Tags: 30 days of creativity, create stuff, cuffs, fabric, sequins, Sewing
Zoe came to play with us today. She was very curious about the sewing machine and all the fabric around. She discovered the box where I keep my sparkly fabric.
She and Paloma had fun taking them from the box and looking at the sequins. To show how the sewing machine works, I made them cuffs. I wasn’t fast enough and didn’t take any pictures while they were wearing them (they kept them on for like, 5 minutes). But here they are:
“Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things” – Ray Bradbury
Tags: 2012 earrings, fabric earrings, New Year, new year accessory, new years earrings, sequins, sparkly earrings
2012 is almost here! You can welcome the New Year with these quick and very easy earrings that will add spark to your outfit. The best part: you can make them in, like, 20 minutes. Seriously!
You will need:
- A small fabric scrap (sequined or sparkly)
- 2 feathers
- 2 Earring hooks
- 2 Jump rings or ring connectors
- Scissors and a hot glue gun
(See my new pair of scissors? My friend Julieta gave me these along with a matching measure tape and a cutting knife. They are from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. So cute!!!)
Cut 8 strips out of your fabric (approx .25″ by 2.25″). Open one of the jump ring or ring connector and insert 4 strips through it. If your fabric is thick and does not want to cooperate (certain fabrics have attitude ) you might want to use an embroidery needle to make a hole at the top of the strips. It should look like this:
Close your ring. Now put a tiny dot of hot glue at the top tip of your feather and glue it to the wrong side of one of the strips. Put the hook on and… you are done!! See? I told you it was a fast and furious tutorial!
Repeat all the steps to make the second earring. Or just use it solo. You can also play with the length of the strips to make it longer or shorther.
Happy 2012! I look forward to continue creating and sharing with you a lot more awesomeness through the New Year. Here is to a year full of happiness, love, health, inspiration and craftiness! Thank you for reading my blog. Salud y chin chin! (that is Cheers! in Spanish).
Psst!.. If you make them, show them off at the Mother Crafter Project Pool!
I craft all night and party everyday at these Craft Parties.
Tags: 30 days of creativity, create stuff, hair clip, sequins, skull
I thought I was not going to be able to make anything today. Michael went to the baseball game and he is still there. They are tied 4-4 in the 11th inning, and it is 11 pm! Go Giants! Anyway, I did manage to make something.
A sparkly skull hair clip. I glued this baby like nobody’s business. I am sure it would look better if I had sewn the sequins but… I am going to bed now.