Friday, April 30, 2010

The Eco-Friendly Purselet

I mentioned before that I crocheted a purselet out of of plastic bags from this book. I wanted to show you pictures of it because I think it turned out great! Don't you think these bags would be great for these kinds of projects? ~~Ponytails

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Terrific Thrifty Thursday #3

Hello! Welcome to Terrific Thrifty Thursday! First up is this three ingredient dessert from Mad in Crafts. Looks yummy!

Second is this interchangable headband where you can use old pins for the slides. I also want to say thank you to Dollar Store Crafts for linking to so many cool projects where I get most of my ideas for Terrific Thrifty Thursday!

 Have an idea for a thrifty project for Terrific Thrifty Thursday? Email a crafty, easy cooking, or accessory related project to: mypassionsforfashions (at) yahoo (dot) ca  and you could end up on a Terrific Thrifty Thursday! Don't forget if you have been featured on Terrific Thrifty Thursday to pick up the Terrific Thrifty Thursday button for your blog!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Crocheted Eco-Friendly Plastic Bag Cuff Bracelet

Have I ever said that I am hooked on crocheting? Well, I was reading a crocheting book this one and read a pattern for a purselet made out of plastic bags! I made it and love it! But I loved crocheting with plastic so I made this pattern for a bracelet cuff. I love how it turned out! Also, it will probably cost you no money at all!

For this project you will need:
10.00 mm crochet hook
4 plastic bags in contrasting colours (different sizes are okay)
yarn needle
button with shank on the back
needle small enough to fit through the button
thread (any colour will do)

1. Flatten the bags and lay them on top of each other with the bottoms of the bags lined up.
2. Fold the bags in half and make sure the bottoms are lined up.
3. Cut off about an inch from the bottoms of the bags and unfold them again.

4. Straighten the bags out again and fold them in half.

5. Now cut the bags into about one inch strips. Stop when you come to the handles. Notice how the bag says: energy, earth, and water? I thought that was funny because we are doing a eco-friendly project here!

6. Start unfolding the strips. Now we are going to put our "yarn" together. Figure out which colors are going to go next to which colors. You may get a few ripped loops so throw those out or save them.

7.  To start the yarn take two loops and put one inside the other the pictures will help explain the process and I will explain it better by saying the colours of the loops.

8. Bring up the yellow loop and thread it through itself.

9. Pull. Not to tightly, it will rip!

10. Keep repeating this process until you have used all the loops. Treat the loops as one piece of yarn and keep the two piece of the loops together as you crochet.

11. Roll them into a ball.
12. Make a slipknot and chain 14 or enough to just fit around your wrist.

13. Row 1: Skip the first chain and single crochet in the all the next stitches.

Row 2: Chain 1 and single crochet in all the stitches.

Row 3: Chain 1 and single crochet in all the stitches.

Row 4: Chain 1 and single crochet in all the stitches.
Row 5: Chain 1 and single crochet in all the stitches. It's okay if the crocheted piece curls up a bit.

14. End off and weave in yarn ends with the yarn needle.

15. Thread the other needle with 24 inches of thread and double it. Put the thread through the button and tie a knot near the end of the thread.

16. Put the needle through one end of the bracelet near the middle, up the other side, and through the button again. Repeat this until it is very securely attacted. Tie a knot at the back of the cuff.

17. Then snip off one of the loops of yarn, snip it open, and tie it back up to make it smaller.

18. Put it through the other side opposite the button and do the same thing as you did making the yarn, thread it through itself. You may need to make the loop smaller.

19. Put it on by putting the loop around the button.

20. Enjoy your eco-friendly cuff bracelet!
This pattern is Copyright 2010 My Passions for Fashions


Sunday, April 25, 2010

My Blog Buttons!

I have said that I made some blog buttons thanks to Mad in Crafts tutorial! They are all done now so you can grab the purple one if I you like my blog or I post about one of your posts and the brown one if you are featured on Terrific Thrifty Thursday! If you are new to this blog, a Terrific Thrifty Thursday is when I feature a few posts that I thought were terrific, thrifty, and clothes, accessory, and crafts related. Sometimes I will throw in a cool recipe for food.


Saturday, April 24, 2010

My Clothes Design Class

I have mentioned before that I am taking a clothes design class. I am making a shirt and I thought I would show how the teacher and I are doing it. I am not done it yet so the rest of the steps aren't done yet.
1. I drew what I wanted my top to look like. I'm not sure if I will do the purple sash.
2. Then my teacher and I did some measuring and cut a pattern.
3. I used chalk to go around the pattern twice. On the second one I made the neck straight across instead of the neck on the front piece.

4. Then I pinned both sides together up to the arm hole.
That's as far as I got so far.
If you put a blog button on your blog please tell me so I can come see it!


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Terrific Thrifty Thursday #2

Welcome to the 2nd Terrific Thrifty Thursday! First off is this cool idea  for making plain t-shirts much more cooler! Did I mention that it can cost you nothing?

 Second is this idea for earrings. If you love making your own jewelry like I do and have loads of beads sitting around than it could cost nothing except a little time for making them! You don't have to do it green maybe a purple, blue, or orange is more your color!   

