Thursday, October 13, 2011

RE-PURPOSE...SHIRT TO SKIRT TUTORIAL

I've had this shirt in my closet for about 2 years. 
I haven't worn it for at least a year. And I can probably count on less than one hand how many times I wore it at all. But tonight I found the perfect use for it!! A skirt for my eight year old daughter.
(sorry, I hung the belt a little crooked)
This project took less than an hour. So here we go....
First, make sure the length of the bottom of your shirt is a good skirt length. My shirt was a 'Juniors' Medium and the finish product from belt to hem hits my daughter right at the knee. So I was able to cut the top of the shirt off just above the belt line...

(somehow I want to re-purpose the top of the shirt...)
Next, I turned the material inside out and pinned down my edges to sew my first seem. I decided to do a double seem, but that is totally up to you and your project.

This picture shows my first seem is about a quarter of an inch from top, and my second is about 1/4-1/2" from the first...

Now your shirt mostly resembles a skirt but with WAAAAY to big of a waist for a little girl. So I hand-wound my elastic thread onto my bobbin, and then pinned the back of my skirt exactly where I wanted my elastic to run. My original plan was to have 3-5 sewn lines of elastic in the middle of the back of the skirt. But after sewing the elastic in, I realized that I needed to go the full length of the back of the waist...just a helpful hint.

(this pictures my original pin marks for my elastic to run. Keep in mind that I ended up sewing my elastic from  side-seem to side-seem(the entire length of the back of the new waist))

The back of the waist should now look something like this when it's done...

And since the shirt's original ties are going to stay as a tie back for the skirt I AM FINISHED!!!

And vwalla!!! Doesn't she look SMASHING!! :)


HAPPY RE-PURPOSING .....




Thursday, July 21, 2011

NEVER STOP CREATING....

I might be on an EXTENDED vacation but I haven't stopped creating. I'm excited to get some new headbands posted to ETSY in a few weeks.

We'll have some new hard headbands, soft headbands, gonna bring back some BELTS too! It's the return of school and everyone needs a new belt to go with the perfect top.

Flowers flowers flowers! Singed flowers, wrapped flowers, ruffle flowers, fabric flowers, lace flowers...all of the above!! So excited!

STAY TUNED!!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

CLEARANCE!!!

HBCreate is ready to clearance out the ETSY shop for the summer! We are going on vacation and when we come back we'll have ALL NEW PRODUCT!!! But for now, its time to say good-bye to some of our favorites.

Everything is reduced 30%!!! Its a great opportunity for CHRISTMAS SHOPPING, Birthday gifts on hand, or a new accessory for YOURSELF!!!

See ya at checkout! :)

HBCreate on ETSY

Thursday, June 30, 2011

BIRTHDAY WISHES

Happy Birthday to my MADELYN!!! It's fun to whip up new accessories for my daughter.

Shhhhhhh.....she's gonna love em'!

 SWEET BUTTERFLY-headband
I love all the elements on this headband-3 wrapped buds enveloped in lace, all different textures;
 a large singed bloom with lace accent; and a beautiful butterfly for character

CLEAR SKY-headband
Doesn't this just remind you of a beautiful sunny clear sky day....ahhhh SUMMER!

CLEAR SKY in BLOOM-barrette
A couple of jewels and a little bit of lace goes a long way. An alligator clip is attached to the back making it easy for Madelyn to accessorize her hair, necklace, purse, headband, or whatever else she feels(and she can get pretty creative these days!)

And finished off her gift with a little sunshine on her wrist. She's been wanting a bracelet.

Watch for SWEET BUTTERFLY and other new creations on my HBCreate ETSY SHOP

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MADELYN!!!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

CONGRATS to the GIVE-A-WAY WINNER!!

Congratulations HILARY STEWART!!
Hilary is the Give-a-way winner for Trulie-Scrumptious's mega 200 followers GIVE-A-WAY!!

Remember to check back often at Truilie-Scrumptious because they have give-a-ways ALL the time! And check back HERE because look how easy it was for Hilary to win this...


