Tuesday, July 31, 2012

DIY: How to Make a T-Shirt Halter Top

How to Make a T-shirt Halter Top
When I first saw this tutorial on how to make a halter top out of a t-shirt over on Wobisobi, I was half flabbergasted and half reaching for the scissors and an old t-shirt. I've always been a fan of the t-shirt upcycles-- from t-shirt quilts, t-shirt flower dresses, and woven t-shirt shirts. (Say that five times fast.) ;) The t-shirt halter top is SUPER easy and it takes about 5 minutes!

How to Make a T-shirt Halter Top

Step 1:

How to Make a T-shirt Halter Top
With a pair of scissors, cut off the arms of the t-shirt on both sides. Then cut a deep V into the front of your shirt.

Step 2:

How to Make a T-shirt Halter Top
Then you need to cut along the back of the shirt along the lines of where the arms first met the shirt. Then cut up to the top of the shirt where the V from the previous step meets the top.

How to Make a T-shirt Halter Top
Twist the long straps that you just cut, cross them over in the front, and tie it in the back! A very simple t-shirt upcycle. :)

How to Make a T-shirt Halter Top
Meow. ;)


Friday, July 27, 2012

Project 365: Week 30


This post is part of my Project 365 where I am taking one photo every day for a year. Click here to see all of my photos in the series-- and if you want to join, feel free to do so anytime! :) (All photos taken with a Nikon D7000.)

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202/365: 7-20-12 My dog, Bridget. :)

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203/365: 7-21-12 Crafting gets dirty sometimes...

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204/365: 7-22-12 On a galaxy-print kick. :)

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205/365: 7-23-12 The galaxy scarf over on Scarves Dot Net. :)

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206/365: 7-24-12 Project. Making a rug with old t-shirts!

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207/365: 7-25-12 Instead of reupholstering this couch, I'm going to paint it!

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208/365: 7-26-12 In mourning at work. (Joking. Kind of.) ;)


For more photography tips, see this post on digital photography tips for beginners. You can also check out the rest of my photos from the year for my Project 365!

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Holga Post: An Indiana Summer

Holga Post: Indiana Summer
Even though it's been about a bazillion degrees here in Indiana this summer, I've found myself enjoying this season a lot more than I usually do. (And my car doesn't have air conditioning!) These Holga photos are from two summers ago and I recently developed them at Walmart. I love Indiana's four distinct seasons, driving down an open country road with cornfields on both sides, and the heavy smell of a damp summer night in July. (With crickets, of course.)

Holga Post: Indiana Summer
Three birds on a wire.

Holga Post: Indiana Summer
Strange building in Edinburgh, IN. :)

I've always been a winter girl-- boots--tights--SCARVES--hats--coats--non-sweaty running-- but this summer thing is kind of nice too. Even if it is 100 degrees every other day. :)

**All of these photos were taken with a Holga Camera. See some other Holga posts about barns and spring flowers. :)


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

How to Make a Galaxy Scarf

How to Make a Galaxy Scarf
Pop on over to Scarves Dot Net to see the tutorial on how to make a galaxy-print scarf that is just out of this world! ;) (I tried a different technique than the one I used on the Christopher Kane-inspired galaxy dress.) :)

How to Make a Galaxy Scarf

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Project 365: Week 28 & 29


This post is part of my Project 365 where I am taking one photo every day for a year. Click here to see all of my photos in the series-- and if you want to join, feel free to do so anytime! :) (All photos taken with a Nikon D7000.)

Trip to NYC + computer problems= a delayed Project 365 post. :)

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195/365: 7-13-12 Visiting NYC for the weekend. I love the George Washington Bridge and milkshakes at Tom's Restaurant. :)

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196/365: 7-14-12 A Saturday stroll in Central Park.

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197/365: 7-15-12 Picture of a picture.

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198/365: 7-16-12 Greetings from le kittehs. ;)

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199/365: 7-17-12 T-shirt project for The Fashion Spot.

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200/365: 7-18-12 Upcoming galaxy project. :)

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201/365: 7-19-12 FINALLY a storm here in Indiana.


Week 28


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188/365: 7-6-12 Mod Podge Dimensional Magic. :)

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189/365: 7-7-12 Saturday b-day present project.

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190/365: 7-8-12 Shoes.

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191/365: 7-9-12 Headband for myself.

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192/365: 7-10-12 Moth?

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193/365: 7-11-12 Pile of necklaces. :)

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194/365: 7-12-12 Celebrating at work. :)


For more photography tips, see this post on digital photography tips for beginners. You can also check out the rest of my photos from the year for my Project 365!

If you want, you can always join the project!









Thursday, July 19, 2012

How to Make a Flower Bracelet-- That Doubles as a Headband!

Flower Bracelet Headband
It's no secret around this little blog that I am a fan of the floral fashion. From a t-shirt flower dress, to a flower brooch, to a Fendi-inspired flower dress, I think it's safe to say I kind of dig them. (Get it? ;))

About a week ago my dear friend and co-worker, Molly, had a birthday, and I needed to figure out just the gift to make her. So I decided to go with a little floral fashion.
Flower Bracelet Headband

How to Make the Flower Bracelet/Headband:

Flower Bracelet Headband
To make the bracelet, you need some fabric, beads for the flower centers, and some ribbon. Cut your fabric into little squares, about the size of the flowers you want, and cut flower shapes from those little squares. For each flower on the headband/bracelet, I had 2 layers of flowers. So if you want 5 flowers on the accessory, cut out 10 flower shapes.

Flower Bracelet Headband
Take your flower shapes and stitch them with the beads to your ribbon. I started with one flower directly in the middle of my ribbon and then I worked out from the center flower.

Flower Bracelet Headband
Now this step isn't 100% necessary, but I don't really like my flowers to fray that much. I sealed my fabric with the Mod Podge Clear Acrylic Sealer and they haven't frayed a bit. You can also use any clear spray paint. :)

And PS:
Flower Bracelet Headband
It doubles as a headband! I can't decide which way I like it best. :)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Instax Post: A Backyard Wedding

Instax: Backyard Wedding

Just a few little Instax shots from my boyfriend's eldest brother's wedding a bit back. The wedding was held in their parents backyard, and even though it was incredibly hot, (100°), it was still so perfect and outrageously fun. :)

Instax: Backyard Wedding
The ceremony under a pine tree.

Instax: Backyard Wedding
Dancing.

Instax: Backyard Wedding
And a shot from earlier in the day. :)


Monday, July 9, 2012

Friday, July 6, 2012

Project 365: Week 27


This post is part of my Project 365 where I am taking one photo every day for a year. Click here to see all of my photos in the series-- and if you want to join, feel free to do so anytime! :) (All photos taken with a Nikon D7000.)

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181/365: 6-29-12 Rehearsal dinner for my boyfriend's older brother. :)

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182/365: 6-30-12 The incredible wedding.

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183/365: 7-1-12 Way after midnight, cleanup. :)

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184/365: 7-2-12 Summer garden.

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185/365: 7-3-12 $85, needs to be reupholstered. Still. :)

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186/365: 7-4-12 Happy 4th of July from Bridget. :)

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187/365: 7-5-12 Wolf belt.


For more photography tips, see this post on digital photography tips for beginners. You can also check out the rest of my photos from the year for my Project 365!

If you want, you can always join the project!









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