Monday, March 25, 2013

I am Remaking skirts 70's style

Creating recycled skirts to sell on Etsy and reliving my college days? Does anyone remember cutting off the bottom of the legs to worn out jeans and making a skirt?

I like to find gently worn or new skirts and recreate them into something unique..Some are new, never worn  like this Ann Taylor corduroy that I added a tartan plaid pocket and hand dyed doily accent with lace around the pleat.

This simple but flattering knit skirt just wanted coral lace around the bottom and bow made from the same lace...

Here I made the elastic waist skirt myself and added a signature pop art flower that reminded me of Andy Warhol. Love to know what you think of my designs and suggestions you have,
thanks for looking...

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

I'm making homemade lip gloss, you must try it

I have made my own lip gloss and it was fun .I got the idea from Pinterest: it was surprisingly simple.
It starts with a bit of left over red lipstick, the piece that is always in the bottom of the metal tube that you cannot get out. The color looks deep and dense but it goes on to make a stained look, very natural.

I took a tube of Vaseline and squeezed half of it in a small ramekin. Add to that the lipstick of your choice. I used only a half an inch of the red lipstick. Put it in the microwave to melt together. To be cautious I kept melting it at 15 second intervals and mixed each time. One minute and 15 seconds was all it took.

I placed the gloss in a clean mini  mint container. So pleased! Not only does the Vaseline work wonders on winter dry lips but is has a lovely reddish tone as well. I hope to find  some pretty new containers and make some for friends, but will of course use a new tube of lipstick.
Try  making some yourself and let me know how you liked it,

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