Thursday, June 28, 2012

Weekly Pinterest DIY {twenty minute tote}

I finally thought I would try another DIY - and had this pinned on my DIY board for months and knew it would be a very easy project.  So I took my spin on it and loved it! Hope you enjoy.


 Now my take on it - Of course I had to add embellishments and I had to use felt - because it wouldn't be mine if it didn't have those two things :) I also thought I would add lace for the handles because I thought it added a nice little detail. Enjoy - this was a fun little project and so easy - things like this make me love the machine again. Now go and sew and show me what you make!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Weekly DIY {week nine}

So I had this thought in my head to make a stitched canvas. I SWEAR I saw it on Pinterest but went back and researched and couldn't find it anywhere. Maybe it was in my messed up head, maybe it was some mixed together (perhaps back to this DIY) - either way here is my weekly DIY! 

Ya'll try it! It was a fun project. I bought an oval canvas at Joanns and had all the embroidery thread and buttons at home. Next I wrote Ivey's name on it in my messy writing - then stitched over it. It was easy to stitch through the canvas. I used a simple backstitch to "copy" over the lettering. Then I decided (of course) that it needed embellishments. So I added little x's in some of my favorite colors and chose buttons that matched. I think this would be a fun project for any nursery or kids room! Have fun with it and be sure to let me know if you make one, I would love to see your finished canvas.