Monday, July 30, 2012

Skinny Jeans

I have seen tutorials on skinn-ifying (i don't know..) jeans, and I've been dying to try it!! I've been on the lookout for some white jeans to try it out on, and I finally found some at Savers for $4.99. Can't beat that!! I used this tutorial, and it was SOOO easy!! I'll definitely be doing this again!! As long as the pants fit you around the waist, you can turn them into super cute skinny jeans! Don't judge me by my messy bedroom...I was in the middle of doing laundry :)
These really aren't the best or most flattering pictures of me, but I can't get the pictures off my camera right now, so these were taken with my phone in the mirror...

SUPER unflattering right???

Just sew up the sides and you get a completely new look!!!

I LOOOOOVE them!! One note though that I should share from my experience...don't sew up the bottoms too tight, because there will be nooo way in heck that you'll get your foot in those pants.. :) Now go make some!! I promise you'll love them, and it is so simple!!

IPhone Case Stand

I was super excited to make this because Alax, Marlee and I are going to Virginia to visit my parents in about a month, and I needed something to hold our phone while we were on the plane, so Marlee would have a show to watch to keep her entertained. I should have listened to the directions closer, because after I finished it, my phone didn't fit :( BUT it did fit the IPod Touch, which I'm pretty sure the directions are made for. I needed to make the corner tabs bigger to fit the phone..But it's a great pattern, and that's why I'm sharing! :) I think I'll attempt to make another one that will work for my phone, here in the next couple of days. If anyone wants to make one, here is the tutorial! There's also a great video tutorial at the bottom of the page.

No more sticky toddler fingers have to hold this anymore!!

Mine's not the prettiest thing ever, but it's super functional, and that's all that matters to me :)

Distressed Sign

I have SOOO many fun little projects that I have done recently, and can't wait to update with all of them! I'll start with this cute sign I made for a picture gallery wall I'm doing in our living room.
I got really lucky with the materials for this one! Alax and I were at Lowe's having some dowels cut for our windows, and the man in front of us was getting some wood cut, and didn't want his scraps, so I saved them from the trash can :) Then I painted it 4 different colors...I started with turquoise, then white, black ,and topped it off with a couple coats of french vanilla.  Then came the VERY time consuming part because I don't have any fancy way of doing lettering. I don't even have ink in my printer right now, so I typed up the letters and traced them onto a piece of paper straight from the computer. lol Then I used this awesome technique to transfer the letters onto the board, and then hand painted the letters!! After it all dried, I took my hand sander to it and distressed the heck out of it.

I love how the turquoise shows through on the sides and corners. 

As soon as I put up the picture gallery, I'll post a picture of it all together! 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Cupcake Stand

My little girl turned TWO yesterday!! Her birthday kinda crept up on me, so I didn't do much for a party...We had a few of Marlee's little girl friends come over for cupcakes and ice cream, and they had fun dressing like princesses, and playing together for a little bit! I decided to make Cupcakes instead of a cake, but didn't have anywhere to put them! I bought a cupcake stand a few years ago, but I'm pretty sure it's in California at my parent's house. So I decided to make one for her party! I bought three coordinating plates at the thrift store, and two candlesticks at the dollar store, and glued them together with E6000. I LOVE the way it turned out, and for only $3!!!

I was thinking of spray painting it all one color, but I really liked the way it turned out, which made this even easier!

Here it is in action at her little party! I didn't take any pictures beforehand, so this was taken after everybody went home, and most of the cupcakes were eaten :)