Friday, May 29, 2009

Earring Box

After visiting my grandma's garage to pick up a vanity/nightstand (which I need to take pictures of), I found these boxes that I instantly thought would be perfect painted white and used as an earring box! So, I did that, and it turned out pretty cute. It incorporates my earrings (which are my favorite piece of jewelry!) into a piece of art. My sister didn't realize it was to hold earrings until I hung it up! :D Haha! Oh well. Here are the pictures. The full length shot is pretty blurry, but let's just say photography isn't my thing! ;D Anyways, it turned out nice, and I'm pretty tickled with it!
On another note, we opened my grandma's pool Monday, and are looking forward to a weekend of swimming!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tatted Earrings and MY KEYS!!! Yay!

Dad recently bought a truck that was intended for me to drive, but it needed some work, sooooo, he we finally finished working on it and he gave me a set of keys and I got to drive it yesterday! I LOVE it! It's smaller thatn the suburban, which makes me happy, but bigger than a car, which makes Mom happy! :D Anyways, after carrying around the two keys (one for the door, one for the engine) all day, I decided that I should probably make myself a keychain! I've made some for gifts before, but I like this one best, since it is pink! :D The outside fabric is some polka dotted fabric that I love! The inside fabric is a pink damask that I love even more, especially because it was part of a giveaway I won from Pink Chalk Studios! I can't wait to use it! It fits over my arm so that I can slip it on and still be able to carry stuff if I don't have a pocket to put it in. If anyone wants one, I'm open to custom orders! :D
I also have been busy doing some tatted earrings. I got the pattern for the chandelier-ish ones I online. I can't seem to find the website right now. Anyways, I like them, and they're pretty cute. They are probably 2.5"-3" long.
The ones in the rings I made from my own pattern. The rings are 1.5" in diameter, I think. I made an extra pair, and will be attempting to sell them sometime soon.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Skirt made from Old Jeans

I've had a pair of my old jeans torn apart for awhile waiting to become this skirt. I finally got around to it last night. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be! I poured over a couple of tutorials here: and here: . I was wanting to follow the second one and put triangles in the sides, but Elana and I decided it didn't need them. I left the bottom unhemmed, but I did sew a ling about 3/4" up to prevent too much fraying.
P.S. Sorry the photos are so bad! I took them late last night, and the lighting wasn't very good.