DIY Cut-Up Tee

I have been dying to make a cool cut-up tee.
After seeng my girl Aly’s shirt I was desperate to make my own!

Ispiration: Aly Freedman

Step 1: Old Tee

Step 2: Cut your desired Neckline

Step 3: Fold shirt in half but pull the front out to be sure you dont cut it!

Step 4: Cut in one inch intervals.

Step 5: Pull the strips to tighten them up.

And Voila! You have a straight cut tee!

If you prefer the knot tee continue to the below steps.

Step 6-10 : See Images. Repeat process.

Step 11: Stich the bottom loop to the bottom of the tee to secure the spot.

Step 12: Your tee is finished!

Hope you enjoyed!

See you Soon,

Kris

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Everyday Crisis Management with Everyday Products. DIY

Hello Everyone!!

Last week was an anti blog week due to birthday parting! But as I settle my hungover butt back into my crazy crafting world I found this AMAZING Real Simple page.

These every day tricks to stain/scrape/cleaning crises – It is just plain genius!- I love it!

Check out these amazing tricks and even more on the below link!
http://www.realsimple.com/new-uses-for-old-things/new-uses-cleaning/print-index.html

                       Ball of aluminum foil used to scrub glass pan

Aluminum Foil as Glassware Scrubber
To get baked-on food off a glass pan or an oven rack, use dish-washing liquid and a ball of foil in place of a steel-wool soap pad!

 Baby Oil as Paint Remover

Baby Oil as Paint Remover
Dab some baby oil on splatters to remove latex paint from skin.

 Tennis Ball as Light Bulb Remover

Tennis Ball as Light Bulb Remover
Remove a hot bulb that’s just burned out, using the other half of the ball.

Panty Hose as Candle Cleaner

Panty Hose as Candle Cleaner
Revive a forgotten flickerer. Slide a dusty candle inside a stocking and roll it around.

Lint roller as handbag cleaner

Lint Roller as Handbag Cleaner
Quickly clean the interior of your purse by running a lint roller over the lining.

Dryer sheets with an iron

Dryer Sheet as Iron Cleaner
With the setting on low, rub the iron over the dryer sheet until the residue disappears, and you’re left with a pristine press.

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Emery Board as Stain Remover
Remove small stains from suede by gently rubbing the file (either side) across the problem area a few times to get rid of the splotch and refresh the nap.

Cornmeal used to absorb grease stains

Cornmeal as Grease Absorber
Pour enough on to cover the soiled area and let sit for 15 to 30 minutes. Vacuum to remove the grains.

Rubber glove used to remove pet hair

Rubber Glove as Pet Hair Remover
Put on a damp rubber dish-washing glove and run your hand over hair-covered upholstery—the hair will cling to the glove, not the sofa.

Seam ripper used to clean vacuum cleaner

Seam Ripper as Vacuum Roller Cleaner
Restore a vacuum to maximum power by cutting the lint and hair from its roller brush.

Walnut used to revitalize hardwood floors

Walnut as Scratch Filler
Repair hardwood floors by rubbing shelled nuts into shallow scratches. Their natural oils help hide the flaws.

Hope these help!! They sure helped me!
See you soon,
Kristina

Self-Esteem Builder

Hi all!

As I’m planning how to decorate my apartment some more and a potential house in the future, I have picked on some quick tricks.

For example: At work we have our bathroom mirrors angled as pictured. Yes, this is originally done because I work with kids –HOWEVER— the mirror compliments!

The angle flatters and slims the figure and makes me feel very good about myself and my shape !

I am tilting all my mirrors at home!

See you soon,
Kristina

Eco-Craft: Butterflies

 

Hello everyone!

This week recycled craft is an amazing coffee filter butterfly!

Items needed:
– Large Coffee Filter
– Small Coffee Filter
– Pipe cleaner
– Liquid Watercolor Paint
– Water Droppers or Sponges. (We used droppers here)

Step 1: Have child paint the two coffee filters as they please.
Step 2: First, Pinch small coffee filter along the dotted line. Seen Below.


Step 3: Using the below image as a guide, wrap the small coffee filter with a pipe cleaner, twist twice and then repeat. Bend the excess pipe cleaner to make antennas.

Please excuse my how- to sketches!
Hope they made you laugh but most of all I hope they were still helpful!

See you soon,
Kristina

 

Canning with Mason Jars

I have decided, I am not quite sure what category my blog falls into. From crafts and recycling how to’s, to photography, fashion and recipes, it reflects all aspects of my life. Any suggestions on what genre to call it?

As for today’s entry…
I read that canning your lettuce will help preserve it better. So last night that’s exactly what I did. I will keep you updated on its process!

See you soon,
Kristina

Fashion 101- The Double D’s: Denim Disasters

Why HELLO SPRING!

As the weather improves, my denim jacket has been very useful-
Light but heavy enough to break the 7:00 am breeze from the top of the train platform.
And I am not the only one who pulled their denim jackets out from the back of the closet.
However, Denim Jackets are not your only option people!
Working in Manhattan,  I see too many fashion faux pas’.

But my biggest pet peeve and the ultimate (in my eyes) Double D would have to be

#1

Denim on Denim.

Yuck!

#2

Overly Destroyed Denim

Don’t be confused- I LOVE destroyed denim.
But when you can hide a small child in the holes of your denim…
they have got to go! – C’mon People!

#3

Denim Jump Suit

                                                                                            aka “the Jenium Dump suit”

Okay Lets face it Charlies Angels are the ONLY ladies who can pull this stunt off.

#4

Denim Vests

Too boxy ladies. We all have curves- show them off!

#5

Whatever this lady is wearing

I have absolutely no words

#6

Overalls

Unless you are a farmer or under the age of 5 years-
Overalls should not be in your closet

#7

Long Denim Skirts

This has not been in style for well over 40 years. Lets face it.

#8

Bedazzled Denim Jackets/Blazers

#9

Acid Wash Jeans

Yes, I am ashamed to say I have a pair and I do wear them
but extreme contrast like the below is a bit too much.

#10

Denim Purses

I am all for Eco-crafts and recycling…. but really??

#11

Fringe & Denim

Are we in a western movie? Heck no!

#12

Extreme Low Rise Jeans

What is this really? Do you wear underwear?

Denim is a beautiful thing – IN MODERATION.

I cannot believe some people wear this stuff.

Hope you got some giggles!

See you soon,

Kristina

Decorating advice: keeping it nature friendly!

Our boot tray was so boring and looked out of place in the kitchen by the back door. I added rocks to give it a natural look and bring in the neutrals of the decor. It actually works very well with keeping the boots dry after rain too! The water drips down under the rocks and the shoes don’t sit soaking in the dirty water! (I do try to empty it regularly during rainy/snowy weeks– stagnant water is never fun!

See you soon,
Kristina