So, I’m in crazy need for supply storage! I’ve been compiling ribbons, paints, excess fabric, shoulder pads, and other assorted goodies over these past few months into bags and am finally sorting by item! It’s about time, y’all! I have my buttons, beads, thread, glue gun/glue sticks, and dyes tidy but the rest of my supplies are a hot mess.
To continue getting organized, I decided to take some old shoeboxes that I was going to recycle and make them my new storage bins. They were an assorted bunch of colors, so I decided to get Krylon paint happy and spray them all a uniform shade of pink!!
I totally got into it…just call me Banksy Jr.
They took up most of my workspace as they dried, so I had to pass on the sewing machine today. I can’t wait to label and get them filled with my stash o’crafts! Photos will come as soon as they’re ready!
Speaking of a stash, I’m giving away some amazingly fun crafty samples that were provided by awesome reader DJ (she’s a sales rep who’s sharing lots of fun goodies with us!) There are two books (one with silk projects and a felting how-to), a batch of fabric samples, a fabric yo-yo maker, a flexi-needle threader, and a travel sized Best Press (no-starch alternative) spray. Fun assorted items to really get your craft on!
To enter, leave a comment below with a good storage/organizational idea/plan/thought and a winner will randomly be picked this Friday (4/27). On top of my crafting and sewing supplies I’m finally getting my apartment organized. My amazing cousin MP in Ft. Worth had an awesome wine rack that was attached to the wall – I need that stat to clear up floor space with my bottles!
This piece felt super Marc Jacobs-y to me, all except for the price tag! The brownish floral print, the teal piping with the matching buttons…had the MJ essence for sure, however it wasn’t fully working for me.
I found this for a buck and was immediately attracted to the buttons. I let the buttons be my guide (ok, my conscience helped a bit too…) and came up with exactly what I wanted to turn this into.
Today’s piece is a sheer, pastel-y one that could have worked splendidly a few weeks ago for Easter. (I feel like the springtime mix bag of M&M’s in pastel shades.) I have une douche de bébé to attend (I rewatched the Mad Men season premiere again while I was writing and couldn’t stop singing “Zou Bisou Bisou”. I’m totally in French mode.)
This piece was completely too stuffy, so that collared neck is going to go!
I simply couldn’t resist this piece when I found it a little while back for a buck at the local pile sale.
(Little sidenote…in case you’re wondering, I shot a whole lotta pieces at the old house before my parents left. Tried to stock up before I find my new ‘before’ location which is currently being scouted
I was completely addicted to the colors and the fun print, and it fit!!
I wasn’t into the length but I thought with one easy change this would become my new favorite pre-summer dress.
Let the countdown begin!! New posts happening each day until the book comes out on 10/17. Around the interwebs world in (1)80 days!!
Today’s piece comes from my gal Hadassah. She remade one of my favorite pieces…
I’ve been following your work since you started, and I must say, you are amazing! A few months ago you remade some shoes by covering them in googly-eyes and as soon as I saw them, I wanted to do the same.
Here are the shoes – the Christian Louboutin slingbacks… (Refresher HERE!)
My version for 99% off the retail price…
I got the shoes…
…and was able to do my own version!