Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Okay, so I totally didn't get to the bubble mailers today-but I did check out all the "ingredients" that I will need at the store, and I think it will be way more cost effective than buying them!  That is project for another day, when Ingrid and I aren't sick.  Today, during Ingrid's very brief nap (which has been the story of my life the past few days while she has been so sick) I was able to make a headband for myself, as well as one for Ingrid.  I attempted taking a picture of the one I made for myself-but honestly, when do self portraits ever turn out good?  So instead I took a picture of the one I made for Ingrid-she is yet again wearing her princess shirt, and playing on the computer.  I think it's pretty cute!  

Half-ass instructions below...  

If you've ever made aT-Shirt necklace, then you can make a head band like this.  I had leftover material from the XXL men's t-shirt that I used to make my necklace a few weeks back-and I cut a strip from the arm & gave it a little tug to make it curl on the ends.  I then proceeded to hot glue it to fit Ingrid's head (which didn't need much of an adjustment, because after 22 hours of labor I can testify that girlfriends' got a big noggin).  After that I made a felt flower and hot glued it to the material.  Ta-da.  

(I told you they would be half-ass instructions)

Happy Tuesday!!

Bubble Mailers Tutorial

I am super thrilled to be fairly busy with photography.  This past summer I started using professional packaging to ship out my CD packages-and I love the way it looks.  I use a company called rebinder, and they have eco-friendly products that also have a great feel.  I mail everything out in a bubble mailer, but honestly-I hate the way the envelopes look.  Maybe I'm being too picky, but don't you love receiving pretty things in the mail?  I plan to at least make an honest attempt at making these bubble mailers. What a great idea! I think it will give my products a really nice finished look.