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How to Tie-Dye using Ice

June 3, 2016

tie-Dye with ice how toWant to know something about how to tie-dye using ice? This method is way easier than the traditional tie-dyeing method we all know. You just need a few items and no prewash which is kind of fantastic.How to tie dye with ice

What you’ll need:

  • T-Shirts
  • Tie-Dye
  • Ice
  • A surface you can get dirty

Easy how to tie-dye DIYSo I grabbed some t-shirts at Michaels and I usually pick up extras when they’re on sale. I also grabbed some tie-dye that comes already in the bottles that all you have to do is add water, except for this we will use the ice rather than water. Easy DIY tie dyeSpread your shirt out on a surface that you don’t care what it’ll look like after this is done. I chose my grass cause it can just be cut afterwards. Squeeze your powder on to the shirt dry to where ever you want that color. Easy tie-dye for kidsTie-dye with ice instructionsNext you’ll spread the ice on the shirt and allow it to melt then the shirt will dry. Go ahead and wash it and you’re ready to go. The colors will fade quite a bit but that’s just the nature of tie-dye.How to tie dye

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Trendy T-Shirts with Cricut Explore and Iron-On Vinyl

April 4, 2016

*I’m excited to team up with Cricut on this post. The vinyl was provided by them with opinions by me.  Lips and Lashes shirtThis was not my best photo sesh with these shirts but I love all of them the mostest. These are some of my favorite creations that I’ve made in a long time.Cricut has a new digital cartridge that hasn’t been released yet but they wanted some bloggers to try it out. I was one of the lucky ones and the designs are so fun. I ended up making a few of my own using multiple images and I also made some of my own quote shirts. I own a Kanye West shirt so I need to own a Britney Spears one too.The trick I have learned is that you. Hold your iron on the vinyl protective sheet until the image is stuck, then turn your item upside down and iron the backside so that you get a good adherence.  Don’t use steam and use an iron on medium settings.This taco tee has about 5 layers of the Iron On. It did not wash well so I have to figure that trick out. If you’re in the need to make a bunch of shirts, I highly recommend a heat press which will set you back around $150 but worth every dime. You’re even able to sell shirts with the designs from Design Space due to Cricut’s generous Angel Program. 

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Ugly Christmas Sweater Stocking – DIY

December 6, 2015

Ugly Sweater Stocking*This post does contain affilitate links, all opinions are my own.

I was challenged by Cricut to make an ugly sweater inspired stocking. I can’t express how much I love my Cricut and all that it has to offer. My favorite part of it? The apps that you can do snazzy things with. I can lay in bed and create a file and not have to worry about cutting it until I get my act together. When I was on bed-rest, this saved me from going into a creative rut and saved my sanity from having to be in bed all day. DIY StockingsCricut Iron-On VinylI picked these awesome Rob & Bob Studio shapes and un-grouped them so that I’d be able to multiply and use them as single shapes rather than a card like it was designed for. I grouped the specific shapes into the coordinating colors so I could get all the cuts I needed on the same sheet. When you have this stuff, you don’t want to waste a bit of it so, be sure to mirror your images so that everything will come out the right way!Cricut Explore ChristmasI used silver and black standard Iron-On and gold and white glitter Iron-On. When I used the standard Iron-On, I used the Iron-On setting. When I used the glitter Iron-On, I used the custom setting on my smart dial and selected Iron-On glitter from the drop down menu. You’ll have to do 2 separate cuts – as in cut your regular Iron-On and then start a new cut all together for the glitter Iron-On. You cannot change the cut settings in the middle of the cut if it’s a custom setting.  Christmas Ugly SweaterIf you’d like the FREE Cricut Design Space file, click here. You will have to pay for the shapes if you don’t have a subscription or if you don’t own the files yet. They are also having an awesome Christmas sale so be sure to check that out if you’ve been wanting your own.Home for ChristmasCheck out the Home for Christmas blog hop hosted by Hometalk.com and Country Living.com. Be sure to visit the other blogs and give them some love too. XO

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Fancy Shoe Clips with Crafternoon Blog Hop

August 6, 2015

Hazel and Ruby Crafternoon Fancy Shoe ClipsI’m so excited to be apart of the new projects that Hazel and Ruby are doing. It’s called Crafternoon and it’s available NOW at your locals Jo-Ann stores or online. There are so many great bloggers who have come together to create their own individual projects for you to make at home. Everything is included except basic tools like scissors and glue guns, but you have the ability to make whatever your favorite blogger has made in an afternoon or two!

