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I'll change the way you think about fashion.

I'll change the way you think about fashion.
As most of you know, late last year I made a big career change from being the Grants Manager at the SC Arts Commission, to working in Community Impact at United Way of the Midlands. I loved working in the arts and continue to support the arts in every way I can. But as I looked at the people around me in the city I happily call home and saw how many were hungry, homeless, uneducated, and suffering, I wanted to help. When United Way launched National Volunteer Week with their Day of Action and needed volunteers to help give out information about our services at the Soda City Farmers Market, I happy signed up! There was just one thing…I had to wear this shirt… It’s not bad, but…

Scallops Wrapped In… ← Pinterest Come to Life – Rosette WreathWhere have you been all my life? → Scallops Wrapped In… How to Sew Pockets: A Tutorial Pockets add so much functionality to a garment. Have you ever thought your favorite party dress would just be so much better if it had pockets to stash your lip gloss and cell phone? When you’re in the midst of sewing garments, it’s easy to incorporate a pocket into your construction.

Modest Fashion Blog Hey everyone, my name is Crystal from hey COOBABE. I blog about daily life with my husband and sweet baby girl with budget style and beauty thrown into the mix. I love a good deal but I don't like to sacrifice great style so I try to find trends for cheap or make it myself. Recently, I've been looking for a modest high-low skirt everywhere and finally refashioned an old dress to make one.

DIY Peter Pan Collar We almost lost our marbles when we first spotted these scalloped white Louis Vuitton collars on the runway. And so when Lucky Magazine asked us to create a tutorial for their November issue, DIYing Peter Pan collars was an absolute no-brainer. Crisp, feminine, and perfect for fall, who would have thought Neverland could look so chic? You’ll need:2 scalloped edged collar pieces cut from white felt or rubber flannel (pattern downloadable here)a single hole punch or leather rotary hole punch1 yard of white ribbona needle and threadhot glue gunbutton Using the pattern template, cut out the two collar pieces. Create small holes between each scallop, using the hole punch.

20 brilliant things to make in a jar Via: Start saving your old jam jars! From cakes to herb gardens, pies to photo frames, and even entire meals … here are 20 fantastic things you never knew you could make with a jar. Upcycle Style: Braided T-shirt Rug I love making projects that involve at least one of the following criteria: decluttering, upcycling, sewing and a need. This Braided T-shirt Rug ticks all the boxes, so when I spotted a circular rug made by Sewing For Life on Pinterest, I was itching to start on my own immediately. Here’s why…Declutter – I’d been hounding Mr Man to clear out some of his old t-shirts that he no longer wears, the bottom actually fell out of his t-shirt draw from the weight of all the excess clothing!

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. DNA Scarf Pattern US 2 (2.75 mm) and US 4 (3.5 mm) Gauge: 12 stitches and 18 rows per 2 inches in seed stitch (see below), using larger needles Dimensions: Cabled region is ~23" long and ~6" wide, neck ribbing section is ~12" long (ribbing will be slightly narrower than the rest of the scarf) Seed stitch: On an even # of stitches: Row 1: k1, p1, repeat till the end Row 2: p1, k1, repeat till the end Right twist mini-cable, aka Classic Mock Cable: Row 1 (right side): K2 Rows 2 and 4 (wrong side): P2 Row 3: Knit the second stitch (leave the 1st stitch on the needle and work around it), then knit the first stitch, slip both stitches off the needle

This Blessed Life: Getting Mold Out of the Shower–Before & After EDIT: This post, which started out with about 6 comments from my followers when first posted back in 2012, has now gone viral on Pinterest - as of 6/18/13 it has received over 2.5 million views! Insanity. Clearly I am NOT alone in my quest to get rid of the moldy grout. :) I simply shared my story of removing my nasty, embarrassing mold from my window-less bathroom.

DIY Shoe Wings I do hope that this goes here... I didn't really make shoes, per say... I just made a accessory for the shoes? Please let me know if this needs to be moved. DIY Drippy Nails We were immediately inspired the moment we saw bare nails with blood-like, drippy polish accompany Prabal Gurung‘s spring collection at New York Fashion Week. Halloween is one of our favorite holidays and thus, the timing couldn’t have been better to recreate this deliciously daring DIY for our phalanges. Though a more vampy, burgundy color went down the runway, I went for more vibrant red . . . but the best part about this tutorial is that you can make it your own with just about any color, for any season! You’ll need:

Fluffy fruit pom poms that you can make yourself Am loving the Pom Pom Fruit project over at Mr Printables Blog, a relatively new educational site for creative children and families (and really anyone who likes quirky DIY projects). So, grab your yarn and learn how to make your own fruity pom poms at Mr Printables. via Etsy