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First, a quick note about the blog. Starting this week, I will be posting Monday, Wednesday and Friday only. I have some long-term blog projects I'd like to get done, plus I tend to go off in a million directions posts-wise, the result being that nothing gets finished. By limiting the number of days I intend to post, I hope it will allow me to focus and deliver.
I knew I was a changed woman when I stared picking Holly trees for the berries. And the berries for a pair of hosiery that HAD to be dyed naturally. RIT being easier to obtain, I went the opposite way. Naturally. After being pricked countless times, why I didn’t give up, who knows, I promised myself it was worth it. Crazy.
shirt: stole from sister-in-law Jacket: Nordstrom pants: 7s Jewlery: thrifted and f21 shoes: Guess Supplies: Follow the instructions on the dye box as how to mix the hot water, salt, and dye (you can add soda ash, but I didn't). I used Tangerine orange RIT powder dye, which was only 2 bucks! You will need some sort of bucket of container to put the dye in. It was convenient doing it in a pot because I could boil the water and keep it warm if I needed to on the stove.
Hey guys! Do you have an old sweater laying around? Well here's a fun tutorial on how you can spruce it up with some studded elbow patches! Supplies you will need: - two square pieces of leather or vinyl -a piece of paper -a Sharpie permanent marker -thread -razor knife -pliers -scissors -studs (you can order it on Ebay) -sweater Step 1 : Take a piece of paper and cut out an oval stencil for the elbow patches. Step 2: Outline the stencil on the back of the leather/vinyl piece.
I wanted some neon color on my fingertips, but wanted to be subtle about it. What could be better than bright neon on black, reminiscent of cool Summer nights at the carnival? Give your tips a hot neon makeover with a little paint and patience (and no airbrush to have to bother with for this… Read the Full Post ---» I’ve been ogling kitten tees as of late…I’m a total crazy cat lady (except I live with my Hub’s dog…go figure). So the best I can do is a little kitten of my very own..on a T-shirt per se.
I’ve had this project on the back burner for a long time and I’m so happy to have finally finished it to show you all! These bangles make great sparkly accessories for the holiday season or easy DIY presents for your fabulous friends! *NOTES: I bought a stack of 20 simple bangles at Target for less than $5. The rhinestone strands are from Michaels. You can use dots of glue to help start and finish off the thread wraps if you find it easier and less stressful than tucking and wrapping. Photos: Courtesy of Ashley Weeks Cart
13th October 2011 In case you didn’t see it over at the Free People website, here is the DIY Fishtail Skirt I made recently inspired by all the similar styles on the SS12 runways for their WednesDIY feature ( check it out here ). It’s such a simple project and a great way to spice up a tired maxi or midi skirt. You need: A thrifted skirt (I picked one with some subtle pleating but don’t go with a fully pleated skirt as they are difficult to hem) A pair of scissors Needle and thread An iron. How to: 1. Below is obviously the way the skirt looked before I took my scissors to it.