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Monday, June 27, 2011

J&M's Eye Candy is here today!

Welcome, Kristine!
So excited to have such a cute new blogger visiting for the day. You have to check out her fabulous shop- maybe I can convince her to send me one of her ruffle necklaces.*swoon*
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Hello! Kristine here from J&M's Eye Candy Blog and Shoppe!

Thanks to the always hip and stylin' Meagan for having me over today! This is my first time attempting a "fashion" post, so bear with me and hopefully you enjoy the ride as much as I do!

A little about {us}
My SIL Britney and I created our blog as a place where we can collectively archive our projects and share it with others like you. We hope that you are taking the time and enjoying crafting, whether it's during nap time, after work, and/or late at night like we do.

We opened up our Etsy store, JandMsEyeCandyShoppe
where we offer an eclectic mix of handmade sweetness for ladies, sprouts, and decor for your home. We continue to add new items to the shoppe weekly. Custom Orders are our specialty, so please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or suggestions. We look forward to working with you!


When I'm not creating Eye Candy for our shop, I'm refashioning clothes for myself and my 11 month old baby girl Maggie. A huge drawback tho is I am not a seamstress. I'm pretty sure I could sew a button onto a shirt if I "had" to, but don't bet on it (wink wink). I came across the graphic tee below and fell in love....
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With a price tag of $34.90, I couldn't justify buying it, so I thought I'd try to make a similar one. With the help of my BFF a.k.a. Aleene's Fabric Fusion, I did just that! Let's get this party started!
Gather your Supplies: Article of Clothing (in my case a tank top), Fabric Fusion (Aleene's), A roll of sequins (I used single strand for this shirt), and cardboard
Start off by placing the cardboard inside your article of clothing. This will keep the glue from leaking onto the other side while you work.
Next freehand a design onto your clothing. In this case I started with the letter L.
Press the sequins into the glue, following the pattern to shape out the design.
I did one letter at a time, and it worked great. If you mess up, or don't like it, just remove and start over. Dab the area that had the glue on it with a dry washcloth to remove the glue and start again. The glue is forgiving and dries on clear, and all the white flakes left from the glue will wash off.
Keep going till you're completely finished! Tada! The finished product. Allow to dry per package instructions.
Here are a few items I started for Maggie. As you can see stencils are the shiz!
 For even more options, I used extra trim I had in my ribbon stash. Circle trim, and even a flower trim. Using the steps above, I added extra flair to a basic one-sie and dress. Both I got from Walmart for a whooping $2 each! Woot woot! Possibilities are endless!
I hope this has been helpful for you! 
Thanks again Meagan for having me! You are awesome!

If you try this tutorial please share your creations, I would love to see it!! Feel free to send your project to me at jandmseyecandy@hotmail.com. If you blog about it, please send me a link. I would love to feature you! Thanks in advance. Happy Creating!


We are offering Fairly Fabulous readers a 10% off discount from our shoppe, just mention promo code, FFB10 to receive your discount. Happy Shopping! 

P.S. I wanted to give a shout out to Megan from Brassy Apple! She posted an awesome tutorial with this same concept. Love her abstract flowers!
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Thanks, Kristine! Next stop- trim aisle...I have so many tanks that could use a little flair.

3 comments:

Tina said...

So cute and easy! I love this! I saw something like this and just love the look! I'm going to put this in my "to-make" list!

Anonymous said...

I love this! Can't wait to try it!! (:

Delaney said...

These look great! I actually featured the similar shirt from Brassy Apple last week!