Aug, 11

{humpday tutorial} Boot Box

Oh my goodness!  How cute is this handmade Boot Box?!  Totally cute!!  You can make this with just a few inexpensive materials and a little bit of time.  Find out how at Fresh Home Ideas.  What I love about this creation is that you can put it both indoors and out.  The rocks are a great way to keep air circulating under the boots to prevent mold and other funk from growing!  Great idea!

Jul, 11

{humpday tutorial} DIY Envelope Liners

Um… yes please!!  I found these lovely printable + DIY Envelope Liners over at ellinee.com and I’m in love!  How nice of them to share with all of us, huh?!  Visit their site to print and create your own and let’s make the world a lovelier place one envelope at a time.

Jul, 11

{humpday tutorial} DIY Umbrella

What a great idea!  It’s so simple, yet very adorable.  It is difficult to find that umbrella that fits your personality, or in this case – sense of humor, so why not make your own?!  Visit paperplateandplane.com for the full how-to.  All you need is a clear umbrella, images to trace, a sharpie and a paint marker.

Jun, 11

{humpday tutorial} Ballard Design Bench

Oh my goodness I love this bench!  The fabric screams RobbieLee and it would look fabulous in my studio.  I found this amazing tutorial over at Two Friends•Two Cities, and just had to share it with you.  Once you get all of your tools and supplies, it should only take you a couple of hours to complete.  I really want to try this, I just need to find the time to do so.  If you try it, please send pics!

Jun, 11

{humpday tutorial} dress re-vamp

I love a good bargain, but sometimes it can get me into trouble.  I bought this cute little summer dress from Target for $3, and didn’t try it on before the purchase.  I knew better, but did it anyway.  When I got home and tried it on, it fit great everywhere, but in the shoulders.  I’ve never had this problem before, so I chalked it up to a manufacturing error (smile).  After debating on whether or not to donate it, I decided to try and fix it.  Glad I did too!  Below is a mini tutorial on how I fixed my mini problem.  Maybe it will help you if you find yourself in a similar situation.


Tools: Scrap fabric, thread, sewing machine, scissors, and a straight-edge.

Measure the thickness of your straps and add about 1/2 in. sewing allowance and cut your strap pieces.

Fold your fabric strip in half (wrong side out), and sew along the open edge.  Repeat for both straps.

Then flip each strip right-side out.  You may have to use tweezers or a safety pin to help, depending on the thickness of your strap.

Cut as close to the sewn joint on each side as possible.  Toss the little scrap.

Now you’re ready to sew all of your pieces together.  Be sure to sew the seem-side down (where it will be hidden).  Sew each end to the ends on your cut strap and repeat on the other side.

Your finished piece should look something like this!  Yay!

Thanks for stopping by!

May, 11

{humpday tutorial} Make a Tassel

Over at gomakeme.com, you will find a super easy tassel tutorial!  These little tassels would be great for household embellishments or gift wrap embellishments too!

Apr, 11

{humpday tutorial} T-Shirt Dress

When I saw this I was like, “Wowzah!  I want to make one out of my husbands t-shirts!”  It wouldn’t be the first time that I raided his closet to re-purpose his clothing!  Last time my mom and I took all of his favorite shirts and put them into a quilt.   Sometimes I think he wishes he could still wear those shirts, but he can wrap up in his quilt a cry about it! hahahahahahaha

No, really though, I want to make one of these t-shirt dresses and you can too!  Kim from Yellow Songbird gives you the full tutorial on her site, so be sure to check it out!  Thanks Kim!

Apr, 11

{humpday tutorial} Drawer Re-purpose

Okay, so this is not necessarily a how-to step-by-step tutorial, but I just had to share!  It’s such an easy and great idea, you don’t need step-by-step directions.  Amy over at Ponder and Stitch went to the Thrift Store and found some old lonely drawers and re-purposed them into pretty display boxes!  I just love this idea so much.  Be sure to check out Amy and the rest of her Blog Post.

Apr, 11

{humpday tutorial} Sweet Sugar Belle Cookies

Oh my goodness these are cute!  Sweet Sugar Bellegives you complete step-by-step instructions on how to create these lovelies for a baby shower or birthday party.  The tutorial images are stunning!

Apr, 11

{humpday tutorial} Paper Posies

This Petite Paper Posies Tutorial from Craft Snob is right up my ally!  These are perfect for Springtime and they are very easy and inexpensive to make.  The best part, is that you probably have all of the supplies laying around already.  This would be a great gloomy day project to pull out your extra paper scraps and get busy!

Be sure to visit the Craft Snob for the complete how-to!