Tuesday, September 25, 2012

DIY the Holiday - Mickey and Minnie Ornaments

I know a lot of people are wanting to create DIY gifts and decorations for the holidays.  To give everyone a head start I will be posting one holiday or Christmas themed tutorial each month leading up to December.  This is the first video of the series.

I used some thrifted ornaments and acrylic paint to create two adorable Disney themed ornaments.  This is super easy so you can even get the kids involved :)  I hope you enjoy!

Friday, September 14, 2012

T-Shirt Produce Bag

101 Dalmatians Messenger Bag

I recently got the opportunity to do a custom order for a 101 Dalmatians messenger bag using a Disney 101 Dalmatians sheet.  It was a lot of fun to work on.  I always have a great time working on custom orders because I know who the item is going to be for and want to make it even more special then the rest of the things I make!

The sheet I used was a little thinner then I would have liked, so after interfacing the outer pieces I went ahead and sewed a piece of white fabric to the back of each (using a 1/4 inch seam allowance).  I then sewed the bag together just like normal.  This gave an extra bit of stability that it wouldn't have had otherwise.

The bag has a large zipper pocket in the back, two front pockets and an adjustable velcro closure.

Here are some quick pics I took of the bag before packaging it up.

Check out my tutorial if you want to make your own messenger bag!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Birds on a Wire Painting

I got a great idea on pinterest for a birds on a wire painting.  I've pinned several that I like and decided it was  time to give it a try myself!  I picked up a printed canvas at Goodwill for $4 and used some acrylic paints I had on hand to create my own wall art.

Here's a quick video I made showing how I did the painting.  Hope you enjoy :)