Monday, April 29, 2013

DIY Bow T-Shirt

A while back, I saw a post on Viva Luxury with the most adorable bow t-shirt.  I checked out the original, and with a $130 price tag, it was firmly out of my reach.  But, I figured, hey! I can sew some bows on a shirt!  And that's exactly what I did.  Would you like to know how much it cost?  Using a shirt I was going to get rid of and a new spool of ribbon, it was a mere $1.50!

To make your own, you will need:
  • T-shirt
  • Ribbon in a complimentary color
  • Scissors
  • Needle
  • Thread to match your ribbon
If you are using a new t-shirt, be sure to wash and dry it before sewing your ribbon on!  Then, cut a length of ribbon slightly longer than one foot.  Cut the ends at an angle to prevent fraying.

Shape the ribbon into a bow (this is basically trial and error until it's even on both sides), but be sure you don't tie the bow too tight!
This is too tight!
This is better :)
Then, attach the bow with a running back stitch just below the collar.  Try and get the thread to follow the lines on the side of the ribbon as much as possible so that the thread doesn't stand out.

Repeat the process, sewing the second bow about 2 inches directly below the first.

Finally, trim the ends of the bows to even them out.

Voila!  I really like mine :)  And I really like the price tag!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Saturday Snapshot: Snowy Leaf

Can you believe I took this a week ago??  I think the snow is finally gone for the season, though :)  Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms

This is a recipe I've added onto from From Ketchup to Chutney.  It's become a supper-time staple that I make almost every week.  John and I both love it!

For 2 servings, you will need:
  • 2 portabella mushroom caps
  • 1/2 bag frozen spinach
  • 3 wedges of Laughing Cow Light
  • 1 pouch microwaveable rice (like Uncle Ben's)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Wipe down your mushroom caps with a damp paper towel, and scoop out the gills and stems.

Microwave your spinach in a medium bowl according to the package directions.

Stir in the Laughing Cow cheese while you microwave your rice.

Stir in the rice.

Pack each mushroom with the mixture, then bake for 10 minutes on a lightly greased foil lined pan.


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Lemon Strawberry Chia Pudding

I have joined the chia seed bandwagon, friends!  It's high in Omega-3s and adds a great little crunch to salads (my favorite way to eat them).  As much as I like them on salads, I wanted to try them a different way, and this chia pudding fits the bill!

You will need:
  • 2 tablespoons chia seed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Strawberries (as many or a few as you prefer)
  • Dash of lemon juice and lemon zest
Put the chia seeds and water into an air tight container and give it a shake.  Then, place it in the refrigerator overnight.

The next morning, the chia seeds will be plumped up and gelled together.

Split them between two dishes and top with the strawberries, lemon juice, and zest.

Enjoy!  It's very filling! Do you eat chia seeds?  How do you use them?

Monday, April 22, 2013

DIY Chain Tassel Necklace

Hi everyone!  Today, I've made a chain tassel necklace.  For the details, pop over to Be Good Natured where I'm guest posting!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Saturday Snapshot: Orchid

This orchid was a gift from John for our one year (dating) anniversary.  I'm always so happy when it blooms, and I'm clearly still loving my close-ups :)

Friday, April 19, 2013

DIY Beaded Statement Ring

This is such a fun and easy project, and it's just the perfect accessory for spring and summer!

You will need:
  • Ring blank with hoops (I found mine in a three pack at Michael's)
  • Beads
  • Jump rings, and lots of them!
  • Needle nosed pliers
This really is as easy as opening the jump ring, stringing on a bead, and closing the ring around one of the ring blank hoops.

Then, repeat the process until you're satisfied with the look!  This is what mine looked like with one ring on each hoop:

I thought it needed a little more, so I added a few extra rings to beef up the middle.

So simple!  I really like the way it turned out, and can't wait for some warm weather to wear it in :)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

DIY Pearl Cage Pendant

Hey everyone!  Today, I've got a post on how to make this pearl cage pendant.  If you want the skinny on how to DIY your own, hop on over to Cupcake Couture where I'm guest posting!

Happy crafting! :)

Monday, April 15, 2013

Wine and Canvas

The other night, my friend Catherine and I went to Hell's Kitchen for some food, drinks, and painting with Wine and Canvas!  It was a lot of fun, and we both came away with a pretty painting to hang in our homes.
A blank canvas (and of course, some wine!) to start
Adding the outline...
Getting some color on it...
Cake break!
I'm a messy painter...
The finished product!
 If there are similar programs in your area, I highly, highly encourage checking it out.  So easy and super fun!

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