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One thing to do with a muumuu.

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What do you do with muumuu that you purchased four years ago while thrifting because you loved the fabric? Make a purse, duh. I have had this thing forEVER and up to this point had only cut the little sleeves off. I loved it…yellow with pink embroidery…so so so pretty but I can’t actually bring myself to wear a muumuu. So in the past week I’ve been trying to come up with ideas for gifts I could make. A tote was one idea. While going through all my scrap fabric I came across the muumuu and started on a purse. I didn’t use a pattern, or any sort of organized thought process.
First I cut the amount of my pretty fabric to use and used that shape to cut the liner fabric (a heavy canvas-y fabric). I pinned it together (which was the only proper thing I did) and started sewing.
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After sewing the liner to the exterior I started sewing the edges together. I just kind of made up the shape as I went along. I had a bit of help from my kid and my cat.
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I made a strap out of the same material, sewing inside then pulling it outside in. Then sewed that into the inside.
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Unfortunately I can’t take photos while sewing because I have this whole two hands thing going on. But with an idea, a sewing machine and absolutely no organization or pattern you can make a purse, too!

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Manicure Wednesday

Wednesday I watch top model and paint my nails. I am aware that I live a phenomenallyexciting life and that most are envious of my jet setting life. Well, today is Wednesday. So it is nail time!
I decided that tonight’s color combo is grey and neon fuchsia leopard print. The polishes I used were:

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Seche Plus fortified strengthener base
N.Y.C. in Sidewalkers (grey)
China Glaze Purple Panic Neon (fuchsia)
China Glaze Liquid Leather (black)
Seche Vite Top Coat (the best topcoat in existence, seriously.)

First of all, make sure nails are free of any oil by swiping some acetone over all your nails. Otherwise your color will last barely a day. I decided to do all my nails, except ring fingers, in grey. I did the ring fingernails in fuchsia. I did a couple coats of polish. (I prefer China Glaze because it coats like a dream!) Once dry, I busted out my black. Clear the brush of polish and just leave a little bead at the tip. Gently touch the dot of color onto the nail and from there you make your leopard shapes. Drag the bead of polish gently into “u” shapes, imperfect dots and rough circles.

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Vary the shapes around the nail. You can do bigger or smaller shapes, whatever you prefer or what’s easier for you. After the leopard spots dry, on the grey nails I filled in some of the “u”‘s with the fuchsia polish. I did the same on fuchsia nails with grey. Then put on your top coat and that’s it! At the end of an hour you will have pretty tips and get to see which broad’s life Tyra decides to ruin!

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happy halloween!

Have a very black metal Halloween!

A.

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love. creepy style.

How creepy is it that I am in love with all the sets of false nails this girl has on her etsy page? Like, I love them enough that I want to run to the store right now and buy some Lee Press-Ons to decorate myself.

Check out her other styles, too, including fancy press-on toenails. (Which actually creep me out, not in a loving way.)

http://www.etsy.com/listing/54764136/koneko-kitty-and-bling-on-black-nails

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no t-shirt is safe.

When there are 3,938 other things I could and should be working on, I cannot stop ruining t-shirts. Seriously. But it’s just so much fun.

Today’s random violent t-shirt assault:

Sorry to my paint brush that was eaten up by bleach. You will be missed.

And today I purchased a dress that I fully intend to destroy.

A.

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somebody to love.

I have a love/hate thing going on with Justin Bieber. My three year old son idolizes him so in turn I have downloaded some of his songs. Well, now I know all the words to all the songs and I have to admit: I don’t hate it. Just like I do not hate glitter nailpolish. I have actually had a slight obsession with glitter polish since using my best friend’s wet n’ wild polish when I was 9. But my point with all this random information is that in December, Justin Bieber will be releasing his own line of Nicole by O.P.I. polishes.

See?!! And they are named after different songs. I’m hoping there’s one called “Somebody to Love”. ‘Cause that’s my jam.

I officially hate myself for admitting that on the interwebs.

A.

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worth cramped fingers.

This lil’ project has kept my hands busy for the past two days, but I’m pretty stoked on the outcome. I’ve done several other shirts months ago, but I was working with t-shirts I didn’t like in the first place so, although they were a little bit fancier after shredding, I still didn’t like the overall t-shirt. Anyhoo, I couldn’t go wrong with a black wifebeater (my staple for over a decade).

I say shredding yourself is way better than spending several hundred dollars on an Obesity and Speed shirt (although if I had the cash, I might have to splurge anyway…) Here’s the highend deal worn by Gwen Stefani.

But really, if you can do it for free, why not? Save the money for Red Bull or something.

Here’s Camille’s tutorial:



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friendship. it’s important.

Especially when friendship is shown through a necklace. My new project. Will be up for sale soon on my etsy page and sold by Tonia and Amelia (jetaimedayton.wordpress.com) at the Homemade Holiday this year at C Space, Downtown Dayton.

Me and textiles are bffs.

A.

wild hair.

thank you to nagi noda for these insane headpieces to drool over.

i love hair. i love fake hair more than real hair.

and i love lion and giraffe headpieces more than anything.

honestly considering sculpting my own pieces….

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yarn water and nailpolish. my obsessions.

i’ve been keeping busy this weekend by, well, learning new ways to keep myself busy.

crocheting, first step into watercolor, soon to start embroidery…lots of time in hobby lobby and michael’s!

my first ever watercolor. still trying to get used to it but it’s SO fun! it’s so beautiful and i even have the kiddo in on it. (WHY do they sell those horrible watercolor things to kids? i’m getting him a real set and getting rid of all the random six-packs of chintzy watercolors! kids deserve better)

i also started crocheting. it was a strange transition from knitting (weird…) but i have at least one style down! the only problem is that i had no control over my stitches so i ended up with the weirdest little formations of yarn. this one turned out to be a pretty fancy surgical mask!

okay, last…though terribly irrevalant to my own life, i can’t help but be kind of obsessed with the lindsay lohan in general! i think the best thing about her whole ‘trial’ or whatever was not the ninety day jail sentence but her manicure. as a girl who loves a fun manicure and writing on her nails, i was pretty impressed with the ‘fuck u’ painted on her nail. i’ve never seen such an inappropriate use of nail art. EVER!

okay off to embroider SOMEthing! who knows what… then paint some furniture.

loves!

anna

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