Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A week in pictures.

Have I mentioned lately that I LOVE Instagram.













Have a fantastic night!!
Lots of <3,
Anne

Monday, January 30, 2012

Re-Style# 55 Gold Jeans

First of All,
I just have to say to Everyone,  Thank You Sooooo much. !!
The last 3 days I have been swamped
with wonderful responses to my 5 minute draped vest post, from last Tuesday.
If you have left me a comment and need a response,
please leave me your  email. I will get back to you ASAP!
I truly appreciate your  support and and kind words.
I hope to do many more videos in the future, starting today:)
I added a Video to this post on how I made these, I hope it helps.
It has been a Crazy last 3 days, but I am enjoying every second, of everyday.
Except for  the cleaning house bit.
Welcome Everyone,  to Re-Style #55


Re-Style for this week,
Gold Jeans.
Why?  Because I wanted some!!
Video will be included below.


Inspiration
VIA


VIA


My Shoes are a Re-Style as well HERE


Tutorial
Things you need
  1. Dark jeans
  2. Gold Paint I used Acrylic, Metallic gold ( Folk art)
  3. Paint Brush
  4. Water
  5. Plate
  6. Paper Towels

Paint your jeans, starting at the top and working your way down.
Use a little water if you need to blend in your paint.
If you paint the middle of the leg, it gives the illusion of a thinner leg.
Same with the back paint just under the bum. and the top of your pockets.

If you want to go full on gold
Paint the whole jean, leaving just little dark jean showing through.
I think that would look amazing as well..
Let dry, at least overnight.


5 minute Video,
to show you how I did mine.
HERE










Wait 72 hours before you Wash in cold water and hang to dry.
I Re-Styled these gold jeans HERE 
I added metallic gold fabric paint, on top of what I had already had done.
Have a fantastic Monday Night!!
Lots of <3 to you all,
Anne
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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sunday with Sailor Sam; Bad Dream.

Sailor Sam has been settling into his new life quite nicely.  
 Let's go check what Sailor Sam has been up to.




This week, Sailor Sam helped me with some braclet orders I had. 
That Sam is such a fast learner.



 Sam also inspected a few things before they where shipped out.  
"Looks Good" He Said

 I caught him one morning, very early,  Pinning some yummy food on Pinterest. 
That Sam is always hungry.
 He learned how to Edit Video
and was a BIG help on the video I did this week.

 To thank Sam for his very Fine job, I made him his very own Arm Party.
"Thank You Sam!"

 Later that day, Sailor Sam showed me that he could Plank on a Lemon.  
"Nice job Sam, now get Down."
Silly Sam!

One night , very late,
Sailor Sam woke me up and told me he had a Bad Dream.



He Said it was about  the Dark Side, and Grim,
and that he was  Very Scared.

I gave Sam an Apple turnover, to help him feel better.
"It's alright Sam, it was just a Dream."

I told him I would watch over him, while  he slept.
Sailor Sam fell back to sleep and slept soundly the rest of the night.

 The next morning Sam tried some yummy Blueberries.
Sailor Sam  said he was going to try and eat healthier.

When it was time for bed,
Sailor Sam said he was afraid to go to sleep.
  I told  Sam that I would read him a book before bed.
He picked "Humphrey the Bear", because it is about Dreams.

I wonder if Sailor Sam is Still dreaming about Grim?

Happy Sunday Everyone!
Lots of <3
Anne


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Gold Toes, DIY



I guess I am hard on shoes, or I just wear them until the completely die.  Like  my other pairs of shoes, these where looking a little sad:( and in desperate need of a face lift. I then  decided to add a touch of gold leaf, to make them  happy and shine again.


Here are a couple of shots of the poor, pitiful things.

Tutorial
Things you need

  1. Gold leaf kit $8.00 at Michaels
  2. Brush 
  3. Wax paper
  4. Tape
  5. Old shoes
First , clean your shoes with a clean cloth and a little water. Dry them really well.
I taped my bows back
Then with a brush, I brushed on the adhesive where I wanted the gold leaf to stick.
Let that sit for 30 minutes~ at least.
(Yes, you have to)
 Follow the instructions on the gold leaf kit
lay a piece of leaf over the toe and use your brush to smooth it down,
and/ or to get rid of all the excess gold.


If you have any places where the gold didn't stick,  for heavens sake, DON"T panic,  just go over it with the glue again, let it sit for 30 minutes , and reapply your gold leaf
until you get the desired look you want.
 Once you have the look you want, Seal it with the sealer that came with the kit,
( do not use Water based sealer such as mod podge,)
it has to be a oil based one..

Let dry over night
and then, they are ready to wear.



Another pair of shoes rescued.


Other shoes I have rescued are below. 
Just click on the word, HERE, under the picture,
and it will take you to how i did it.





Have a Wonderful Friday!
Lots of <3,
Anne

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Re-Style#54, Five Minute Draped Vest #2













 This Re-Style will be slightly different, because I am adding  video instructions. Gasp!
That's right, I am jumping off the dock and into the dark, cold waters of the unknown.

Tutorial 
Things you need
  1.  Extra large, Shirt Mens Shirt * I use Hanes Tee-shirts.
  2. Scissors
 Cut where the red marks are.
 Here is a quick video on how I did it
WATCH ME.



I hope this video explains it for you. 
Please leave an Email if you have any  questions, so I can reply back to you.
How I wore this Vest
HERE.





 You can also use it as a scarf , just wrap around your neck and pull one end through the hole.
some other vests I have made are
Vest from a scarf  HERE ,   
another no sew vest HERE
Have a wonderful day.
Lots of <3,
Anne

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