Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas Shirts for the Kids: Part 1

I made Christmas shirts for the kiddos!  I love Christmas, and I love adorning my children in festive clothes.  So I had to make some!  
I actually had to stop myself from making more!

Anyways, I've separated the shirts into 2 parts because it got a little long.  So today's the tutorial for one of them,  and tomorrow you'll get another little tutorial.  
But without further ado, here are the shirts!

This tutorial is for my daughter's Christmas Tree shirt.
You'll need:  one shirt (I always get simple tees from Wal-Mart or Old Navy.. always have the best deals and the shirts are pretty good quality.  Wal-Mart regular priced stuff is usually 5 bucks or less and Old Navy clearance you can sometimes get a shirt as low as 1.50!  LOVE their sales!)

Green lace.  I had a TON of it from my Halloween party, but really you only need scraps.

Sequins.  These were given to me (with TONS more sequins) from my hubby's grandmother.  Gotta love FREE stuff!!  

First off you need to create a tree/triangle shape.  I used two rulers and my rotary cutter to cut it.  The bottom of the fabric had a lovely detail, so I used it for the bottom of the tree.  

Now trace your shape onto some thermo web (heat n bond) and apply as directed.

Because the lace is thin and transparent in some areas, I used a scrap piece of fabric to press it together.

Peel away the paper, the back should look like this.

Iron it onto your shirt.

Now arrange your sequins over your tree.  I used a temporary adhesive to stick them on (you could use plain old white glue).

Then using a coordinating thread, I sewed around the perimeter of the tree and went back and forth over the sequins.  You could also hand sew them on, but I'm lazy.

That's all there is to it!  I opted out of adding a tree stem, I like the simplicity of the tree shape.

Then, we had a fun Christmas photo shoot with the shirts!  Stay tuned for the part two!!

Thanks for stopping by!!  

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Felt Hair bows

Need a quick and yet super cute hair accessory for little girl (or yourself)?  Maybe you have some Christmas pictures coming up, or you have a holiday party to go to tomorrow.  Whatever the reason, you want an accessory that is fun and easy and adds to that outfit to make it a little more festive, or just put together.  
Ah.  Get that almighty glue gun out.  Grab some felt. 
And a few other things.. like a hair clip, scissors and some.. shelf liner?
It's true.

Here's what we're making today:

I love felt.  I've said it thousands of times.  But I do!  SO easy to work with and for this project.. I love the fuzzy warm texture it gives you.  It's perfect for winter.  Am I strange to think of felt this way?  
Think what you like.  Let's make us some hairbows!

Start off with a piece of felt 3x2 inches.  You can vary the size (I did each bow slightly different size in the above picture) because they're so easy to make.  And you'll also need a small strip for the center piece.  I'd say 1/2 inch wide by 2 inches long.

Now grab that shelf liner.  Don't judge just yet.. you'll see.

Cut a small piece of it.  It's going on the bottom prong of your hair clip, so cut it to fit.

Hot glue it in place.  Be sure to keep the clip in the open position until it dries otherwise your prongs will stick together.  What is this crazy stuff for you ask?  I'm sure a lot of you know, but it makes your hair clip nonslip!

Now scrunch your large felt piece in the center.  If you want it to look a little neat, you can scrunch it by having two folds in the center like this.

Wrap that small piece around and hot glue in place.

Slip your hairclip in the back of the loop and hot glue in place.

That's it!  Simple and pretty.

(Sorry the pic below is fuzzy.. she wouldn't stay still for me)

And then.. you make some more!

The red one was for our Christmas pictures that I took.  Red. Fuzzy. Warm.  It's a Christmas-y bow to me.  

Thanks for dropping by!!  See you tomorrow.

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Happy Cyber Monday everyone!!!!

Are you all ready to shop?  Myself and the following Etsy shops have collaborated and are sharing an awesome deal for everyone to enjoy this Cyber Monday!  So have fun browsing and hope you find something for everyone on your Christmas lists.  Enjoy!

