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Hello hello! So sorry for my blog absence! I will try to step it up this summer.
Today I just thought I would share a couple easy DIY while you watch TV summer projects. I am not a big DIY person but occasionally I get a decent enough idea and give it a go.
I was packing to go to a wedding last week and feeling blah about the summer jewellery I had lying around. I decided to try updating some basic bangles.
1. Any style will pretty much work. Wood, plastic, those cheap tin ones, whatever.
2. You will also need a glue gun and some topstitching or embroidery thread (not regular sewing thread, thicker style thread). Pick out 3 or 4 colors and mark out a scheme on the bangle (skip to the end of this post for some ideas). Glue the end of the thread to the inside of the bangle.
3. Wrap the thread around the bangle. I have seen these done by overlapping the threads and just going around and around, but don’t do that. It looks bad. hahaha. Obviously, the inside of the bangle is smaller that the outside so you have to overlap some of the threads on the inside, but keep the outside nice and smooth.
4. When you switch colors, cover the glue spot with the next color thread. And that’s it! Different shapes of bangles look fun done like this or do 3 matching widths in slight variations of 4 or 5 colors.
The second set will take no time at all to whip up:
This next one is a little bit more intense, but pretty easy too! I bought a few of plain-ish, inexpensive black heels for the Fall show that are sort of lying around the studio looking for fun. I was going to a very casual kids fundraiser and planning on wearing basic jeans and blouse. It was going to be a nice day and I wanted to add something bright! I have no bright shoes; I wouldn’t wear bright shoes very often but for a fun change, I made a pair of yellow shoes.
1. These shoes aren’t ever coming back to the original so pick a pair you don’t care about (Quick addition to the bangle post above, if you want to switch colors, the glue will just pick right off and you can do it again!)
2. You will need: spray paint. These are going to be 2 colors: yellow and silver. Also, a finishing gloss spray paint, a paint brush, Saran wrap, some tape. I started with the silver spray on the toe cap of these shoes.
2. Let the first coat dry for an hour then do a second coat. This needs to fully dry for 24 hours. Put the Saran wrap over the toe section and tape it to the bottom. This needs to be a very exact line. Also put some tape so the inside of the shoe so doesn’t get painted or don’t because I think it looks cool. Then spray it all yellow and wait and do the second coat. Don’t forget about the base and back of the heel.
3. If you have a shoe with a separate section that is too hard to cover with Saran wrap. Spray on your base then use a paint brush to paint the area.
4. Wait for half a day, apply the gloss spray and your good to go!
Thanks for following along, if you have any questions, I don’t mind. Have a good day!
Welcome back to my blog!
I’ve been busy! and not busy blogging, which is a shame because I kind of miss this thing.
It has been awhile since I did a sew along social and this should be a fun one! My good and gorgeous friend Christine Adela White will be taking the Miss Universe Canada stage soon and I am putting the final touches on a few things for her wardrobe.
Day 1 of the big dress, drawing constellations on chiffon:
Fundraiser for Miss Universe Canada 2012 benefiting the SOS Children’s Villages and Christine’s Ride to Conquer Cancer is on tonight!
March 24th, 7:30PM
Location: Century Plaza Hotel – Burrard Ballroom
1015 Burrard Street, Vancouver, B.C.
The event features:
Fashion show, sponsored by Cassie Dee
Wii gaming tournament
Music & Dance
Prizes and silent auction items donated by Christine’s sponsors
Tickets are $15.00 at the door and the fashion show will be around 9:00!
Excited to announce that the Spring 2012 collection (and a cameo from your truly!) will be featured on America’s Next Top Model next Wednesday March 28th!
Tune in to Episode 5 on the CW next Wednesday after One Tree Hill and see it happen!
Happy snowy morning to you!
I teased this post a couple days ago and its finally here! I used the quilted cotton jacket as a jump off point for my very first foray into leather jackets. I put a lot of hours into this one over the weekend and it was ready to go on a little test drive yesterday. I matched it with a girly dress, tights and boots and took a few pics (in the knickknack room) before I left:
Side View, as you can see there are differences between this jacket and the cotton jacket like leaving off the storm flap so the zipper is exposed:
And added the horse to the back:
I lightened this pic a bit so you could really see the horse:
I really like the idea of a hood on a leather jacket, it’s quite a bit of work but I think it looks good. The applique was a bit daunting at first but now I’ve got the hang of it and I would be stoked to try an even more complex one in the future. That’s it for today, have a good one!
Whoa Canada! Winter came back with a vengeance. Even in Van! Out my studio window this morning:
On Friday things were looking good to take the quilted cotton jacket out for a test drive but, it proved a bit chilly for any such endevour. I snapped a few pics still inside, just over a black tee:
I will definitely take a few more pics when I can actually style the jacket a bit more and go outside. It looks really cute over a grey pullover hoodie and also to toughen up a spring dress a bit!
This project has a surprise ending though, it was a bit of a warm up for…dun dun dun…still to come…