Recently I became really intrigued by the combination of thread and brass. I don’t think it was any one piece that inspired me, it was more a slow accumulation. But after I started making tassels for my basket, I realized that I wanted to try another take on tassel earrings. And so these babies […]
I picked out the thread for the tassels on this basket to match a rug in my bedroom (this one from Ikea), but when I was putting it together I realized something weird: each one almost perfectly matches a color that features prominently in my […]
Yesterday I wrote about wanting some summer whites in my wardrobe, and now I’ve fulfilled my craving for a white skirt. I didn’t use a pattern for this one, I just made a waistband (based on what I learned making this one), and gathered a 60″-wide piece of fabric to fit. It only […]
Today I went supply shopping, and this is part of what I came back with:
Which is slightly more than I had planned on getting. Those supplies may seem like they go together, but they’re actually for unrelated projects. It all started with that blue and white fabric you see on the […]
Recently I’ve been in the mood to get rid of stuff that I don’t need. I think some of it may be that I read a couple of articles about Marie Kondo’s philosophy, and parts of it really resonated with me. So with a new-found permission to let […]
My name is Rachel and I live in wonderful Portland, OR. Transient Expression is about fashion, style, and DIY. I love to share craft projects, cute outfits, recipes, and inspiration for living a handmade life.
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