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When I was in China last summer, I remember noticing that most girls had ponytails tied with a scrunchie with bunny ears. I could never pull this off, but thought it was adorable, and kept it in mind for an Easter DIY. It's a great way to use fabric scraps, a simple accessory to wear at an Easter party, and a sweet Easter gift for a little girl. When I was done with the DIY, I saw that there was a similar one on YouTube. Since it's done, I'm still posting my version, but if you would rather follow video instructions, then just hop on over to Ann Le's video tutorial. Also, I wanted to take a picture on myself to show the final result, but I really REALLY look awful these days, as a result of that never-ending sickness and tiredness. Okay, on to the DIY! Supplies needed:Fabric, about 1/8 yardFabric glue (or a sewing machine if you prefer to sew)Elastic (I used the 0.25 wide one), about 9"ScissorsPencilSafety pin Start by cutting a 18" x 3" piece of fabric. Cut a 12" x 5" piece of fabric.

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Boutique Sweaters at Free People Women's Sweaters When it’s cold outside, a women’s sweater in a cool shape is the perfect alternative to dressing frumpy and down. Free People has a wide variety of women’s sweater to choose from that don’t sacrifice style for warmth. Snag one up with an intricate pattern, a striking color, a cropped length, voluminous sleeves, or sequined detailing. Made from rich materials like wool, cashmere, and cotton blends, our women’s sweaters are perfect for transitioning from the office to evening looks. The possibilities when it comes to dressing around Free People’s new women’s sweater are endless. Beyond Beyond - UK & International Wedding blog // Photography, Style, Design & Inspiration Welcome to hump day you lovely fashionistas, you gorgeous lot – it is outfit time and do you know who is killing if for the second time in best of the guest we have to doff our caps to H&M who are thrilling us with their new range – The Glamorous Conscious Collection. Which very nearly rendered us unconscious and required us to have a big old dose of smelling salts; we Love all of these – and if Hollywood loves it, then of course it is guest worthy! So far Michelle Williams and Viola Davis have been rocking these lovelies – So get ready for April 12th when these lovelies will be released in 100 stores worldwide only! Some of these are wed-worthy – interesting maybe the dress for the big day might be from H&M, there will only be 1000 pieces of each dress – they are limited editions once gone, they will never return again! It had to be all about the ruffles, seriously – there will be a wedding shoot this year that has a bride wearing this dress and we for one can’t wait to view it!

V and Co how to: jersey knit bracelet i don't know what it is about this time of year that makes me just want to have my bare feet in the sand, be watching the sun setting into the ocean, and breathing in the warm salty air of the i get older, more and more i find myself missing that place i used to go to almost as a teen. (my skin doesn't miss it. as a matter of fact, i now wish i listened more and DID put SPF on my face...hindsight is 20/20). my mom calls me from her walk on the beach almost every morning...*sigh*yeah, i get a little homesick around this time of the year. heck on my pinterest my "dreaming of summer" has the most pictures in it. ah yes. i miss my ocean. case in point. this bracelet, brought a flood of memories, not because i used to have one like it but because i can totally see me wearing it by the beach, not caring that it's gotten salty and wet, because i can totally make another one in like less than 5 minutes flat when i get home. *sigh*

Country Living Shrinky Dinks Jewelry I’ve been beyond excited about the new March issue of Country Living magazine coming out this week! I, along with three other DIY bloggers, was asked to share a craft project with their readers. (Uhhm, twist my arm!) If you are a new visitor of JSIM, Welcome! They favored a past Shrinky Dinks project I posted on my blog so I created a special craft just for the March issue and included free digital images for you to download from the Country Living website.

Crafty: PT and TP Roll Pendants I mentioned in my last post that I was experimenting with some toilet paper and paper towel rolls I'd been saving. And here's what I came up with- Pendants! Once the basic idea for making jewelry from TP and PT rolls popped into my head I couldn't stop thinking of variations. So I'm showing three different techniques here, all of them use the same basic materials: TP/PT Rolls I Heart Wedding Dress: Lace Back Wedding Dresses A selection of gorgeous lace details on wedding dresses that cause major wedding dress envy! Beautiful lace detail on the back of this vintage ivory wedding dress. A floral patterned lace back. Feather Extensions So the long awaited post is here! Time to “Do it Yourself!” No need to pay the steep prices for getting feather extensions in. Feather extensions can be washed curled and flat ironed.

Mini Folk Charm Necklace By Cathe Holden I have several necklaces with my children’s and husband’s names incorporated into the pendants, but I didn’t have one with their likenesses. So I spent an afternoon in the craft cave and created my own tiny family charms. Here’s how I did it.For a PDF of this tutorial, visit the build page on Make: Projects. Give Your Shampoo a Lift with a Little Baking Soda » Eco Baking soda is most often used for deodorizing refrigerators and, of course, baking. This multi-tasker also has medicinal uses, can scrub your tub and – surprise! – can be used to green up your beauty routine. While some people swear by ditching the shampoo all together and using baking soda instead, my trial of that last year didn’t go so well. I so wanted it to work, so I could really simplify my routine and pare down the number of products I use.

DIY Magazine Envelopes As promised, here is a tutorial on making your own envelopes for stationery sets. While this template makes a rectangular envelope, you could certainly modify it to make squares as well, and as usual this image is scalable (the actual jpg is quite small, I printed it at 250% to make the cute envelopes shown in the tutorial--I just like cutesy small stuff, my original envelopes were much larger). To make these envelopes you will need: Paper or magazine pages of your choosing. scissors or an X-Acto knife a ruler Envelope template (below) glue (elmer's or glue sticks work just fine--if you do not have glue, you can go without and use stickers to close your envelope as well) Start by printing the following template to your desired size: Cut out your template and trace it onto your paper of choice.

Eggshell craft bracelet I’m going to be honest – at first the thought of crafting with eggshells grossed me out. I eat eggs but I find them a little gross; I’m not sure why. Am I the only one?!? But I admit that is being very short-sighted, because as Adrianne shows us, eggshell crafts can be beautiful. She made this bracelet, and it’s completely awesome.

Decal Penny Pendant Remember those sweet little vintage Meyercord decals we were all sticking to everything chippy a few years back? They used to be so popular that I’d have to pay around $12 a sheet. Today, I find them often for under $5. I’d been thinking about using them in a pendant and today decided to experiment with something I’d never crafted with, a penny.