Sunday, December 30, 2012

Tangled Sun Banner DIY

Another DIY Sunday post, except today I actually made something! I know someone who's really crazy about the Disney movie Tangled, and who one day hopes to get the Tangled sun motif as a tattoo.

image via Google
To make my own recreation of the above, I drew a template based off of screenshots from the film. For the yellow fabric, I snipped up an old pillowcase, and for the purple material, I used the same purple satin from my Hermione's Beaded Purse DIY.

I appliqued the sun pieces with a discreet stitch so that minimal thread would show on the back side of the satin. I Fray-Checked the edges of the satin so it wouldn't unravel over time, as well as all the edges of the yellow pieces.

Just a few knots in the back, not too bad!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

I Won the Sew Well Pearl Necklace Giveaway!

I know I should've told you all this a while ago, but I was the winner of Sew Well's Pearl Necklace Giveaway!! I'm so excited to have won this beautiful necklace, it really is quite a dream--I think I'll have to buy some tickets to the opera just to wear it right!

The packaging of the necklace showed a lot of thought and care, which I really appreciated!

Beautiful design on the shipping address.

And a fleur-de-lis covered box! How cute!

Even though this was such an impromptu photoshoot, you can still admire how lovely the necklace is.
And here's a fun shot with an old lace scarf and the necklace twined in my hair--the best I could do at an Edwardian hairstyle.