My absolutele favorite season is just about here...Fall. Can you feel it in the air? Setting aside the fact that it is clearly the best time for fashion (naturally), there is just something magical about Autumn. The way the leaves are changing color, the new brisk feel to the air, how you slowly start to emerge from your Air Conditioning to find that you want to take walks with your family, bake apple pies, play at the park, and jump in leaf piles. Did I mention that my birthday happens to be in the Fall?
My husband has a surplus of button-up shirts. He had to wear them for school for years and now has to wear them to work. However, finding them isn’t as easy as just stopping by the mall. My husband is 6’5″, remember?!! So sometimes we get lucky and find them in local stores…..but mostly we find them online. But usually the very longest (sleeves included) are just barely long enough for him.
Just can’t help for not making these sweet little macaron coin purses when one of Craft Passion’s Facebook fans showed them to me. Thanks to XYZZhandmade for her inspiring handmade and some tutorial links in Japanese, this , this , this and this . No, I can’t read Japanese but I can guess from the pictures on how to sew it. Here is the English version of tutorial on how to sew this macaron coin purse where I add more details in the sewing. The space inside the coin purse is quite limited but good enough to place some small jewelries like ear rings, rings; may be to keep some small coins, folded money; a place to keep small piece of note that wrote your shopping list and reminder etc. Or, simply use it as a key chain or hanging ornament.
Today I have the honor of welcoming Emma from Hello Beautiful to the wonderful world of Blog Sitting! I was thrilled when Emma reached out, as I often stumble across her work while browsing all of the fabulous link parties out there. She has such a fresh and fun take on projects, often using bright, bold, beautiful colors - which always catches my eye :).
I love repurposing clothing, bags, and furniture, just as many of you do too. Refashioning is (often) inexpensive, it uses up old waste, and what I love most….it gives me parameters to work with. Sometimes tackling a new project alone feels daunting because you’re not sure where to start. But with refashioning you start with previously constructed materials that require you to think outside of the box. They give you a jumping point to tinker with, evolve, and recreate the old into something exciting and new ( The love boat …)
I love IKEA. I know you know that. But in case it was unclear, just wanted to say it again. Like Target, it’s one of those places we go to even when we don’t need anything, sort of as an outing. I throw both kids in the (annoying) shopping carts that have swivel wheels on the front AND the back. Can they please change that???
Need last-minute costume ideas? Beyond sticking a load of Peeps all over a black T-shirt (you’re a “chick magnet,” get it?), or drawing a zigzag black line across a yellow T-shirt (Charlie Brown!), or grabbing a buddy with a red T-shirt to be a Dr. Suess-ian “Thing 1″ and “Thing 2,” there are so many other costumes and accessories to make from your stash of old T-shirts using just a pair of scissors (and maybe a needle and thread).