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Springy, Silk Scarf Shirt-Live on GDGC

This morning, I will again be LIVE on Fox23′s “Great Day, Green Country” showing how to make this Springy, Silk Scarf Shirt. I like to create many of the items I wear-this not only helps pinch pennies but prevents the awkward ‘you’re wearing the same thing I’m wearing’ at a party. This scarf shirt is inexpensive and very simple to make.
Not only will it flatter any body type as it tapers in at the smallest point of the waist, but it will also keep you cool throughout a hot summer.
Skill Level: If I can do it, you can do it. (A.K.A. Easy.)

 

The robots have determined my live video can be viewed now. Enjoy. Nanu-nanu.

 


What you’ll need:
2 Scarves (approx. 2’ x 2’)
Sewing Machine
Thread and Bobbin to Match
Straight Pins
Lighter
Scissors
(2) 3″ squares and (4) 2″ squares Hem or Bias Tape, fold cut sides and iron flat
(2) 12″ sections of Craft Ribbon or Section of Snaps (like on a onesy)
(3) 2″ sections of velcro if not using snaps
(2) 18″ Sections of Craft Ribbon

 

 


Determine which scarf will be your ‘front’ and which will be the ‘back’ of your shirt.
Lay your scarves end to end and measure the center. Pin the two pieces of 3” hem tape, 6 inches on either side of center. The area in the middle will be your neck opening.
And if you have a really big head or constantly sport a big hairdo, then widen the opening for heaven’s sake.

 


On what will be the sides of your scarf, measure 14 1/2” down. This measurement should be just above your belly button.
This will enhance the tiny part of your waist and make you look va-va-voom.
Using the 2” hem tape, pin both sections of the 18″ ribbon on the side of your ‘front scarf’ at the 14 1/2” mark.

 


Follow the same instructions if you are using snaps, pinning them onto the ‘back scarf.’ If using the 12″ ribbon and velcro, sew the (3) 2″ sections of velcro along the ribbon. Use the 2″ bias tape to secure the ribbon to the back scarf.

 


Sew everything you have pinned on with a straight stitch, making a box with the thread around the hem tape.
This ‘box’ protects the delicate nature of silk from tearing. And when you’ve eaten too much, you’ll be thankful for it.

 


Sew the ends of the ribbon to prevent them from fraying–unless you like that worn look. Or, you can use a lighter to burn the ends which will also prevent fraying.

 


After slipping your shirt over your head, fasten the snaps or the velcro in the front around your stomach area, and tie it closed with the ribbon in the back.

It looks great paired with skinny jeans, a flowy skirt or shorts. I tend to wear bold, chunky jewelry with my scarf shirt, but I give you permission to accessorize at will.

Happy Sewing!

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Here are the links to my other LIVE TV appearances on Fox23′s Great Day Green Country:

Here are links to my Homemade Household Cleansers and Beauty Products:

And here are a few Homemade Food Items to easily replace store-bought items:

Thanks so much for stopping by and spending time with such a weirdo. Make sure you become a Facebook Fan or a Linky Follower to keep up to date with what this weirdo comes up with next. Have a great day!

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Getting my Cheap Thrills on TV

Dearest Readers:

Unbeknownst to you, I’ve been berry, berry sneaky. I kept a secret from all of you-which is very hard for me to do.

Completely unrelated, set your DVR to record Fox 23′s Great Day, Green Countrythis morning at 10 am. 

That is a direct order.

I suppose I did ok?

You know how I’m always sweating it up while being taped LIVE on Fox23′s “Great Day, Green Country“? I’ve surmised that the producers of the show got wise to my pit sweat and-instead of being on live tv-they chose to shoot on location at my favorite vintage store in Tulsa-Cheap Thrills.

 

Lacey Lett, of “Great Day, Green Country“, and I had a girl’s day last week. We tried on all sorts of fun vintage dresses while being taped for the show that will air this morning. We laughed at the 70′s gold lame pantsuits, we cried when a favorite on the hanger wasn’t a favorite on the body, and we all avoided my awkward pit sweat.

 

As soon as the video is posted on “Great Day, Green Country’s” website, I will post it right here for your viewing pleasure! But, for now-you have some shopping to do.

