Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tu-tu cute

Last summer in Telluride I made a project out of my god daughter Kirby's 3rd birthday gift. 
A bad ass tutu.
I found a super easy pattern which involves no sewing but a WHOLE lotta cutting. I had to cut something like 70 peices of tulle in several different colors to make this bad boy but its soooo worth it. The look on her face when she unwrapped it was priceless (sadly I didnt get it on camera, I was so excited to give it to her I totally forgot..) but WELL worth the bleeding fingers (just kidding, it was only once). I added a bunch of sequins, rosettes, flower embellishments and it turned out great. VOILA! (instructions below)








sadly, this picture is a little blurry and Ive been meaning to get a better picture of her in this but you get the jist of it. what a princess eh?

                                        
INSTRUCTIONS:

tulle: I bought 2 yds of 4 different colors (8 yds total) colors: (yellow, pink, blue, purple)
elastic: for the waistband. sew or knot it to the right size (note: you can also use a pretty ribbon that you tie at the back with a pretty bow. Great if you don't know the right waist size or want your girls of different ages to share)

Cut lengths of tulle (twice as long as you want your skirt length to be) in multiple colors into 3" thick lengths (time saver: you can fold tulle over twice or even three times and pin down together before cutting to cut a whole bunch together)

I paired 2 colors alternating in each 'section'. ie. blue/yellow, blue/pink, pink/purple, purple/yellow...  and repeat in same order all the way around (or whatever looks pretty to you)
Then lastly fold them in half and tie them onto your elastic by pulling tulle back through the loop around the elastic to secure it.
Rinse, repeat. Done! 

Candy Shoppes

Ive been meaning to post stuff Ive done or things I like and I came across these pictures from a little candy shop in Ouray, Colorado (near Telluride) called Ouray Candy Co. We visited Ouray last summer, it is a CUTE little town and this shop was incredible. there isnt a lot to this little town but when Duncan saw this place he  knew I was going to have a cow. Ouray- you mean HOORAY! (I jest)

A total throwback to old ice cream parlors, I felt like I was in a different time. The place was in the loveliest old building with high cielings and great big windows and the candy everywhere was so bright and stimulating. and the ice cream was lick the bottom of the bowl good.

                       Here are some pics I took with the old iphone. Enjoy!



 

Who remembers Rock Candy?!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Felt Izzy Dog

Inspired by my recent findings I went out and bought a butt load of felt and have been crafting away working on a mobile which I think is going to be CUTE.

Meanwhile, I got a whiff of energy yesterday and came up with a little mini izzy a la felt. Here it is! She is not too impressed with it and my husband says it isnt my best work but I made the thing in 23 minutes. I call it ...FELTIZZY!
the idea was to make the feltizzy  mimick the real izzy's tan markings but the ones on her jowls ended up looking like paws and her snout outline looks like a scary grin... I will have to remake her at some point but I still think there is a striking resemblance. :)

over and out!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

I just 'felt' like making something...

ALRIGHTY! long time no blog people! sorry, have been Über busy with the renovations of our house (which look uh-mazing by the by) and havent had a chance to research new fun stuff hence the lack-o-bloggyiness.
BUT I now have an office aka 'the crafts-haus' and all my stuff is in one place! Can you IMAGINE?! anyhoo, I am SO ready to get crafty. I have a bunch of felt and have been toying with the idea of making little felt animals and in my search of whats been done came across a whole WORLD of felted stuff. Most interestingly- FOOD.
and some of this stuff is just gorgeous too. so much imagination- I LOVE it!!!

We'll start with some felt foods by umecrafts (etsy):

delicious isnt it???
http://ny-image0.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.196338840.jpg