I’ve been making many skirts lately! I think it’s because I’m tired of wearing pants all winter long and am excited to bare some leg soon. I’m a blanket hoarder. I can’t pass up a good blanket whenever I wander through the home goods section of any store. Because of this horrible condition, I have blankets that sit in the closet sadly gathering dust. Last year I made one into a blanket cardigan, this year I decided to take out one of my old favorites and turn it into a skirt. It’s incredibly easy and took under an hour!
I’m sure you have seen these skirts all over now. I love A-line skirts because it’s not overly tight like a mini skirt. And I’m not afraid of wind kicking it up like a skater skirt does. I love them so much that I decided to make my own last month and wanted to share with you all how!
I had spare leather left over from when I made a cross body pouch that has been sitting around for a month. So I decided I wanted to make a leather glasses case for my sunglasses with the extra material. I found Oh Everything Handmade’s great coin purse tutorial that had a helpful template that I was able to modify for this and I was inspired by Alisa Burke’s tutorial to try out drawing on leather with my hot tool as well.
I’ve been seeing cocoon wraps and blanket cardigans for a few years now. I even made my own last year! I came across a pattern called the diamond jacket and was inspired to try making my own, but am calling it a DIY diamond wrap because I thought it was a more accurate description. I chose not to buy the pattern because it looked simple enough and luckily it is! Another bonus is it’s a great one size fits all garment that everyone can make and wear.
Last year at the beginning of the year I kicked off an organization series full of tips and ideas for some quick home improvement and decluttering. This year I decided I wanted to focus on projects that will help decluttering my car!
I was given some upholstery fabric samples some time ago. I love all the different patterns, but couldn’t figure out what to do with them at first. I finally decided to use my first fabric sample to make an oversized clutch this month! It’s super simple to make and only requires a few materials and I was able to make mine in under an hour. Be on the lookout for more fabric sample DIYs in the future as I figure out what else I’ll be making with the rest of the samples I got.
I’m a planner and love to be organized, Google calendar, the Taasky app and a multitude of other planning tools get me through my day. My love for organization extends to other aspects of my life, including my purses. I often switch purses from week to week and from outfit to outfit. I wanted to make it easier to switch all my things over and keep them organized with a purse organizer. I saw this great one on etsy and thought to try to make my own.
I’ve expressed my obsession with bralettes on several occasions already, but I’m still not over how much I love them. I saw A Pair and A Spare’s tutorial for an ultra sexy lace version that inspired me to try making my own bralettes. She made it look so easy and simple. I had leftover swimsuit material and elastic from my one-piece tutorial so I thought it wouldn’t hurt to try making one. And it turns out it’s not that difficult, follow along to make your own DIY criss-crossed bralette !
Like with my style, I tend to switch things up with my bedspread every few months. I had spruced things up with some pillow covers in the winter, and now for the spring I wanted to change my duvet cover and my decorative pillows. I did not, however, want to spend a ton of money to do so, I decided to DIY my own duvet cover.