Its was a balmy 70 degrees out today.. in Rhode Island. The weather, albiet an inconvenient truth, had me all sorts of inspired to make a bikini for the summer! I also made a couple dozen chocolate chip cookies to really get me in the mood to rock a bikini. I need the extra pounds so I dont end up looking like one of those too-skinny models. Okay, go ahead and unfollow my blog now.
Halter top with boy shorts, quilted fish-scales.
And now for the yummy yummy in my tummy cookies. I would have had a substantially bigger batch had I not eaten a good portion of the batter.
You can find the recipe that i used for the BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES EVER.. here. They really are the best ever.
Where the magic happens..
…fuzzy, glamourous utility belt!
Here is a photo of belt #1 & belt #2. My friends with an eye for detail will notice the differences! Its like one of the annoying games from the newspaper where you have to pick out the subtle changes between two images.
I made another (very similar) belt for Joshua. As you can see by the two photos above, On the 2.0 version I added heart detailing on the outside of the pockets and another clip on the back of the belt. The pockets are also a bit bigger to accommodate his massive smart phone, its pretty much a genius phone. I also figured out the eyelets so the closure is much cleaner and resilient.
Here are some photos of the process and the final product! I really improved upon my design and I can’t wait to make some more for my friends Who wants one??
I really like the raw edges, it makes it look much more organic and fun. I suppose I will start to play around a bit with trimming and such.
The belt is actually an upcycled nylon strap from a backpack ‘upholstered’ in material to match our costumes.
Blog Readers: Post a comment with your favorite colors and a little explanation of why you would love one of these belts! I will pick three names out of a hat and whip some of these up for a couple of my lucky followers
…i spent the afternoon making this:
Its a belt. With two removable pockets, a corseted closure and a little hook for hanging all sorts of things.
The pockets have cute little heart detailing and snap closure!
I really, rrreeaaalllyyy like it
Nylon straps make the pockets super durable and appropriate for 24 hours of mayhem in NYC.
Why did I make this, super shiny and fuzzy, functional (yet sexy) belt?
Its for a costume! (duh)
After yesterday’s sexy t-shirt tutorial, I went a little nuts with the scissors and braids. I made my yoga pants and an old pair of black panties a bit more epic. I’m trying not to turn this blog into soft-core porn, but the undies are way too cute to leave out of this post.
If you are looking for a more in-depth tutorial from a slamming hot chick, click on the photo above to check out her youtube video. i want her. and her shirts.
And last but not least, my bum. Imagine how epic these look without the first layer?? I’m gonna claim it: they look freaking awesome.
Andra Simionescu, the owner of Roufe, blows me out of the water with her designs. Make sure you check out her shop on Etsy
Hello lovers. For all of my readers who are home alone crafting on this day of romance, here is a fun t-shirt alteration tutorial. Its been a while since I shared a how-to post with you guys, let me know what you think and what other sort of items you would like me to make!
What you need:
Form fitting t-shirt
Sharp fabric scissors
Sewing Machine (optional)
1. Lay your t-shirt on a flat surface. Grab your ruler and your fabric marker and draw out your pattern. Our lines are 3/4″ wide and 3″ long (so 6″ long in total, because the shirt is folded in half)
2. Grab you scissors and cut along the horizontal lines! I only cut the top line 1″ in and the 2nd line 2″ in, this makes it look like the pattern tapers towards the top of the rib cage.
3. Stretch out each of the strips of fabric, this makes the shirt fall into place nicely when you put it on.
4. Turn the shirt right-side-out and shake it out. Grab the second strip and tuck it behind and through the space over the 1st strip. Take the 3rd strip and tuck it behind and through the space over the 2nd strip. Repeat until you get down to the bottom. This is difficult to explain, but check out the photo here and figure it out! I have faith in you.
This is the 2nd strip woven behind the 1st strip. Now we will grab the 3rd and put it through the 2nd.
5. Once you get to the Bottom, you can either tie the last two pieces in a knot or sew it like I did!
Thanks Joshua for helping with this extra special Valentine’s Day project
So I am between semesters at the moment, enjoying a nice lull in the typical chaos of my life. A week from today I will start an internship and dominate my last semester of school. This little break in the action has done wonders for my creativity, I went to NYC for a weekend and came back on a mad-costuming tear.
So here is my latest and greatest creation: a fusion between cookie monster and party monster.
I got this really cool fabric at Savers for super cheap (you can read all about it here) and I decided that it was totally cookie monster fur. I made leggies, a little skirt, a bikini top and a hood.
The eyes snap off, I am going to make little ears so I can be a blue kitty as well.
…If you are going to be a superstar DJ, there are three simple rules you need to remember: Number One: You can always rely the Studio 54 compilation set. They’re premixed! They last for hours. And Number Two: Madonna. Always works. And Number Three: When all else fails, play techno! It’s nondescript, nonrecognizable, and everyone will think you’re *so* cutting edge.
Good morning beautiful people! I want to thank everyone who came out to the laced-bass event at Studio 3 in Newport last night, it was a smashing time!
I have been crafting A LOT, but crafting involves fabric and in order to purchase fabric you must have money. I have been short on cash but my creativity has been bursting out of my ears: initiate operation up-cycle. Savers is my new spot for finding awesome material. I scored a giant tie-dye duvet cover that I turned into a pair of harem pants (with yards to spare). I also scavenged a couple yards of this awesome fuzzy cookie-monster fur, I made some awesome leggies and I can’t wait to use the scraps for another fuzzy creation.
Here are the new Harem pants! The fabric was only $10.00 and it was at least five yards. Super high quality jersey material = love.
I sewed a sash on the top of this pair for a fun variation. SO COMFY.
Now for the cookie monster leggies! This material is oh so soft and fuzzy, I also decided to use the tie-die as trim around the top.
so good <3
I am on an unconscious mission: it involves picking up new hobbies, tasks and activities like wildfire. I don’t wake up and tell myself, “oh man, yeah, I think I want to learn how to make Harem Pants / Wings / Cupcakes today.” I just sort of find myself at the craft store gathering the necessary items, full of excitement and a sense of adventure. A long time ago I came to terms with the fact that I would never be able to commit 100% to a certain task, regardless of how passionate I may be about these aforementioned activities. I could never be the best surfer because I also wanted to be the best student. I will never be the best maker of wings, because I choose to expend an equal amount of creative energy on harem pants and cupcakes. I have been coming to terms with this part of myself lately, it feels nice to let myself slip from project to project without having the notion that I should be more ‘focused’ in a specific area of my life.
As long as I am happy with myself and I can put my heart into each of these little endeavors, I think that I am doing something right. And gosh, I feel really good lately.
So what am I writing about? Oh yeah, new missions. I want to make this dress. I do not know how to crochet and I know nothing about macrame. Do any of my amazing readers have any tips for me? I think I am going to look at some online tutorials and try to teach myself. I suppose I should start with a scarf or something simple? But I really want this dress.
I found this pattern on Etsy at the wonkyzebra store. I am going to buy it as encouragement to dive into the beautiful world of crochet. And no, I am not going to use it as a wedding dress. Because this Kupcake is not getting married. Not eva, no way.
And look at this one….are you %#$!-ing kidding me? GORGEOUS! Those silly hippies sure knew (know?) how to work it.
And I need a bikini too.
have a great day and enjoy the scenery.