Thursday, February 21, 2013

DIY Barefoot Sandals

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{Texas Craft House} Simple Barefoot Sandals

Since our wedding would be on a beach my mother-in-law had the best idea about all of the ladies wearing barefoot sandals. We looked at buying them, but my mother-in-law ended up finding a book on how to make them at a thrift store instead. Check out our new blog to see how to!

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DIY Lace Crystal Wedding Garter

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Today I wanted to share the garter that I made for my wedding! Cassie made her garter, which is posted earlier on our blog and we got the idea for what we wanted our garters to look like from the same website! We just didn't want to spend $190 on a garter we would wear just one day. I found elastic lace from a local fabric shop in downtown Dallas and found the perfect crystal applique online at Glorys House to attach. Total I spent under $15, can you believe that!?!

Supplies Needed:
-White thread
-Sewing machine
-Elastic Lace
-Crystal Applique
I took the elastic waste and measured it around my leg. Knowing that I wanted it to be tight enough so that I wouldn't have to worry about it falling on the day of my wedding I tried different sizes before pinning and sewing. I made sure before I began to sew that I put the right sides together and just cut leaving a 1/4" seam allowance and then sewed right along where I pinned.
The toughest part was stitching the applique onto the lace. I wanted to make sure it was centered and straight when I applied it. I tried ironing and it just did not work with the lace so I began stitching like you would begin a cross stitch project. I went all the way around the entire applique making sure to go around the center of the applique as well in order to account for the weight it could put on the lace. 
Here it is on my leg! You can tell that it's tight enough because of the indent on the side of my leg, but not only did it not fall down it didn't even leave a mark.
 I think it looks just like the original, but it's definitely more meaningful to me!
Have fun with your wedding and save money where you can!

Happy Crafting!
<3 Elisabeth

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

DIY St. Patricks Day Wreath

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I recently found a picture of a St. Patrick's Day wreath on Pinterest that I fell in love with... but I couldn't find a website or tutorial anywhere so... I just made my own tutorial using the picture as my guide.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

DIY Valentine's, anniversary, birthday or just because gift

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Today I will be sharing a great gift idea that I had found on Pinterest. I used it for my husband on Valentine's Day this year but you could use it for any occasion and any person. I would love to receive a gift like this from my spouse, family member or friend. It's so personal and meaningful and the best part... it's simple! Why spend a fortune on an extravagant gift when sometimes a kind word or two will leave a bigger impression.