Tag Archive: crafting

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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Paper Palm Frond Party Decor + Free Cut Files

If there is a plant that makes me think of summer, it’s definitely the palm. Which makes it great party decor to help ring in summer! Today I’ve teamed up with Michaels to bring you three ways to add a little palm leaf pizazz to your summer party. Since, we literally don’t have palms growing on trees…

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Giant Paper Flowers + Free Silhouette Cut Files!

I am in love with the giant paper flower trend. It’s just so fun that you can create something so beautiful and larger than life from just…paper! I first saw Miranda and then Miranda and Dana share a tutorial for it and I knew I just had to try it, but with my Silhouette Cameo. So, I’ve…

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More REAL TINY DIY: Make a Pallet Sofa

My good friends at eHow are at it again. Creating these amazing REAL TINY DIY videos for your viewing pleasure. 🙂 And this time they’ve created a REAL TINY Pallet Sofa complete with a tiny circular saw and drill that actually … Continue reading

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Recycled Plant Cozy Tutorial

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tom’s of Maine. All opinions are 100% mine. There is a long list of reasons why I love the month of April. Near the top of that list is the start of growing season and Earth Day, which go hand in hand quite perfectly. Kind of like the components of today’s project. I’ve teamed up with an appropriately Earth friendly brand,

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Wood Bead Teether DIY

We are squarely out of the baby phase, so I love that my brother isn’t done yet and I can dote on my nieces with cute baby stuff. This wood teether is my new go-to, favorite baby craft. Not only does it turn out simply gorgeous, but it’s really fun and really quick to make. I know you may be wondering about how safely the beads are tied together. I totally

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Faux leather + Felt Anemone Tutorial and Cut Files

I’m really excited about today’s post because it’s about making one of my favorite spring flowers, anemones!… without all the cutting. If you’ve ever made felt flowers you know what I mean. There is soooo much cutting. Cutting easily takes twice as long as gluing the flower together. Technically, you still have to do some cutting, but I figured out how to get my Silhouette to do most of the work. I started

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Carrot Boutonnieres

One of my favorite Easter details is carrots. Which is kind of a random detail if you think about it…but I’m not complaining because they are so cute. Actually, I think we should highlight fruits and vegetables in more of our holidays, other than Halloween. Who’s with me? Anyway…back to Easter carrots. Ever since I saw this adorable carrot boutonniere pretty much all over Pinterest I have wanted to recreate it.

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