Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tie One On - New Hair Ties

Tie on one and get relief from the summer heat...
Colorful hair ties made with ouchless elastic hairbands and unique fabric-covered buttons.

$4 for your choice of one large hair tie or two-pack of small hair ties.

These cuties are perfect for ponytails, pigtails and braids for women and children.

Check out all the new styles at Magnolia Market on August 21 or email me your order (see details under How to Order tab).  Hair ties will not be available in my Etsy store.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Easy Fabric Banner Tutorial

I've been looking for ways to accessorize and jazz up my booth for the next Magnolia Market and this fabric banner was the perfect solution - so easy and quick. 

There's a little bit of a banner obsession going on over here now.  My cousin will be getting one for her *amazing* new treehouse.  My daughter will be getting one for her room.  Found some vintage-y fabric for a (eeks, yes, I'm going there already) Christmas banner.  Is a Spiderman banner going too far?  Straight up banner addiction has me thinking fuzzy.

Here are step-by-steps, but if you want me to whip one up for you just email me. 

For this project you will need:
 sewing machine
pinking shears
disappearing ink pen
various fabrics (about 1/2 yard total)
extra wide double fold bias tape (Wright's PC206)

Start off by making a template for your banner "flags".  The size and shape are completely up to you!  I used traditional triangle, but rectangular or even semi-circle flags would be darling.  Once you have your template, select fabrics and trace using the disappearing ink pen.  The bias tape comes 3 yards in length, so depending on the width of your flags you can take a rough measurement for how many you'll need.  Cut using pinking shears - this prevents the fabric from fraying and also adds a fun edge.  

I didn't take much time to measure the distance between each flag.  Just eye-balled it to about 1-1.5 inch between each.  Lay each new flag between the folds of the bias tape and sew.

I love all the quirky patterns and colors!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Sugar Bowl

I've lived in Arizona for ten years now, yet it took me until last week to try the iconic Sugar Bowl.  Known for their ice cream, the Sugar Bowl has been around since 1958 and is a well-loved spot in Old Town Scottsdale. 

For my visit I tried their daily "treat" flavor which was peanut butter chocolate.  Creamy peanut butter ice cream with ribbons of peanut butter and tiny chocolate peanut butter cups throughout.  This is no low-fat froyo confection.  This is the real deal.