So I met this girl the other day. And her hair was goooorgeous. It looked like she had three barreled it but it wasn't super tight so I couldn't tell what she had done. Of course, I had to ask her. Because that's the only way to find out peoples secrets! I'm not ashamed. HA!
She told me she used a jumbo three barrel. A jumbo what I said? Just like a blonde would. Who knew this was such a thing? I HAD NO IDEA THEY SOLD JUMBO THREE BARRELS!
How do you like it?
This sucker is HUGE. It honestly took five minutes to three barrel my entire head of hair- that's how huge this three barrel is. I spent $35 on it at Sally's Beauty Supply.
Was it worth it? I don't know... you tell me! I think it's pretty dang awesome!
If you're curious to know how I styled my bangs, click here. All it is is a Bohemian Twist. The video will be private until you buy my ebook... sorry 'bout that. It's only $4.99 though and it's aaaaahhmazing, sung in my best operatic voice! Oh and if you're curious, the waves I have in my Bohemian Twist pictures- I used a regular three barrel. Oh my goodness I love the jumbo. That's all I have to say.
CUTE HUH?! Oh we totally love it! We got the idea from Our Cozy Nest. Go check out her blog- she is super crafty and has great tutorials! If you would like to buy one, let me know. My sister and I are thinking we'll make a bunch and sell them for $30. If there's no interest though, no worries!
1/2 yard of burlap
1/6 yard of 6 coordinating pieces of fabric
1/3 yard heavy heat and bond
4.5 yards of 1 inch wide cream or white ribbon
iron and ironing board
Make your pennant template HA. I put these instructions in here because it took us forever to figure out how to make a triangle out of a piece of paper. Seriously?! It sounded easy! You should have seen us- we were laughing our heads off at how stupid we were! So, in case you wanted to know! ha ha!!
Use your template to cut out 12 burlap triangles. We used a pencil to help us trace.
Cut one strip from each piece of fabric that is 1 1/3 inches by 22 inches
Make your bias tape
Sew your bias tape onto your burlap pennants
Hint: tricky point
Print this bad boy out. Right click and download link. Then open up in Word or Pages
Once the heat and bond is ironed onto your fabric, cut the letters out, peel off the paper backing and iron them onto your pennants
Cut out a bunch of these guys.
I threw this flower into pages/word and using the document rulers sized it to 1 3/4" square. You should cut out about 7 flowers per fabric. The easiest way to do it is to fold your material over itself, put the flower template on top and cut them all out and once. We thought this would take forever, but it only took about 15 minutes.
And then YAAAAY you are all finished. This is quite an extensive project. It took us like... oh three or four hours. But had we not had a needy baby and an even needier toddler running around we could have buckled down and finished it faster. This project was so worth it though. The finished product just... well it just makes me so darn happy!
NOTE: The above picture is my sisters banner. Most of the pictures we took of mine were fuzzy except the second photo at the top. You'll notice my SPRING letters do not match the pennant material. We forgot that's how Our Cozy Nest did hers and by the time we remembered, Hayley had already ironed hers on. Anyway, I think both are cute so whatever you choose- it's totally up to you!
Hope you love it! If you make your own, I'd love to see it!
I read a quote this morning. It totally inspired me.
"Mothers who know, do less. They permit less of what will not bear good fruit eternally. They allow less media in their homes, less distraction, less activity that draws their children away from their home. Mothers who know are willing to live on less and consume less of the world's goods in order to spend more time with their children - more time eating together, more time working together, more time reading together, more time talking, laughing, singing, and exemplifying. These mothers choose carefully and do not try to choose it all. Their goal is to prepare a rising generation of children who will take the gospel of Jesus Christ into the entire world."- Julie B. Beck (click here for entire talk)
I want to be the kind of mother who does less. All our kids really need and want from us is our time. They need our time and attention. And after all, if we're not giving it to them... who and what is? I am probably the worst offender of not giving my children my time. I'm a stay at home mom. So I'm with my kids ALL day. And because of that, it's hard for me to actually sit down and just play with them. If Boston is happy playing by himself I'm cleaning or doing laundry. I'm working on crafts, talking on the phone and blah blah blah. A million things. I find myself telling Boston "I'll be there in just a second" way too often. But I stay at home so I can spend time with my kids. So I can teach them and be with them. Am I taking advantage of that blessing? Or am I squandering the hours away with meaningless tasks?
I'm probably doing a little bit of both. And I am challenging myself and all you other mommas to spend just a little bit more time with your kids. Time away from the TV, from phones, homework, visiting neighbors and to-do lists. No regrets.
Let's see if we can be a little more like the mother who does less!
Hey guys! I'm Merrick from Merrick's Art, where I blog about sewing, refashioning, style, and everyday life. I'm so excited to be here today and show you a really fun and simple DIY project!
A few months ago, I was reading Kendi's blog, and saw this amazing coat from Anthropologie. I loved the navajo inspired hemline detail, and instantly wanted it. But rather than spending a fortune on another coat that I don't really need, I decided to copy it in skirt form.
** you do not need artistic skills to do this project. With a ruler, everyone can draw a straight line, and I'm pretty sure everyone can draw at least one good triangle, even if you have to practice a few times :)
plain colored item of clothing
white (matte) fabric paint
pen & ruler
Step 1. Cut a three-inch wide strip of freezer paper, and with a pen and ruler, draw two straight lines about 1/4" apart, as seen below. Make sure to draw on the matte side, not the shiny side.
Step 2. draw 1" tall arrows along your line, keeping them as similar in size to each other as possible. If it makes it easier, draw one, cut it out, and use it as a template for the rest. Once you've drawn the entire stencil, cut it out, leaving the ends uncut (as seen below on the left).
Step 3. Using medium-high heat, iron your freezer paper into place. Check to make sure all the corners and edges of the arrows are securely attached.
Step 4. Slide a towel or piece of cardboard inside your skirt to protect it from bleeding, then paint along the stencil.
when paint is dry, carefully peel away your stencil.
Step 5. Repeat steps 1-4 (cutting out a different arrow pattern) for your second row. If desired, repeat steps again for a third row.
Step 6. Using the same two stencils, paint the pattern on the back of the skirt, making sure to line up the sides. (The stencils will still adhere perfectly, despite being already used, and the paint on the stencil will not transfer to your iron). Wait at least 3 days to wash, and then wash inside out.
And that's it!
Tomorrow I'll show you how to make this pink skirt so you have a fun new skirt to paint! Head on over to my blog tomorrow and check it out!