Thursday, November 11, 2010

Homecoming in ~ Texas

Well, it’s that time of year again, Football season In TEXAS and Homecomings. Football in Texas is a BIG deal and especially in a small town and then you have Homecoming Mums. The Homecoming Mum is an integral part of Texas Homecoming traditions. And so you non-Texans may be asking, "What's a Homecoming Mum?"

My own explanation was lacking, so I found this article:

Homecoming Mums: The Tradition

Chrysanthemums have long been the quintessential Fall flower, so it's not surprising that they quickly became associated with the quintessential Fall sport - football. In the earliest pictures of college football games, you can pick out the mum corsages worn by the young women in the stands.

Since everything grows big in Texas, it's also not surprising that the Lone Star State is credited with developing the more elaborate corsages known as homecoming mums.

So now that you Non-Texans know a little bit about a Homecoming mum, I thought that I would share pictures of my daughter’s homecoming mum that I made her. My daughter is now in intermediate school and they all wear homecoming mums to support the high school Football team. So of course I had to make her one. Since she is only in intermediate school I made it smaller then I would of if she was in high school.

I love the memories that I now have from my Homecoming experiences and hope that she will too!
The Traviling Junkies

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Here's what I've been up to Lately

So what have you been up to ~ here’s what I’ve been up to:

I have been really busy lately making Hair bows from orders I’ve received off of my website (Thank YOU GOD :) ) I thought I would share some pictures of some I just finished for a little girls soccer team in California. I love the way that they turned out.

So what do you think!!

I will have a tutorial up soon of a new fall project I just completed.

The Traveling Junkies

Thursday, September 16, 2010

I’m In LOVE … I just LOVE LOVE Burlap..

It’s the hottest thing right now since toilet paper.. .. I have seen so many wonderful projects floating all over the internet using Burlap but when I saw this tutorial over at I KNEW I had to make one. I love her blog she has some of the coolest projects!!! Check her out....

Fall is my favorite time of year, the cool weather (it is greatly appreciated after a long hot summer here in Texas) the leaves changing colors and all of the fall decorations. It’s that time to start decorating for fall :) My friends laugh at me because I’ve already got all of my fall decorations hung up and it’s only September (whatever). I decided to make my table runner using fall colors. Wal-mart carries some really neat fabric that is precut into strips with several different patterns in each set. I’m not a sewer at all I wish I was but the simple fact is I’M NOT so if I can do this anyone can. It’s very easy (ooo how I Love easy).

Hopefully I will have more fall projects to share with ya’ll soon. In between my twins playing football my daughter cheerleading my website and o yeah my full time job…..

For this project you will need:
Burlap (of course)
Sewing machine
Several different fabrics of your choice

Measure your burlap to the length you want it and then cut it leaving about 1" to allow for a seam. I find it easier to iron my seam down before I sew it. Once you have ironed your seam you are now ready to sew it down.

Now take your fabric and cut them into about 4" strips . Depending on the length you chose depends on how many strips you will need. I made mine big enough to go the whole length of my table, some people just like it to go in the middle of the table it's totally up to you. So for mine I did 8 rows of ruffles. Once you have cut all of your strips you will need to sew a seam down each side.

Now on to making ruffles! There are several ways to make ruffles if you are lucky you have a ruffle maker that attaches to your sewing machine but if you are like me you have to make them yourself. Here is how I make them. I sew a very loose stitch right down the middle of each strip of fabric, DO NOT BACK STITCH.... make sure to leave plenty of thread on the end once you have sewed down the middle. Take the top thread and pull it, you will see it start to make a ruffle (yea). I did not get a picture of me making a ruffle but I did find this picture on google (I hope they don't mind I borrowed it)

(this will kind of give you an idea at what your strips of fabric should look like)

Once you have all of your ruffles made you now need to pin them onto your burlap and then sew them down.

Now take your trim and sew it around the border of your table runner and you are all done!!!!
I told you it was easy!!!!!!!! Here is my finished table runner......

We hope you enjoyed this tutorial!
Have a blessed day!
The Traveling Junkies

I will be sharing this tutorial at these awesome Blogs.

