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{ FREE Tutorial } Beaded Zipper Pull

15 Apr

Collect a few beads or buttons

For the zipper pull on this little pouch I used the old bead buttons from the sweater I  made the pouch out of, I love to upcycle and recycle all I can!

Next get some heavy thread.  I used a waxed thread

Thread the waxed thread through the zipper end and cut a nice size thread to work with

Tie a knot.  Do this twice

using a needle add a bead

tie a knot again

One bead on!

continue to add beads and knot until you are satisfied with how you zipper pull is taking shape.

Once you reach the end secure with two knots and trim the thread

Ta Da!  You’re done . . . It’s that easy

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{ My Projects } Tooth Fairy Pillow

3 Apr

So here is the Tooth Fairy Pillow I made in Speedy Gonzales fashion one late night when my little lady Kyndall lost her first tooth.  You can read about that escapade here!

I had to think quick if I wanted to get this crazy Mom project done . . . but then all my projects have to be fairly quick anyways being a Mom of 5  or they just don’t get done!

I remembered over at mmmcrafts,  that talented gal Larissa had a really cute pattern for a tooth fairy pillow.  Click here to visit her post for the pattern.

Of course, being as late as it was, and being my thrifty self, I dug into my stash to complete this quick project.

If I were to make another one ( I see four more in the future, as all  the girls were swooning over this one.  lol )  I would embroider some cute eyes or use googlie eyes and make a little skirt and maybe some ballerina shoes.  It would be fun to use organza for the wings.

As it was I just grabbed whatever color felt I had and made it work.  So this tooth fairy pillow ended up with green eyes and flowered paisley wings!  Not the cutest she could be, but hopefully she will inspire all you creative ladies none the less.  I just love how the mouth opens for a place for the tooth to hide!  So cute, Thanks Larissa

Send me a photo if you make one . . . I’d love to see {{ smile }}

{ My Projects } Felted Flower

31 Mar

A while back I knit some flowers and then felted them.  It was a Noni Design Pattern for the Camelila .

I used most of them on a handbag I made for one of the girls, but I had one left . . .

It has set around for a long time, the other day I hot glued a cute gem stone in the center and hair clip in the back . . . . “Ta Da”

What do you think?  Leave a comment below

~Lia

{ Cake Decorating } Vintage Inspired Santa Barbra Wedding Cake

23 Mar

It was a hot July two years ago when I created these cakes.  The bride and I collaborated on the wedding cake for months!  The vintage wedding dress she found and fell in love with was the inspiration for the cake and many other details of this Santa Barbra wedding.   Vintage white, you know that creamy yellowish tone vintage fabric gets was the goal for the color of the cake, then in bright white I freestyled the lace pattern from the dress on the cake and added a few dragees where the dress lace had pearls . . . it was fabulous!  I had a lot of fun.

 

The same couple had a large reception here in San Diego county and the reception cake was a much larger cake than the wedding cake.  It was a very HOT day, you can see the cake was not holding up as well as the one above in a climate controlled room!  I kept the same theme here but decided to make it a little different by changing the shape.  The dahlia flowers were a fun change for an afternoon occasion instead of the peonies for the quaint evening wedding.  Since all the details were done freehand, you can see a slight difference between the two cakes.

I’d love to hear from you, let me know what you think . . . . leave me a comment below  {{ wink }}

~Lia