Tag Archive: crafting

Grey Twist

Welcome Back!  I really am excited about all of the sewing I have been doing lately.  My new job (with typical business hours) has really helped out my own personal timing and scheduling.  Now I can have sewing time on the weekends and at night!This fabric I bought online at fabric.com it is super comfy, soo…

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Little Black Dress with Lace

This dress has been half made for a very long time.  I made it originally back in July and just now finished. Originally this dress was going to be completely laced out with a stripe of lace down the sleeves.  But I was not really liking the way the lace was reacting with the thick…

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Plaid Pants

Hello again!  Last week we saw pleated pants, and this week we are looking at some new regular pants!This fabric is super comfortable and are made with a knit material.I used Simplicity 8056 as the pattern, but I really had to alter it a whole bunch.  I had to taper in the legs about 5…

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Mixed Greens Evergreen Wreath

This post was created in partnership with Michaels.  I know that title makes it sound like we’re making a salad. Ha! But these mixed greens are for an unique take on a traditional holiday evergreen wreath. Usually I make a fresh wreath from clippings I buy by the pound at the Christmas tree farm. But…

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Pleated Pants?!

Pleated pants are making a comeback in the women’s fashion world, and I figured I would give it a try. Ideally tank tops and leggings would be considered business attire, but that is not the world we live in.  With that in mind, wearing something that has a lot more fabric to it is different…

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Little House Gift Boxes – Free Cut Files

This post is created in partnership with Silhouette. It also contains affiliate links.  I have this thing with little houses, especially around the holidays.  If you’ve seen my advent houses and my paper gingerbread/holiday houses, then these little house gift boxes are probably no surprise! 😉 They come in two sizes…The small one can be…

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Leather Anemone Clutch – Tutorial + Free Cut Files

This post is created in partnership with Silhouette.  The beauty of pleather anemones is that they can be in bloom all year round! And with this project, you can carry a bouquet of them with you wherever you go, in the form of this leather clutch. If you’ve been here a while, you know I…

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New Office, New Dress

Finally I am out of retail and in an office environment. So I have decided to update my wardrobe and my sewing game.This fabric is from Joann’s it’s an awesome comfortable and warm knit, perfect for fall.  I used Butterick’s 5780 pattern but changed the bottom pleats.  I took off 2 inches from the waist…

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Jack-o-lantern Puzzle Blocks

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Reeves. All opinions are 100% mine. Have some kids with jack-o-lantern indecision? What about a jack-o-lantern you can change on a whim? Or with a turn of a block… I’ve teamed up with Reeves to bring you this cute, DIY jack-o-lantern puzzle that’s fun for small,…

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Kitty Cat Purse Hack

It’s no secret my daughter love cats. So when I found the cutest little purse on clearance at Target, I knew she’d love it. And that she’d love it even more if I critter-ized it. So, I pulled out my leather and yarn scraps and crafted up a quick easy, kitty cat purse hack. Materials…

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Kitty Cat Purse Hack

It’s no secret my daughter love cats. So when I found the cutest little purse on clearance at Target, I knew she’d love it. And that she’d love it even more if I critter-ized it. So, I pulled out my leather and yarn scraps and crafted up a quick easy, kitty cat purse hack. Materials…

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Soup Bowl Hot Pads: The Newest Video (Almost 9 Million Views Already) :)

Oh. My. Gosh! My latest eHow video has almost 9 million views already! I’m soooooo excited! I’ve been hoping one of my videos would break the million mark, but this surpassed all of my hopes! I love the idea of … Continue reading

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Green Peplum

Hello!  I have always been interested in peplum shirts but I never really thought that they were for me.  So to test it out I used leftovers to make this shirt.  For the fabric I used the yard I had left from my 1940’s Green Slytherin Dress. And as for the pattern, I used the…

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Blue Floral Fit and Flare

Hello again! This dress is another project that I finished a long time ago and am just now posting because I was soo excited to wear it I never took photos of it.  I made this back in April just in time for spring. Now after this dress I will not be making any more…

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DIY Wood Bead Wrap Choker + David Kind Glasses Clips Review

Anyone loving that 90’s fashion is back? I’ll admit that I resisted at first, but now I am all in. I really like seeing new spins on old trends like the choker. The wrap choker is one in particular that I have wanted to wear and DIY (of course) for some time. It just looks…

