Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Breezy Batik Dress Refashion

Hey yall, another day another dollar, right? Well when it comes to this dress it is. This is one of the dresses I scored from Thrift Town the other day. As you can see in this “before” picture it was a hot mess.
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Monday, July 30, 2012

Amazing Gadget For Small Space Cooking

Hey this is the most amazing contraption that they have made for kitchens yet. It’s called the NUWAVE OVEN, apparently its and infrared oven, convection oven and regular oven all compressed into this 1 ½ -2 ft thingy. My mom bought it after watching the infomercial while she was in the hospital. When it came I unpacked it and was like wow this is cool, it came with silicone bake wear, and extender ring, pizza cutter/server, pizza or quesadilla flipper, a bamboo cutting board, a mini hand mixer, a food processor and a blender that is a pitcher.
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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Hubby's Bathroom Wrap Tutorial

Here’s a small project I was working on while working on the bleach pen project. Modesty is not something that my husband and son really regard, so they aren’t clad that often, they could live in a nudist colony.
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Friday, July 27, 2012

What I Wore Today

Yah thats right im fat and love it (im a size 22/24 2x/3x)
Hey yall, today I was going to do some altering and tutorials, but my mother called me and wanted to go to the thrift store (cha ching). My son needed some luggage for his big move, so I went to the closet (I was still in pj's) and since it's 98 degrees here in Dallas today, I was looking for something breezy and cool.
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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Thrift Day

Hey yall, today was another run around day. So since I didn't have a post planed for today I just wanted to share with yall what I scored at the thrift store today (thrift town).

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Bye Bye Bow Shirt

(the awful head has no makeup, hair not done, and disappointment spread all over it)
OK so yeah, that bow sleeve top I refashioned was a good lesson; Try on the top even if it looks OK on the body form. I was going to wear it the other day and put it on and went about my business around the house, until I passed the mirror in the hallway. OH NO!! The bows looked like pauldrons. So I came in the bedroom and told my husband, “You could have told me how bad this top looked”! And the sad part was we were going to the doctor’s office. While removing the stitches of the bows I thought OK well I’ll take both of them off and reposition one and have it like one of those bow shouldered tops, but I pined it on and it just really didn’t look right and I decided this is just one for the scrap pile. There was just something about the fabric it was too lose even though I took it in, and the fit was just all wrong. Bye Bye shirt… Oh and I think I'm going to start exercising my arms they're getting fatter, NO!!! I Love my body, but my rolls are getting rolls LOL
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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Bleach Pen Shorts Tutorial

Well this was going to be a Pinterest project but after these jeans were cut they just didn't seem to be the right length for the bleach drip and sharpie project. So I just decided to go ahead and try out the bleach pen design project. Now they do require the same tools and materials, other than substituting the liquid bleach for the bleach pen and adding a stencil.
My arsenal: Bleach Pen, Jeans, Scissors, Stencil, Sharpie Fabric Markers, Cardboard(not shown)

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Friday, July 20, 2012

My Craft Area & a Few Preblog crafts

Here’s a little glimpse of my craft/sewing station in our room, a small dollar store vase upgrade, and a Pinterest tryout I made before the blog.
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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Glitter Shoes

Well this was a previous craft fail because I applied polycrilic to the shoes haha yah ok dumb move. Ok so I called Krylon and they sent me another Glitter Blast because my last one was faulty, and this bottle wasn’t much better but I can get it to stop spraying about 5 seconds after messing with it (side note if its windy you will have glitter all over you). So this go around I’m going to apply decoupage glue and hope for the best,
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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Run around day

Hey y'all today I've been just running around trying to get all my errands done and a few post projects situated and documented. So here's a glimpse of what I've been working on (has been sitting in my to do pile).
This is a Leko pattern for a denim skirt but I just 1) don't like long denim skirts & 2) don't have a denim needle yet.

