Archive for the 'DIY' Category




Alexis is my sewing hero. I am so trying this on one of the shirts in my giveaway pile.

pleated shirt tutorial > here
ruffle shirt tutorial > here


memory jumper




Amazing… Kris embroidered snippets from her teenage diary onto a jumper… I am so inspired by this!

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in the aeroplane over the sea…


Last week I shared a few “corners of our home” and had a few inquiries about the artwork in the photo above, which I’ve been meaning to share for a while… I had torn out a page from the October 2007 issue of InStyle for a picture of Molly Sims’ living room because I loved the artwork hanging over her couch  (“Homage to Music” by Matthew Heller). As a Christmas gift to my husband, I attempted to replicate the piece with the lyrics to one of our favorite songs – Neutral Milk Hotel’s “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea”. This was the result!



tree cake stand


I don’t know why I keep going to wedding blogs. I drive myself crazy looking at the beautiful and creative things other people did and wishing I had done them for my own wedding. Please tell me I’m not the only one. :)

Anyways, I saw this amazing DIY project on Once Wed for a tree pedestal cake stand. So perfect for a rustic wedding. Don’t you think a few of these with small, simple cakes would make a totally charming dessert table? It reminds me a bit of Whitney’s (of Darling Dexter) wedding.

inspired: sweet spring dresses


I can’t stop thinking about these adorable dresses that Katie made for her girls! Without a pattern, I should add. And the color palette was inspired by a favorite book. Fabulous, no?

DIY: upholstered ottoman


I was floored when I saw this DIY project on Little Green Notebook… Jenny took a clunky old coffee table she found on Craigslist and transformed it into this gorgeous upholstered ottoman – for only $60! Simply amazing. See the step-by-step here.

DIY time


There have been a lot of great DIY projects floating around the web recently! In case you missed them, here are a few that I’ve bookmarked:

1. Veil from 100 Layer Cake
2. Goodie bags from lovelydesign
3. Birdseed packets from Mint
4. Tool belt apron from Heart of Light
5. Oilcloth table cover from Twig & Thistle