Monday, January 16, 2012

Ribbon Monogram T-Shirt

Long time, no posts... What can I say. Life is hectic :)

I just had to share my newest brainstorm!!! This weekend I was fixing a seam on a shirt for my neice when I remembered that I had gotten and extra shirt from Old Navy to have to make her a shirt with a cute little snowman on it. Seeing as the shirt was short sleeve and I had lost the desire to make a snowman out of fabric, I decided to make a shirt for her with ribbon. So this is what I came up with.

I love how it turned out!!!
(Please excuse the cruddy pics!)

It was super easy and a pretty fast project.

And of course... What kind of Aunt would I be if I didn't make a hairbow to match?!?!

The bottom ribbon is 1.5 inch ribbon from Hobby Lobby. The top ribbon is 1 inch ribbon from Walmart. I didn't take any pictures of the "process", but I think it is easy enough to just tell you :)

First, I just eyeballed how big I wanted to make the L in proportion to the shirt. Then I cut one long section of ribon for the long part of the L and one small section of ribbon for the short section of the L.

Then, I folded the ends over and using a straight stich, sewed them babies down. Complicated, I know. I am sure there is some big fancy term for that, but this girl doesn't know what it is.

I them did the same with the 1 inch ribbon, but I folded the ribbon over the ends of the larger bottom ribbon and again used a straight stitch to secure it. I did this to both the long and short pieces.

Next, I pinned the longer section of the ribbon on the shirt after I had placed it to suit me. (Believe me. That is a big task. I'm a little picky) I then pinned the shorter section in place after I slid the left side under the first section.

I stitched my L on with a zig sag stich to give it a little pizzazz. I stitched 3 rows of stitches down the long side and shorter side of my L. I think you can see what I mean by the pics.

And bam, you're done. Not bad at all. I think I am going to try a K next time. The hair bow was just sort of my own creation so I didn't follow a tutorial for that either.

I would love to know if you plan on trying this yourself! I LOVE comments :)

Happy Crafting!

P.S.   The shirt is laying on a quilt top I have just pieced! That is something I am supper excited about and I can't wait to share that with you next time!!!

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sew Cute!!!

I have a new addiction... Sewing. I bought a sewing machine from the sweetest lady who gotten a fancier model. I. Love. It. My first attempt was to make a dress. It was really just to practice since it is the first thing I had sewen since my high school home ec. class when I made a turtle pillow :) It isn't perfect, but I think it turned out beautifully! See for yourself...

Not the greatest picture, but you get the idea. I made it from fat quarters I got from Whittle's Fabrics in Smiths Grove, Ky.

This is a great project if you are a beginner in the sewing world like me!

I followed this tutorial and it was very easy to understand, even for a beginner. The possibilities are endless. I already have fabric for at least 3 or 4 more of these! I just have to find someone to wear them :) Let me know what you think!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

I have fallen in love...

Oh, how I have fallen in love... I bought a Silhouette last week... It was delivered this week... I <3 this thing!!! I see now why people love them! If you do alot of crafting it is worth the investment. I will NEVER buy another gift again! Every piece of glass in our house has been etched, almost! I have some big ideas and some big plans I want to share with you that involves this little miracle machine. But, for now, I am headed back to etching a plate for a friends wedding gift. Oh la la! That is, if I can find my supplies. I feel a craft organizing project that involves the making of a craft room in my future... Anybody have any ideas for me?

P.S. I can't believe I have 4 followers!!! Seriously. I am so excited about it! Thanks for wanting to keep up with me!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

And these...

Maybe one day I will figure out how to add the links to the actual post :) But for now, I can't. So, these are the Linky Parties I have posted the Lydia Bow to on Tuesday and Wednesday. Please check them out! There are all sorts of awesome projects to look at!!

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Monday, June 27, 2011

Check These Out...

I have posted The Lydia Bow post on these awesome craft blogs. Check them out!

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Lydia Bow

Since my little model was here for a sleepover this weekend, I decided to put her to work being my model. I love this hairbow!!! It will go with pretty much anything. I love the bright colors and the big button. You could use any color button you wanted or no button at all. I have made some other bows with solid color ric-rac, but this one is my favorite. And that is why it is the first crafty project I have posted this go-around. What do you think?
I really want to do alot with this blog. If you would like a tutorial on how to make this bow leave a comment and let me know. If you want to buy one of these hairbows, leave a comment about that too. I plan on posting several more bows and other crafty things soon. I will give you a hint... I talked my Mama into getting out the sewing machine... More to come soon.
For those of you who don't know me the little girl in the picture is my niece Lydia. She is a Princess:) and her Aunt Yanya's buddy for sure.