Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Captivating Trend

After noticing 2 blogs that I follow (le catch & chic steals) mentioning the silver cap trend on flats on the same day, it sent my crafty senses all a-twitter.

I already had the perfect pair of flats that needed some help, and I was just recently introduced to the greatness that is aluminum foil tape. A-mazing magical tape!! The makers of it were more genius than they ever knew when they called it 'multi-purpose' HELLO.

I already used it on the cigar box makeover here. But now for the unveiling....

I made a template using a post-it note to get the right size for the toe cap (the before one on the left's patent leather toe isn't so noticable) then I cut out the same size from the foil tape and burnished it on the shoe smoothing out the round parts to make it look fluid. :-)

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Olympic Fever

It's probably a good thing I didn't know about this site Olympic Logo A Day until now, or else my olympic obsession might have kept me from crafting this past year. ;) But this is one of those cool 365 day much fun to see the video!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

C@FB - July 2012

It's that time again, the Olympics! The summer oly's, which are really my favorite, just don't tell the winter oly's that I said that.

I'm addicted to the Olympics, and to make me feel better about said addiction which leads to marathon tv watching (which isn't an olympic sport--I checked) I like to work on something super crafty, so far I've made a super simple dress for my youngest niece using this pattern...and I'm on something of a sewing tear...good thing I've got a machine. {insert laugh here} And of course, I am also going to make something for her 2 older sisters as well, but sewing for a toddler who hasn't yet become a fashionista has an upside. ;P

I've haven't made any clothing from scratch in a loooong time, and my track record in that department hasn't been so great, but I'm giving it another try. I've found lots of tutorials at Dana Made It, and she's got some great ideas and insights. I'm a DIY'er at heart, but I'm slowly learning that a little research can save a lot of mistakes when I'm learning something new.

What are you going to make next??