My Cowboy Bootie Tutorial is featured over at Chic Steals Links of the Week today!
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Flock of Birds Dress
Find a maxi dress in whatever cut/shape you want. Get some fabric paint, paint brushes, a stencil of a bird, or free hand it if your brave enough.
Goldie’s Lurex Swit Top
Take a sweater (dolman sleeve or not, cut a panel from the front and sew in lace by hand or machine.
Even though these are loafers, you can do this with any type of shoes you please. Just get some studs and pliers and stud away. An awl, knife or razor blade can also be helpful for getting the studs through the leather.
Hopefully this will inspire you to make some looks of your own!
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
Just in time for your holiday gatherings, here is a cheese ball that you can whip up in no time that everyone is sure to love.
- 2 small jars of dried beef
- 2 8oz. blocks of cream cheese (softened)
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- 2 tbsp grated onion or rehydrated minced onion
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
Finely chop or run the dried beef through the food processor. Grate or rehydrate the onions. Put all ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl together saving about 1/4 of the dried beef for later. Mix it all up with you hands until it is well combined then form it into a ball.
Cover the outside of the ball in the left over dried beef.
Wrap it in plastic wrap and let it chill in the fridge overnight, or for at least a few hours.
Put it on a plate, serve with crackers and enjoy! Everyone will love it, they’ll think you’re wonderful, but it’s actually ridiculously easy!
Thursday, December 22, 2011
So, in the craziness off all of this I managed to get a couple of things accomplished last night after making a trip to the store for more paint brushes. I got the painting done for a present for a family gathering on Saturday. At this particular gathering we draw names, and the person whose name I drew loves wolves…..soooo…
I kept the painting black and white because I didn’t know what type of decor was in the recipients house, so I figured this was bound to match something. The edges of the canvas are finished so he can hang it as is with no frame, or have it framed.
I was also able to get my Christmas tree up last night. I tried getting some pictures, but pictures of a Christmas tree in a room that is not very well lit kinda suck.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Designers like Badgley Mischka, Betsey Johnson, Mui Mui and Jeffery Campbell have all gone glam with glitter on their shoes this year. Of course, you can find knock offs in stores everywhere, but if you’re like me I’m sure you have that old pair of heels laying around that have truly seen their better days. Take those old heels and about $10 worth of supplies and make your very own glitter heels in whatever color you please.
- Heels or any shoe you want to glitter
- Mod Podge (I used Gloss Lustre) (MP)
- Foam brush
- Glitter in the color of your choosing
- Mixing container
- Paper or something to cover the work surface
1. I didn’t put this in the materials, but make sure your shoes are good and clean. It probably wouldn’t hurt to wipe over them with some rubbing alcohol to make sure there are no oils or anything to keep the MP from adhering.
2. Put some MP in your mixing container, and the add some glitter. I eyeballed this, but probably about a 1:1 ratio. You don’t want the mixture too thick and goopy, but you also don’t want it too thin or you’ll have to paint a bazillion layers. (For the glitter I used fine glitter, but I have seen them done combining the coarse and fine glitter and it looked cool)\
3. Start paint the MP glitter mixture on with your foam brush. Once you have painted all of both shoes, let them dry completely and then paint 1-2 more coats, or enough coats to cover the shoes to your satisfaction.
4. Let them dry according to the MP directions before wearing…then enjoy!
Tip: Once they dried after 2 coats I realized that the black wasn’t very sparkly, so I added a little gold and silver into the mixture for my final coat to give it some pizzazz. I think an iridescent black glitter would be phenomenal, but they were out when I bought the supplies for this.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Sorry for the absence this weekend. We began our move into our new home. I would show you pictures, but right now it’s a mess of boxes and furniture.
I found this while perusing the web, and just had to share it. It’s perfect for holiday entertaining. No more guessing what you’re about to eat.
Friday, December 9, 2011
I typically don’t care for most store bought tree skirts, and the ones that I do like cost an arm and a leg. This however, is an awesome solution.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
I love these shorts. They have a western, yet modern feel to them.
Photos via Pixie Market.
You could DIY these your self pretty easily. Just cut some leather (faux or real), or a contrasting fabric into your desired shape, and then glue or sew it on your shorts.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
I really don’t mean to be overloading you with Christmas crafts, but I keep finding such neat ones to share with you.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
Do you wish it looked a little more like Christmas in your neck of the woods?
Maybe a little snow perhaps?