thing-a-day eight: the mysterious fruit of the buttonberry bush

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Buttons, felt, and a safety pin!  Easy peasy and cute as a.. well, you know the rest.  ^.~

thing-a-day seven: white and turquoise earrings

I’d meant to make these for my birthday party, but the outfit I ended up wearing didn’t need them.  I wanted to put them together anyway because the colors were just so fun, and I don’t have any HUGE earrings at the moment… so I need some!

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Also I think this picture is funny and looks like an owl.  =)

thing-a-day six: circle skirt

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A nice project for a Sunday, this simple circle skirt with a cotton lining.  I love this funky print!

thing-a-day five: When you wish upon a bracelet

Loving this little sky-blue felt bracelet!  It’s simply a doubled-over piece of felt that’s been blanket stitched around the edge.  I then added the pretty star button and a few extra buttons I had around.  Finally, I used the lettering feature on my Singer to stitch the words "when you wish upon…" through it!  Fun!

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thing-a-day four: finished!

And here’s the finished project… a Regency dress!

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I had the fabric in my collection, though only about a yard of each, which wasn’t going to be quite enough for a skirt.  I was able to work through the long underskirt by making the hidden part underneath the blue overskirt from another fabric.  I’m loving the accents of the front bow, pink sleeve cuffs, and the rose pearl buttons on the back!

thing-a-day three: two-day dress turning into three

Oops!  I was so worn out after a day of professional development at school I couldn’t sew past 9:30… I didn’t have it in me to set sleeves after 9, alas!  I’ll finish it up tomorrow.  I just need the sleeves and skirt set, and buttons and holes added to the back.

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See, I even got one sleeve pinned in place.  See you tomorrow!

thing-a-day two: day one of two dress

Just a sneak peek today… I’ll finish up tomorrow!  I would have finished today, but some of my fabric is still in the dryer!  Oops!

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Also I’m excited once again about my sewing machine with fancy vine stitches!  Perfect for this project!

thing-a-day one: Dotty bracelet with a secret!

Even though it was a snow day, I couldn’t quite motivate myself to make a piece of clothing… but with my wearable challenge, there were still lots of small options left!  So I started out with a fun one, a fabric cuff bracelet.  This was a good recycle/reuse project, too, as the fabric came from an old pair of pants!

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Starting with fabric, foam, and ribbon…

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Sizing the foam for the bracelet base…

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And the finished project!  The fabric was wrapped around the outside of the foam base and then the raw edges inside were covered with the dotty ribbon.  I love that it’s kind of a little surprise decoration on the inside, and the button sewn on the outside echoes the pattern.  Super simple, and really cute!

A Perfect Paper!

Okay, a break from wedding stuff!  Ha!  Mostly.  I came across a delightful post from Dollar Store Crafts today in my reader, featuring these amazing and gorgeous dresses.

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The best part?  They’re made of PAPER.  Can you believe it?  I didn’t even realize until I read on further.  I really felt drawn to these after looking at… here it comes… wedding dresses this weekend!

Tomorrow begins thing-a-day, in which I hope to create something new every day of the month!  What an exciting challenge!  My theme will be wearables, buuuut, I might have to stick a few wedding things in here and there.  I’ll be back tomorrow with my first “thing” and since tomorrow is a snow day here in frosty Colorado, maybe it’ll be something BIG!  See you then!

Thing-a-Day 2011

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Thing-a-day is a yearly creative sprint where participants commit to create one new thing a day, every day of February and post it on the collective blog.

Sign up now to get inspired and fight the mid-winter blues!  Registration opens Jan 21st and ends at Midnight on the 1st.

I hope to complete this challenge this year!  It may not be a big thing every day, but it’ll be a thing!  Hope to see you creating there, too!