What could be better as the crowning detail for a spooky Halloween costume than a glowing gothic eyeball brooch? With Martha Stewart Decoupage it’s super-easy to make your own with just a few supplies! (more…)Leave Comment
I still have a ton of lace fabric from that curtain I bought last month to make my DIY Lace Maxi-Skirt…so I did a couple projects before I left for Japan to use up the extra. One of the DIYs was re-vamping a pair of granny-booties with a lace covering and making them into the perfect booties for Spring. With all the flowered boots popping up in retail stores lately, I figured it was high time to do a pretty feminine lace version! Here’s how:
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I’m sure you’ve seen these curtains hanging in people’s houses…maybe you have them hanging in your own house. (I know I did while living in Japan as it’s standard there to have lace curtains on the outside, and patterned curtains on the inside, of the curtain rails there.)
And if you check out your local Goodwill, you can find the most lovely lace curtain panels for a steal.
I found one huge panel for a mere $5.99. That much beautiful fabric for that price is a bargain!!
So I set about using that lace fabric…and I found a ton of uses for it. But FIRST…the DIY Lace Maxi-Skirt, a Spring 2012 staple. And it’s sooooo easy! Here’s how to make it: (more…)Leave Comment
Lace is a huge trend for this Spring and Summer – and its delicate, airy quality lends it to a variety of applications. I’ve been wanting a lace dress for awhile, but I wanted to make one that was both easy and extremely versatile (I’m a BIG fan of multifunctional garments, as most of you already know;-). I finally created this pattern for an incredibly easy lace dress – that only uses straight cuts in the pattern and allows you to customize it to your size and shape – and that can be worn a multitude of ways since it – *GASP!* – contains no lining. Let’s get crackin’!
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Aaargh, I almost never do this…but I’ve been back-to-the-wall lately with having a root-canalled tooth (I had a root canal done on it THREE YEARS AGO!) get an infection last month and create an abcess that’s now eating away a hole in jaw (so I’ve been feeling like utter crap for about 5+ weeks and am now on super-heavy-duty antibiotics), a bout of 3 colds in a row ending with the flu last week, and huge project after midterm after huge project due for my classes, not to mention a couple of other personal projects that have all had deadlines this past week. And I have to do prop design and creation and set styling for a video shoot coming up this week and I have barely had time to even start to prep that. I’ve been trying to put together a worthwhile post since Friday but tonight yet again it’s not going to happen.:-(
So I’ll just post some sneaky teaser photos of my next DIY…
It’s lace, it’s EASY, and it has a little secret…Shhhh!;-) Stay tuned for the tutorial, coming up soon….
Now back to bed so I can fight this infection more and get up nice and early for an emergency root canal (well, re-root-canal, in my case) for tomorrow.
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