Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Eucalyptus & driftwood wreath!

My friend Lynette called me the other day and asked if I wanted some  eucalyptus, since they had cut down some branches of their tree. I love the smell of eucalyptys so I was very happy to get some...
I decided to make a wreath to our front door. I added some driftwood and a couple of shells I found at the beach and I think it turned out pretty good...Simple, summer, beach feel....

I also made a little driftwood pot for one of my plants...

Soon to come...How to make a driftwood pot!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Bridal bouquet featured in Destination Inspirations....

I got a call this morning from Christy Eriksson Photography and she told me the exciting news that I have been featured in Destination Inspirations with my Bridal Bouquet I made for my Swiss friend, Rahel. She got married to the love of her life, Sam, on the beautiful east coast of Oahu, Hawaii. Check out some beautiful pictures and the Bridal Bouquet made with Bird of Paradise.

Thank you!

More Wedding Flower.

Linking up with Anita's blog The Other Side of Me for "Sneak peak Friday".

Monday, July 11, 2011

A glimpse of Kauai...

We had a great Saturday up in North Shore with our friend Paul...sun, snorkeling, beach, ancient skips, and good food.... here is a little "post card"!

Greetings from Kauai!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Upcycled and recycled part 2- Tutorial, How to make a T-shirt dress!

My husband cleaned out his closet and got rid of some of his T-shirts. I decided to try to create something with them that I could use.
I ended up making two tops and a dress and since the dress is my favorite dress now, I figured I could show you how to make it!

Pick a T-shirt and lay it flat on a table. Cut of the sleeves and cut them open by removing the seem. (Keep the bottom seem as that will be the top of your dress) Use something strait to draw a strait line on the sleeves. I used a piece of wood I found... Put the sleeves aside.

Lay the "body" of the T-shirt flat on the table. Draw a strait line just under the neck of the shirt. Use a tape measure to measure from the bottom of the T-shirt to make sure the line get strait! Carefully cut the top part off both front side and back side. It is important that this cut is strait or you will end up with a dress that is uneven.
Cut the sides of the dress to a fitting shape by using an old dress as a pattern or by simply try it on. Make sure to leave and extra 1 inch on each side for the seems.

Pin the sleeves to the top of your "dress" with the outside of the fabric facing each other. Sew a strait seem, remove the pins and repeat on the back side.

Finally sew the sides of the dress and try it on to make sure it fits.

From here you can be creative and add ribbons, fabric flowers, beads, strings for halter neck...etc, etc...

Hope you will succeed and let me know if you have any questions! ;-)

Have fun!

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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy fourth of July!

It is a warm day in Hawaii and I am waiting for my dear to wake up. He was working all night last night so he need to sleep in a little.
We are going to meet my hubby's Aunt today, who is visiting on Kauai. It is pretty exciting for both of us as my hubby haven't seen her in like 30 years or so...when he still was a little boy. I am very excited to meet one of my husbands relatives as I haven't met any of his family members yet, well actually I did meet one of his sisters for about five minutes at the airport last year, haha. We are hoping to be able to go to Florida soon and meet the family....one day, one day! ;-)
Tomorrow is fourth of July....we haven't decided what to do yet so we will see....probably some fireworks somewhere!

Happy Fourth of July!

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