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A pair & a spare

A pair & a spare
7th April 2014 Greetings from sunny New Zealand! I feel so lucky to have spent the last few days enjoying every moment with friends and family on the gorgeous island of Waiheke – if you ever get the chance to visit this part of the world you must (must must!). I can’t even put into words how lovely it is here – every single bay and little cottage looks like it’s straight out of Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom! One of my good friends got married a few days ago at Mudbrick Winery, and it was one of those long nights I’ll no doubt remember forever (luckily long after the morning-after-headache has subsided!). I thought I would share with you some of the details of this (picture perfect) wedding as well as what I threw on for the day – a hot pink lace dress and (never one to leave the house not wearing a new DIY) which I decided to toughen with a little DIY.

3 Step, $3 Infinity Scarf First things first: Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts (and your gratuitous, giggle-inducing compliments) on my blogging identity crisis post. I really felt a little confused about why I’m blogging in the first place and what (if anything) I should be focusing on, and you guys gave me a great reminder of what I’m doing here: sharing my passions, my thoughts, my hobbies, and my everyday, real, unglamourized (not a real word) life so we can connect and laugh and be inspired and improve ourselves together. The consensus of thought in the comments seems to be that while we all enjoy a good crochet/craft post, most of you seem to just enjoy having a good ol’ internet buddy that you can chuckle and commiserate and create with. And I love being that buddy. Second things second: Newlyweds on a Budget is giving away 3 patterns of your choice from my shop right now . . . head on over and enter to win!

The 200 Best Graphic, App & Web Design Tools & Resources (Categorized) This post is #21 in DailyTekk’s famous Top 100 series which explores the best startups, gadgets, apps, websites and services in a given category. Total items listed: 198. Time to compile: 8+ hours. Follow @DailyTekk on Twitter to make sure you don’t miss a week! Well we’re back at it again making another one of our infamous Top 100 Tech lists (many of which have been shared hundreds of thousands of times), except this time we’re aiming our sights at the world of graphic, app and web design (and we’ve doubled the scope to 200 amazing items).

modkid boutique Asian-inspired shirt and dress sewing pattern Sizes 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T, 6 and 7 Chic and sophisticated with an Asian-flair, Kyoko will soon become a favorite in your child’s wardrobe. It features a criss-cross bodice with two sleeve length options and a very full attached stripwork skirt in two lengths. Kyoko has a loose-fitting style so there’s no need for buttons, zippers or snaps. 22 Killer Personal Development Resources You're Missing Out On You’ve got the personal development itch once again. You know the feeling. Maybe you want to be more productive, finally tackle that goal of yours, or start waking up earlier. So you go to Google or your favorite personal development blogs. ALL THAT GLITTERS – Spell & the Gypsy Collective Festival of Love look book for Tree of Life Clothing Tree of Life Photography Ming NomchongHair and Make Up Ashlea PenfoldMuses Maddy Relph & Billie Edwards Styling by Abigael Whittaker You know those timeless images that end up swirling around pinterest and tumblr for ever? Ming probably photographed half of them hehe… Once again blown away by Tree Of Life’s latest look book. Adorned muses in a perfectly styled bohemian villa with arched doors and ancient Grecian leanings ~ what’s not to gush over.

the Circle Skirt I used to think that a gathered skirt was the easiest skirt to sew. But I may have changed my tune. A circle skirt is possibly even easier!….especially if you leave the elastic exposed. If you’ve ever made a poodle skirt before, it’s the same concept. My So Called Green Life...: How to Sew a Credit Card Wallet, Business, or Gift Card holder Update: I've finally created a Flickr group where you can upload photos of the credit card wallets you've made. I've seen some really fun versions out there, so please share them with us here~ I'm a huge purse-lover, but I always find myself grabbing my driver's license and credit card when running into the grocery store, post office, out to drop the kids off at school, etc., so I love having these little wallets in a multitude of colors and patterns.

Sewing Description: This Free Cape­let Pat­tern, from Ruf­fles And Stuff, is just per­fect for change­able Spring days. Craft Link : Free Capelet Pattern Read More : Sewing or Home Description: Use the Pleated Wrap Skirt Tutorial to create a neat little multi-season addition to your wardrobe.