That's it for this Terrific Thrifty Thursday! Now for another cool thing!
If you love my blog than you can now have a blog button on your blog!
If you have been featured on Terrific Thrifty Thursday than grab the second button that says: I was featured on Terrific Thrifty Thursday at My Passions for Fashions. Happy Earth Day!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

2 New Scarves!

I made myself two new scarves a little while back about two weeks ago and thought I should show you them. To start off they are not made out of the same fabric. The braided one was made out of the tops of two t-shirts that I made circle scarves out of. The second one I sewed on the sewing machine out of scraps of fabric. I made up both of the scarves. Basically, for the first one I cut long strips from a t-shirt and tied them together to make a longer rope. then when there were three I braided them. Then I repeated that two more times and tied them all together to make a sort of loop of three long braids. The second one I just cut squares and sewed them all together, then cut one as big as the long line of pink and blue squares, sewed two long sides and one short side, turn it the right side out, and sewed the last short end up. The braided one is not one of my best tries to make a scarf, it was sort of more of an experiment.


Monday, April 19, 2010

Barbie and Only Hearts Club Dress Pattern

I promised a Only Hearts Club doll(remember my little sister's doll?) dress pattern and here it is. I also made one for my Barbie so the measurements in bold italics are for Barbie. A Only Hearts Club doll is 9 inches high and a Barbie is 11 1/2 inches high.

1. Pick your fabric. I used a white and yellow gingham from my Mom's fabric box.

2. Gather a compass, ruler, fabric scissors, pinking shears(optional), doll for modeling, and little scrap of contrasting fabric for a sash.

3. Make your compass measure 4 inches (6 inches) and draw a circle and make a X where the point of your compass is.

4. Cut out your circle. Use pinking shears for a cleaner cut with less threads.

5. Fold it in half and cut a small slit where the X is. Start turning it into a half moon so that when you unfold it it will be a circle. Make sure it will fit easily over you doll's head.
6. Do arm holes in the same way. Only making them slits and then wiggle you finger through to make a hole. From the picture you can see how far to make the arm holes apart from the head hole. Make sure your doll's hands go into the holes easily.
7. Time to make the sash. Cut you contrasting fabric into a 7 inch (13 inch) strip as wide as you like.
8. Put the dress over your doll's head and through the arm holes.
9. Tie the sash at the back.
10. You are done! Enjoy you dress!

This pattern is Copyright 2010 My Passions for Fashions

Saturday, April 17, 2010


I thought I would show you some styles that I did on my sister's Barbie styling head. Sort of like this one.
It's not fancy just thought I would show you guys.  First, two buns and a hairband. I thought this one was cute. Next, a french braid ponytail. The hair on this model was easy to french braid. Last, two braids and a hairband.


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Terrific Thrifty Thursday #1

It is Terrific Thrifty Thursday!
First of all is Ohdeedoh's post. Yum! It isn't to much to make these bon-bons!

Next, anyone heard of Pottery Barn? Mad in Crafts has a few frugal versions having to do with Easter and Christmas decorations. This is just a set of napkin rings I came across that I thought were umm, just plain cinnamon sticks glued together. Which I am sure are nice but $19.99 for a set of 6?

Again, any suggestions you think are cool for Terrific Thrifty Thursdays just put in the comments! Email: mypassionsforfashions (at) yahoo (dot) ca

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Pottery Barn

I saw these frames on the Pottery Barn website and thought that they looked nice but sort of like the ones you could find at the Dollar Store.

Monday, April 12, 2010


Do you want to know why I love Thursdays?
First, my fashion class is on Thursday!
Second, A new feature on this blog is going to be on Thursday!
What is this new feature you might ask?
Terrific Thrifty Thursday!
What's that you might ask?
The day of the week when I will link to 2 or more cool and cheap crafts from other blogs that I think are cool! Tell me in the comments if you have a craft(art, accesories, dollar store item crafts) idea!

Art: Violets!

I thought that I would talk about art, mixed medias actually.
I did a violet picture today. Now, what do you think is the best thing to use for a mixed media violet picture? The actual violet! In my family's backyard the violets are crazy growing! So, after I did a nature study on violets, I picked a few leaves and flowers and pressed them with a background of pencil crayon violets!
I added a little glue on the back of the plants after they were pressed because I didn't want the violets sliding out of my nature notebook! I scanned the picture so you could see!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Dress Pattern

I got multiple votes for a Only Hearts Club dress pattern.
It will be posted very soon.
There will also be a new feature called Terrific Thrifty Thursdays.

Monday, April 5, 2010

My Poll!

It looks like I got a vote for each of the things.
I will give you the options again.
1. A crocheted headband pattern
2. Only Hearts Club Dolls skirt pattern
3. Only Hearts Club Dolls dress pattern

My Scarves!

I thought I would show you all my scarves and where they came from. The one on the far left is crocheted by me when I was learning to crochet. The pink and white one I crocheted. The skinny blue one is knitted by my Aunt. The wide blue one is a circle scarf I made. The brown one is from the dollar store.


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