This is a super simple DIY that may not turn out so great when you first try if you’ve never used the decorative stitches on your sewing machine before. But after a few practice runs it’ll be a breeze to make these DIY embroidered bandanas!
I’m planning on traveling quite a bit over the summer and early fall this year. I’m actually planning a two month trip to Europe later this year. With long trips that means packing versatile clothing that travels well (no one likes wrinkles or ironing) and can be easily washed (no dry clean only items). I’ve seen the Bina Brianca wrap before and thought it was genius, however I was not so happy with the price tag. But luckily enough I found several tutorials on how to make one for a fraction of the price. The tutorials I found all required more sewing that I wanted or thought needed to happen so I thought I’d share my version of the DIY convertible travel wrap.
Even though the weather in California has been wonderful, this past weekend the temperatures have taken a bit of a dip. So I made a few more winter-wear items that was inspired by Katie Did’s sewn scarf that she made for her daughter. However her directions to gather strands of yarn and sew back and forth was not adequate enough for me. I struggled a bit to make an adult version for me and I figured my trials and error could help someone else trying to make a similar scarf. Read More
Can you believe that it’s December already? I’m afraid I’ll blink and suddenly it’ll be 2015. While I was procrastinating on Pinterest I came across a scarf that looked deliciously cozy, but wasn’t worth the price tag to me and looked like a simple pattern I could work out myself. You just need to know the basics of knitting like how to cast on, how to knit and how to purl. The great thing about this is that since you’re using a bulky yarn, it knits up quickly, so you can make a more as presents for others.
Last week I posted about wanting to tackle disorganized eyesores around my place and shared my newly reorganized jewelry. This week I want to share how I finally figured out a way to organize my scarves. I’m pretty sure as I share more of what I reorganize you all will realized how much of a slob I am.
It’s fall and that means scarves! I was at a Jo-Ann store recently and came across a plaid fabric that I loved and I bought it on a whim not really knowing what I would make out of it. Whenever I find a fabric that I like but don’t know what to do with I usually buy a yard of it and store it in my fabric bin until I figure out what I should make with it. This is a bad habit that I should break because I’m slowly becoming a hoarder of fabrics and would probably appear on the A&E Hoarders show if it was still running.
It’s starting to feel like summer, and that means fun summer nights with friends and family. Earlier this week, a friend and I decided we wanted to taste test Leinenkugel’s summer shandy. I thought it would be a perfect time to show off a pair of shorts I made using this diy tutorial, my new sunglasses and what I would wear going to a backyard barbeque.