All posts tagged: DIY

Last Year’s Makes

There’s been a lot going on over the last few months, but I’m excited to finally do a little catch-up and share a few makes from the end of the year on here. Most of my DIY time last year was spent on wedding makes, but I did actually make a few unrelated things in the second half of the year. I shared them here and there on IG, but here’s a round up! First up: Ella Top by Liola Patterns, Julia Cardigan from Mouse House Creations, and Pixie Wallet from Home Row Fiber Co. — I shared these three over on The Monthly Stitch for Indie Pattern Month if you’d like to read more about them. The cardigan has become one of my favorite makes to date. It’s a super lightweight fabric but it was perfect for this double-layer design. I have to admit, I threw it in the wash after the first time wearing it and somehow immediately misplaced it for about 6 months (ha!… it’s not just socks that the laundry elves steal!). But I found it again a month or …

Wedding DIY: Part 2 | Save the Dates & Invitations + Bridal Jewelry

It was 104°F yesterday when I went outside for lunch. Got up to 114° in some spots around here. I’m all for the summertime heat, but this week has been exhausting! I’m sure many of you are feeling it where you are too! Makes me think back to the summers I worked outside building docks right across from the movie theater where all of my friends worked in the nice, cool air conditioning. ha! Loved that job, but now that I’m older all I can say is how glad and thankful I am to have an indoor job! :) On to it! Our save-the-dates went through SO MANY revisions (this was version 10) :) because I’m picky and I waited until the last minute to send them. I originally wanted to have a picture of us on there but we ended up having to push back our engagement photos a few times (rain, etc…) so instead the pups got to be center stage! Because, well, look at those faces… I used the same photos of …

DIY Headboard Full of Memories

I came across this post about DIY headboards the other day and decided I need to share another. I wish I could take credit for this one but it was absolutely 100% my mom. A little while back, our county suffered a really bad storm. It hit the worst over near what was my Grandma’s house – now my Uncle’s house. They live right on the lake, and the pier was torn apart. So was the roof of the house… and the fence… and trees were strewn everywhere. I didn’t actually see the worst of it, but I saw everything after it was cleaned up and there was just a weird sense of calm. Like something was missing. Here was the pier before the storm:   Actually, way back in the day, there was a lot more to it. Where those ducks are standing there was another entire section. But of course life has happened… other storms have come though… it’s changed and adapted over the years. This pier has seen a lot. My cousins and …

Flight Suit Purse A Go-Go

Why a go-go? It just felt right. :) So I guess it turned out more of a tote than a purse… but anywhoo… here’s the finished product. As mentioned, I made this one for a friend from one of her boyfriend’s old flight suits. She gave me a couple of flight suits to play around with, and picked out the blue zebra duck cloth from Hobby Lobby for the lining. Now I just have to get it into the mail. I hope she likes it!    My favorite part is the front pockets… all still functional, I just cut out the old fabric and added another layer of the lining so it shows in the pockets too. :) The inside pockets were all stolen from the pant legs. I sewed the two big pockets together then onto the lining only along the outside and one line up the middle so they are more like double pockets. I really liked the examples I saw with the strap coming around from the back to the front, so I …

Purple Maxi Skirt

Sewing Project #5 My first made-completely-from-scratch clothing item. :) Made with inspiration from here and here. My parents came to visit last weekend and my mom (the sewing expert in the family) mentioned that I could have made it a little shorter. But I said no… I made it extra long… just because I can!