Posts tagged movies
DIY - Movie Stub Pillow
I'm sure I've mentioned quite a few times that Brian and I saw Wall-e at the theater on our first date.  I am a pack rat romantic, and happened to save the ticket.  Brian framed it for me with some photos for our first anniversary of dating.  So, while I was shopping for fabric for pillows for our couch I saw packs of printable fabric at Hancock & thought it would be great to have the ticket blown up on one.  There were quite a few different options for printable fabric, but I used EQ Printables Inkjet Fabric Sheets because my favorite guy that works there recommended it.  It also has the best reviews on Amazon.

First, we scanned the ticket and did a test print on regular paper.  We didn't even Photoshop the image, we printed directly from Preview.  On the preview we made sure the print filled up most of the page with at least 1/4" border.  We followed the instructions on the back of the packet after that.  We also cut out 2 pieces of upholstery fabric I already had at 12"x15" to be the pillow front and back.  The cotton printer fabric is pretty thin & needs a bit more body.

Make sure you follow all of the steps for colorfastness (I read online that including fabric softener helps).  It will still lighten a bit when you rinse it, but I like the softer orange color.  I'm not a huge fan of the color orange.  I also used a fabric pen to touch up the black writing because my ticket is getting pretty faded.

Once the print was dry (I got impatient & used a hairdryer) we trimmed the edges to 1/4" past the print then ironed that 1/4" under all the way around.  Using a ruler to make sure the image was centered we pinned it down to one of the bigger pieces of upholstery fabric.  We top stitched the printed piece down to the front piece of the pillow very close the edge, lifting the foot and pivoting on the corners.

We then layered the pillow front and back together with the two good sides of the fabric touching.  Leaving a couple inches as a gap we sewed around the two layers half an inch away from the edges pivoting on corners again.  Clip off the corners right outside the stitch line any time you turn a corner inside out.  Turn the pillow right side out using the gap we left open.

Using the hole we left open we stuffed the pillow using Poly-fil, but you can also use cotton stuffing.  My mom then hand sewed the pillow closed with a whip stitch, making sure to keep the stitches as close together as possible to hide the thread.  Now Brian and I have a perfect reminder of our first date in our living room.  ♥ Mallory

Project by Mallory & Darlene (her mom).
The To-Do List: 90s fashion & free tix
The movie The To-Do List comes out this Friday!  It looks so hilarious & awesomely 90s.  The cast includes Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Rec), Bill Hader, Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development), Rachel Bilson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Superbad), Donald Glover, and Andy Samberg.  For this post we're partnering up to share how to update the best of 90s fashion.  The 90s are really making a comeback in the fashion industry lately.  Here's 3 looks inspired by ones shown in the movie!

There were so many crazy florals in the 90s, like this tropical one on Aubrey Plaza (Oh the tropics, please no more puka shell necklaces ever again).  I chose a pretty watercolor floral tank instead.  Then I paired it with darker denim shorts to dress it up more.  The gold belt gives a little nod back to the 90s.

Rachel Bilson always looks like a total babe, but the stonewashed skirt paired with a denim crop top is too much stiff fabric for current times.  If I had both pieces I would still wear them, but paired with a different fabric like my silk top or knit skirt.  Crop tops are REALLY on trend right now, you can find them anywhere or DIY your own.  However, please put them with higher waist bottoms so you don't look naked.  You can also choose a bright color or graphic print to make your look pop!

(Movie stills from CBS Films)
In this film still Aubrey has on a quintessential drop waist, floral dress from the 90s.  Okay, but let's talk about Donald Glovers overalls.  Actually, overalls in general are amazing.  I've seen them on all sorts of stylish ladies lately, especially Alexa Chung.  Mine actually are thrifted 90s, but I'm keeping it modern with a graphic button up (buttoned all the way), a top knot, and a bright pink J.Crew belt.

I have some free ticket redemption codes for my Cincinnati, OH/Northern KY readers for a preview tomorrow night, Tuesday the 23rd at Kenwood Theater.  The first 10 people to enter code
XENSDZG9 at can download a free pair there! ♥ Mallory
Cincinnati Museum Center - Adventure Day
I love Cincinnati Museum Center.  I went there a lot as a kid, Brian and I went on his birthday, it's in my Cinci travel guide, and I went on Sunday with Brian, Lauren, and TJ!  The building was built in 1933 as a train station.  It's truly an Art Deco masterpiece.  Every time I walk in it takes my breath away!  It now houses the Cincinnati History (has a WWII exhibit & a train display), the Natural History, and the Childrens Museum.  There is also the Omnimax ( 5 story, domed movie screen that shows 45minute documentaries), venue space, and traveling exhibits.

We checked out the Cincinnati History museum and saw The Last Reef at the Omnimax. We also saw the Dead Sea Scrolls traveling exhibit.  They have artifacts from Ancient Israel & surrounding areas.  There was a 3000 year old stone altar with incense soot still on it!  There of course were 20ish of the 972 Dead Sea Scrolls ( including the oldest surviving texts of parts of the Bible) were on display as well.  SO COOL, but no photography.