Oh, I think you’re going to love the piece that I’m currently working on.
There’s some stripes going on, some polka dots going on, and some ric rac going on. It’s a fierce triple threat going on right now!!
Check back later today for the after look!!!
I’m a cardigan girl, so when I set eyes on this by Boden sweater, I knew I needed to DIY one of my own!
I had an almost identical grey sweater in my collection – aside from some thicker ribbing – but this sweater is something that can be snagged anywhere from Old Navy or Target, to a local thrift store.
(Sidenote – this is a project that can work for pretty much any sweater that you might have in your closet.)
Here’s a rundown of the supplies you’ll need:
It’s getting colder out, the holidays are around the corner, and I’m already thinking about what to wear for all the holiday events, from the cocktail parties to the weekend brunches. This year I’m definitely going to do some sort of winter whites and Kari’s outfit is getting me excited to find one of my own.
I got this lovely sack from an antique shop. After talking the owner down to $3 I began to question even spending that much!
It was hideous, but the material is a beautiful lace on top and interesting plaid on the skirt that added promise!
Let’s see what Kari makes with this one!
Michelle’s creation today is something totally practical and useful. However, I love the story behind the creation even more. Check it out…
Hi, Marisa! Thanks so much for all your great inspirational pieces! I’m glad to know that there’s someone else out there who shares my visions…like, when I see something that’s blah and plain, and I see not what it IS but what it COULD BECOME!
I live in Indiana, and one of my best friends in the world, Barb, lives in San Diego. We actually met on Ebay, where I was selling some of the things I made. I sent her a little package of a few my creations, and the rest is history…we send each other packages every few months, filled with all sorts of goodies that we’ve each gathered with the other in mind! We have such a blast with this! It’s been almost 10 years package exchanging, and we’re still going strong!
I love going to the thrift store on Saturdays for quarter day, but sometimes there’s a pretty big crowd. On one particular Saturday, I literally almost dove head first into the huge, 3 foot tall bin of household items, not because anyone else was there and might have gotten to it first, but because I spotted this adorable little homemade quilt at the bottom! It was in excellent condition.
It had no batting, just a simple top and the back, which felt like it might have been made from a bed sheet. I just KNEW I was going to take that home and make matching tote bags for Barb and me!
This divine dress I snagged at Goodwill is getting some airplay!!
I had to get this dress when I saw the amazing stripe business. I love stripes and saw the potential immediately! However that panel on the front was SO incredibly detailed. Someone spent a LOT of time working on it.
I’m very certain that this will be able to jump the “not-so-much-in-public” look to chic status in no time!