Vibrant Designs
Vibrant Designs is a small shop that carries jewelry, accessories, and bags.  I am so excited for the upcoming Christmas holidays, so I've decided to have a great sale on all ready to ship listings!  On Cyber Monday,  you will enjoy 30% off our clearance items and 20% off the rest of the items in my shop.  To top it off, I'm extending FREE SHIPPING for one day only!  Just use the coupon code CYBERMONDAY to redeem your discounts!  Come follow my blog and watch for a unique Vibrant Designs Christmas Giveway!
a girl and a glue gun
is a place where i sell all my extra crap leftover from my blog! I've got
levi aprons, rings, keychains, handwarmers, animal scarfs, and all sorts of other random crap!
Everything in the shop is 15% off for CYBER MONDAY only! come by and say hi!
Bumblebee and Sophie is a children’s clothing and accessory company that provides unique designs in playful fabrics for baby girls ages three months to three years. We have branched out into boy clothes with a tunic style shirt, vests, and pants, sizes newborn(vests) to three years. We offer custom sewing machine covers and would love to create custom nursery bedding for your new little one.

We are excited for Cyber Monday and will offer 20% off and free shipping for all in stock items. (sorry not on custom orders)
Fun, colorful gifts and stocking stuffers! Posies In my Pocket specializes in unique accessories for the girly girl in all of us! I hope you enjoy my items as much as I do making them!
On Cyber Monday, all orders placed will receive 15% off the entire shop!! Use code CYBERMONDAY at checkout.
Happy Holidays from Posie Hill Farm Treat Stands, Cake Plates and Pie Plates make lovely holiday gifts and are the perfect way to display your special holiday treats. Take a look around and enjoy my little shop filled with handmade, recycled, vintage and vintage inspired items for the home. On Cyber Monday, enjoy 15% off all purchases using the code CYBERMONDAY!
Specializing in custom handmade, original and unique nursery and children's artwork. Each piece is one of a kind. My nursery prints are whimsical and primarily made from different patterns and textures to create a paper collage. Receive 10% off any piece of nursery art with the code CYBERMONDAY. Enjoy!
  The Country Chic Cottage etsy shop has a mixture of vintage and handmade goods for your home.  Custom barnwood signs can be ordered with your choice of quote, name, or word.  Take 25% off anything in the store with code TAKE25 -- free shipping in the US everyday.  Be sure to also follow along on The Country Chic Cottage blog for further updates.
Beez Kneez is a true mom and pop shop with all of our products being made by us in our studio in California. All of our supplies are from suppliers here in the USA. We specialize in personalized and customized apparel and accessories for children.  Customers can save an extra 20% off our already great sale when using the coupon code CYBERMONDAY. 
A Bit of String carries handknit and crocheted accessories and photo props for little ones. Each item is handmade with special attention to detail, and the shop is a favorite among moms and photographers. Many items will be discounted through the Thanksgiving weekend, so be sure to check the shop. Also, check out their Facebook page to be notified of new listings. Use coupon code FREESHIP10 for free shipping from Black Friday through Cyber Monday!

Whimsical and fun, yet vintage and classic. I love to accessorize with color and it shows by what I sell. Wear something surprising and shop vixenMade.  Get 20% off all items in shop on Cyber Monday.  Use the coupon code CYBERMONDAY to get your discount and have fun shopping!  In the meantime, come visit my blog for more crafting fun!


1499 Vintage is a Vintage shop with lots of carefully selected home decor, house wares and accessories.
We are a husband and wife team of vintage lovers and are always on the hunt for that oh so special item to add to our shop next.
Visit our shop for a great assortment of special finds that will add some unique character to your home.
On Cyber Monday we will be offering a 10% discount on everything in the shop :)
Follow the blog for updates on new arrivals and other special offers.

