A Little Craft of Stone to Warm the Heart.
First Find a Heart-Shaped Stone. Size is up to you - 1" to 2" works great.
A Little Craft of Stone to Warm the Heart.
First Find a Heart-Shaped Stone. Size is up to you - 1" to 2" works great.
I strolled down my driveway and founds lots of contenders. Beautiful stones with veining in whites, blues and pinks.
Perfect Valentine colors.
I also had a stash from a trip to Moonstone Beach in Cambria, California - The Moon Stone Capital of the World.
Pick Up Velvet Necklaces, Wire and Jewelry Tools.
Amazon is a great resource.
Velvet necklace. Link.
18 gage Wire. Link.
Jewelry tools. Link.
18 Gage Wire. Sturdy yet Bendable. This is to wrap the stone.
These tiny Tools are Cute and Get the Job Done.
Easy to Crimp, Twist, and Cut.
Wire comes in tons of colors. My Valentines like Blue.
Wrap the Wire around the Stone. Secure it tightly so the stone doesn't slip.
Add a tiny Wire Loop to Hang the Stone from the Velvet Cord.
Present to Your Sweethearts.
The Beauty is in the Handmade Imperfection.
I love working with old vintage broken crockery and all the vintage English designed ceramics are so delightful to breathe new life into.
Do you have a simple plain chiffon blouse?! I am going to show you how different necklaces totally change the look of this blouse. Are you ready for a style change...I know I am! Ready?! Let’s do this!
Have an old denim men’s shirt lying around? Perhaps your partner doesn’t wear his anymore, or your father is just about to discard his old unwanted shirts. Whatever or wherever it’s from, you can make a DIY skirt from a shirt in just a few steps! It’s surprisingly simple and great for beginners! I’m going to show you how to make a skirt from a man’s shirt the easy way, so let’s get this tutorial going, and be sure to keep on scrolling!
When I started preparing the pattern for the girls' sweatshirt the WILD CAT, it became clear to me that I should also design a women's version of this sweatshirt with an original back piece. So today I want to present you the pattern for the women's sweatshirt WILD CAT and related sewing instructions.The patternYou can find the women's and girl’s versions of the pattern - and pattern set with both versions - in my online store: The pattern for women’s sweatshirt WILD CAT The pattern for girls’ sweatshirt WILD CAT Pattern set - Women's and girls' sweatshirt WILD CATWomen’s sweatshirt WILD CAT is semi-fitted, with a classic round neckline and long sleeves. This sweatshirt pattern is designed in a professional program for clothing pattern development and it is available in sizes 32–46. The pattern is available in PDF A4 and PDF A0 format. You can have the large-format version printed in a copy center.Recommended materialI recommend using knits (stretchy materials) of medium thickness. You can use French Terry knits, combed/uncombed laid-in knits with elastane/lycra, and so on.
Today I get to introduce you to the most beautiful, whimsical wrap dress pattern called Flor from Bella Loves Patterns.
I love a good loungewear set. It’s comfortable and still makes me look good, even when I’m chilling at home. I also love making two-piece loungewear sets as they are a great ensemble that looks cohesive and put together. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to make a lounge top, and you can find my loungewear shorts tutorial here. This women’s lounge top is really awesome as it’s a little oversized and has a great tie in the front- just to give it that extra edge. Ok, let’s get to it!
Simple Sun Protection...Protecting our skin from the sun is a vital key to anti-aging! Not only do we need sunscreen, but wearing a hat is one of the simplest ways I've found to double up on my sun protection. Plus, it's a fun way to add style to your personality especially with so many choices out there.Whenever, I put on a hat I think of the book Go Dog Go! by P.D. Eastman and the fashionable dog that continually asks the other dog if he likes her hat. I think hats are a great affordable accessory and love wearing them especially the older I get.Someone once said "Leave everyone wondering which is the more interesting piece of work… you or your hat." What better way to leave people guessing who you are than with an amazing hat!
I am a huge advocate for using all of your clothes in your closet. Cardigans CAN be used for more than two or three seasons. As a matter of fact, you can wear them all year round. I found this cardigan a few seasons ago, and have been using it as a cardigan but then realized it has buttons and a tie-belt!!! What better way to re-purpose than to turn it into a dress!
The question of how to wear cropped pants is something I hear from many women. We’ve gotten very used to the skinny jeans and automatically think that this new trend won’t work on us.BUT STOP!! I want you to think back to when the skinny jeans first came out. Were you a fan at the beginning? If you were anything like me, you thought no way that could you wear them. And yet, the more we saw other women wearing them, the more we thought to try it.
Ok, I was sitting and working on a project the other day. It was a project that I kind of made up as I went along, then I had a mental block. So, I kept sitting there trying to figure out how to finish, and still, nothing came. I decided to work on something else, that's when I spotted those little pieces of fabrics on my table. That's how this scrappy corsage was born.
These acrylic butterfly beads are so popular. I decided it was time I found out what all the hype was about and make something with them.
Can't find inspiration for your next sewing project? Why don't you sew a top? It's super easy and an amazing project for beginners. You also don't need a pattern, just two whole measurements to make this beautiful flowy top. I also used a lovely printed, breathable cotton fabric that's great and comfortable to wear. Without further ado, let me show you how to sew a simple top so that you can make your own!