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Monday, July 16, 2012

Weekend Overview

Hey yall, what a great weekend I had. Well it started of kinda bad but the most amazing fabric shop made it great. My allergies have been killing me, so bad that it put me down for most of Friday. But then on Saturday I stumbled up on some money and I knew exactly what I wanted, fabric.
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Sunday, July 15, 2012

A quick note for those struggling with mental disorders and marriage

Hey I stumbled upon a site called Battling Bare its about women standing up and fighting against PTSD. Their husbands are soldiers that came back irreparably damaged from war, if they try to get help their husbands can get dishonorably discharged. What a crock.. They need help for what has happened to them in the line of duty. Please stop by and look and like them on Facebook. As I read their bio I cried because its not just a military thing, sometimes our men have some kind of trauma, and it turns our marriage up side down, I cry for every woman, and man that has to deal with this, but it makes us stronger. My husband some how developed a few diseases (fibromyalgia, degenerative disk disorder, spinal stenosis, and spondalosis) about 5 years ago, these diseases don't occur except in the elderly (except fibromyalgia) and my hubby is 27. Because of this he has lost the feeling of his left lower leg and hip area, which cause him to have to use a cane or wheel chair. He has more bad days then good. And because of this he has developed PTSD that has led to Borderline personality disorder, DID (multiple personalities) & extreme Bipolar. I know most people don't want things like this known but it needs to be addressed. Mental disorders can cause someones world to turn upside down. I have bipolar too but its no big deal. But if it wasn't for hearing other peoples struggles and how they dealt with it, and even TV, The United States of Tera, has helped me learn how to deal with these issues. Now im passing it on, Dont give up even when things feel like they can get no better and only worse, turn to some one who knows, life feels like a roller coaster from minute to minute, your love is the strongest medicine. But if you feel like you cant go on, talk to someone, or go to a park and just swing for a little while, those moments of peace will help you through. I promise.

With all the love in my heart,
    meka Pin It

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Big Bling Hair Comb

I love hair accessories! I mean so much that I have drawers full of headbands and hair clips, and two 4ft ribbons of hair clips that I cant store any where but on the wall because of the feathers. Even though I have a tonnage of hair accessories I don’t really own that many hair combs, mainly because they don’t hold my thick hair back so really what’s the use when I have to have other pins and stuff right there so the just get in the way. But these I thought I could do something with.
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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Pinterest Fact or Fiction

In a recent post I said that one of the set of series post was going to be about Pinterest. Well I have decided to call it “Pinterest: Fact or Fiction”. So far that I’m  aware of there isn’t anything called that, so hopefully I’m not stepping on any toes, I do know that there is a series of posts called “Pinterest Fail” this is not the same thing. I know that a lot of you have seen stuff on Pinterest that just seemed too good to be true. Case in point the “Glowing Mountain Dew”, we all now know that it is a hoax and that they put some kind of glow stick in the bottle. But there are many others out there that have not been tested. These posts are about the method and result, are the results achievable with the stated method and if not how do you get that result. (Disclaimer I am not bashing or stealing credit in any way I just want to give the public proper information and my opinion)
(I repeat this is not my picture this is from pinterest and oh so pretty the diaries)

So with out further a due I give you “Pinterest fact or fiction # 1 Ziplock baggie manicure paint”.  I found this picture on pinterest and then found the tutorial on http://ohsoprettythediaries.com these ladies have some serious style and great info, I hope this works because I agree with them, its just too damn hard to paint a design on your non-dominant hand.
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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Self Drafted Lounge Shorts with Sewing Tutorial

Hey yall, I want to show yall something that I have been working on over the past week.They are a pair of lounge shorts that I self drafted from a ready made pair. I thrifted the fabric and knew exactly what I wanted to do with it (which is rare because im normally the type that buys the fabric then figures out what it will be later. I recently saw a tutorial on how to draft a pattern from a ready made piece of clothing. I fount the tutorial here; http://www.mellysews.com/2011/08/blazer-pattern-making-tutorial-part-1.html.

