Monday, August 13, 2012

How to Make a Pillow out of a Cami

How to Make a Pillow out of a Cami

Yeah, let's do this.

-A cami/ tanktop (I used an old camp that I had tie-dyed)
-A marker
-Straight edge
-Anything you need to hand and machine sew

Step one: Turn the cami inside out, and cut out the built in bra (if there is one)

Step two: Place cami backside up (still inside out) and draw a line where the back and front overlap

Step three: Cut along that line

Step four: Pin and sew along that line

Step 5: Pin and sew ONLY 3/4 of the way across the bottom hem.

Step six: Using the hole you left open, turn the pillow right-side-out.

Step seven: Fill the pillow with stuffing! Make sure to reach into the corners.

Step eight: Pinch the hole together and pin it closed.

Step nine: Hand sew the hole with this stitch:

Step ten: Knot and cut off the string, take out all pins.

CONGRATS! You have a homemade pillow!

YAY! What do you think of my tutorial? Let me know in the comments :)

Xoxo, Allie

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Not-so-Olympic Spirit

I hope I'm not the only one who thinks this, but I don't really like the olympics.
"She hates America!" "She's a communist!" "She's a spy for China!"  cries the crowd.
I know, its the *Spirit* of the games, the ~~American Spirit, that is, that makes the games great. And I think it's great that all the countries in the world can come together to play sports, but I also think that's exactly the issue- Sports.
I personally am as sporty as a rock, and while I can appreciate that some people love sports, I think there's more important news in the world than who can run fast and who throws a ball. In my school, I'm really lucky that we have focus on arts and academics equally with sports, but I know some teachers who don't share this viewpoint. My class was once lectured on the importance of playing a sport for three repetitive classes, by a guidance counselor, who could have instead been lecturing us on learning, or the dangers of drinking, or drugs. What especially bugs me, though, is how much he put the accent on winning. "Try all the sports you can, because you might be a winner at one." Not even trying to encourage kids to try new things for experience, teamwork, or developing life skills, but winning. In most sports, winning awards or medals is more important than
Wow, this person can jump or Wow, we discovered the Higgs-Boson Particle and landed another rover on Mars? I personally would rather read a an article with the latter information. I understand that some people enjoy playing and watching sports, but I wish we could pay more attention to things that are shaping our world than the olympics.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Mah Blawg d00d

Hi! I'm Allie, and I'm starting a blog (duh).

So, recently I've been interested in fashion, reading, sewing, chocolate, and pretty much anything creative. I've made this blog to keep track of everything and show anything I've done/made. I hope to post pretty regularly.
Thanks for reading!
That's me! Being.... disgusted? I don't even know
xo, Allie