December 29, 2011

For The Playroom

I just got done ordering these prints for the playroom wall...
I wanted to mimic vintage flashcards.  I hope they turn out!
I may try to pencil in some color so it looks more like this:

December 27, 2011

Ruffled Fabric Projects

I'm so impressed with Kim at A Girl and a Glue Gun, and Carey at Little Cherry Blossoms for their awesome Ruffled Fabric Projects.  They are all sooooo cute and I wouldn't have thought of them myself.  I didn't have many people link up to my party so I thought maybe once this ruffled fabric gets a little more out there, I'll have another one!  :)

Here is a darling ruffled lamp shade made at
 She also made this adorable dress for her adorable daughter

...And what about this darling crib skirt!  Could you just die at how sweet this would look in your nursery??  You can find this or purchase one at

Coming later this week:

A tutorial for this vintage pillowcase apron

AND

An awesome sale on all accessories in

I am moving in the next few weeks and want to take as few of my Sweet Charli stuff as I can with me!

December 21, 2011

Ruffled Fabric Projects - Link Up!

Addiction:  That's what it is.  This ruffled fabric is everywhere!  I had a little fun with it myself making the following:

Ruffled Baby Legs
Ruffled Scarf (my fav)
Ruffled Headband
Ruffled Skirt
Ruffled Leg Warmers...

And the list goes on!  Now on my 'To Do List' are things for my house!  If you desire to buy any of these items rather than make, shoot me an e-mail and I'd be happy to make some for ya!
 This one's gotta be my fav!  I want one in every color!
I'm so excited to see all of the fun items you have all whipped up from this fabulous stuff!
Please link up to my
Ruffled Fabric Linky Party!

*please only link up projects that are made from this fabric!*
Party closes on December 26th.
...And if you wouldn't mind, could you take my button on the right-hand side?
Thanks!


December 20, 2011

Merry Christmas From Us To You!

 Hey, haven't you heard???

Naughty
is the new
Nice!!

Merry Christmas from my family to yours!

To see more from our photo session, click HERE

December 19, 2011

Ruffled Fabric Linky Party!!

AWE!  Greatest thing that's happened to sewers since maybe...the sewing machine??!!!
Ruffled Fabric!


I've been wanting to do a post on this for a while now, but I've been too busy making stuff from it!  I thought it'd be fun to have
a Linky Party with all things 'Ruffled Fabric'.
Be putting together some of your original projects using this stuff and Wednesday come and share them with us!  I will be showing some of the things I've made as well!

Can't wait to see your ideas!
**Pictures from rufflefabric.com, a great selection and place to buy online**

December 14, 2011

3 Days Only: $20 Dresses!

Buy a Sweet Charli dress now through Friday and get it for only $20.  They won't be this cheap again so hurry fast!  Plus, order two dresses, get a free accessory!  Go HERE.
PS: Friday is the last day to place an order to have it for Christmas.

December 4, 2011

Sweaters are too precious to give away!!

It's the most wonderful time...for sweaters!! 


VIDEO TUTORIAL: 


Before starting, here are a few tips for finding the right sweater to use for your project:

  • To find your sweater, look in your closet or take a trip to your local thrift store.
  • The sweater can be knitted, or if you don't want something that bulky, you can just use any long-sleeved shirt that is made from stretchy material.
  • Before buying/using, make sure you hold the sleeve up to the place where you will be wearing your new item (calf, wrist, head).
  • As far as circumference goes around your calf or arm, most sweaters stretch.  A good tip for choosing the right fit is to buy the size of sweater that you would if you were going to be wearing it.

  • Consider the color, material, and size when finding your sweater.
       *make sure material is stretchy and wont fray when cut.



BOOT SOCKS:

You will be using the two sleeves of your sweater for this project.  If you are not a sewer, this project could be done with no sewing at all, or little sewing for a more detailed look.
1.  Cut the sleeves off of your sweater after measuring the length of your calf/boot.  Start measuring from right above your ankle bone.
     a.  For the non-sewers, this is all.  Your boot socks won't be detailed, but if you choose the right sweater, sometimes it will look cute to have knitted sweaters poke out the top of your boot without anything added to the top.
     b.  For those of you who do sew, you can add lace to the top of your socks, or any other trim that you find appealing.



WRIST WARMERS:

You will be using the two sleeves of your sweater for this project.  If you aren't a sewer and have no-fray material, you can do this project with no sewing.  Sewing will give it a more dressed-up and detailed look.
1.  Cut the sleeve off of your shirt after measuring how high up on your forearm you want your wrist warmers to go.  Measure from the knuckle of your thumb.
2.  If you sew, you can add anything to dress up your wrist warmers.  Lace, ruffles, buttons, bows, apparel trim, etc.
*These wrist warmers are cute to wear over your long-sleeved shirts, or over top of your gloves!

*WANT TO MAKE BABY LEGS??  Just use this same tutorial!



EAR WARMERS:

This project looks best when using a chunky, knitted sweater.  You will not be using the sleeve for this, you will be cutting into the body of the sweater.  *make sure that your sweater is long enough vertically to fit the circumference of your head.
1.  Measure the circumference of your head and cut along the knitted pattern vertically in your sweater.  Round the edges of the ends to give it a more finished look.
     a.  For all you non-sewers, the only thing left you need to do is hand sew a button on where the two ends meet.  Then cut a small slit in the other end big enough for the button to go through.  That's it!
     b.  For all you sewers, you can machine sew the two ends together if you fill it would be a stronger hold than just using a button
2.  Add anything you desire to your headband:  flowers, jewels, buttons, etc.  Because most knitted sweaters already have holes in them, you can use alligator clip flowers, etc, on your ear warmers to give them different looks to match the outfit you will be wearing!  Genius!
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