Sisters with Flair

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy 2010

Since some of you know I don't set foot in the kitchen (thanks to my wonderful husband) you'll have to imagine this is what my "work room" looks like. Especially with all of the awesome orders that came my way this holiday season. Those of you who know me really well, realize this is actually how I work except the apron is covered with paint and scissors are usually hanging out of the pockets. David, ever the skeptic, usually stands behind me just dying to jump in and organize my creative mess.
I look forward to 2010 (however you want to say it, two-thousand-ten or twenty-ten) with a new creative eye to the future and all the crafty fun just waiting to be created and shared with my two wonderful sisters.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

new bling

I'm obsessed with these flowers! I want to wear them on everything! Headbands, clips, coats, rings, scarves, hats, jackets, bracelets, purses, shoes..... well you get the idea- I am crazy for these hot items of flair! Here is my latest Christmas project, necklace flowers. My honorary sista Brittany makes the most amazing flowers you've ever seen. Check out her site here. I adhere the flower to the necklace using hotglue and felt or add an alligator clip so it's adjustable! These flowers are so amazing they make sweat pants turn couture!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Get your scarf on!

I'm loving screen printing! Well, my version of screen printing anyway. I have my sis Renee print a vinyl image and reverse weed it so it becomes my stencil. Then I use Tulip brand fabric paint and brush it on with a foam brush. Let it dry a few hours and apply another coat. When I peel off the vinyl I'm amazed at how there is little to no bleeding of the paint. My favorite thing and gift to make are these jersey scarves. I buy tons of jersey fabric, around 2 & 1/2 yards and can make approx. 4 scarves from it. Around 15'' wide, 90'' or so long, depending on your preference. So are you ready to get your scarf on?

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Cider with Flair

Last minute gifts always stress me out and this year I’ve really tried to do my part to reduce, re-use, and recycle. This year, we finally have a fantastic bus driver, and I really wanted to show my appreciation. Luckily I remember seeing this blog with felted sweaters used for decorating and since I’d just felted some sweaters and already had sparkling cider chilling in the fridge I knew it would make the perfect last minute gift. Within 3 minutes it was ready to go and I even had time to snap a picture before meeting the little boys at the bus stop. I think I’ll call this “Cider with Flair.”