I was looking forward to using this fabric a lot! It is a woven fabric with viscose and elastane in beautiful ocher (mustard) color and it simply enchanted me. It’s flowing, wonderfully soft, and a bit elastic, so it is great for dresses, skirts, and blouses. I've been thinking for a long time about what skirt pattern to use to take advantage of all the properties of this great fabric. At the same time, I was looking for a less complex pattern, so as not to complicate the pattern matching. In the end, I decided to use my pattern for the pleated skirt PARADISE, which is relatively simple. The black waistband resembles leatherette (it's just shiny woven fabric) and together with the visible metal zipper creates a rascally impression. It reminds me of Dirty Dancing... Well, with this skirt, nobody will put you in the corner! ♥
Say it isn't so... ITS GONNA BE MAY!Here in sunny south Florida its already warming up and pool days are a necessity. As the rest of the country is enjoying spring like weather, one thing is for sure people are starting to shop for shorts.Now we always need the perfect jean shorts and this season I think I've found several jean shorts that I will be wearing on repeat. Wether you're willing to splurge a little or looking for a budget friendly option I have the perfect pair of jean shorts for you.
It’s so important to support the environment and so recycling eco friendly Tagua nuts from Equador is a way I do this. Hard and durable so tactile and smooth. These gorgeous tactile smooth dyed nut slices are just adorable and becoming the choice of many makers and designers now.
A black cardigan is one of those essential basic pieces that every woman needs in her wardrobe. But sometimes, because it is so basic, it tends to get overlooked, or we lack inspiration for how to style it. I’ve put together a selection of outfits to give you a fresh perspective on how you can wear a black cardigan. I’ve covered lots of different seasons and scenarios, so let’s jump on in!
This spring, linen is a trend. In pants, shorts, tops, dresses.... I snagged these adorable linen pants from oldnavy.com in this coral color. They come in several colors choices, but these were bright and fun for spring so I ordered them and was pleasantly surprised when they fit so well. Bonus, they are available in petite which is great for short gals! I allies end up walking all over them without wearing heels and I don’t always want to wear heels. If you want to wear heels, you’ll probably want to order the regular length. They hold shape well for linen and don’t wrinkle too bad throughout the day. I have paired them a few ways but the options are many. This black body suit from Maurice’s is a great staple piece and comes in white as well. The white ribbed tank is also a fav, I’ve posted about these tanks before. I truly love them! I threw on a denim jacket for cooler spring mornings to complete this outfit. Would be super cute with some wedges or sneakers as well.
If you follow me on instagram I hinted at doing this tutorial a little while back and well… here it is! One of my many side gigs is doing alterations for the locals in our small town. Recently I had a rush of bridesmaid clients and this is the second time I’ve had to do this particular alteration so I figured it would make a nice tutorial.
I basically fell in love with a pair of pants at the thrift store, and even though they were at least two sizes too large for me, I simply had to have them. Luckily, I have an incredibly simple method for how to take in dress pants, and today I’m going to share my secret with all of you!
I’m going to be showing you ten different ways that you can style a black midi-skirt. Midi skirts are flattering and great for everyday wear. The one I’ve gone for is more of a straight pencil cut, but you could also go for an A-line skirt if you’d prefer. A versatile piece, you can style them for so many different occasions. Let’s jump on in:
Summer is on its way! You may have started to think about what you’ll be wearing - cute floral mini-dresses, paper bag shorts, flowy midi-skirts, and barely-there sandals, but have you thought about what hats you’ll wear? Hats are a cornerstone of a summer wardrobe. Not only do they serve a practical purpose in keeping the sun out of your eyes, but they’re also a great accessory piece that can complete an outfit.
Spring is in the air, and I don’t know about you but just the littlest hint of sunshine has brightened my mood. I’m ready for all the fun outdoor activities that come with the warmer weather -- weekends at the winery, patio happy hours, park picnics and more! And of course, I’m ready to break out my spring outfits that have been hanging sad in my closet for months. If you, too, are looking for some spring outfit inspo, I’m sharing a few outfit ideas.
Today I’m going to show you how to sew your own raglan tee. Up to this point in my raglan t-shirt series I’ve showed you how to make your own DIY raglan sleeve tee pattern.In case you’d rather use someone else’s pattern, I wrote about several different raglan tee patterns for everyone.Whatever pattern path you’ve chosen, we’re going to break down raglan t-shirt construction step by step. And off we go!
Pajamas ain't just for the bedroom anymore! Have you ever considered creating Pajamas that you can wear outside of the bedroom? We've witnessed this style the past few years and when I was given the opportunity to work with Stylish Fabrics (sponsored) I decided to make it happen.I used the Carolyn Pajama pattern for this project. I added 3" to the pant length because Mori would be wearing these pants with heels but I ended up removing 2" of the length in the end. I had to conceal all the seams with bias tape since I was going for the see-through look with this set. Adding the bias tape also stopped any sequins that were in the seams from touching the skin.
I'm a huge fan of the Finnish Design House Marimekko, and craft and decorate my home with their prints. I even wear some of the prints.I decided to upcycle some old plain sneakers with their prints to make some sunny Marimekko shoes.
I found a really beautiful sheer lavender curtain at the thrift store, and I was inspired to try to drape a pleated top. Mind you, I didn’t actually have any idea what I was doing--I barely know what draping means--but I really wanted to do something fun with all this beautiful fabric. With a lot of experimenting and trial and error, I ended up with a unique Ariana Grande-inspired top that I am absolutely in love with. Keep reading to find out how I made this awesome DIY pleated top.
In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how I added watercolor wash tie-dye to a tiered white skirt I made. It’s a little different than traditional tie-dye, but the effect is beautiful and adds a little spice to my outfit. Follow along to learn how to watercolor wash your garments!
In this seven outfits for seven days tutorial, I’m going to show you seven outfits for the week from Monday to Sunday, wearing neon yellow t-shirts. It can be daunting to wear neons if you’ve never done so before, but no need to worry; after reading this tutorial, you’ll have the confidence to style them.