Monday, July 30, 2012

A DIY Tank Top

   Let me give a little credit here first by saying I did not come up with this idea, I found it on pinterest done by an awesome blogger Crafterhours. I gave it a few of my own touches, but this was all thought up after seeing their blog!

 

   I'm pretty sure every girl at some point has purchased a t-shirt or regular top thinking it looked great, then when you got home it was too big in some areas or too small in others! That's exactly what I did... Granted this is a unisex shirt so it's meant to fit men too (i'd buy anything that said Foo Fighters on it lol), It made me look kind of WIDE.
   I've been thinking about making it into a tank top, I just don't really like the "workout tank" that's trending... plus I don't frequent a gym lol. So when I saw this pin, I wanted to give it a shot!

(This method can also be used to make little girl's dresses out of old t-shirts for all you mothers out there!!)

Lay the t-shirt out flat. Cut right on the inside of the seams of the arms and cut a straight line across right underneath the neckline. 

From the top, where you cut the straight line, fold the front and back sides of the shirt into the inside of the shirt and pin about an inch wide to sew.  This is making the loop for your drawstring to come through. 

Also, cut the bottom seam off of the shirt. This will be the drawstring. 

After you sew the top folds, you're ready to put the string through. Cut the band you took off the bottom of the shirt so you have one long string. The easiest way to pull in through the tops is to attach a safety pin to the  end for something to grab onto. 

Then take a crochet needle (or a clothes hanger) and push in through the entire top opening. Then you can pull it through each side in one swoop! 

After the string is completely through, you might want to try it on to figure out where you want to tie it so it fits the best on you. Then just tie a knot (or sew the string back together, which I couldn't do because I successfully broke my needle AGAIN lol).

      

That's it! now you have a cute Summer Tank Top or a little girl's dress!!

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Friday, July 27, 2012

5 Question Friday!


I just realized today that we're over half way to Christmas and it scared me to death.... Why would anyone think of this in July.. Maybe It's because stupid Hobby Lobby puts their Xmas decorations out in JUNE?!? Ugh why send me down that panic-y, broke road this early? lol I need some more Fruity Summer Cocktails!!


1. What is the funniest thing you saw on Facebook/twitter this week?
It was definitely this picture one of my BFFs found and posted on my wall.... I almost fell out haha

It's Matthew Mcconaughey HAHAHA I thought it was the coolest thing ever lol Everything on this girl's blog (Craftyiscool.com) is AMAZING! If you have a little crafty/geek in you, you'll love it!

2. What is your favorite Olympic event?
I really never watch any of the Summer games, and to be honest the only one that comes to mind is swimming, but I just like it because I used to be on a swim team. :)
I REALLY LOVE to watch the ice skating in the Winter games!

3. Do your kids to chores around the house? If so, what are they and how old are the children? Do they get paid for them?
I don't have kids, but when I was younger, my mom had me do chores like wash the dishes and vacuum when I was about 10? And I started doing my own laundry when I was in High School. And I never got paid, they were my contribution to the household lol. 

4. If you get bad service/food do you complain or keep quiet?
Oh somebody will know. If it's just a wrong cooked steak or something like that, it's not that big of a deal, but If there is anything just wrong with my food, it will be sent back. And I try not to complain about people's service, but that's what the tip reflects..

5. If you could pick ONE frivolous item for your home, what would it be? (massive room sized closet? swimming pool? greenhouse? etc...)
I would have a hot tub/giant Jacuzzi in a master bathroom! I would love a pool, but I think I would get the most use out of hot bubbly water everyday after work!


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

DIY Dreamcatcher

   I havn't blogged in a while, it's been a busy life! July 17 was my two year anniversary and my husband and I went to Gatlinburg, TN for a couple of days for a getaway! It was beautiful and the perfect place to be together and take our minds off everything! Meanwhile, I've been thinking of a lot of new ideas to work on so be anticipating some good stuff!!
Us at the aquarium, see the shark in the background!? 

I just LOVE Jellyfish! These were huge and beautiful! 

In the mountains! It was a great trip and the happiest 2 year anniversary!

So anyways, here is the latest thing I've been working on. I had a doily my great grandmother made that I was given with her crochet things and I loved it but wasn't sure what to do with it. I saw a picture of a dreamcatcher someone made with crochet pieces and I LOVED it!! I knew I wanted it to be mostly white because that's what the doily was and I just love white dreamcatchers.
My mom (who is 1/4 Cherokee Indian) soon informed me that what I was making was really more of a Mandela, which is similar to a dreamcatcher, but instead of "catching bad dreams" it is meant to represent and promote wealth, health, and wisdom. Either way, I love the way it came out and it's hanging in my bedroom doing whatever it does lol.

Here is the finished product. I used a metal hoop, white yarn, twine, ribbon, beads, and feathers.




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