Friday, February 1

CRAFTY CHICA: Glittered Kisses Shirt (Inspired by Carrie Diaries)

Are any of you watching THE CARRIE DIARIES on The CW?
The series stars teen actress AnnaSophia Robb as the teen version of the iconic Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City!
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Not only am I fan of the original HBO series, I'm also in love with this version as well (yes, I was skeptical at first). The Carrie Diaries is all about high schoolers, I'm in my 40s. BUT - it takes place in NYC in 1984. Hello? some of the best times of my life were in the 80s, right?

Every week we're treated to crazy, juicy fashion, DIY ideas, pop songs and kooky-yet-self reflective Carrie-esque plot lines. The show is based on the novel by Candace Bushnell, so it has a lot of the same zingy spirit that made SATC so fun to watch.

In the first episode, Carrie's beloved purse was ruined by her sister and a rogue bottle of nail polish. But in true Carrie Bradshaw style, our girl transforms it into a splattered, personalized bag that serves as a central plot line in the story - it catches the eye of an editor from Interview Magazine and Carrie is drawn into the world of writing and fashion.

Here is the scene, and if you look on YouTube, you'll see all kinds of videos from the show's fans who have made their own bag.

Not only that, but scores of other DIY projects are popping up from other crafty fashionistas. Let's circle this back around to my project this week. On Monday's episode, Carrie wore an adorable lip-smacked sweater.
I found a cute t-shirt at Target that had the word LOVE already across the front, so I added to it by using Tulip Shimmer Sheets kisses, inspired by Carrie's sweater.

If you want the look of the sweater, you can use a fabric stamp or cut a stencil. I wanted something fun for Valentine's Day for Maya, so here is what I came up with!

Cotton shirt
Tulip® Fashion Glitter™ Shimmer Transfer Sheets: Hot pink, light pink and purple.
Parchment paper
Peel off the front protective covering. Cut the sheet into squares about 2x3" in size.
Fold in half and cut lips.

Cut a lot of them in the different colors, I'd say about 15 of each in different sizes.

Sort them into piles. Set the shirt on an ironing board, heat your iron to high. Arrange the lips randomly and balanced. Set apiece of parchment paper on top and iron in place for about 30 seconds until the kisses are bonded to the fabric.

When it comes to washing, turn your shirt inside out and wash in gentle cycle, hang dry.


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