Hazel and Ruby Crafternoon Fancy Shoe ClipsMy project is Fancy Shoe Clips and they were a lot of fun to create. I worked with Hazel and Ruby to make their vision come to life and I couldn’t be more excited about it.

Hazel and Ruby Crafternoon Fancy Shoe ClipsAll you’ll need is a glue gun, scissors and your Fancy Shoe Clips Crafternoon kit. I also wanted to make the ribbons neutral so that you could take some Rit Dye or even some water based dye to them and so it’ll add a pop of color permanently or temporary.

Hazel and Ruby Crafternoon Fancy Shoe ClipsThe process is really easy and you can find all that you need to know here. It includes a short video of how I put mine together and shaped my Fancy Shoe Clips. If you’re interested in the shoes, I grabbed them from Cents of Style here.

Hazel and Ruby Crafternoon Fancy Shoe ClipsThis is an easy project and it adds just a bit of fun to any outfit. I hope you love!!

Fancy Shoe Clips Step 10

Head on over to The Crafting Chicks to see the adorable scarf that Becky put together!

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Baymax Felt Mask DIY

February 27, 2015

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BigHero6MovieNight #CollectiveBiasCreate these Big Hero 6 craft felt masks. Perfect for any child or adult alike.The Baymax Felt Masks were really easy to make with this template that I cooked up. Big Hero 6 is such a huge movie and so to make some Big Hero 6 craft idea was a no brainer. My kids love the movie, Big Hero 6, and when it came to stores on Tuesday, February 24th, Target was the clear answer to buy it from. We headed over there as a group and as soon as they saw the Big Hero 6 kiosk, they ran straight to it, screaming their heads off. Create these Big Hero 6 craft felt masks. Perfect for any child or adult alike.So all you’ll need is to print off the Baymax Mask Template, cut it out, trace it out on the felt, then cut that out and tie your elastic on each end. You could also sew the elastic on the ends as well, just use a zig zag stitch to get a good hold.Create these Big Hero 6 craft felt masks. Perfect for any child or adult alike.Make sure that you’re following Target on Facebook and Twitter so that you can keep up with their latest promotions, just like Big Hero 6! Let me know, What’s you’re favorite part of the movie?Create these Big Hero 6 craft felt masks. Perfect for any child or adult alike.

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DIY Kitten Ear Barrettes

February 20, 2015

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I am super excited to announce that I am going to be a contributor for Made by Pinterest! I’m super excited to be over there with those three wonderfully talented sisters. I’ve followed their site for a while and love that they have such a loyal following  I was really excited to have these Kitten Ear Barrettes as my first tutorial. These were a little tricky for me because I used what I had on hand but I’m going to redo them when I have a chance and do it a better way. We all learn from our mistakes. I’ll let you know what those are but for now, you better be all ears!

Cat Ear BarrettesI started with some leather in black and mauve. My black leather is actually pig skin, super light and flimsy. The mauve is upholstery leather, very stiff. You can easily use felt or some stiff fabric that you have on hand or run to the store. You really only need about 4-5″ of each color. I used the snap barrettes but I’m telling you now – DO NOT USE THOSE – use the alligator clips that have teeth. These will really give you a grip and will help your ears stay in place much longer.

girl hair accessoriesSo start with cutting out your shapes. I used a shape on my electronic cutter but you don’t need one of those by any means. Just eyeball it but make sure that your base width is as wide or wider than your clip, just like the picture and about 1″-1 1/14″ long.  I cut mine before I looked at my clips – dumb mistake. Cut another piece that is going to go into the center and glue. I suggest hot glue or E6000 with a fine tip. Make it the exact same shape but a 1/4″ smaller all the way around.