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Here are the links to my other LIVE TV appearances on Fox23′s Great Day, Green Country:

Here are links to my Homemade Household Cleansers and Beauty Products:

And here are a few Homemade Food Items to easily replace store-bought items:

Thanks so much for stopping by and spending time with such a weirdo. Make sure you become a Facebook Fan or a Linky Follower to keep up to date with what this weirdo comes up with next. Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

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Cheap Thrills with GDGC

This morning, I am getting my Cheap Thrills on. Fox 23′s Great Day Green Country has asked me to spout my vintage weirdness once again for the whole world to see, but this time on location.

 


Cheap Thrills is one of my favorite stores in all of the land (Tulsa land, that is).

 


It has the coolest vintage clothing, decor and jewelry and for the right price-”Cheap”!

 


I have found my favorite vintage dresses here…

 


…and my favorite project inspirations-like my Scarf Shirt. (Learn how to make this Scarf Shirt yourself).

 


So, if you’re bored today and want to be a part of something both weird and awesome…come to Cheap Thrills on 15th Street at high noon. Not low noon-because that, my friends, just doesn’t exist.
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Here are the links to my other LIVE TV appearances on Fox23′s Great Day Green Country:

Here are links to my Homemade Household Cleansers and Beauty Products:

And here are a few Homemade Food Items to easily replace store-bought items:

Thanks so much for stopping by and spending time with such a weirdo. Make sure you become a Facebook Fan or a Linky Follower to keep up to date with what this weirdo comes up with next. Have a great day!

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LIVE on Fox23-Get rid of those Garden Pests-in a nice way.

This morning, I will be LIVE on Fox23′s “Great Day, Green Country“ showing how to make non-toxic pest deterrent’s for the garden, including:

Non-Toxic Homemade Insecticide Spray,
Non-Toxic Bunny and Critter Deterrent,
Non-Toxic Ant and Gnat Deterrent.


You now will get to see on Hi-Def just how sweaty a little girl can get.

Here are all of the recipes to rid your garden of pests-the Non-Toxic way!  These recipes are so simple, I just know you’re going to love them.

 

The first is a Non-Toxic Insecticide Spray for the Garden-which is cheap and easy to make.

 

Here’s all that you’ll need to make your very own Non-Toxic Insecticide Spray:

3 C Warm Water
6-8 Cloves Garlic, Peeled
1 TBS Cayenne Pepper
1/2 Medium Onion, quartered
1/2 tsp Liquid Castille Soap, fragrance free

Throw all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Transfer to a spray bottle and lightly mist the offended plants.

 


Next, is my Non-Toxic Ant and Gnat Remover (basically, this is made for small, spastic bugs that evade your every move).

 


Here’s all that you’ll need to make your very own Non-Toxic Ant & Gnat Remover:
1 tsp Dish Soap (choose something very mild-I prefer Dawn or Melaleuca’s Lemon Bright)
3 C Water

Using a funnel, add both ingredients to your spray bottle. Shake, spray and smile as the ants go slip-sliding off of your precious leaves.

 


Make your very own Bunny Deterrent by filling up a shaker canister with Cayenne pepper. Sprinkle around the edge of your garden, flower beds, etc. The bunnies don’t like to sniff it up, so they run off for greener pastures.

 


Use Garlic Salt in a shaker canister to deter almost any critter. Squirrels hate the smell, slugs can’t stand it and dogs quit relieving themselves on your squash plants when you carefully sprinkle this around.

*NOTE-Do not sprinkle on the leaves of the plant. This will actually kill them. Not that I’ve ever done that….nope.

I hope you enjoyed these Non-Toxic Garden Pest Deterrent Recipes. Scroll down below to see my other sweaty tv appearances and more recipes!

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Here are the links to my other LIVE TV appearances on Fox23′s Great Day Green Country:

Here are links to my Homemade Household Cleansers and Beauty Products:

And here are a few Homemade Food Items to easily replace store-bought items:

Thanks so much for stopping by and spending time with such a weirdo. Make sure you become a Facebook Fan or a Linky Follower to keep up to date with what this weirdo comes up with next. Have a great day!

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