I decided that every Thursday is going to be my day to show off
my projects the projects that I WISH were mine.
(Seriously, one of these days I really WILL post one of my projects . . . there’s one that might, just might be finished by next Thursday.)
1) The first one up is a project I found months and months ago — and tried bribing my sister to make for me. Sigh . . . she didn’t go for it.
MOD PODGE SHOES!!!!!
That’s right — shoe renovation using good ol’ Mod Podge. Just take a pair of worn out flats, a bottle of mod podge and the fabric of your choice. In no time, you’ll have a “brand new” pair of shoes.
(do a search for mod podge shoes — or modge podge shoes — and you’ll see all of the results!)
(2) Speaking of shoes, check out THESE adorable flats. I love, love, LOVE these shoes; the secret to that ruffle? Zippers!!!!
Craftaholics Anonymous (who has an etsy shop for all of her ah-DORable stuff) is the creative genius who created these shoes and posted her tutorial for others to make them! There are so many unbelievable projects and tutorials on her site. Jewelry, handbags, headbands, pillows, and placemats. . plus MORE! Check her out — you will LOVE her.
(3) I love jewelry. What woman doesn’t, right? I always stop at the necklace displays in the stores I visit, rarely buying anything but always admiring the pieces.
Here’s one smart cookie who figured out how to make her own version of a trendy necklace. After all, why pay $40 at Express when you can make it for about a 1/4 of that?
(4) Alright, I know this project shows a child’s shirt, but I would sooooo make this and wear it — especially now that it’s summer in Houston. What a cute way to wear a t-shirt!
The tutorial, found here at Bird Crafts, is promised to only take ten minutes. Um . . . I bet I can find ten minutes, and I think I know where my sewing machine is.
Hmmmmmm. . . I’m seriously considering taking on this one. And, the Little Lady might get a shirt makeover out of it too.
(5) If I ever get REALLY ambitious, and finish every other project on my list . . . and lose enough weight that all of the ruffles would lay flat — I WILL MAKE THIS SHIRT.
I’m in love — this is the perfect, romantic, t-shirt. (Yes, I wrote t-shirt.)
In fact, as you’ll learn from Tea Rose Home’s ruffle shirt tutorial, there is an American Flag hiding out behind the ruffles. Um — I’m thinking that’s a good way to reuse all of my “old” Old Navy 4th of July shirts!
I think I spent hours browsing the Tea Rose Home site; this mama has so many GORGEOUS creations — nearly all using old shirts or dollar store shirts! Each creation is a feminine, frilly beautiful work of art.
(Can you tell I’m in the mood to wear pretty clothes? I’m so tired of all of my t-shirts but I refuse to buy any more clothing until I reach my next goal weight! So far, if you’ve been following my Mamavation Journey, I’m down 13 pounds! Twelve more to go and it’s shopping time!)