Wednesday, 8 September 2010

AUSSIE SCRAP JACK SURPRISE and a TUTORIAL

At last we are on holidays and the girls and I are away on a 4 day trip. We are staying in a gorgeous little convict built cottage in Hobart. Time to kick back and can catch up on uploading stuff to this blog!!


Paige last night in front of the open fire


AUSSIE SCRAPJACKED
So excited my Prima covered Tutu was Jacked along with two other wonderful jacks!!
Go check out what the DT did with the three jacks here

I created a mixture of all three jacks into one 




Here's a little TUTORIAL of one of the dresses
STEP ONE
Cut out the skirt shape from music paper and crease

STEP TWO
Do the same for the underskirt (I've used handmade paper here)

STEP THREE
Glue skirts together and glue on the front of a waist band

STEP FOUR
Using a little rose petal as a bodice, glue to the inside of the band


STEP FIVE
Wrap around and glue the waistband to the back

STEP SIX
Using this little feather..... make the shoulder straps

STEP SEVEN
Loop the little feather to make some shoulder straps each side of the bodice
and adhere to the the back.

STEP EIGHT
Add some trim around the waist just to finish it off!!

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CANDLE HOLDER
Re-purposed bottle
Covered the bottle with impasto and then pressed on a serviette napkin
Covered with impasto again
and wound twine with little beads around the bottle.
The impasto isnt quite dry here (but had to get away on our trip so photographed it straight away!)

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TULLULAH BELLES ETSY
Oooh I love this place  and ClaraBowsTeaParty too!!!   And the gorgeous Kris has sent a lovely little gift for Hannah and Paige!
(We have been lucky to meet up with Kris a couple of times when visiting Cairns)
Such a thoughtful surprise!!  Look at these beautiful little packets!

Stunning little hairclips! Both the girls were soooo excited!!
Paige had to put hers in straight away!!
Love love love them!!
Thanks sooo much Kris
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LET'S GET SHABBY
has another 'DRESS' tutorial up
Check it out here

Plus dont forget to take part in Challenge #15 and consider the DT call!
You can find that here
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12 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwww! I love love love love those little dresses Mandy!!! Thanks for the tutorial!! And loving the photos from the cabin! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Bekka said...

Love this tutorial! What a great idea! Have a wonderful holiday!

Jolanda said...

Again the only thing i can say is...WOW,the dresses are adorable!!!Everything again so pretty!!
Have a beautiful day,Jolanda

Melissa said...

Those hair clips are divine Mandy.So good to hear you and the girls are having some time out.A lovely place to stay too.I bet there is some history there in those walls.
I so love what you did to that TUTU...just amazing, and Prima are crazy not to snatch it up and show off their products, cause you have shown them off beautifully.
Enjoy your girlie time!!!!

Jenneke said...

I'm so happy to read you're enjoying your time with the girls! LOVE that cabin!!
And your dresses are stunning, just stunning!! Thanks for the tutorial, Mandy!
And how nice of Kris to send the girls these hairclips!

There's an award for you waiting on my blog..
http://jenneke-justwhoiam.blogspot.com/2010/09/all-about-friendship.html

Enjoy your vacation!

XXXJenneke

Julie said...

Have fun on your little breakaway Missy. Gorgeous stuff as usual.

Jocelyn said...

Oh the dresses are adorable..thanks for the how to!!!!

Enjoy your time away!!!

Mabaco said...

thanks for this tutorial..
your dresses are so beautiful!
I will try it!
hugs!
corinne

Maya said...

OMG, this is so gorgeous! I have to try!

Ceci said...

Thanks for sharing the tutorial, it looks so cute. Hope you had a great time in Hobart. :) x

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

Wow! You have some awesome projects. Love those paper dresses!

Wendy said...

Hi mandy....thanks for being a love and not minding that I shared your dress tutorial on the ScrapFan blog...it is soooo cute, you did a great job on it!! ......Wendy :)