Monday, February 23, 2015

Winter Blooms

While the rest of the country is getting hit hard with some major winter weather, here in Southern California, we're getting our first bout of cool weather in the last few weeks.

Monday, February 16, 2015

DIY T-shirt Re-fashion

I actually completed this a few months ago and never shared it.  Oopsie.  I've gotten a bit more into sewing and finally experimented with clothing!  I had signed up to do a charity walk for work.  For the team t-shirts, they only had men's sizes, so I decided to jazz mine up a bit and make it cute.  Spoiler:  I wasn't able to do the walk after all, so I gave the shirt to my boss to wear.  She was super excited and bragged to everyone that I made it.  Embarrassing. lol

Speaking of embarrassing, here's me modeling my newly re-fashioned shirt!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Valentine's Day Garland

I'm not big on decorating for holidays, except for Halloween & Christmas.  And even then, it's minimal.  My house isn't very big and I don't have room for a lot of "stuff" nor have the space to be storing "the stuff", so I try to keep it low-key.   But, when I was putting away the Christmas decorations a few weeks ago, I decided to be early & bring out my one Valentine's Day decoration - the Cork Heart that I made last year.

So, I put that out and decided to make a garland for the mantle as well.  I didn't take any pictures of the process as it was pretty easy.  I had some Ikea heart ornaments that I hadn't been using and strung them onto some red baker's twine from my stash.  I tied each heart onto the twine so they'd stay put.  And then hung it on my mantel with clear Command hooks.  Easy.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Fall Fun 2014

Hello!  I hope everyone's year is off to a good start!  Can you believe it's February already?  Did you catch the Superbowl?  Even though I wasn't rooting for either team, it was a pretty exciting game!

Anyhoo, I know we're already in the middle of winter, but I never shared pictures from all the fun happenings from the Fall (my favorite season).  So, here we go...

The Totally 80's Bar & Grille opened up right by my friend's house.  Since we *heart* 80s music, we went to opening night and it was a blast!  This place has become a popular spot.  They often host cover bands, but have even hosted some of the real deal like Missing Persons, ABC, Tiffany and Berlin is going to be playing there in April.  If you live in the Fullerton, CA area, go check them out! It's an awesome place (and yes, that's a Delorian, like the one in "Back to the Future".  It's the owner's car, so you'll see it parked out in front all the time).

Monday, December 22, 2014

DIY Disney Antenna Topper Ornaments

Can you believe Christmas is here in a few more days?!?!  I think we all say it every year, but each year really does go by so quickly!

I have a quick project for you today.  In fact, I've shared these DIY Disney Antenna Topper Ornaments in the past, but wanted to give a tutorial on how to make them.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Christmas Gift Idea: Man Crates

Hello there!  I know it's been awhile since I've popped on the blog, but wanted to share an awesome Christmas gift idea.  I don't know about you, but there are a few men in my life that are really hard to shop for!   Man Crates offers unique gift sets for those hard-to-shop-for men in your life!

Monday, October 20, 2014

DIY Minnie Mouse Pumpkin Shirt

Just popping in to share a quick project...I actually made this t-shirt a year ago for my niece.   I got the t-shirt at Michael's (similar to this).  They are pretty cheap to buy & if they're not on sale, you can use a coupon.

There are different brands of iron-on transfer paper.  I'm currently using Jolee's brand, but I've used the Avery brand before too.  Either works fine - just make sure to buy the type for the color shirt you are using (there's one for white fabric & one for colored fabric).  The instructions will be included with the packet, so you can just follow those.

I found this image through a Google search.  Whatever image you end up using, just make sure to reverse the image if it has writing on it - that way when you iron it on, it will come out the correct way.

The shirt was actually too big for her last year.  It's still a bit big for her, so we tied it at the side on the bottom to bring it in.  I also used orange ribbon on the sleeves to pull those up a bit more, but one of the ribbons fell off early on in the day, so I'll need to fix that.

Have you ever used iron-on transfer paper to make things?  I've used it for t-shirts, pillows, tote bags, & even a dog bed - it's a great way to personalize things & make them your own and really easy to do!

Originally posted by Adventures in DIY