It’s been a long time since I posted, but just wanted to update my page & share my most recent craft projects. My newest project is the yarn-wrapped door hanger that I made for my friend’s daughter, Sophia. Her room colors are navy, coral, & lime green. I couldn’t find any good coral/peachy colors that didn’t look like an ugly shade of orange, so I chose lime green yarn & navy ribbon. This picture is the end result. =)
So, I saw the cutest photos on Pinterest a while back of yarn-wrapped letters. I immediately thought that I wanted to make one for Liam! I made a trip to Hobby Lobby & bought all my supplies. I then headed home intent on making my little man his yarn-wrapped “L” for his bookshelf. Here I will share the supply list, instructions, and photos of this super simple project so that you can in turn make something for your little one or for your home!
Supplies that you will need:
- cardboard letter (or flat wooden if you so choose)
- hot glue gun
- Started by wrapping the bottom part of the letter horizontally, then tying it off with a small knot. I also used little dots of hot glue at the corners so that the yarn would stay in place.
- Next, wrap the top half of the “L” in yarn - horizontally as well. Glue little dots along the corners to help keep the yarn from shifting out of place.
- Lastly, I wrapped the yarn vertically over the whole “L” to cover the remaining bare spots.
So, that’s how it’s done, ladies & gents! I hope I wasn’t too vague with the instructions. Please feel free to ask for help.
Since I haven’t really posted anything style-related lately, I figured I’d share these beautiful shoes with you all. My lovely friend, CL, posted them on her tumblr. LOVE them!
Surfing around looking for some shoes and came across with this! I want it! foxy wood jeffrey campbell shoes! <3
I did it! I finished the headband that I posted about last week. I’m participating in a Christmas gift exchange with some out of state friends & one of the requirements was to place something in the package that represented your state. I had a friend of mine sew some Texas-shaped fabric appliques on two onesies & I decided to make a matching headband. I posted short instructions under each photo, but I’ll recap here in a little more detail.
1. Gather all of your materials: felt, elastic ribbon, fabric, glue gun, scissors.
2. Cut two small circles out of the felt - you will need one to glue the flower directly onto & the 2nd to hide the ends of the elastic ribbon once they’re glued onto the flower.
3. Measure your elastic depending on the size of the head of whomever you’re making your headband for. I am making mine for a 6 month old, so I used my 3 month old son & made it a few inches bigger than his head (16 inches to be exact).
4. Cut your fabric into strips or just one strip. A strip that is 12 to 18 inches long is ideal.
5. Tie the fabric strip in a knot on one end & glue it down onto the first felt circle.
6. Begin to twist and glue down the fabric as you go.
7. Glue the fabric end to the back of the felt circle once you’ve covered the entire thing.
8. Secure your elastic ribbon down with some hot glue.
9. Glue your 2nd felt circle on, to hide the elastic ends once they’ve been glued on.
10. Go put that headband on your little princess and admire your great work!
This is such an easy project. It took me a total of 30 min (it would’ve gone faster but I had to stop a few times to tend to my son, Liam). You can also do this to an adult headband. Just make the flowers and glue them on. Or make the flower & glue it to a bobby pin for an even more unique look. The options are endless. I hope you come back soon. My next project is for Liam - I’m making wooden mod podge letters to hang on his wall and a yarn-wrapped letter to place on a shelf.
I am sooo excited!! Here in the next few hours I will begin working on my first baby girl headband. No, I don’t have a baby girl, but I am participating in an “Elfster exchange” with my October 2011 Bumpies friends & the person I drew has a baby girl. I found a DIY baby headband tutorial through pinterest & went out to buy all the materials. Stay tuned…
inlovewithstyle-deactivated2012 asked: thanks Amber! yes, I understand. Being a mommy is not easy. That means, putting 100% of your attention and your free time to your baby. When Liam gets to walk and such, you can take him shopping with you! or.. He can hang out with Daddy while you have your mommy time. tehee :)
Yep! Now I find myself browsing for stuff for him, never for myself. Then I realize why I have such a horrible wardrobe. LOL! Looovvve being a mommy! =)
likey0urface asked: Hi Amber!!! Welcome to the world of Tumblr! :)
Thanks, Marc! =)
So my good friend Casie is an amazing, up-to-date fashionista. She’s the girl I go to if I ever have any questions about what looks good or what I should buy - fashion wise. You can visit her super cute site at inlovewithstyle.tumblr.com. Anywho… she posted something about the new Versace for H&M line & after checking out all those goodies, I ended up browsing the items in the sweater department & can I just say I fell in love with that beauty of a sweater pictured above? Ugh… it screams “ME!!!” It’s comfy & casual all while effortlessly in style. I love everything about it. I can’t wait for the day that H&M has online shopping! For now I can only shop there in my dreams… or in Dallas, but I’m not crazy enough to drive 5 hrs to shop. hahahaha
Since I’m currently not working on any craft projects, I’ll share one that I made a few months ago. This is a straw wreath that I wrapped with yarn. I bought some chipboard letters & painted them with some acrylic paints - I mixed a few colors to get the perfect shade - then sewed a few fabric yo-yos & pinned them in place. I hot-glued buttons on a few of the yo-yo’s, then topped it off with a matching ribbon to hang it from.
This is a great idea for baby showers (what mine was for), but you could also use a larger letter & just put your family name’s initial on just one side for a personalized year round wreath for your front door. Just play with your options & I’m sure you’ll come up with a great version of this easy & inexpensive project.