Funky Junk Interiors

Centsational Girl
The Girl Creative
beneath my heart

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Just a Little something I made

I LOVE a good deal , so when Hobby Lobby had their flip flops and bandannas 1/2 off I decided to pick up a few of each . I made these adorable flip flops for less then 5.00.... you can't beat that!!The flowers are made out of a zebra bandanna and a hot pink with white polka dotted bandanna. My daughter can't wait to wear them on her first day of school.


The Traveling Junkies

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Monday, July 5, 2010

I'm in Love with Turquoise

I'm in Love with Turquoise!!! It's definitely my favorite color (for now). I've decided to start adding hints of Turquoise throughout my living room. I would like to share with you my first Turquoise Project.

An Old Bar Stool.... Turned New.............

I found this bar stool at a garage sale ( I heart garage sales) for 3.00... What a DEAL!!! It's amazing what you can find at garage sales for CHEAP!!
I went to my local Home Depot and found this awesome spray paint, it has 2x the coverage so no need to prime it before painting it the color you want !

Here is what it looked like after I finished painting it!! My husband was a little mad at me :) because I spray painted the grass.. so you may want to use some newspaper before spray painting your project!

I'm not done yet!! I wanted to add a little more demension to the stool, so I found some black paint that I had. I mixed a little bit of black paint with a lot of water and then took a rag and simply rubbed it over the stool.

Here is my finished Project!!!!!

Hope you enjoyed this Turquoise Tutorial......there will be more to come......
The Traveling Junkies

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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Decoupage a Barn Star--It's so easy my 10 year old did it

Hello Everyone,

I wanted to share this easy and CHEAP project with you. I bought these stars a while back for 70% off at Micheals. I paid only 3.00 (what a bargain) woohooo !!!!

Okay what you will need for this project is:

A barn star
Decoupage such as Mod Podge. This can be purchased at any craft store.
Scrapbook paper
Cardstock (to make a templet )

First step-

Trace one (if you are using a star that has equal sides) of the arms of the star onto your cardstock, then cut it out... Now you have your pattern.

Second Step-
Trace your pattern onto your scrapbook paper 5 times and then cut each one out.

Third Step-
Now the fun part Mod Podge your scrapbook paper onto your star.

Here is what your star will look like once you have Mod Podged your scrapbook paper onto all arms of it. My Daughter LOVES the Mod Podge that has the glitter in it..sorry I didn't get a good picture of it, but it turned out so cute. Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and we would love to see what you have been making.

The Traveling Junkies

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Cutting Fabric With Your Circut.

Well, I finally learned how to cut fabric with my cricut (Dang I love that Cricut)! I was so excited that I ended up making my son (Grant) a shirt and I thought I would share the steps I took to make it. It was so simple and quick. Anyone can do this.

Heat N Bond
Sewing Machine

First, I uploaded a pic of a Horse Shoe into my Make the Cut Program (if you have a cricut you really need this program, it's the BOMB!!!).

I then took my Fabric of choice and Ironed it to remove all of the wrinkles.
After I removed all of the wrinkles from my fabric, I ironed the Heat N Bond to the wrong side of my fabric. Heat N Bond is so easy to use. Just follow the directions on the back of the package.
After I ironed the Heat N Bond on to my fabric I then placed the fabric on one of my cricut cutting mats (preferably a new mat, the stickier it is the better). I loaded my mat and transferred my image to my cricut and hit cut. Make the Cut is such a cool software to use.

When my cricut was finished cutting, I peeled off the paper backing and placed the horse shoes in the exact place I wanted it on the shirt. When I was satisfied I ironed the image on the shirt.

Here is what the shirt looked like once I had finished ironing the image on.

Now you must sew around the image. The type of stitch you would like is totally up to you, personally I like the way the zig zag stitch looks.

After you are finished sewing your project is complete!
A Little 2 Sassy offers custom embroidering.... So, my son asked my to embroider a cowboy sign image on his shirt.

I absolutely love having an embroidery machine! There is so much that you can do with one. My son absolutely loved his shirt! Infact, he wore it to school today. Here is what his shirt looked like when I was finished.

There you go... All finished. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial as much as I did shareing it with you. Have a great day!
Much Love,
Chelle & Kristina
The Travling Junkies