Babes&Sages is a handmade shop selling mostly boho style headbands in many different colors and styles.
I use gorgeous lace headbands and different new and vintage fabrics and buttons to create a truly special look.
You will also find some felt headbands as well as jewelry. Please stop by frequently as stock changes.
On Cyber Monday you can save 20% on all items and on top of that all headbands are always free shipping!!!
Follow the blog or facebook page for updates on new arrivals and other special offers.

Unique, hand cut designs made for fashionable kids.
ZLilly Accessories carries a variety of applique shirts and onesies to suit your child's personality and interests-and be easy on your wallet! We also create one-of-a-kind designs for custom orders (great for Christmas gifts, wedding parties, baby showers, family pictures).
Receive 25% off ZLilly purchases (does not include shipping or custom orders) with code CYBERMONVD.
Happy Holidays!  Want more information? Please follow us at How Do U Like Them Apples? for crafty goodness and other product information.
Come and get some Christmas shopping done at The Kiki Comin Shoppe! The Kiki Comin Shoppe is filled with fun and funky prints for your home, your friend's home and anyone else you can dream up!  On Cyber Monday ONLY you can recieve 25% off all of your print orders by entering the code CYBERMONDAY.  A customer favorite "I love you because" print would be a perfect gift for your home, for your child or even grandchild! You can see how I have decorated with this print in my home HERE. There is everything from Family Trees to You Are My Sunshine prints.  Head on over and see us HERE..and drop by my blog, Kiki Creates, for special deals going on all week!

Oh hi, I'm Amie. I run a little shop called {Kitty Cats and Airplanes} that's full of whimsical and romantic vintage-style jewelry. I also have a {blog} with tons of crafty tutorials and a {facebook page} where I like to run special friends only promos! Speaking of promos, since it's Cyber Monday, I am having a huge sale! 30% off everything in the store using code CYBERMONDAY (original huh?) If that isn't good enough, all orders over $20 get FREE shipping! Hold onto your socks, I've got one more. See those cute rose bud earrings? For every $30 you spend, you get a free pair in any color you'd like. Awesome. Happy shopping!

My name is June & my Etsy shop is CreationsByJune. I have pre made scrapbooks, upcycle necklaces and scarves, a few purse and lots of vintage patterns.  In honor of cyber Mondayfor November 28 through December 2, ALL shipping is FREE and all purchases over $50 will get 10% off!  Coupon code for free shipping is 2011CYBER,  and then convo before paying for the 10% off!  You can also find me in blog land  at Creations By June.
I look forward to seeing you!

CJ's Craft Corner is a mother-daughter team. Our shop specializes in "fabric creations to brighten your life". We love making affordable, quality, colorful items like tea wallets, car trash bags, mug rugs, and more. Our Cyber Monday sale will run from Friday, November 25 through Monday, November 28. Use code CYBER15 to save 15% off any purchase (not including shipping). Check out our facebook and twitter too!
Hi there! My name is Kara and I am the owner of Mine for the Making {shop} and the blogger behind the Mine for the Making {blog}. I love to make whimsical, vintage inspired jewelry and hair accessories for girls of all ages. Being a girly-girl and having a daughter fuels my passion to create handmade pretties! Besides making things for my shop, I love to be a mommy, craft, paint, cook, bake, teach, learn new things, laugh, work on our home, and blog :) Check out and Facebook page and follow me on Pinterest!
Get 30% off EVERYTHING in the shop with coupon code CYBERMONDAY30
Welcome to Shop Bugaboo!  Here you’ll find fine art, stationary, jewelry, accessories, baby and toddler items, home goods and apparel at a reasonable price. Many of our creations are upcycled, recycled or thrifted and all are brought to you on a dime; our goal is to provide everyone with beautiful, quality handmade and unique items - whatever your budget.  Our Cyber Monday sale gives you a whopping 40% off everything in the shop!  It begins at midnight on Sunday and runs until midnight on Monday, and will include many new listings of stationary, jewelry, wreaths and more!  Be sure to stop over for your Christmas shopping and decor needs!

Fields of Gold wrapped washer necklace
Sunshine Wreath
Season's End - Watercolor and Ink

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