Monday, December 22, 2014

The scrap exchange

Me and a few girls  from the needles and fashion group met up at the scrap exchange in Durham. I bought 2 yds of green polkadot and 2 yds of the stripes and a few more item but these are my jewels. Not even sure what i am going to make but it will be cute!

A day out

Kids and were running the streets in the cold. Went to value village and got a bag of fabric for 1.75 i got some good pieces in that bag. Also got two pillow cases and a sheet. Plan to make a scarf with the pillow cases and pants from the sheet.  I have found all kinds of way to style the pants and i have not even made them. Lol.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


I finally finished my cape. I used s1775. Really easy pattern. I need those holes on the side to belt it I am not brave enough for button holes. I also re twisted my hair that day I was feeling like Tracie Ellis Ross.

Diy tech gloves

I got the idea from the link above. I went to Walmart and the metallic floss was 6.97. It had 34% metallic. The thread I used was 3.49 same amount of metallic. The glove is so so I was not able to text but my daughter put them on and the glove worked fine. I think I just need to cut my nails down. But not bad for 3.49. Give it a try if you are on the fence.

Monday, December 08, 2014

Trial and error

I put some chunky flat twists in Saturday night took them out this morning. A few pieces in the front are great the rest is puff. I am not good at flat twisting but I will not give up.

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Chancellor's ball 2014

I wore my tutu many people said I looked like a princess ballerina and dancer. I had a good time in the photo booth. I spent most of the party eating and taking pictures. Did a little bit of dancing I didn't care for the dj. I made the bow in my head.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

B day outfit

I did not make anything for my day got my inspiration from pinterest of course love how it came out.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Monday, November 10, 2014

I just love designing

I made the butter I did not need a label I wanted it. Lille pulitzer makes some great backgrounds. You may see this design again. 

Friday, November 07, 2014


Finally wore my oversized shrug. Saw the inspiration was like yes!

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Diy body butter

Three ingredient body butter I found on Pinterest 1 cup shea butter, 1 cup coconut oil, essential oil. We added purple food color ok it was hella old cake dye but it served its purpose but it will turn your hands purple so maybe don't use so much color.  LOL. Next up sugar scrub equal parts coconut oil and sugar add essential oil done. I am now in search of ginger and orange essential oil trying to do a bath and body works energy knock off.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Happy birthday Mom

Yesterday was my Mom's birthday. She would have been 58. I made a cake in celebration. As we ate cake the children and I went through the family photo album remembering her. I miss her every day.
The cake I made is called Crack cake. Easily found on Pinterest.

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Sew a thon

And I am pooped I made all of these today. Tops are S1366. Bonnet. Made it double sided sewed a channel for the elastic much easier loved how it came out. Pattern weights personalized with C for creatively chic. Yes two them are backwards. Live and learn. Goddess dress I am in love with. Used a you tube tutorial by Mrs crafty chic. Like I said I am pooped. GN.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween 2014

We had a good time hit 4 trunk o treats and a neighborhood before calling it a night. Geek chic which will carry on to school and a ninja. This boy and his poses.

Thursday, October 23, 2014


Skirt diy Pattern cheap but chic (you tube)
Fabric upholstery fabric from MIL
Shirt gifted
Shoes payless

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

It has been a while

I have been sewing, designing and doing this and that. # ghoe is this week I will wear blue and gold all week. Also in the que is m6884 in a gold scuba I bought almost a year ago. 
This fabric was too thick to gather so it has some haphazard pleats. I just need put in the zipper and hem. She will be ready to wear tomorrow!

Wednesday, October 08, 2014


Finally wore this jumpsuit I made. My twists are not dry so headwrap it is. Maybe wear it again with pink blazer and grey heels.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Diy coffee mug

Saw this video thought why not give it a shot. Thought about it some more and came up with diy coffee mug since I can't find decal paper but online. This picture is a mock up but you get the idea. I am hoping that clear shelf liner will work then that way I will not have seams. Then seal it.  All I can do is try.

It has been a while

But I did a wash and go. I diffused it to about 75% dry put it in a pineapple and put my bonnet on. Watch Natural metra on you tube. I watched her and immediately washed my hair and you know how much I hate to wash my hair. I used leave in conditioner then shingled in black gel diffused it on low.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Bonnet Adventures

Tanya Walters in the house of style group on Facebook told me how she made her bonnets because mines are always too small. I made a  35" or so I think. I went 17.5" ( half of 35)  all the way around. I got that big booger. I tried 22" and 25" the last one was the winner. I found making the casing a little difficult a lady in the group said she does bias binding and I just happened to have some bias tape and a bias tape foot I have been itching to use!

Monday, September 08, 2014

Friday, September 05, 2014

Creatively Chic all week

I have worn a skirt everyday this week and they all were made by me!   Go me! This skirt was a blanket I found at good will paired with a v neck tee from Walmart and grey sneaker wedges. Not really sure about the sneakers and a maxi skirt.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Sew something every day

I did not make my Ankara skirt but I did make a pencil skirt! Rhiannas studio is killing pencil skirts she inspired me to make one. Mine is real fitted my husband said where are you wearing that?  Somewhere with him I guess. Red heels and white tee and denim jacket. I even pegged it! 

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Sew something every day for national sewing month

I re made Alexis skirt. I still need to hem it I wanted to stop you see that big wet spot spilled a cup of water on it boy I was batting 1000.  Tomorrow ankara maxi.

Monday, September 01, 2014

Weekend Sewing

I am supposed to have these skirts done a while ago. I am so glad my friends are patient. While making their skirts I had to make me one too. The blue one is repeat business I mentioned that earlier. The floral one is a birthday gift. I need to make another one because I inserted the zipper crooked. But I will rock it. The black one has a faux leather waistband a scrap from my faux leather joggers.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Fabric shopping

Got these beauties at Walmart. The colorful one cost $2 a yard and there was only 5 1/2 yards left on the bolt so...give me all of that. I was not going to get the striped knit but I know I will be sitting at home obsessing about all the things I could make with that two yards. That striped knit was $2.50 a yard.