Thursday, May 7, 2009

Ribbon challenge and Totally Thankful Thursday

Each month Heidi over at Blue Eyed Blessings, holds a craft challenge. This month the challenge was to come up with some way to use ribbon. Go to her adorable blog to check out lots of fun ideas, or to share something you have done. Head on over and link up.

I originally got this idea from U Create. I thought this was such a fun idea to dress up, or add some length to shorts or capris that are getting too short.
Lexlee wore these shorts last summer, but they have now been handed down to Jibbity. She already has some khaki capris that still fit her, so I decided this was the perfect chance to use this idea. Here's how they looked.
I added 30 folds of ribbon to each leg. It actually didn't take very long, I started out by sewing each ribbon on individually...that was takin' too long. I ended up just tacking each piece on with a tiny drop of hot glue, then went back over it all with the sewing machine. Worked great!!! I then decided to add a ribbon strip around the entire leg...ending up like this...

In the tutorial, the ribbon pieces are shorter, and using a wider ribbon. I think this turned out cute too.

I used some ribbon as a belt, and of course had to make a matching hair bow(thanks to Jibbity)...and there you have it!

These pictures don't show off the cute colors very well, but hopefully you get the idea. This was fun and easy and I would definitely do it again. Jibbity LOVES them, in fact the whole outfit is ready and waiting to be worn to the birthday party she got invited to for Friday afternoon. Here is the bow.....(just using what was left over)

Be sure to go here to check out all the other ribbon projects!!!

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It's also time for.....Totally Thankful Thursday!!
I love being able to jot some things down that I am thankful for...I am really so blessed. Some are silly, some are funny, and some are very random....
1. the lilacs I could smell from my deck tonight.
2. a great pediatric dentist(they all have appointments first thing this morning, in fact Jibbity is sooo excited, because she loves it there!...weird girl!)
3. getting so many things accomplished yesterday!
4. the repairman coming to fix my washing machine
5. groceries...it is grocery day today, and we are getting kind of low!!
Hope every one's week is going great!!!

42 comments:

April said...

I love what you've done with the shorts...what a cute idea and so girly! I'm not sure I'm talented enough to be able to pull it off. Having your washing machine get repaired is definitely something to be thankful for! Nothing worse than piled up laundry!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

CUTE! Did you get that idea from Spoiled Rotten Girls? I have those tutorials, but the way she had them set up looked too hard for me (beginning sewer). I bet I could do it though with the hot glue idea. :) I ADORE that hair bow...the bows were another thing I had a hard time looking at her pictures and figuring out. Haven't made any STILL....

Great job!!!! :)

Sarah said...

These turned out cute! I night try a skirt for my daughters. They love all things embellished :)

That Girl said...

Cute and I love the bow to match!

Carrie said...

Cute idea! I am running low on groceries too!

Rhonda said...

LOve it Tanielle! So cute!! Love mathcing bow. I might have to try this for my niece!

Lindsey said...

Sooo cute! I love the matching bow! I am trying to learn how to make bows right now and might have to try one like that!

Dawn said...

Those pants are so cute-the bow too!! Great idea to make a special outfit!

My lilacs are just about to bloom-I can't wait to smell them :)

Jenny-Jenny said...

Your creativity kills me. I am amazed impressed excited and tickled pink. hehe. Way to go on the shorts!

The lilacs outside our door are opening too and smell wonderful.

Kelli said...

Those shorts are so adorable. I really need to learn how to sew.

Amy said...

Wow that is great work. I have a ribbon idea but I will get it up later on today. Have a great day.

Shelley @ My Treasure Hunt said...

What a great idea! And how neat that she has a bow to match! Thanks for sharing !!

"FINE"al thoughts... said...

Those shorts are adorable! You are so crafty! And I went grocery shopping yesterday and must add my "Amen!" to the thankful for grocery shopping day!

Katie, Kevin and kids said...

Your ribbon shorts are so, so, so cute! I love them. Now, I think I see a ribbon shorts etsy shop in your future!

Becca @ The Texas Darlings said...

CUTE! CUTE! CUTE! I loved them! I wish I still had a little girl to make cute things like this....

Thanks for sharing!

~Becca

Missy said...

Super cute! Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Krissy said...

Very cute! I can't get over how crafty you are! Those turned out great!

Vivienne said...

The shorts are adorable!! You are so talented!
(Am soooo jealous that you have lilacs nearby. They don't grow to well around here...)

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

OK girl, you REALLY worked your magic with some ribbon on this one! I love it! The look is adorable and I love how you finished it with a ribbon belt! And, the matching bow? Of course! Thanks so much for coming to the party and playing along. It's just too much fun to see what you all have to share!!

Happy Thursday!

The Masked Mommy said...

Ok, that is really adorable! You've out-ribboned all of us ;-)

kimert said...

That is very cute!!! I think I may have to try that on a skirt of my lil girl's to make the length longer now that her legs have gotten so long! :)

Annikke said...

Ok, so seriously those shorts are so adorable!! I am so gonna try this!!

Katie said...

I have been wanting to upcycle something and give it a treatment like this. I love how yours came out, the colors work so nicely together and I love the bow.

Heather @ Sugar N Spice Mostly Nice said...

They look so cute! I can't believe what a difference that extra touch added.

onegirliegirl said...

Adorable!! Will be using this for some capris that are a little too short this year :)

xoxo ~Lisa

Joy For Your Journey said...

What a fun post! The shorts are so cute! And I loved your list of things you were thankful for. Ahhh grocery day!!! I hate doing it but love seeing everything stocked on the shelves!

shortmama said...

Gorgeous! Your talent is ridiculous!

jennykate77 said...

Those shorts are ADORABLE!! You are very crafty w/ ribbon! I bet your little one looks super cute in them!

Great things to be thankful for! I wish I had a lilac bush...that's on my gardening wish list, along w/ peonies and hydrangeas.

Hope you're having a wonderful day!

Kim said...

Great idea! Hope your daughter enjoys them, I am sure she will.

Shey said...

So cute! You're so full of ideas and skill, especially when you glued the ribbon pieces and sewed it together instead of sewing it individually. :)

I'm loving the colors too.


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Anissa said...

Wow I love those shorts. I may have to try that -- but I bet I can mess it up.LOL

TFS

Amy said...

I got mine up.

Missy said...

I love these shorts! This is such a great idea!

Mama King said...

So cute! My daughter would flip for both of those items!

Jennifer said...

The shorts are neat-o! You need to find a way to sell something like that with a plain tee...matching bow and all. Me likey!

Xazmin said...

Those turned out so stinkin' cute! You and your hot glue! LOL!

Rhonda said...

Hey Tanielle! I finally got my award posted! Thanks again! I love it!

Rhonda said...

Hey Tanielle! I finally got my award posted! Thanks again! I love it!

heidi said...

Holy snap...could you BE more talented?!?! Good gracious!

Hey - i fyou'd be interested in giving away one of your adorable bows in a Friday Freebie sometime, let me know!

Kelli said...

Those shorts turned out SUPER cute!! I have seen jeans and overalls done like that, but never shorts! Great idea!! Just makes me miss I could think of a way to do something similar for my boys without making them look too girly!!

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

oooohhhh those are so cute!!!

Carly said...

So cute! I love how the bow and shorts really make a darling outfit!