Oh, and how totally AWESOME is it that Hilary and I have the SAME NAME!!! Sweet!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

SUMMER IS HERE...BRIGHTS ARE IN!

In most areas around the world school is out and summer has begun. White is officially accepted...and bright colors are extremely encouraged.
Add a BRIGHT headband to your ensamble!
 (special order sold at HBCreate Etsy)

Let me know how I can accessorize your summer!




Tuesday, May 31, 2011

FEATURED!!

Check us out over at Trulie-Scrumptious and enter to win our great give-a-way!!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

A SMALL Preview...

I know it's gonna be busy but don't forget to check my ETSY SHOP on Memorial Day. We will have a showcase on the Accessories homepage!  I've got some beautiful black elegant headbands and some new flower bracelets on faux pearl beads that are fantastic. And don't forget to get your accessories for Independance Day!!

Memorial Day is the last day to use your coupon code for 'LIKING' my HBCreate Page on Facebook.

New Headbands with sleek trim and sparkly black...A white oversized flower with feathers...

 Faux pearl bead flower braclets...
Necklaces with a kick...try some color - or a neutral

SMALL preview - check it out on Monday. Place your order on Monday to take advantage of your coupon code.
Don't have a coupon code?? Head over to HBCreate Page on facebook and LIKE US! HBCreate will message you a coupon code.

Friday, May 27, 2011

ACCESSORY SHOWCASE

It's a busy holiday weekend but take a few minutes to check out our ACCESSORY SHOWCASE on ETSY on Monday, May 30th. We will have new headbands, bracelets, and necklaces posted just for it! A little sneak preview tomorrow!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Proud To Be An American!!

I AM proud to be an American! I love my country, love the flag, and am so grateful I was blessed to be born into this free land.

So getting out my red, whites, and blues to create has been exciting...fun...and humbling.

Check out these headbands and brooches that will be posted on ETSY shortly...




Something different? Something new? Remember...be bold, stand out, and have fun with your accessories.

How are you going to celebrate our country's freedom?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

To Accessorize or not...

Ummm....yeah! Is it even a QUESTION?? Finish your look with a little flare or a LOT!! Try a new necklace, a ring, or a single flower on a headband. Draw the eye in...

Try a headband with a little lace. Dare a feather....

Do you wear bracelets or a watch...go bold with a flower.

We all have 40 chain necklaces with beads and jewels, and pendants- you need a statement piece with a flower..and maybe a little ribbon.

 Brooches are not just for our mothers or grandmothers...they are for all of us-INCLUDING our daughters! Start out soft with neutral colors and then go BRIGHT!

For so long I wanted to walk the streets, the mall, or even go to church and be un-noticed. NO WAY! Not anymore! Come on ladies! LET'S BE SEEN!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day Corsage

One thing I've learned in the short time I've lived in Texas...Everything really IS bigger!! :)

I hope everyone had a great Mother's Day. Wether you have one child, 25 grandchildren, or you are yet to have your own, we are ALL mothers.

This Mother's Day I made my own corsage/brooch. I had fun with the feathers, the colors, and of course, making it as big as I could get away with. And guess what...I LOVED IT!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Necklaces!!! Introducing Necklaces!!

I am having a ball! I mean really a BALL making these necklaces. Something I never thought I would venture into but the outcome is so...so...pretty, unique, and fun! Especially moving into the summer!!

My necklaces are light and soft. Wow!! Light AND soft. And the best part...super affordable!

 Creamy Elegance
 Ivory Innocence

 
Ivory Innocence with Purple/Grey
How perfect with a light spring outfit, a bridesmaid, mother of the bride! Wear it to church, wear it on a date! 


And of course, new bracelets. I did something a little different this time. On my two champagne flower bracelets I added a brooch pin! These bracelets are so versatile! I wear mine on my wrist, on my beaded necklaces, and even today I've got it pinned to my shirt. It's my favorite! That's why I've finally made some for everyone else to enjoy!!



These items will be listed on ETSY soon! Very very soon! :)

Until then...here's to FINALLY getting my craft room put back together since the move!! CHEERS!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Additions to ETSY

I've just recently added a few more brooches and headbands to my HBCreate Shop. Check them out...