Kitten BarettesYou’ll now want to adhere them onto your clip with the hot glue. I just adhered the black part and I recommend that if your felt or fabric is extremely thick, either sew a small stitch or glue it so that it will stay folded upwards. This is why it was good to have the thicker leather, to help it stand. I especially think these are cute on little girls but they are definitely hip to wear with someone in their 20’s. Definitely a hipster accessory.

little girl hair accessoriesI hope that if you have questions, you’ll ask. When I do the update, I’ll be sure to point you in that direction. I think these would be darling also for a cat Halloween costume for moms or girls, too.

XOXO, Lindsay

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DIY Patriots Shirts

January 28, 2015

Create these fun Superbowl T-shirts using expressions vinyl. Only on frenchiewraps.comMy husband is a HUGE fan of the New England Patriots so it has of course, passed down the line to our children. I decided that for the Super Bowl, I’d make them some of their very own New England Patriots T-Shirts using my favorite iron-on heat transfer vinyl from Expressions Vinyl. They’ve also been so generous to offer a $50 gift card to one of you!!

Of course I had to make a #deflategate shirt in honor of all the scandal going on this season. I personally think it’s great and I get a rise out of teasing my husband.

Create these fun Superbowl T-shirts using expressions vinyl. Only on frenchiewraps.comTo start, I used the 12×24″ siser easyweed Iron-On Heat Transfer Vinyl in Red and Royal Blue. I just searched online to find the Patriots logo in .svg format. I was able to find one here. I uploaded it into my Cricut Design Space and it’s seriously magic! It separated all the layers to just what I needed.

I sized the logo to the size which I felt would look best on each of the shirts. For the two youngest I used the same size and for my oldest and husbands, I also used the same size. I used the Cricut font cartridge, Extreme Fonts , to type Brady and the number 12 for the backs. Now you’ll want to reverse your image before you cut. You can do that in the actual window or in the mat preview window but make sure you click on every mat if you do it then. When you’re cutting, place it on your mat the shiny side down and use the iron-on setting. Peel away any part that you do not want. Be very careful because any part you peel off, you can’t stick back on.

Create these fun Superbowl T-shirts using expressions vinyl. Only on frenchiewraps.comNow for the application – I use a dry iron on med/hi heat and I use continuous motion. Sometimes when I’m ironing, it sticks and it will shift my design creating a fold. So for me, I use the upper 1/3 part of the iron and use small circles. That way I know it’ll stick and it will not get too hot. I can tell it has stuck because you can see some small air bubbles on the plastic. Gently peel up the plastic and set again with the full iron carefully. You are done-zo! Now go and enjoy that football game and be sure to enter the giveaway!

XO, Lindsay

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The Ansley Pattern

November 7, 2014

Ansley top and dress patternI’m so glad to be apart of the Ansley Pattern Tour. This pattern is insanely easy and has the best feature I’ve ever seen in a pdf pattern. When I received the pattern from Blaverry, there were options on the left side that she walked you through to choose the side you need. You check them, press print and it prints all the pages that you need in the size that you need. No need to figure out what pages of the 80-page pattern you need, she’s done all the hard work for you!

Ansley top and dress patternAll of her patterns are adorable and stylish, that is a big reason why I was so drawn to this pattern. Customize it any which way you want it with the sleeves, the hem on the bottom and the collar.

Ansley top and dress patternWith this shirt, I decided to use a light stretch denim and some extra leather I had lying around the house. With the collar, she recommended that we cut two but since the leather is so thick, I didn’t think it was necessary. I love how the hem has the high/low going on.

Ansley top and dress patternLeila was very excited to get a new ‘dress’! Who wouldn’t be excited to get something as fabulous as this? The best part is, is that it’s stylish enough that it doesn’t look like it’d be homemade. She’s offering everyone 10% off in her shop with the code ILOVEBLAVERRY10 so be sure and see what she has to offer. This pattern was really easy to follow and I’m not a very good pattern follower.

Ansley top and dress patternMake sure to check out the other ladies blogs and see how they created their Ansley patterns! XOXO.

*I received this pattern free to review but all opinions are 100% mine
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