Monday, November 25, 2013

Nebraskaland

 
One day our uncle was out baling the hay and apparently the tractor, baler or something broke so it ended up sitting in the field for a while. Which turned into the perfect photo shoot for the "Nebraskaland" magazine...Okay not really. But anyways...
 
 This photo I used my "Color Selective" option on my camera. Which doesn't work very well sometimes; but for this photo it ROCKED it! :) Exactly the look I was going for!
 
Have a great week!
-'- Jewel
 
 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Wildflower Wednesday: Week Thirteen

 
The flowers this week grow like crazy along the roads of Nebraska. I snapped these at our Grandparents the same day as "The Sewing Basket". I wasn't the only one enjoying them...
 
 
Today is the last "Wildflower Wednesday"...I can't believe it! Missed any? See past "Wildflower Wednesday's" HERE!
 
-'- Jewel

Friday, November 08, 2013

'Frayed of the Jacket - Army Jacket Refashion

'Frayed of the Jacket Tutorial


Both of these jacket's we found at Kohl's 2 years or so ago. The dark green one we got for $10 and the light green jacket was on the super sale rack $2.97!! SCORE!! They mostly just hung in the closet, until now!
Enough about that. Here's the tutorial!
 
 
Lay out your jacket as smooth as you can. You can iron it if you would like but its not necessary 
 
Get your favorite pair of scissors and a pair of tweezers!
 
 
Cut about 1/2 inch or so along the edge of the sleeve. How much sleeve you leave is how long the fringe is going to be. 
 
(Over explaining: want longer fringe cut farther away from the seam...)
 
 
Something like this
 
 
Repeat on opposite side
 
 
Your jacket vest should look like this
 
 
Notice how the fabric has grooves in it; those are going to be your new best friend!
 
 
With the tweezers gently start pulling apart the fabric.
 
 
See how the fabric just seem to be unraveling that what you want!
 
 
Just keep pulling, just keep pulling, just keep pulling <--Finding Nemo reference...sort of ;)
 
 
This project will take awhile but it's easy to do! Here's a few tips that I found during the some what monotonous process...
 
 
Tip #1: Take your tweezers and make a hole about four strands away and make a hole, then gently pull the tweezers to the top
 
 
Tip #2: Switch from working on the front of the fabric and the back
 
 
Tip #3: Pull one strand at a time and just get them loose, then pull all of them away at the same time!
 
 
And once you are done on the one side...Repeat!
I have enjoyed the vests so much, wearing both many times!...Not at the same time of course ;) I'm sure you will love it as well!
If you find any tips in the unraveling process that helped you. I would love to hear them!
 
-'- Jewel
 

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Wildflower Wednesday: Week Twelve

 
Today's post is the second to last Wildflower Wednesday. Wow! Remember if you missed any you can see them here. Next weeks post is a great one to finish out with!
 
Have a wonderful Wednesday!
-'- Jewel
 

Friday, November 01, 2013

Sister-o-graphy - Grassy Green & Shed Red

Want to know how Jewel Refashioned her vest from a army jacket?? You can HERE!
 
~ Kimberly & -'- Jewel

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