You guys, I have a confession to make: For this project I stooped to petty larceny. I needed a large glass jar and didn’t happen to have any big enough, so on garbage day, I trolled the neighbors’ recycling bins for the perfect specimen. I found it just a few houses down, and [...]
Even though I haven’t been in school in years, when I hear the words “back to school,” sometimes I still get that feeling of dread/excitement that accompanied the start of every school year. Everybody knows that the best part of the new school year is shopping for new clothes and supplies, but here’s [...]
Necklaces are one of my favorite things to make. They can do wonders to spice up a boring outfit, but they’re relatively quick and easy. Especially this one. The only special equipment you need is pliers, so putting this together shouldn’t be hard even for a novice DIY-er. And you can totally customize it with [...]
Last week I told you guys about how I played around with bleach and denim for a faux shibori effect. This weekend I sewed my bleached denim into pillows.
I used a nice natural linen for the backs, and used exposed brass zippers for the closures.
I think this [...]
Shibori, if you’re not familiar with it, is that white and indigo-dyed technique that is super popular right now. Here’s a tutorial with some good examples, and although I’m not sure if this is technically shibori, I love this quilt version. If you don’t want to mess around with [...]