I have a mess of curly frizzy hair. I do not like my hair (I tried hard there not to use the word “hate”). Basically I wear it up 95% of the time. I do like the elastic hair ties that are out there but was always annoyed by the tie at the end that always end of fraying and that manages to always catch hairs. So today I came up with an idea to make the whole thing a little prettier and much more seamless. This is what I came up with. I made a mini one for True Boo.
I’ve been on a whole Hippie vibe lately, I even made a Pinterest board dedicated solely to hippie love. Check it out here. So using some linen, leather and beads & things, I made this pouch with a cool wrap around closure.
I saw this great pin of a DIY version of the animal necklaces at Anthropologie. She had done a great job of making up cheap little versions of the more expensive counterparts at Anthro. I tried to find the pin again, but sadly failed
Anyway, I had to come up with a craft to do at West’s school for his Bday and thought this would be more fun and stylish than the other typical kid crafts. The idea is that they can hang them on their backpacks or jeans or wherever. If it will really work with 22 6 year olds in another thing….
In our small cottage I don’t like to stay organized – I HAVE to stay organized. These little baskets in all shapes and sizes helps. Really simpl to make you just have to make a lined bag and then add a gusset. I love combining new and vintage fabrics
Tessa had to do a last assignment for high school (graduating in a month!) for her Gender Studies class. She absolutely loved the class and was given specific instructions to be creative and make something that expressed how she felt as a female. Needless to say when I hear the word “creative” my mind switches into high gear. She wanted to do something that represented her German background and the things that she grew to love while living the last 8 years here in the US. So she put her graphic and sewing skills to good use and make this little pouch. I love it because really each side is Truly Tess!
There is no limit what you can do with a little printable fabric.
we added an detachable ”hok.up” charm for good measure
I had seen these self made lavender sachets all over pinterest and other blogs. I was really wanted to give it a try since I really like’ the concept…. The fresh scent of lavender in my laundry without having to use those environment unfriendly sheets. So I whipped one up to test the waters….
OK. Took me literally 3 minutes to cut and sew one up. Well, to be most honest might of taken me 10 minutes but only because I may of printed up some fabric labels. I can never resist printing something out of fabric. Kill me.
I threw it in a load of whites and it actually made the load smell delicious. Not overpowering but definitely there. The delicious scent even lingered through the 2nd wash.
Do yourself a favor and make a few- after a few loads you could throw them in your closet or drawers.
I chose some Indian block print remnants thinking that the thin weight would allow the lavender to scent to really escape.
what it looked like after a couple of loads. Completely intact and still smelling wonderful.
Great tutorial from Henry happened for turning a couple of place mats into a great cross body tote. The sewing is even done by hand which means that you could do it at the beach! Awesome! I also really love their tutorial for making tassels.
I’m absolutely (I mean ABSOLUTELY) in love with Truly’s Toes. They are soft, small and yummy – all the makings of a delicious snack. So for Mama Day I thought that I would make a quick gift to self by getting those feet on a pouch that I can haul and look at 24/7.
It was pretty easy I managed to get it done in under 2 hours (including drying time).
First I painted her feet with fabric paint. This was the best part. something about painting the little feet… I racked my brain for a career that could have me painting little baby feet all day.
Then I pushed them down on some simple canvas fabric (you could also use an old sheet)
Repeat with other foot.
I sewed on a bottom border fabric but you could also just keep it simple. I also printed a label on a printable fabric sheet, you could also do a title with some beautiful embroidery.
Then I sewed it into a zippered pouch and finished it with a fancy zipper pull – Because I am obsessed with them right now.
Make this for a new mom - she will treasure it for evah!