Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Polly Want a Crafter?

I would like to introduce you to a great blog called Polly Want a Crafter! It was started by the lovely Cassity of Remodelaholic. Please take a moment to check out her new site and browse through all the great craft links and ideas she's posted!

Today she'll be featuring my Ten minute towel dress

Monday, October 18, 2010

It will have a craft room!

I need a craft room of some sort; I love to make things; jewelry, paper crafts, scrapbooks, paintings... you name it, I've dabbled in it!

So Ive been scouring the Internet again for inspiration for my little slice of craftiness. This is what Ive found so far...

 I love this simple desk and hutch

This room would be great if you had crafty friends! I love all the room to spread out 

 Love this great storage

This is more like it! Love the fun, bright colors and all the kitchy things.

Same craft room... love that awesome ironing board 

 I love the idea of the back lit cabinets. Everything is on display!

And who wouldn't want a crystal chandelier in their craft room? 

 And these chairs... I must have them!

Or this chair...It's so pink and girly!

Love these turquoise walls and all that fabric. I could sew for months! 

So sweet and dreamy

This is fabulous with great storage! 

If you want to see the real me, this is what I love, love, love!!
Someone let me play in this room for a few months... or years!

Until next time...

Thursday, October 14, 2010

ETSY featured shop: Lunar Blue Designs

This week I'm featuring a lovely ETSY shop;  Lunar Blue Designs.

Lunar Blue Designs is the creation of Jennifer and Amy Grier, sisters and business partners who are passionate about gemstones and handmade jewelry.

With a Ph.D. in Planetary Science, Jennifer has deep and unique insight into the origin and characteristics of gemstones. She crafts most of the jewelry in our shop, and does it with a purposeful eye toward how each type of gemstone shapes the personality of a piece of jewelry.

Amy is drawn to Asian art and creates gemstone and glass malas, prayer beads, and devotional jewelry. She draws on her M.A. in East Asian Studies to design each item with authenticity, but always combined with her own vision of how a piece can fit conveniently and stylishly into modern life.

Above all, we believe in quality, passion, and a lot of fun!

'Lunar Blue Designs' by IvyRoad

Gothic Bat and Blood Ne...

Blue Glass Dangle Earri...

Spider Web Agate, Amber...

Grounding Mahogany Obsi...

Celestial Trio Crystal ...

108 Bead Hand Knotted M...

Set of Three Designer G...

Sparkling Blue Glass an...

Autumn Leaf Earrings --...

Bronzite and Gold Clois...

Dark Green Fluorite and...

Ruby Zoisite Necklace, ...

Glowing Moon Goddess Ne...

Gothic Black Cross Neck...

Large Round Prism Cryst...

Lapis and Bali Sterling...


Please be sure to stop by and check out their shop, you wont be disappointed!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tutorial- Ten Minute Towel Dress

Last year I got on a little kick of making dresses for my 3 year old niece Chloe for Halloween and Fall. They are the easiest dresses in the world to make.

I found several sets of kitchen towels in the target dollar spot last Halloween as well as some fall colored towels in the home good section of Target. They were super cute! And the best part of all, they're towels so the edges are already sewn for you!

The dresses should easily fit any 2-5 year old and can later be worn as a shirt!

Since I wasn't blogging last year I don't have pics of the actual process but I do have pics of the results!


This is what you need:
2 Matching Towels
Coordinating ribbon
Straight pins
Sewing Machine (or you can hand sew)

*Be sure to wash your towels and lay them flat to dry before you sew them, to prevent shrinking the next time you wash*

Lay the towels on top of each other with the right sides facing each other (the part with the design) so that the inside of your dress if facing you.

Measure the width of your ribbon

Then measure down from the top of the dress 6 inches, plus the width of your ribbon. Example: If the ribbon is 1" measure down 6 inches + 1 inch for ribbon = 7 inches and place a pin. This creates the arm holes

Place pins down the side of the dress and repeat the process for the other side.


After the pins are in the place, sew up the right side and stop at the pins, back stitch a  1/2" or so and stop. Repeat on the left side.

That leaves the top of the dress open. Fold down one side of  the top of your dress equal to the width of the ribbon you measured and pin and repeat on the other side.

After you pin both sides, sew across and you've created the casing for the ribbon!


Cut 2 lengths of ribbon around 30-40 inches and singe the edges to keep them from fraying (you can do this with a lighter or match)

Turn the dress right side out and slide the ribbon through the casing on top. You can attach a safety pin to one end of the ribbon to help guide it through.


Its that easy! I know it sounds like a lot of work but in as little as ten minutes you can make these  fabulous dresses for that special little girl in your life! Give it a try and let me know what you think!


Im linking to:


The Girl Creative


The DIY Show Off