Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Another Rolly Rosette

I thought I'd share another rosette made with red tulle.

I made the rose the same way I made THIS one and added two leaves.  I covered the leaves with a piece of felt and also added a clip.

TA DA.... a simple, pretty clip for the holidays :)

Monday, November 29, 2010

Rolly Rosette Make N Take

I have this cream shirt and in my opinion it is too plain.  It once had a silver plastic piece in the center but that broke off after a couple washes... figures.  I wanted add to this shirt and spice it up a bit so I came up with..... 
This is the same type of rose that I have used in these "Pretty Pins" and the "Ella" headband.  Here is how to make them yourself!

You will need:
  • A few long strips of tulle or something similar (mine was like tulle but softer, I have no clue what it is called because like most of my fabric I found it at a thrift store)
  • A piece of felt that coordinates with your material
  • pearl beads
  • pin or clip
  • Hot Glue Gun
Cut your material about 1 to 2 inches wide and as long as you can. You might need a few of these depending on how big your rose is going to be. Also cut your felt into a circle about the size you want your rose to be.

Place drop of glue in the very center of your felt circle.  Attach your strip by sticking the end of your material down into the glue.

 Run the glue along the edges of your material and roll your piece around right on top.  I work with my fabric rolled in half so the cut edges are usually down in the glue and the fold is what you see on top. I like to set my glue close to my last row so I have lots of rows.

Continue with gluing and placing your material around and around and around and around :)

When you run out of material just glue your end down and glue a new strip on. 

I continue gluing the material down until the edges of my felt circle are covered for a clean finish. When you are ready to finish, simply cut the material off and glue down on the back.

So Pretty... almost done!

Add some more glue, the pearls and a pin or a clip to the back and your done.

I had to use two pins to get mine to stay where I wanted it just FYI :)
Happy Monday and happy crafting!
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The Girl Creative

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Totally Worth Checking Out!

I scored a few FREE Florabella templates for photos yesterday on Facebook.  All you have to do is "like" them and you can download the Merry and Bright Holiday Card Collection.  I LOVE them!
I have been playing around with them......

Westy's tiny baby toes.
Sigh. Oh how I miss them so bitty.

Me and the hubs looking so fresh and young ha!

My little niece Emma for a couple years ago... awe.

Also stop by later I am going to post a tutorial for this fabulous rose :)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Turkey Day

Wishing everyone one in blog world a Happy Thanksgiving!  Hope your day is filled with fun, family and food. Get your gobble on :)
(kinda processed this photo really BRIGHT but this is my little family... we never ever seem to have a good family photo so this is a first)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Sale Item for the Week......

Snickerdoodle is on sale this week :) Save $5!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Indian Headbnad --- Make N Take

I have a quick tutorial to share today.  There is still a little bit of time before Thanksgiving to make these for your little ones.  I made mine this morning :) I hope you find the time too!

You will need:
  • Non Fraying Fabric (like felt)
  • Velcro
  • Feathers
  • Basic things-- Sewing Machine, Hot Glue Gun, Tape Measure ect.
Measure your kiddo's noggin.

Cut out two pieces of fabric  1 to 2  inches wide by your measurement PLUS 2 inches. My big guy's head measured 21 inches so I cut my fabric 2 inches by 23 inches.
Pin the strips together wrong sides facing and sew around the entire piece.
Your band should look something like this :)

Decide how you want your feathers to look and hot glue them down to the back side by one end.

 Hot glue a bit of Velcro over the feathers.

Hot glue the other piece of Velcro onto the front side of your band on the opposite edge. 
Hope that makes sense... ( see picture :)

 Front and Back

Have fun and yes, I totally made one for myself too ha!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010


Hi hi! Happy Saturday.  I have spent the morning doing next to nothing... that's a perfect Saturday I suppose.
Thanks so much to the photographers out there who sent me pictures this week!! Enjoy the babies :)
If you have a photo to share send it to me at jacylechtenb@msn

From Amanda
Sweet Cheeks Photography

From Kristen

From Carrie Reed

From Elysha