Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Stitch Fix December 2015: My Longest Stylist Note Yet!

This month has to be a record for the longest stylist note I have received.  I'll post a picture below. This month I asked for colored denim (I'm pretty sure that they are never sending this to me), a blanket scarf, and a fringe necklace.

Here's my stylist note in case you are interested:

And here's what I got:

1.  Romolo Montana Metal Starburst Fringe Necklace $34

I'm undecided on this one.  I've been asking for a fringe necklace (I really like some of the Stella & Dot ones) but I don't know how much I will actually wear it.

2. Octavia Beau Fringe Infinity Scarf $34

I really like this one.  It's super comfy and a no brainer to tie since all I had to do was slip it over my neck and done!

3. Market & Spruce Ivy Split Neck Print Blouse $58
4. Kut from the Kloth Maribel Distressed Straight Leg Jean $88

I hate mid rise jeans.  They hit me in the exact spot that give me rolls on top and right underneath the waistband.  Yuck!  Plus, I've had a really hard time selling my other pair of KFTK jeans so these will definitely be returned.  This top was entirely too tight in the chest and I can't stand the print on me.

5. 41Hawthorn Abrianna Longsleeve Knit Cardigan $48

This is the perfect burnt orange color for my football team (the Auburn Tigers) and is really comfortable.  Just not sure that it is flattering on me.  Seems to make my hips look wider?  Not sure what to do here.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Fun Bunco Wine Glass for the Winners' Gifts

 Hi Bunco babes and divas!  So I'm in a monthly Bunco group and when it was my turn to host, I needed to come up with the prizes for the winners.  I found something similar to this on Pinterest so I decided to make my own version.  I had some adhesive vinyl left from some other projects so I created the text and then used the square and circle tools to make the dice in my Silhouette software. I'm including links for the files if anyone wants to download (you have to download from the link before opening in Silhouette software) and use them instead of reinventing the wheel.  The circles on the Bunco Babes website are for the polka dots.  Let me know if you like it :)

Bunco Babes Silhouette studio file:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bztf72wA4w8gOFd6WlFPTmlsaHM/view?usp=sharing

Dice Silhouette file:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bztf72wA4w8gZjYtYy1nalpsVjQ/view?usp=sharing 

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Turning a Dresser into a TV Console

I found this dresser on a FB garage sale site.  I paid a little more than I wanted to, but I love how it turned out.  I found a light mint green at Sherwin Williams and then made my own chalk paint (see here for recipe) and finished it off with some dark wax detailing.  I cleaned up the old hardware (directions here) and I took out the top drawer and had my husband make a shelf for the cable box.  See below for some additional after shots.

And here's the finished product in the room.  I'm in love!

DIY Tulle Tutu

Hi readers!  Instead of paying a hefty price on Etsy for a tulle tutu ($30 + shipping) that my daughter is only going to wear for pictures, I decided to make my own.  It's super easy, requires no sewing, and is cost efficient.

Here's the price breakdown:

2 rolls of Tulle = $5.98 (2.99 each at Joann's or Old Time Pottery)

Crochet headband = $2.00 (I paid $2 for one but can get MUCH cheaper wholesale)

Total max price: $7.98

I found really good directions for knotting the tulle here: http://tripletsplustoddler.blogspot.com/2014/07/diy-tutus-and-high-chair-skirts.html

It was so easy that I ended up making a Snow White Halloween tutu costume as well.

I used a kitchen canister to hold the headband in place while I tied the tulle.  Basically you cut strips for double the length you want it plus about 1 inch (to account for the knot).  Fold the strip in half, feed the folded end through one of the holes in the headband so that you have a loop, stuff the other end through the loop and pull through (seriously there are really good pictures and directions on the link above).

Here's a picture of her wearing it for Halloween:

This tutu turned out so cute for our 1st birthday photos!