Thursday, September 23, 2010

A few projects and a tutorial!

I end up making a lot of stuff for this little princess right here...

She is modeling one of many rockstar outfits she has. (She wants to be a rockstar... no idea where she got it but she's learning how to play the guitar!)

Shirt: Target (on clearnace)
Skirt: Children's Place (during their labor day sale)

ANYWAY!! I've had this idea for years now... I actually thought it up while I was looking around ratemyspace and had this whole conversation with a lady about curtain tie-backs. Out of uber large pearls.

So while I was at joanns I saw a bag filled with HUGE faux pearl beads... the idea hit me again and I decided why not.

^ my whole splurge... 4.25 for a blanket quilt kit I found on clearnace, 4 spools of ribbon on clearance and one reg price, two things of large pearls.

Other items you'll probably need, yarn or the like, a needle or tape (I used tape)

then you string the pearls onto the yarn... I used 21 for each tie-back... (and there are no pics of the progress because it really is kind of a pain in the butt. lol)

Then I ties on some of the purple sheer ribbon and cut the ends into an arrow, sewed the knots to make sure it all stayed... beautiful right?

^ here they are on the curtains. :D (Ignore my blinds, I need to call the apartments to have them replaced)

Then I made some more floor cushions using this tutorial! they turned out beautifully!

My next project has to deal with spraypaint... did you know you can spraypaint anything?

I do mean anything...

^exhibit A: bathroom trash can from college

^ I ♥ it!

And well... I can never go to Target without searching through their dollar section... they have halloween stuff... and I bought three of these cardboard glittery faux chandies that are absolutely gorg!!

Linking up to some parties!

Weekend Bloggy Reading


  1. Hi CO neighbor! Aww, thanks for checking in on us! Yup, we're fine....we are close enough that we could smell/see the smoke but far enough that we didn't have to evacuate. Our house was covered w/ a thin layer of ash inside & out! My heart just goes out to the poor families who lost their homes.

    After seeing your projects list, I realize I NEED to get off my arse & DO things. HA!
    (The little darling sure can rock an outfit!!)

  2. LOVE that faux chandy. How cool is that??! Thanks for joining the party. :)