Thursday, June 30, 2011

Easy Boutique Cuff


Three fabrics in coordinating colors
embellishments- i used beads and buttons
fabric glue
 ribbon or something to close the cuff
sewing machine

I made three fabric rosettes ( i found a tutorial here to make the rosettes) and in the center of each rose i glued three pearl beads. Then i took a three inch wide fabric two times the length of my wrist around. I flipped the piece over and back accordion style and ironed to make it crisp and ruffled. Then i sewed right down the middle.To cover the sewing i placed a different color fabric strip on top about 1 1/2 " wide and fabric glued that to the top of the cuff. then i fabric glued the rosebuds and beads on top of that. on the end i simply fabric glued ribbon on both sides and tied the cuff to my wrist :) done!

Easy Personalized Summer Wreath

This was the easiest wreath to make ever!


grapevine wreath
wood letter
few branches of flowers

All i did was weave the flowers through the wreath, this makes it easy to rotate them for the seasons.

Next i painted the wood letter with an Ivory colored acrylic paint. Once it was dry i hot glued it to the wreath and hung it up when it dried. easy Peezy!!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Ruffle pillows

Ruffle Pillows

Well i decided after adoring the first pillow i made that i would go ahead and make a few more. You can find the tutorial that i got my pillow idea from here.

I love the fabric she used but i just used some fabric quarters that i had lying around. They cost $1.99 at Joann's and if you use your 40% off coupon its even better!

Cheap pillows that add so much color to my living room.

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Rosebud Pillow Tutorial

Lets Get right to it!


2 yards Burlap ( you'll have extra left over)
sewing machine I used my favorite Brother PC-210 PRW Limited Edition Project Runway Sewing Machine

thread in matching color
hot glue gun and glue sticks
old pillow or pillow stuffing

Making the pillow

Start out by cutting two pieces of burlap in the size of pillow you want. I cut a 15" by 15" size it will be a 14 x 14 pillow after sewed. Pin all around the edges of the pieces to keep them together while sewing.

After pinning, sew all around the pillow and stopping with about a hand-size width open. Cut diagonally on corners of pillow and then turn inside out.

Stuff pillow with stuffing until desired fullness. I just used an ugly pillow i had lying around and used its stuffing.

Either hand sew or use the sewing machine to sew up the remaining open hole.

Finally you have a pillow!

Making the Rose

Begin by making a small rosebud out of a 2"wide by 12" long strip of burlap. i found this wonderful tutorial here. You can adjust length and width depending on how big you want your tighter rose center to be.

After i made the rosebud i hot glued it to the center of my pillow.

Then i took a few strips of burlap about 4 1/2" wide and the longest length of the yard cut  and did the same rosebud technique loosely around the center, gluing while i went and until it was as big as i wanted.
After glue is dry, you are done!!!

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Pics to come!

Thanks Coastal Charm for the link party

First of Many to come!

Hi all! I expect many of my close friends to be rolling their eyes at the thought of another blog but i am fully committed to this one because this is finally a place i can share with you how i make my favorite crafts and my shopping experiences that save me money and how you can too! I am ready to share how you can make affordable crafts and how coupons have pretty much changed my life forever! I have had a few requests on how to make a rosebud pillow that i did to pretty much to cover up a mistake i made earlier lol

I'm going to do a step by step tutorial and let you know everything down to what amazing sewing machine i used to complete it. Tutorial to come as soon as i grab more material :)