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Vintage book travel-tech organizer. As you may have figured out from my My Life Scoop posts, I’m a bit of a nut for tech accessories, especially pocket-sized ones.

vintage book travel-tech organizer

I can’t get over how awesomely small our entertainment devices are becoming; it makes traveling with them so much easier. But one issue I keep running into is how to neatly organize everything, especially the power cords and connector cables that accompany my favorite devices. Rather than spend another plane trip rummaging through my catch-all carry-on bag searching for my headphones, bumping my head on the seat in front of me every time, I decided to make a small tech-accessory organizer using elastic ribbon and an old vintage book cover. This project can be sized up or down and customized in many different ways — the best approach is to gather all the tiny tech things you travel with and see how much there is.

Circle Skirts by Katy & Laney. Wool circle skirts are just the latest in a growing body of evidence that Laney and I are merging into one being.

Circle Skirts by Katy & Laney

For further proof please see our eerily similar hair color and penchant for red lips. If we hadn’t selected different fabrics and skirt lengths it really would have gotten creepy. You’re really spoiled for choice when it comes to circle skirt tutorials. 森ガール. iPhone 5 Case and iPad Case by Grove. MAGAZINE ENVELOPES. 18K+ Well I got this idea from our friend Nina.


She was making these super cute envelopes out of scrapbook paper and I really wanted to make some! So I came home and made some! They are so so SO simple and add a personal touch to your envelopes. You will need: An old magazine, scissors, an envelope, a glue stick and a Sharpie. Tear out some magazine pages that you like. Carefully pull the envelope apart. Trace the envelope on a magazine page. Cut the envelope shape out. Turn the envelope over as well as the magazine cut-out. Unfold everything and separate the magazine cut-out from the envelope. Glue the bottom flap down to the two side flaps. And you've made your own envelope! The great thing about making these envelopes our of magazine pages is that the envelopes have a character all of their own. Cathie Filian {Cathie and Steve like to make things.}: t-shirt makeovers. This Blog Friday, May 14, 2010 t-shirt makeovers Link: Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium Link: Tie Dyed Hearts.

Cathie Filian {Cathie and Steve like to make things.}: t-shirt makeovers

101 Simple Handmade Gift Tutorials. These simple handmade gift tutorials will make any crafty person’s heart sing with joy!

101 Simple Handmade Gift Tutorials

101 Crafty Gifts - StumbleUpon. Origami - StumbleUpon. More Design Please - MoreDesignPlease. A Vintage portrait with Grace. Hi everyone!

A Vintage portrait with Grace

Hope you had a lovely weekend. Grace and I got to work on one of the art projects for my online art class this weekend and it was so much fun. The assignment was to create a vintage inspired portrait on a small piece of canvas. Grace was anxious to start and dived right in! I love that about creating with kids this young – they have no fear! She, of course, finished before me. Soon we both had our canvas’ prepared…covered in a patchwork of vintage papers and doilies. I showed Grace examples of Jeanne’s original work so she could envision the outcome of the project. Image via jeanneoliverdesigns We will be attaching these canvas’ to vintage door plates or escutcheons, just as seen above. Here is Grace’s finished portrait… When I asked her to tell me the story behind this portrait she said, ” She is a princess, waiting in the garden outside her castle for her prince to come.”

Here are the first steps of my process…sketching in my girl… Junebug's Jacket and a Heidi & Finn Pattern Giveaway! Heidi and Finn has graciously offered to share a FREE pattern with two lucky readers--more info below!

Junebug's Jacket and a Heidi & Finn Pattern Giveaway!

First of all, thanks to all of you who weighed in on the choosing of fabric for Junebug's jacket. The general consensus was to use the mustard fabric as the lining fabric--which I was totally on board with! (Have no fear, the other fabric will be used for an upcoming skirt.) Once the jacket was constructed, I decided to use a hook and eye closure instead of the orange buttons. I still love the orange buttons for this jacket, but the closure just needed to be slightly more dramatic than plain ol' buttons. I shared before that the pattern was from the Etsy shop Heidi and Finn and boy, was it a good pattern. First, let me share Junebug's Jacket. The closure is supposed to be a big fabric bow, but Junebug is not the biggest fan of big bulky pieces on her clothing so I adapted to suit her pickiness.

Love it, right? You probably want to make one too, huh? 2. Yay for giveaways! P.S. How to Make Hot Air Balloon Ornament Tutorial. I get inspiration from so many places.

How to Make Hot Air Balloon Ornament Tutorial

When browsing the Restoration Hardware website I spotted this adorable hot air balloon nursery mobile. The first thing I thought was I can make this! I made my hot air balloon ornament, using a plastic Christmas ornament I bought at the 99 Cents Only store. There were some cute pink ornaments there that would be perfect for a girls mobile. ** An alternative if you don't want to make a the basket out of paper is to use a plastic soda bottle cap and paint it brown. *** If you are making this into a mobile, I would hot glue gun the cap of the ornament onto the ball so there is no risk of coming apart and being a choking hazard.

Page 20. Always Chrysti - Always Chrysti - 100+ Ways to Creatively Reuse Old Magazines. Do-it-Yourself DIY String Wedding Lanterns Yarn Chandeliers - StumbleUpon. Jessica of Wednesday Inc shows us how to make those gorgeous twine chandeliers from the inspiration shoot she shared with us this morning.

Do-it-Yourself DIY String Wedding Lanterns Yarn Chandeliers - StumbleUpon

Using balloons, glue and twine, you can also make these lanterns for your wedding – and then bring it home and use it as your very own mid century lampshade. What you will need are: balloons, glue, yarn, tray for glue, corn starch 1/2 cup of Corn starch, 1/4 cup of Warm water, clear fast drying spray paint, hanging lamp cord or fishing line (depending on your desired final product), and a lighting kit if you’re looking for a fully functional lantern. Jessica recommends using a sharpie to mark on the inflated balloon how much room you need to leave for the lighting cord.

She also recommends coating the balloon with vaseline prior to wrapping the yarn coated with glue so it doesn’t stick on the balloon once it’s dry. You can see all the details on Jessica’s blog. Are you getting excited to try to do this at home as much I am? Instructions: 1.