Monday, February 27, 2012

Hello Monday

Hello Monday....

Hello cleaning
Hello excersising again...hopefully

Hello piles of laundry
Hello writing a Research paper

Hello two tests to study for
Hello nannying
Hello cooking (did I mention cleaning?)

Hello crafting and decorating for spring
Hello thrift shopping
Hello preparing to get packed for my trip to tenessee in a few weeks!
Hello weekend that seems so far away!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Flower belt tutorial

So I promised the tutorial for this a couple days ago...
So here it is!

Here is What you'll need:

  •  Glue Gun and LOTS of glue sticks
  • Fabric Sicssors
  • Felt-- I used 3 different colors ( you wont use the full sheet of felt)
  • Ribbon

First, cut your each of your pieces of felt into 1"(one inch) strips. I only used two strips of each color, but depending if you want your flower to be larger or smaller, you can add or subtract how many strips to use. 

Next, cut on one side of the strips into a wavy pattern. This doesn't have to be perfect!

Then begin gluing on the side you did not cut the wavy pattern on. At first, wrap the felt tight to make the center to make the bud, then continue gluing normally. 

This is what it should begin to look like. When you glue the whole strip of felt. You can either stop, or add another strip to make you flower bigger. If you do this, just simply continue where you left off. 

Here is what mine looked like finished. When you finish gluing, play around with the petals to make them look more realistic. I just smashed mine a little until I got it the way I liked. 

After, repeat these steps until you reach your desired amount of flowers.

Next, cut a couple leaves out of felt. (I just free handed them) again, they dont have to be prefect!

Then, I glued a thin line toward the bottom and pushed the two sides together. This gives the leaves a "3D" effect. Put the leaves off to the side, we will use them in a bit :)

Now is where the Belt part comes in! Place your flowers on the leftover felt where you would like them placed on your belt. Cut a little wider and a lot taller than the flowers actually are. This extra will be used to attach the ribbon. 

Then, take off the flowers and glue about halfway down on the felt. Attach your ribbon. (you will want you ribbon to also be placed halfways around its length) Next, add LOTS of glue all over the piece of felt and over the ribbon. Fold over the piece of felt. 

Next, add glue to your flowers and place them on the felt. Also add your leaves using glue as well.

Cut the excess felt off the belt. 

There you have it!!! You can where it however high or low you want! Just make sure you allow enough ribbon length! 
I get so many compliments on it, and everyone asks me where I bought it from. Little do they know that I paid less than $3 worth of materials for it and I have enough to make a second one! 

The possibilities are endless with this belt! You can change up the way you cut the edges to make mums instead of roses; you can change the colors, the amount, the ribbon......and the list could go on!!

Hopefully everything made sense. If you have any questions just leave me a comment and I will answer them!

Dont forget, If you make this craft using my tutorials, send me the link via comments so I can admire your handiwork!

Happy Gluing!

Friday, February 24, 2012


Linking up with liferearranged for another week of cell pics!

My favorite signs ever. Period. 
especially when you find $35 steve madden boots reg. $300

Isnt this chandelier beautiful!! It is hung in our fav italian restaurant

Celebrating Mardi Gras a la maison!

My new quilt my grandma made me! It is so beautiful!

This is so creepy! NO this isnt the real me!! I swear! My bro has an app that switches people's faces! This is of me and my oldest brother...with swapped weird!

Nope, I didnt eat this all by myself. Though I so couldve! It was delicious! I love cappuccino pie, but I hate coffee! Weird I know

Dollar store cake plates made from a pinterest idea!
idea found here

Nothing like clearance vday candy! Split w/ my mom of course!
I dont like eating the whole pieces, so I just sample each candies...So bad for me but oh so good!

Another pinterest idea. This one is to be given away at our monthly pinterest party!
Dont know what that is? Its a monthly party where our friends come together and share our pinterest crafts to exchange! We bring a craft and make a pinterest recipe to eat! It is so fun!
idea found here

Gorgeous rose huh! This picture doesnt do it justice!

Love this verse!
I updated our white board because Vday was long gone!

and to finish: an amazing sight! I love TX sunsets!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Flower Belt Teaser!

Here is a little teaser for ya, I will post the full tutorial later....

but here is a sneak peak!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

What I Wore Wednesday!

It's Wednesday and that can only mean one thing: I'm Linking up with Lindsey for what I wore this week!

I loved this outfit except the scarf kept bugging me all day...other than that, it was super comfy!

Yellow Jacket: Goodwill {no tag}
Navy Blouse Underneath (cant really see): Khols
Jeans: The Loft
Boots: Steve Madden... Funny story: about two weeks ago I was searching online for a pair similar to these, but they were outrageous!!! Like $300! So last saturday I went shopping at Belk and stumbled upon these amazing steve maddens for....wait drumroll.....$35!!! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?? I about fell over! I was so excited! I grabbed them before the other lady next to me could and ran for the check out! I was doing the happy dance!!!
Boot Socks: Target Clearance for $2!
Scarf- bought in Paris
Earrings: Franchesca's

This day was SUPER rainy... The instant I walked outside, I regretted not wearing my rain boots. By the end of the day, my legs and feet were SOAKED!

Dress/ shoes - Clearance at Macy's 
Cardigan/ Jeans: Loft Outlet
Scarf: Sorry Folks...once again Paris

I hadn't worn this shirt in FORever! Its really old but I love the saying on it so I decided to try it again. Then I discovered why I hadn't worn it in so long: Its super annoying and I was constantly pulling on it all day. I love it but its so uncomfortable. I think I will have my grandma make it into a pillow.

Shirt: Flea Market
Jeans: Loft
Boots: Steve Madden (can you tell I love em!)
Earring that you cant really see: Franchesca's 

OOPS! just realized I wore the SAME jeans all three days!! (cleaned of course) thank goodness for this accountability or I would of never noticed!


Monday, February 20, 2012

Hello Monday...

Hello Monday...
Linking to Lisa

Hello school days.... not a day off

Hello Laundry

Hello Chores

Hello Crafting and hot gluing

Hello Cheese-its and peanut butter (but not together)

Hello babysitting and nannying

Hello grocery shopping

and Hello homework

Hello shopping or Clearance Hunting....

Hello Pinterest party this weekend YAY!

Hello Baking 

Hello another week...cant wait!