Sunday, July 22, 2012

DIY Pom Poms

I was half curled up all day today, nursing a bad stomach ache...... must be something I ate yesterday.  To pass time, I went online in search of DIY Pom Poms.  I used to make these as a kid using 2 cardboard donuts.... something like this:
Pom Pom tutorial from Adore

But it was quite troublesome cutting the cardboard donuts *lazy*.  So I was glad to find an alternative method that does not require cardboard donuts or any other contraption for that matter.  This tutorial from Creature Comforts was exactly what I was looking for.  There's even a video tutorial available!

Cute DIY Pom Poms from Creature Comforts

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Reversible Hair Band

I've got slightly wavy hair and it can get unruly at times.  During school days, I used to sew my own scrungies but have never made any more for years and years.  Here's an attempt at a reversible hair band - 1 side has cute little bunnies, while the other is a plain black:

Cute bunnies on 1 side

plain boring black on the other side

Testing it out...

Monday, July 2, 2012

Card Holder - 2nd Attempt

After struggling with my first DIY card holder for months, I finally got down to making a new one.  The fabric for this project was a sweet, slightly dirty pink with dainty flowers (courtesy of M.  She passed me some scrap cloth when I was working on her cushion covers).  For this project, I decided to use one of my many lanyards that I've collected from meetings/conferences.  Here's a list of material that I used:

1) pink outer fabric
2) black inner fabric
3) black elastic
4) iron-on interfacing
5) lanyard with hook

With lots of estimation (did I mention that I'm not a precise kind of sewer?), here's the final product:
Note: the tab at the top right is where I attached the lanyard.

Inside of card holder (I use it to hold keys too!)

Closed card holder with black elastic band