Friday, April 27, 2012

TGIF Favorites

Hey everyone! Happy Friday! Leela and I have been super busy working on some really cute new pieces. We simply can't wait to share them with you. Since we design our own patterns, it has been quite a challenge getting them just right. I am not going to lie. It has been a lot of going back and forth and then back to the drawing board again. But we are making progress, and that is what matters.

Lisa Leonard shared some invaluable tips on how to stop playing that famous guilt game. I can totally relate to her, even though I don't have any kids of the human kind yet.

I am such a Social Media Junkie! I can spend hours and hours on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn... You name it! I love it. With free time being so limited and precious lately, why not use these platforms a bit smarter?

I love everything that Mollie from Wild Olive makes. Especially these cute speech bubble printables

Have you ever been touched by love? Such an amazing and inspirational story.

A DIY bracelet roundup? Yes please :) I love the woven t-shirt ones!

What have you been up to lately?

Friday, April 20, 2012

TGIF Favorites


Boy, time does go by super fast when you are having fun, huh? It is Friday already! Have you had a nice week? Leela and I have been working non-stop on some new patterns and a new collection that we hope to launch before summer comes around.

Speaking of summer, this very talented photographer captured some very precious moments.

Leela spent a few hours on the inter webs yesterday and she came across these boots. Seriously rad!

This video brought tears to my eyes. Talk about motivation and persistence. Sometimes you just have to focus on your passion and the rest will come.

Craft Hope has just announced its new project. Check it out.

Are you a Ooh Leela!™ fan on Facebook yet? Did you see we added a new cover photo yesterday? Would love to hear your thoughts.

Happy Friday Friends,

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easter project: no-sew bunny ears for your pet - a tutorial by Ooh Leela!

Hippity hoppity, Easter's on its way!

Have you ever come across anything cuter than a puppy wearing bunny ears?Ok, maybe you have, but you have got to agree that this is pretty darn cute!

This is a super easy, no-sew project, that you will be able to finish in just a few minutes! Such an appropriate last minute Easter project, dontcha think?

1. Supplies & tools: white felt, pink felt, elastic, fur trim (sold by the yard, in the trim/ribbon section at Joann), fabric marker, hot glue gun, needle and thread (optional). 2. Mark your pieces, according to the template, using your fabric marker. 3. Using template, cut 2 pattern pieces "A" of fur trim, 2 pattern pieces "A" of white felt, 2 pattern pieces "B" of pink felt and 2 pattern pieces "C" of white felt. 4. Glue the back o pattern piece "A" - fur to pattern piece "A" - felt.

5. Glue pattern piece "B" to the furry part of the ears. 6. Add glue & pinch ear as show in the picture. 7. Using pattern as a guide, make two 0.5" cuts to 1 of the pattern pieces "C" (the other "C" piece should remain intact). 8. Insert bunny ears in pattern piece "C."

9. Glue (or sew) elastic to pattern piece "C" (the one without the cuts). The length of the elastic will depend on the size of your pet's head. 10. Glue both pattern pieces "C" together, making sure the elastic ends are "sandwiched" between both pieces. Ta-da - done! 

Sit back and look at your pet. Warning: your heart might melt. Take lots and lots of pictures. Do post them on our Facebook wall! 

Happy Easter friends! May the Easter Bunny bring you lots and lots of chocolate! Oh, and don't forget to take a moment to think about the true meaning of Easter.