July 29, 2011

it's hard being a diva, doggy dress

i found this blog and this diy craft and couldn't wait to get started for my favorite little niece hershey and adopted niece diva. the name of the blog is sew doggy style and you can click here to she her post. here's how i made their dresses...

my materials i used was an old jean pocket, some cow print material, some pink tulle, black ribbon (i ended up not actually using the black ribbon but just the pink instead.) and some hot pink ribbon. the first step is to gather your material to fit the pocket. in order to do this you need to cut your material about 2 and 1/2 times larger than your finished result.

 i measured from here to here and got 4 in. so i cut my material 10 in. from here you have to gather your material to do this you will need to a 1/2 in seam across the top leaving a good amount of string on either end. very import not to back stick here...

after you have your 1/2 in seam time to sew a 1/4 in seam across the top as well, and again to do not back stitch on either end. once you have both seams sewn, tie one end of the strings together to keep from pulling the thread out. with the other end pull the top string along, much like you would a curtain rod, and bunch or gather the material.

the next step you will need to do is hem the edges to prevent raveling. before you sew the edges line up your gathered material to your pocket to assure it's the right size.

i pressed the edges first...

and then sewed a 1/4 in seam..

then repeat for the bottom edge. when finished the back should look like this...

next do the same thing with tulle. be careful with the tulle, it is delicate and will rip easily. the tulle doesn't need to be hemmed just gathered.

after i lined up the tulle and cow print

i placed the pocket on top and then sewed the three pieces together. i used thread about the same color as the thread used on the pocket, a light brown color.

after the three pieces are sewn together the dress comes together like so...

after the top of the dress is together it's time to make the body of the dress. to do this you will need to measure around body of your dog to determine the size of material to cut. i used scraps from an old shirt i used with another project. i like the t shirt material because it stretches.

after you cut your material it's time to sew it onto the pocket

i placed it on the pocket down from the top seam some. i sewed one side and then the next.

next i cut the ribbon to attach for around the neck.

i sewed the ribbon to the top and the dress is done. well..... ok it's done unless you like me need some need some bling! :)

i had to make a diva dress for my favorite little diva so that's what i did. i cut my words and shadow out of HTV on make the cut then placed them onto the pocket.

after cutting out the shadow layer and the top layer it's time to iron it on. place the shadow layer down and something on top to protect from heat such as a teflon sheet. iron about 8-10 sec.

pull the off the shinny top layer of the HTV and re-iron the HTV with the protective layer. after you have re-ironed line up your top layer repeat the process.

NOW it's time for the bling!! :)

i use fabric glue to place my stones.

and after you add the bling.... ta da you're done! :)

baby girl diva...
and sweet hershey...

July 24, 2011

canvas art

i got an idea to make another canvas like i did mav's...

i got the idea for this from jin at underacherrytree.com. (canvas tutorial) this time i wanted to add some bling. i was inspired by my friend priscilla's daughter's room. she has a paris theme room all pink and black with the eiffel tower everywhere. so i wanted to make a canvas with a chandelier silhouette and of course some bling.

so i started with my materials.. i got a canvas and some acrylic paint and some rhinestones and cement to glue them to the canvas. courtney's walls are already pink but i wanted a pink background so i decided to sponge paint the canvas to give it some texture to make it stand out against her walls.

i used a regular sponge and dabbed the paint onto the canvas. now on my canvas for mav i used contact paper and cut out the outline of the different parts and used it as a stencil. but with this one because i wanted a chandelier and because the one i chose was pretty detailed i decide just to cut the design out of black vinyl and place that onto the canvas instead.

after i got the vinyl on the canvas i used the cement glue and placed the rhinestones over the beaded areas on the image. here's the finished result...

July 22, 2011

miss d...

i made maverick my own miss me jeans, i call them miss d! (hehehe) any ways here's her pants before some bling...

and then for the bling...

July 17, 2011

dallas mavericks nba champions!!

in honor of our great dallas mavericks nba championship win i had to make my own little maverick a shirt. 

even though she isn't ACTUALLY named after the dallas mavericks it doesn't hurt to do a little play on words! she gets so excited when she sees her name everywhere! :) i wanted to make her her own mavs gear. first i started with googling some dallas mavericks logos. i found several...

i ended up choosing the last one. i liked the throw back look of that one and besides... it was going to be the easiest one to convert! :) i pixel traced the image into MTC and then broke apart the layers. i used the green i got to make our TCA mighty eagles shirts and some blue glitter vinyl express4fun shipped me as an extra. i decided to just do the image and then put her name underneath. i'm sure i'll get plenty of people telling me i left off the "s" in maverickS but i wanted it to be her name. i cut out my image and then layered it on my shirt. here's the before and after. it turned out so cute!




angry birds... *UPDATE*

i redid bayley's angry bird shirt with the HTV. it turned out SOOOOO much better than the material ones did. (angry birds) i am so glad i redid it.

after i fixed bayley's i got started on maverick's...

i wanted to make her red angry girl. so i gathered up my stuff and started cutting it out. when i got to her bow i didn't have the right color yellow sooooo i gave her a cute little in style zebra print bow. the zebra print bow is WAY better! 

mav loved her shirt and it looked soooo cute on her. ( i can't take a pic of her with out her posing! :) )

ok so bayley has one and mav has one, now it's my turn! i love the yellow birds. they are my fav so yellow angry bird shirt for me!! got my shirt...

i've got my pattern, (patterns)

now with a little tweaking to make the face the right size for my shirt i'm finished!!

now i'm no longer jealous of the kids shirts. i've got my own! i swear i'm just as bad as the kids sometimes! :)