Friday, March 23, 2012

I posted the tutorial on the twiggy wreath awhile back , but decided to do an update after putting these together for a couple of friends. It's exactly the same, I just used silver paint and then a couple of other things that I will get to below.
I wrapped some netting around some moss hot glued that and my fingers to the wreath, said bad words, pulled my fingers off and proceeded. Put some eggs on there, added a strip of fabric and you are good.
I sprayed the base really light silver and then used this webbing spray paint, I am telling you I am so so so excited about this for Halloween, it totally gave the wreath a rustic feel without losing a bit of glitz. I don't know how well you can see, but it made the kind of cobweb looking stuff below, it looks better in person, trust me. I gave it all a shot of glitter and we are done. I also have found an unlimited supply of twigs, so if you live in the area, come by some night and we will go out and explore my mysterious nightlife of twig collecting. Oh, how far I have sunk. . . . . . ..

Thursday, March 22, 2012

I have always been afraid, I mean terrified of patterns. It is really just so silly because when I think about it, of course things are easier with directions. I guess its just that I am a visual learner and all those words printed on that thin paper with weird symbols. . . . . . it freaks me out. There is something I really like about just cutting and making things up as you go, the down side is that honestly, sometimes it does not turn out the way I wanted. That can be pretty hard to swallow if you have spent a really long time on it!! I really wanted to make Londyn a special dress for her violin recital and I ordered a couple of vintage patterns (seriously so much cuter than anything I saw) on etsy and bit the bullet! I am sure you seasoned pros can spot my mistakes, and I did add sleeves myself, but overall it wasn't too painful. I am not going to lie, I really do hate math that much, just ask Mrs. Paves (7th and then consequently 8th grade math teacher) thanks to whom I am now nearly ambidextrous as that was a better use of my time than algebra, a lost cause. But I digress. . . .
I got the butterfly fabric half off at Joanns and found a perfect peach to go underneath in the red tag section, and then got black lace, black velvet ribbon and the blingy bow I had from the fashion district down in LA. Londyn was very happy that it was twirly and I was very happy that it was done. I got another pattern so I think in the near future I will try something else.
She did a really good job at her recital, which made all of the screechy- er- I mean, lovely music we have been listening to worth it! If anyone wants the name of the etsy site with the vintage patterns, I can track it down, her prices are awesome! The pattern I wanted was as high as 50 and as low as 30 on every other site. She charged 10! So. . . . . who wants to come fold that pattern back up and get it back in the envelope for me?