Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday Feature- Your Girlish Whims

Another Friday is here, and along with it the end of September. Where does the time go? It will soon be Christmas! With that in mind, let me introduce you to another great etsy shop- Your Girlish Whims. Rebecca sells handmade jewelry and accessories.

Isn't this lovely?

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Tried it out Thursday- Halloween hand sanitizer

I finally tried out my Silhouette SD. I won one back in May. I am ashamed to say I left it in the box until one day last week. I was afraid it would take a long time to set up and I thought I just didn't have the time. I also had to make room for it. I finally decided to move some things off  my desk and move my printer, so the Silhouette has a home. None of the moving or set up took as long as I thought it would.

My first official project was to make a Frankenstein hand sanitizer for my hubby for his birthday.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

WIWW- Scarf as a necklace

Happy Wednesday!
First let me announce that I have started a fashion/style blog, Savvy Southern Style. You can see more outfits there. I like to chatter about the details of an outfit so much that a week long review of everything in one post gets to be a bit too much. And I'd like to keep this blog mostly about crafting, so I started another one to journal my outfits. Please check it out.

Blazer, pants, silk tee- Worthington separates, JCPenney;
shoes (similar)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Thrifting fall trends- part three

A couple more of the fall 2011 trends I've been able to thrift:

Faux fur

I didn't find a vest, but I did find this leather jacket with faux fur collar at the Goodwill for $6.49!

Another cute fall trend is the bow blouse.  It's a very vintage look and something you may not like unless you work in an office. I work in an office, so I love it!

My vintage thrift store find:

Thanks for falling my thrifting fall trends series. Remember, you don't have to spend a fortune for fashion. Just find your nearest thrift store.

In case you missed it, here's part one and part two.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Must Do Monday - Halloween specimen and subway art

I've tried my hand at punched paper specimen art before. There are some great Halloween pieces out there that are motivating me to try this for Halloween too.

I have not tried subway art yet, but there are some great examples of that out there for Halloween as well.

Hope you have a happy craft filled week!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday feature- Yellow Plum Blossoms

Happy Friday!! Need a gift for mom or baby? Then check out YellowPlumBlossoms. YellowPlumBlossoms specializes in boutique burp cloths, baby blankets, and pouches.

Take a look:

You can also find YellowPlumBlossoms on Facebook  and on her blog. Jennie has great ideas on her blog. You may remember I found these towels there:

I followed her tutorial to make these.

Make sure to check out this cute shop. Now through Oct. 23, 2011, get a 10% discount with code Scraps10.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Tried it out Thursday- DIY eye makeup remover

I found this tutorial at adelynSTONE one day for DIY eye makeup remover. So I tried it out.

Here are the ingredients:

1 C water
1½ TBSP Baby Shampoo (tear free)
⅛ TSP Baby Oil (Cocunut Oil or Olive Oil)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


It's time again for WIWW with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy. Here's a run down of what I wore to work last Tues. through Friday.

Jones New York silk blazer, scarf, lace tank- thrifted;
 pants- JCPenney, shoes- Mudd

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Thrifting fall trends- part two

A few more fall trends I've been able to pick up at the thrift store:


Thrifted lace tank- Goodwill $3.89

Jewel tones

My finds:

Blazers- Goodwill $6.49

Midi skirts

My find:

Skirt - Salvation Army Thrift $2.50

I'll have to shorten the skirt for it to be a midi on my shortie self, but that's do-able. And it rocks more jewel tone colors.

Have you found any of the latest trends at your thrift store?

Friday, September 16, 2011

Friday Feature- Sophia's Sundries

This week I'd like to introduce a unique fabric shop, Sophia's Sundries. You'll find vintage fabrics and fat quarters from vintage sheets.

This one caught my eye:

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

WIWW- Scarf - two ways

I missed posting WIWW for a couple of weeks because I've been on work related travel and the hotel rooms and my schedule did not allow for pics or posting. I'm back this week with a couple of casual outfits and a work outfit.

Saturday evening out

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Thrifting fall's new trends- Part one

I've been reading up on fall's fashion trends for this year in all the magazines and blogs and I've been adding them to my wardrobe with thrift store and consignment purchases. If only it would get cool enought to wear my finds. It's been so easy to find all of the trends for $1.00- $7.00. I'll be sharing my finds in a three or more part series. Here's part one:

Monday, September 12, 2011

Must Do Monday- DIY Pumpkin decor- 5 ways

It's time to start thinking about fall projects ( if only the temperature would cooperate around here.) I admired all the pumpkin projects in blogland last fall. Maybe this year I will get to try some. I had the good fortune to find some craft pumpkins at a yard sale this spring ( I wouldn't pay the Michael's price last fall) so here are some ideas I have for them:

Friday, September 9, 2011

Friday Feature- Cassie Stephens

Happy Friday! Today I'm featuring a unique etsy shop I found via my blog world travels- Cassie Stephens. Cassie makes unique ceramic belt buckles and belts with vintage flair.

Check them out.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Everything's coming up roses (or rosettes)

Okay, I'll admit that title is a little cheesy! Do you ever struggle with post titles? Anyway, I've been making rosettes for quite some time now, and I think rosette necklaces are the perfect accessory when you need to match or coordinate color with an outfit or add a pop of color to an outfit. A couple of weeks ago I needed something to tie an outfit together so I whipped us this necklace in about an hour.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Must Do Monday - Memo Boards- 5 Tutorials

Magnetic, fabric, cork, or a combination? What's your favorite? I love dressed up boards and have saved a few ideas to try out one day.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Tried it out Thursday- Package bows

I used some handmade flowers as package bows on a wedding gift recently.

I followed THIS tutorial, but cut the center stems very short. I also used brads in the center of some so they would lay flatter.

I used the paper that stores wrap your breakables in. Not sure what to call it- it's heavier than tissue paper but still pretty soft. I had saved some from previous shopping trips.

These were quick and easy but turned out very elegant.

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