December 30, 2013

Studded Gloves

Studs are definitely in this season, as is evidenced by Chanel’s studded clutches, Louboutin’s wide variety of studded heels, and Phillip Lim’s studded jackets.  In this post I’ve outlined a really straightforward tutorial on studded gloves. I hope you enjoy it! This is my second studs tutorial, so if you’re digging this trend as much as I am, check out my first post here.
December 23, 2013

Bleached Reindeer Shirt

In celebration of the colder weather and (quickly) coming holidays, I created a cute reindeer shirt. You can switch it up by doing the silhouette of almost any animal, although some will be harder than others. Bears and penguins would be adorable, and I'm also dying to try this technique with a cute quote. 
December 17, 2013

Christmas Story Ornaments

DIY christmas tree ornaments

I’ve always loved the spirit invoked by hand-made ornaments. Store bought “perfect” ornaments are just so impersonal!  These are a lot of fun to make, and are a great project for kids as well as more experienced crafters. Happy holidays everyone!
December 9, 2013

Elbow Patches

homemade elbow patches

       Elbow patches are one of my all time favorite trends, primarily because they maintain a very stylish air of scholarly practicality. They are the lab coats of the English major, and there’s nothing sexier than a brilliant and exceptionally dressed woman (or man). In the following post, I’ve provided a quick low-cost tutorial that you can use for any sweater, blazer, or jacket.
December 2, 2013

Studded Sweater

Hi everyone! I love the look of studded shoulders, but I definitely don’t love the look of the price tag that comes with them. This tutorial cost me just around $25, which included a new sweater and studs – the price shoots way down if you upcycle a sweater you already have. Even better, I got to do it while watching The Vampire Diaries. Happy crafting!

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