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1940’s Green Slytherin Dress

This dress has gone through the ringer.  So much so that I completely forgot to post this when I finished it because I kept thinking that I would alter it some more.  This dress started out as the 1940’s Vintage Simplicity pattern 8050. Now the fabric I used was a knit and a thick one…

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White Shirt Dress

Hello! I really have found a new love for certain cotton fabrics and I really wanted another dress. This was the first one. The fabric I found at Joanns again. I was not even looking for it but as I was walking by it just completely took my attention so I had to buy it.  The…

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White Slip

Hello!  Lately I have picked a lot of fabrics that at first don’t seen see-through but then once the dress is finished they are more opaque than desired.  I have wanted to make slips for a while now but I just never really had the fabric, pattern, or time to really get to it.  So…

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Folk Art Inspired Floral Statement Shoes

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Reeves. All opinions are 100% mine. There’s no question that florals are a hot trend right now…which almost doesn’t seem worth noting, since to me, florals are timeless. Wherever you fall on the floral trend spectrum, I’ve partnered up with Reeves to share a quick, easy,…

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Red Cotton Dress

Hello!  I decided to try something new for this next project, and let me tell you that I am really glad that I did.  I usually avoid cotton fabrics like the plague, but this was cute and I figured why not give it a go. The dress you see above is completely-mega altered.  It started…

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Grey Flower Dress

Hello again!  I must say that I really needed this past vacation!  My dad came out to visit us and we hung out, went to NYC and watched Chicago while we were out there.  The babies really do love their grandpaw.  (grad-paw cuz they are puppies! Well I think it is cute.) I also tried…

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Grey Flower Dress

Hello again!  I must say that I really needed this past vacation!  My dad came out to visit us and we hung out, went to NYC and watched Chicago while we were out there.  The babies really do love their grandpaw.  (grad-paw cuz they are puppies! Well I think it is cute.) I also tried…

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Rope Basket Purse Tutorial: The Perfect Summer Bag!

Rope bowl purse tutorial // Sewing purse DIY // Closet Case PatternsYou may remember the gorgeous rope basket bag I was carrying in my last me-made outfit post, and as promised,

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Easy to Make Mosquito Repellent Bracelet: A One Minute DIY Video

Summer means backyard BBQs, fun in the sun, and beach parties, but no one wants to be slapping pesky insects when venturing into the great outdoors. You can wave bye-bye to bugs and look great doing it when you wear … Continue reading

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Metallic Temporary Tattoos (+ free cut file)

Have you seen the new metallic temporary tattoo papers from Silhouette? They come in gold and silver and they are SO fun! I started by putting some stars on my hands and cheeks…did anyone else do this in junior high? I used to glue little gems or put stickers on my cheeks all the time,…

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Kindness Rocks Project

If you’re looking for something to do that’s creative, fun, and uplifting, I’ve got a craft that checks ALL of those boxes. I’ve teamed up with Michaels to help spread the word about an amazing project called the Kindness Rocks Project. You paint messages of love on rocks and place them in the pathway of…

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DIY Adventure Shirts (free cut files)

It’s no secret that since moving to the Pacific Northwest, we have fallen in love with this place. If you follow me on Instagram (@deliacreates) it reads much like a love letter to this rugged, beautiful, landscape. It has definitely ignited a passion for adventure in our family. The next step of professing our love…

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DIY Adventure Shirts (free cut files)

It’s no secret that since moving to the Pacific Northwest, we have fallen in love with this place. If you follow me on Instagram (@deliacreates) it reads much like a love letter to this rugged, beautiful, landscape. It has definitely ignited a passion for adventure in our family. The next step of professing our love…

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Natalie’s Chalkboard Paint Bedroom

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Devine Color. All opinions are 100% mine. Natalie’s room is finally coming together and I’m so excited to show you the updates we’ve made in partnership with Devine Color + Target! It has been two years since we bought our first house and I still feel…

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Suit Pants to Vest

I am back! I hope you all have been a little more successful in your sewing and crafting endeavors than I have been lately.  Above is the vest in regular light after a second run of pressing. The bride really wanted a vest for the groom, but the consultant that they were working with completely ignored…

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