So! It’s August! And for those who work in a school district in the Midwest you know what that means….back to school… Oh goodness, these past 3 weeks have been nothing but sleeping, eating, and working. Oh and having to drive to Tulsa or hosting birthday parties! Needless to say, I have been a busy little bee!! I also stupidly decided to start a diet in the first week of school, but hey I have lost 9 pounds, so that’s awesome. Ok, onto crafts….
Can I mention again, how glad I am that August is over?! We are now on the down hill side of summer and soon we will be rolling right into Fall and Winter! My favorite time of the year!
The second craft project I did (but the first one I am writing about) was the same as Chris’s bleach dyed shirts. Another project that I have mixed reviews for! My niece’s birthday was coming up, so I decided to try and make a shirt for her as well. On her’s, I wanted to try a mandala pattern. I found a lovely photo on Pinterest that I used for inspiration (and my new phone background!). Sadly, this was also a semi Pintrest fail. I guess the purple tee was made out of a poly cotton blend, so it did not bleach out! I didn’t know that was possible, for a fabric not to stain! But its a good lesson to learn though! My tee shirt on the other hand turned out really cute, and I use it as a motivational work out shirt. READ: No way you will catch me modeling it anytime soon.
(Do you know how many times I have accidentally type ‘shit’ instead of ‘shirt’? What a mess!)
Tomorrow morning I am going to be making Nutella filled croissants with a cinnamon sugar coating. They should be sinfully delicious treat, and a wonderful way to put a hamper in my diet.
Here were my supplies:
- 2 tee shirts, both from Target. One a teal, ‘boyfriend’ tee, and the other a cute little magenta tee with gathered waist.
- Clorox Bleach Pen, mostly utilizing the ‘pen’ side, not the ‘brush’ side
- A backing of some sort so that it doesn’t soak through to the other side of the shirt.
This is the pattern I used on my nieces shirt.
The shirt I tried to make for my niece…
Sienna’s shirt after sitting for 20 min. NO change!!
My first craft project was the infamous sharpie and coffee mug DIY, which has yielded some lovely results on many different pins.
So, here were my supplies:
- A super cute white cappuccino mug (which, incidentally, does not fit in my coffee maker. >:-/)
- A lime green Sharpie
- A Neon blue Sharpie
- A Black Sharpie
- A hot oven
- A little photo inspiration
The project itself was incredibly easy, and the results were super cute! But…all the ink came off in the wash. What a total bummer, cause I worked pretty darn hard on that pattern!! There is another pinner that suggests using the Oil based Sharpie markers, so maybe I will try that next time. Until then it still makes a fabulous mug for coffee and tea. Just a little plain. (Always look on the bright side of life, hm?)