Thursday, February 9, 2017

Valentine Sewing Project




I just want to share some picture with you about some sewing projects that I made for my Valentine's Day decor. I wish you a happy Valentine's Day full of unforgettable moments.






Monday, January 30, 2017

Plaid Deer Head Wall Mount

After browsing on line I found a plaid deer head that Target was selling; but the item is currently unavailable. I found this deer head pattern Here I made some changes on the pattern. I really liked how it turned out.




 like you can see in the picture, I made some changes on the pattern. I just added 1" more around the line of the middle of head pattern. 


 I made my antler pattern  longer.
And placed a piece of cardboard on the back of the deer to mount it better on the wall.
The tutorial on the page where I found the pattern is really helpful on the sewing part, but I found out in the process of making this project that inserting wire in the antler helped shape the antler. I inserted 2 wooden sticks of about 10" in length inside the head of the antler to help the antler remain strait. It's a good idea to insert the wooden sticks when you are  stuffing the deer head.

Optimism is the faith 
that leads to achievement. 
Nothing can be done without hope 
and confidence. 
~Helen Keller~
I want to wish you a wonderful day full of love, peace, and unforgettable moments.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Christmas Decoration

 I wanted to share with you my Christmas decoration around my small cosy house. I made all the ornaments; it's something that I really enjoy doing every year. I cut out of wood some Emerson light bulb ornaments, made clothes-peg snowflakes ornaments, painted pine cones with silver spray; they look like mercury blown glass pine cones, and my husband cut some wood slices for me. I was surprised that in the craft store wood slices sell at $1 dollar each; I knew that we could cut some wood slices ourselves. I like my rustic Christmas tree. 
 Crochet birds that I made years ago, they are so cute. 

 





I want to wish you a happy Christmas full of joy and peace in company of your loved ones.



Monday, April 25, 2016

Angel Wings



I found this beautiful idea at "Shabby Chic and I" blog. Visit Tanja's beautiful blog to see the tutorial on how to make the wings Click here


I did't want to see the cardboard, so I applied All-Purpose Joint Compound with a brush to give a feathered texture to the wings.
 I let the All-purpose Joint Compound dry completely. Then I primed the wings, and painted them white. After the paint was dry, I Applied gold paint with a dry brush--be sure not to saturate the brush with paint. Wipe the excess paint on a piece of paper towel, then apply on surface with light strokes. This way you will see the feathery  texture on the wings.





I decided to hang the wings with my shabby chic paintings.
~Have a beautiful day and surround yourself with things that you love~


Friday, February 12, 2016

Crochet Shoes

 What would you do if you had a pair of shoes that you no longer liked? Probably donate them; but what about giving them a new appearance.  

 This is how the shoes looked before.
 I began by working a blanket stitch around the edge of the shoe.

 Then I worked 2 single crochet together on each stitch.
 Next, I worked a single crochet all around the shoe.
 At this point I began decreasing to close up the shoe. It's a good idea to try on the shoe in order to make adjustments (Increasing- Decreasing) single crochet stitches, until the shoe fits comfortably.
Finish with popcorn stitch for decoration. When I finished the shoes and started walking, I notice that the shoes tended to come off my feet. I am going to sew elastic bands on the back of the heel to give it more support. I've seen flat shoes with elastic bands on the back heel so I'm comfortable with the idea.

~I want to wish you a wonderful day full of beautiful things that make you happy~

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Making Crochet Ankle Boots

A good friend gifted me a pair of crochet flats, but they felt to loose on my feet. I was thinking about how to make them fit, and I decided to close the shoes transforming them  into ankle boots. I crocheted some roses and leaves with vines, and sewed them on to give the boots a more vintage romantic look. 









After crocheting the front of the shoe and closing it to a desirable length, I worked round rows until I reached the hight that I wanted for the boot.


~Have a wonderful day full of unforgettable memories~
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