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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Fancy Holiday Hairpins

Bring out the gingerbread and a little bubbly, because the holidays are here! Whether you're hosting a holiday party or attending a fancy gala, it's time to get all decked out. So why not add some pizzazz to your hair?Read on to find out how I transformed a few basic bobby pins into these elegant hair accessories which are perfect for any holiday gathering.

Only a few supplies are needed for this simple diy project. I grabbed a handful of old bobby pins and used Bead Gallery beads which can be found at any Michaels store.
First, I cut a small square of black felt and sandwiched it between the prongs of the bobby pin. Then, I added a dab of hot glue and placed the bead on top. Easy right?
Five minutes later, I had three new sets of embellished hairpins to dress up any outfit.  
 As you celebrate with friends and family this holiday season, ring in the new year in style. Happy holidays and hope you like!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Patricia Infinity Cowl: Black, White, and Red All Over

The other day I found a lovely infinity scarf tutorial from luvinthemommyhood. Now that Fall is right around the corner, I figured this would be a great piece to add to my wardrobe to keep warm in the cool, breezy months ahead.
The Patricia Infinity Cowl is made up of six fat quarters, so I raided my stash and picked out several color-coordinating fabrics. I decided to go with a red, white, and black color scheme.

TIP: If you have more than six fat quarters to choose from like I do, be sure to choose a balanced mix of large and small prints. The variety will add interest to the scarf once it's finished.

 About 30 minutes later....Ta-da!
Because I used six different fat quarters, the scarf looks different every time I put it on.  It's such a fun scarf, I'll definitely be making a lot more. Until then, hope you like!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Doodle Swap #15

Round 15 of the Doodle Swap Project just ended, so I wanted to share my set for this round.
If you haven't already joined the Doodle Swap Project, I encourage you to visit the website and register for the next round. Not only is it loads of fun, but it's a great opportunity to connect with amazingly talented artists, designers, and illustrators. See doodle cards from previous rounds here.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Stud Earring Organizer

Recently I constructed my own jewelry case (details in a future post) so that I could organize all my earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. All my jewelry was in such disarray that it covered half my dresser, and many of the pieces I never even wore. It was time to get organized.

After I finished the case and organized my necklaces neatly inside, I realized I needed a way to display all my stud earrings. The solution: plastic canvas.

A while ago on Pinterest I came across this fancy stud earring organizer. I loved the idea of using plastic canvas, so I kept it simple and bought a single 5.5" circle.
All of my stud earrings fit nicely, and I can actually see them all! No more sifting through a jumbled pile to find the perfect pair to wear for the day. I hooked the canvas right below my charm bracelets, so I can easily grab a pair and go. Look at me, all organized.