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Monday, July 9, 2012

Mirror Mirror Tutorial & Sale

A while ago I bought some charms because I wanted to make a charm bracelet, I love charm bracelets and how they move and how interesting they are. So I went to my trusty shopping friend ebay and looked for some charms and I came across these hand mirror charms with a rhinestone in the bottom so of course I had to have them…(I have a mirror obsession) When I got them and opened it to my surprise they actually were mirrors not just a charm that looks like one but an actual mirror! So of course these had to become a pair of earrings, and if I might say so myself one of the most unique pair ive seen. So now i’ll show you how to make them.
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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Whats going on

Hey y'all, its Sunday and man is it hot. Today I just wanted to let y'all know whats going to be going on in this blog. I've decided that I want to make a few series of posts. When im blog surfing some of the things I enjoy most is the sets of series that I see on other blogs, it makes me eager to see that next post, sometimes it makes me feel like a kid who celebrates Hanukkah. So since that's one of my favorite things im going to pass that joy on to you.
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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Craft Fail

Hey ya'll today I want to talk about a craft fail I have recently had. So im sure you know that you can find glittery shoes all over. Well of course im going to DIY it so I went to the thrift store and found a perfect pair of heels in my size (which is rare because im actually a half size an a wide too). So home with me they went. After all my wrapping the heel and sole so only the upper part was sprayed, I started spraying it with Krylon Glitter Blast in twilight sky and it took a few coats to get it fully covered. Man did it look awesome
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Statement Ring DIY

Well one of my favorite things to do is make jewelry, mainly because it's quick and relatively easy depending on what your making. Today's tutorial is on how to make a statement ring out of a cool looking button. I have previously made rings from buttons, pieces of discarded necklaces, and adornments from worn out flip flops. I do a lot of online shopping so I got my ring blanks from ebay, but you can get them from many places etsy, ebay, artfire, and walmart craft section. (sorry for the bad pics will be getting better camera soon and the pics will be taken by my photographer honey)

 Supplies needed : Pliers, button/adornments, glue and a ring blank. 
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The Tightwad Gazette

What can I say about The Complete Tightwad Gazette written by Amy Dacyczyn (pronounced decision), other than it's freaken great. I first heard about it on Dollarstorecrafts.com and they were talking about washing and reusing plastic baggies. While at the time I thought that was a little extreme it sparked my interest and I put in a request at my library for it. Well I recieved it and woo wee is it way too big to read in 3 weeks and it was nonrenewable because apparently it's requested by tons of people, I had to wait 2 months just to recive it. Well I read it to about the third page into the second book (its made of 3 books that were printed with articles from the monthly gazette) then I had to give it back.
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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Recent Creations

Ok so here we go these are some of the things that I have made in the past few months please excuse the background at the moment my husband and I have to shove a whole house in one bedroom in my father-in-law's house until I am able to get a job (wooh is it hard to find a job these days). The body form is of course a duct tape body form which I named "Betty Boobie" for obvious reasons. I find them to be great, but you definitely have to have some one else to help wrap you in the tape. Sorry about the pictures they were taken with my phone. These do not have tutorials or before and afters because they were made before the blog, I promise that there will be with the rest. 

Bow sleeved top from a long sleeved top refashion. 

Just a simple long sleeve refashion I found while blog surfing pretty easy just follow the directions, and one piece of advice start gathering at the wrist and leave the sleeve cap at the bottom.

Jack Daniels refashion 
Originally this was a men's 5x t shirt left by a departed friend, so I cut it right under the sleeves, took in the sides, and sewed some elastic to the top and finished it with a tie for the neck with leftovers from the excess.

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Givin it a chance

Hi I'm Meka and welcome to my blog, I discovered my creativeness a few years back when I got tired of sitting around the house while my hubby was working or playing video games. So I started off making jewelry and hair accessories, then beauty products, then moved to general decor crafting, and lastly on to sewing (completely self taught with the help of many bloggers and their wonderful tutorials). I continued to surf through blogs daily and I would talk about these bloggers to my hubby who then began to suggest that I make a blog my self. So after much apprehension here it is; Texas Bohemian Creations, at first it might be a little slow going since this is the first blog I've had and I have to get adjusted to a blogging life, so please bear with me and any grammar mistakes I make (im southern so there will be a good amount of y'all's and other southern grammar, gotta love it), eventually I'll get the kinks worked out. On here you will find my creations and tutorials of all new projects, the occasional thought, and some of my inspirations. Comments and questions are always welcome, and I will do my best to answer them daily because if it wasn't for y'all I'd just be another blog and I hope to be more than that. So thank you from the bottom of my heart and I hope you'll stick around and see what I come up with. Pin It