November 3, 2011

Applique T-Shirts

I don't know what has gotten in to me today but I am actually going to attempt to applique two little t-shirts.  The cost per shirt is around $2.00 so if I fail then I don't have much in it and won't feel so bad. 
Before washing.
Next, I stitched around each design.  
Detail of 1/4" allowance.
On the cross I stitch about 1/4" in because I want the edges to fray (the wonder under didn't go all the way to the edge in order to allow the edges to fray).
But, on the bird design I just stitched right on the edge.  Lastly, the cross t-shirt had to be washed to get the edges to fray.  The best thing about this kind of applique is that the more you wash it the better it looks.  I love the frayed edges and it hides any imperfections in my sewing (gotta love that).
My little devil angel in her new shirt.
This project turned out to be easier than I anticipated.  I might even be brave enough to try it again in the future.

November 2, 2011

Bottle Cap Christmas Ornaments

I started with these.
Then painted on the
 snowmen's face and buttons.
White Bottle Caps
Paint Markers: Black and Orange
E6000 Glue
Red Ribbon
White Spray Paint

1.  spray the inside of the bottle caps white and let dry
2. using the paint markets paint the snowman's face and buttons
3. glue the 3 bottle caps on to the ribbon and make a loop on the top (this is where you can add a hook or a bow to hang it on your Christmas tree)
4. Let the glue dry and enjoy!

Snowman Ornament.
Turned out cute!