuffing. Use little pieces, bits at a time for less lumping.
- Once pillow is full to desired puffiness (I ended up later opening mine and filling more), slip-stitch the 4″ opening, closing it entirely.
- Measure distance of slats in back of chair and mark, centered on top side of pillow
- Sew on two strips to each marked spot using several stitches making an “x”. (I sandwiched the edge of the pillow between the two strip ends)
- Tie on chair and enjoy a comfy & fun seat!
I cannot tell you how excited I am to be posting this! Buttercups will be releasing some of our vintage half aprons for a special Valentines Collection!
Planning on cooking for your gentleman this Valentines day?? Amp it up with one of our sexy-sweet aprons (with whatever you choose underneath *wink*) and your beau will surely be satisfied, no matter whats on the table!
I know what you’re thinking: “But Lady, I couldn’t boil water to save my life!” Don’t worry your little tush, I’m betting you won’t make it past the first course looking like this… it’ll be straight to dessert if you know what I mean ;).
Each apron is only $15.00, order now to get yours by the 14th!! And hurry, only 6 available! Click the pic for complete look-book!
|Photo Credits: Style.com|
One of my new years resolution’s is to keep in better touch with people, and underneath that umbrella I’m including being more diligent about sending out birthday/anniversary/etc. cards every month. I love doing handmade cards, I feel like they add that extra special something to make a person smile. At the end of every month, once the cards have all left the mail (because I don’t want to spoil any surprises), I will be sharing with you the cards I made for that month. I am going to make it a creative challenge to have different designs for each month.
Enjoy my handmade greetings!
|I just love bunting! I would like to make a full sized one just for decoration!
Fabric scraps are one of my favorite mediums for card making (next to stamps of course!)
|I think this little dancing girl stamp is my favorite! I’m still getting the hang of my embossing technique.|
|xoxo stamp + my sloppy signature|
|My best friend got hired on to her first teaching job this month, so of course I had to congratulate her!|
|Thought I would also share any gift wrapping too, something I also like to get creative with.|
|Plain craft paper and gingham scrap fabric keeps the bow masculine (this was for the Gentleman).|
I have been a huge fan of Katy at Sweet Verbena for a while now (and it’s not just because she’s a fellow Texas girl). Katy is a young blogger who is well on her way in the blogging world, her tutorials are great and she’s one of those bloggers who really makes you feel like she’s a long lost friend.
Today I’m sharing the infinity scarf I made using her very simple tutorial for my cousin Jenna for Christmas. I made this at the absolute last minute and was so glad that I did (especially considering the other half of her present never made it in the mail in time!) I’m really happy with the way it turned out..and I got to play around with my new camera taking pics!
- 1/2 yd. main fabric – mine is some scrap silk that worked quite nicely
- 1/2 yd. lining fabric – white flannel, also scrap – added warmth!
For this weeks Friday Fashion Frenzy I’m implementing yet another new series: Lady Mockingbird Wears! I’m not big on blogs that are nothing but cute girls in their cute outfits… and I feel super awkward taking pictures of myself. However, I do think that personal style is very relevant today and I always find it interesting to see how people take current trends and apply them to their personal life. Therefore, Lady M. Wears will be just that: me sharing how I pull together inspiration from different places/trends and apply them using what I find in my own closet :). I would love to see how you do the same!
This week’s inspiration: Nautical!
|Inspiration: (clockwise from top) Nautical Napkins from Purl bee, Clipping from Lucky Magazine (been on my bulletin board for a while), Brooklyn Blonde via Pinterest
Execution: Top – H&M, Jacket – vintage, Pants – thrifted (no tag), Shoes – Shoegasm
What do you think?
I thought that now would be a great time to feature this project because many of us have started back at school (I have till the 30th!) or perhaps journaling more is on your resolution list. The moment I saw this fabric covered notebook tutorial over at / / Between the lines / / I knew it was the perfect project for me for several reasons:
- I’m obsessed with stationary
- Fabric is my favorite medium
- I LOVE projects that find a purpose for scraps!
|The fusible I used|
|He had me at the little bow-tie…
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|For full tutorial on how I made the print.. click through the jump!|
- fabric (mine is 100% rayon – white)
- fabric dye
- fabric paint
- rubber stamp
|Choose a fabric and dye color. It is good to research the fabric’s dye capabilities as well as carefully read the instructions on the dye package.|
|Follow the instructions on the package to dye the fabric. I chose to use the bucket technique.|
|Once fabric is washed and dried, Iron it out. I chose to cut out my pattern pieces here, since the garment I was making is quite small, as is the stamp I chose.|
|Pour out some paint onto a plate or palate, using your sponge, dab a generous amount of paint onto the stamp, making sure it is fully covered.|
|Do some practice stamps on a scrap of fabric to get your paint ratio and stamp pressure just right. These were obviously not what I was aiming for.|
|This was more like it.|
|When finished, iron the pieces slowly on both sides to set the paint.|
|Sew together your pieces and admire your beautiful work!|
Use this technique? Let me know how it went! Have a different technique? Please share!