Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Summer product - Cozy!

Okay, I have no idea how to spell it and the more I search for a standard, the more I realize that there isn't one - maybe it's regional or maybe not - anyway, here's a picture of my latest product only available this summer - water bottle koozie kozy koozy coozie cozie cozy sleeve:

Also, I have hot pink, bright blue and neon green "sleeves" available - I'm working on getting flowers and bows to match these colors (yay! a trip to JoAnn's!)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

More Fabric Flowers (b/c I don't have enough variety)

My sister is getting married! Yay! and I even like my soon-to-be brother-in-law, popped collar, colored jeans and all (yes, he's much more fashion-y than I am)! So while the bride-to-be (henceforth: B2B) was studying for final exams for her LAST semester of grad school (congrats to the Wagner grad!!), my other sister, my mom and I went to a local bridal show. Somehow B2B got a year subscription to Brides magazine (hehe). So yesterday, I get a notecard in the mail from NYC with a page from the May 2011 magazine enclosed (I know you're thinking, "You get real mail?" yup!

Woohoo! Boutonnieres! and I can make most of them!

So here's the tutorial:
First, cut out 5 squares of fabric. Heat up iron and get out the starch!

Next, spray the squares with starch and press in half.

Fold up the tips to form a smaller square.

Open the triangles and press them out.

Tuck the tips in.

Fold the triangles back into the center to re-make the square.

Fold the square in half.

Stick needle thru the tip - make sure to get all the layers!

Repeat and add to the same needle

Stick a second needle and thread thru the bottom of the flower.

Pull both threads snug and (separately) knot tightly (I use a surgeon's knot).

Turn the creation around, shape, fluff and VOILA!

I haven't figured out how to mount the above to the clips so they look nice but these here are now available in my Etsy Shop.

oh, and don't let your kids do you manicure the day before you take pictures for a tutorial. It's so -yeah- that even the camera didn't want to focus on it!