Friday, May 13, 2011

Surprise!

I have been so excited about a surprise baby shower I put together for my sister in law. But I couldn't say anything in case she saw what I posted. So now here is the big reveal on my party printables (coming soon to my etsy shop). I wanted to snap pictures at the shower but when I was charging my camera batteries this morning a battery exploded! Crazy.

This is the email or printable invite. Everything matches!





For the dessert toppers you print them out in squares and then use a 2 inch paper punch to scallop the edges.







Get a bag of lollipop sticks. I used the 4" size. You can buy them at your local craft store.


Viola! Perfect for dessert cups or cupcakes.





I also made some tissue paper flowers. This is simple and you don't have to be perfect! Here's how:

Supplies:
tissue paper (1 bag per flower or 2 smaller flowers)
stapler
ribbon


Fold tissue paper accordion style 1-1.5 inches


Staple in center one on each side


Cut excess tissue paper and fold ribbon in half and staple to center of tissue paper


Cut each end of tissue paper either with a rounded corner or pointed



Then very carefully pull each section of tissue paper out of the accordion do one fill side and then flip over and do the other side


Fluff to desired fullness and hang to enjoy!





Now what to do with all the scraps? Any ideas?


I don't know if this works but my interior designer mother-in-law didn't say anything. Is that a good or bad sign?







Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Long Sleeved Shirt Repurposed

I had this very light blue shirt that didn't seem to go well with winter and looked more like a spring shirt to me. So I decided to cut off the arms and make it a half sleeve tee and add some floral fun.

First I cut off the arm and folded the extra fabric in half. I then attached it right sides together and serged the pieces together.

 Then I cut out lots and lots (I mean LOTS) of circles and layered them to give a floral look.

 This is so much like Spring!

 This is what I ended up with. That's what I call very easy repurposing.

First Fabric Shipment!!

I just got my first fabrics in the mail. I am so excited!
They are ONLY available in my etsy shop.
You have the exclusive. Now go and shop!






www.jennyhadleydesign.etsy.com

Mother's Day Brooch

I have been waiting to post this until my mother opened her gift for mother's day. This was so much fun to do and easy too!

What you need:
         Felt circles (7-9)
         Fabric flowers
         Beads, jewels
         Glue gun and glue or needle and thread
         Shirt pin or really strong magnet (they are silver in color and at Hobby Lobby!)
    


Step 1
Separate the pedals of your felt flower from the base of your felt flower. They are all the same size.              

Step 2
Fold each pedal over once and glue or sew in place.


Step 3
Fold over again glue or sew in place. Make sure to leave the rounded part of the pedal free from glue or thread.


This is what the pedals should look like before you attach them to the flower base.


Step 4
Glue or sew to the bottom of the flower base in a circle to match the circle base.


Step 5
Once your pedals cover the base then attach the rest of the pedals on top of the base pedals.


Step 6
Attach something fun, I used a string of pearls. 
Grab your favorite kind of rolled fabric flowers and attach jewels where you would like them.
(I used ity-bity rolled flowers out of gauze fabric and a pop out flower in taffeta to add some class)

Step 7
Arrange flowers and set them on a felt circle. Attach a magnet if that is what you are using and glue on the felt.


Step 8
Trim felt around the broach and attach a shirt pin or the other side to the magnet.
If you use a magnet it will not snag your clothes and you can put it on your purse or wear it as a broach!
Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

I am Jenny.

I am so excited to finally start blogging. I have been meaning to do this for a while now and there is no better time than at night when the kids are sleeping.

I have my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication. I love to design. I love to communicate through design and typography. I LOVE color and I would have to say that is my strong point. If you need help with color, I'm your gal.

I have had a love for sewing since I was a young girl running through the fabric store while my mom shopped. The feel of fabric fascinates me as much today as it did when I was a little girl. I have struggled for years not being about to find the right print of fabric for my sewing projects so I decided to create my own. It is so fun to see your OWN fabric sewn into a project. It makes it that much more special.

I love tutorials although I don't know if I am very good at teaching them. I will try here and there but mostly I like to do other's tutorials. I will be sure to let you know when I try one.

I am a mother of 2 wonderful children. My daughter is 3 and my son is almost 1. I sure don't need help finding things to keep me busy.

This should be fun and new. Stick around and see all that we have in common!