Thursday, December 3, 2015

JAPANESE GIFT WRAPPING HACK


Years ago I had seen this done at a store in a Holiday gift wrap stand, the kind where volunteers wrap your present for a fee/donation for a charity.  I was advised it saves paper and time and give the present a professionally wrapped look and impressive to watch if the person is skilled.

The young fella above slows it down and gives a decent demonstration on how you can do this.

The first time I tried this it looked more like a pre-schoolers interpretation of an origami swan.  It can save time and maybe a smidge of paper over old school methods, but not by a whole lot.

My suggestion is to use cheap wrapping paper to start out with, a few pieces of tape pre-cut and go slower until you get the coordination of where your fingers need to be.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

SEPTEMBER DEALS AT ROMWE

Romwe is a Chinese based company that offers from "Runway to Realway" where you can pick up trendy, fashion forward and edgy pieces at bargain prices.

During September they are having some amazing deal on items starting at under $10 and nearly everything is under $50.

Here a few cute pieces they are offering



This Long Sleeve Hollow Side Slit High Low Dress is currently on sale for $19.00.


This PU Crop-Black-Coat is on sale for $26.76


Cat Print Contrast Lace Dotted White-Sweatshirt on sale for $16.88.

As sizes are in Centimeters, here is a link to centimeters to inches I found on Google.

Here are some of their sales and some discount codes:

Save 30% off T-Shirts this Labor Day weekend at ROMWE.com! Code: LABORTEE ends 9/7
Labor Day Sale: 30% off T-Shirts


Buy one, get 1 55% off at ROMWE.com! Sale ends 9/9
Fragrance of Fall Sale: BOGO 55% Off


Release your beauty with 51% off orders $49+ at ROMWE.com! Code: MEET51a ends 9/10
Release Your Beauty Sale: 51% off $49+


Release your beauty with 54% off orders $159+ at ROMWE.com! Code: MEET54 ends 9/10
Release Your Beauty Sale: 54% off $159+


Release your beauty with 56% off orders $229+ at ROMWE.com! Code: MEET56 ends 9/10
Release Your Beauty Sale: 56% off $229+


Save up to 75% off on back to school looks at ROMWE.com! Sale ends 9/11
Youth Never Ends Sale: Up to 75% Off




Save 50% off Sweatshirts throughout September at ROMWE.com! Code: SWEATSHIRT50 ends 9/3.
September Coupon: 50% off Sweatshirts



Free Shipping on orders of $50+ at ROMWE.com
Free Shipping $50+ Worldwide


Free Express Shipping on orders of $99+ at ROMWE.com
Free Express Shipping $99+

I became a Romwe affliate after getting a pair Galaxy Print Slim Leggings and they are very soft yet durable knit..

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas Lights Coordinated to Music


When coming home from shopping we stumbled across amazing coordination of Christmas lights set to match music (it was set to a radio station with Christmas music you could tune into on your radio.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

T-Shirt to Solar Dress (with link to free pattern)


This fun little casual summer dress was made using a free pattern by Charity Beasley at Indietutes using a thrift t-shirt will be perfect for the dog days of Summer on a little girl.

It was easy to make; I completed it while watching a television show that lasted an hour.

Items used:
  • T-Shirt 
  • Bias tape (under 1 package)
  • Elastic
  • Scraps of fabric for the pockets
  • Sewing machine & thread
  • Tracing wheel and tracing paper
  • Interfacing (optional)
  • Straight Pins 
  • Free printable pattern and instructions from  Indietutes  (Pattern has sizes 2/3, 4/5, and 6/7)
As the complete instructions are on  Indietutes  website, I didn't take picture to repeat here, but as a t-shirt was used instead of fabric, I folded the t-shirt in half and placed the pattern as close to the neckline as possible and made sure the image on the front was centered.  I used a size Large T-Shirt for a 7/8 dress. For smaller sizes you might want to use a smaller t-shirt or one with a smaller image.

For the pocket placement, I used tracing paper on the of the fabric to mark them.

For the pockets, I used interfacing and also lined the pockets on so they will not stretch out and provide stability before pinning them to the right side of fabric and stitching down.