Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Easy Peep Bunting

Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
My sisters and I threw my other sister a baby shower the day before Easter and used this great peep bunting to decorate.  What’s great is it made the room feel more festive and I could keep it so I can use it to decorate for Easter next year. I stumbled across a fabulous crafting blog of which I have become quite the follower of, Dana is absolutely amazing and has the best ideas for projects that are fun, adorable, and really simple to do.  
This very inexpensive craft ended up costing about $3 for one 9′ section and I ended up getting WAY more fabric than I needed so I’m going to make another for next year (just something else to add to my crafting todo list!)
Sewing the peeps to the ribbon
Supplies Needed:
  • Felt in desired color, about 1/2 yard to make 18 peeps
  • Brown paint (I used acrylic, you can use fabric paint as well)
  • Pencil with eraser
  • Ribbon of your choice (I used 1″ ribbon)
  • Scissors
  • Sewing Machine
  • Peep template

  • The tutorial I followed can be found on the original bloggers site (I wish I could take credit for this awesome idea), check it out here.
It took me a couple of hours to trace and cut out all of the peeps then after that it was just a matter of sewing them to the ribbon then sewing the fronts to the backs.  I sandwiched the ribbon between the layers so it would not be seen from either side but when I put them in front of the window they looked like little ninja peeps (quite cute!)  All in all I probably spent 4-5 hours over 2 days cutting and sewing and taking breaks to show off how cute they were tuning out.

Monday, April 2, 2012

New Dress Form

I’ve wanted a dress form for about forever and recently could justify one because all of the blouses that I wear to work are cut for a much fuller figure than I.  For some reason stores don’t understand that you can be tall and slim, so everything I wear looks frumpy.  All I need to do is add some darts but I want to be extra sure that they are even as I will be wearing them to work every day.
I ordered one from Amazon and since it was a “special order” item it didn’t ship right away.  Fast forward a month and it still had not shipped and no shipping date was listed.  I cancelled that order and decided that I was going to go over to Hancock and pick one up.  It is a little more money but to actually have it would be worth it.  Today they tweeted a free shipping code for anything over $25 on their site.  YAY!  A dress form is definitely more than $25 and the coupon code saved $14 in shipping.  Now it’s on the way, I can’t wait to use it!