3.27.2017

2017 Scrap Busting Craft Challenge: March "Pastel Easter Wreath"


For this month's Craft Challenge, I wanted to "refashion" something different. I'm always refashioning clothing, so I thought I would spice it up around here a bit. :) For this month's stash busting material, I decided to use... metal hangers! A little different than what I usually do around here, right? I have tons of these hangers, and I've even thrown away a bunch of them. I don't like to hang my clothes on them, because they don't hang right and I don't like how they look hehe. As I was searching Pinterest for inspiration (seems to be my number one source of inspiration these days, lol), I came across a lot of different wreaths. They all used a foam circular tube type thing, but I didn't have one, so I decided to get crafty.


STEPS

1. I bent the hanger into a circle (or I tried, haha). I also bent a little loop at the top so I can hang the wreath.


2. Since the hanger wire is too thin for a wreath, I had to sew something onto it so it would be thicker. I used an old hem band that I cut off from a hoodie. I pinned it all around, and then sewed it. For the first edge, I hand sewed it, then I sewed the rest. 


This is how it looked like after I sewed it on.


4. Next, my favorite part! I chose different fabric scraps to cut and tie around the wreath. I cut strips that were about 2.5" - 3" wide and 8" long.


5. Then, I began to tie all the fabric scraps. I tied them a little loosely, so they would fill in the wreath more.


This is how it looked after I tied all my fabric scraps.


6. Afterwards, I covered the metal part of the hanger still showing. I used a 1" wide long piece of pink jersey. I just wrapped it around until the metal was all covered and then tied some knots, so the fabric wouldn't come off.


7. For the finishing touches I made a bow and some rosettes, and hot glued them to the wreath.


TA DA!

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3.23.2017

Spring Florals & Pink Lace // Style Diary


It's Spring! I cannot believe how fast the month of March flew by. I feel that as we grow older, time passes by faster. Or at least, it feels that way. I remember back when I was a kid, a year seemed like FOREVER. Now, it's not long enough! Anyway, this is my absolute favorite time of the year. 

Here are my reasons why: 
1. It's a nice warm outside (not winter cold nor summer hot).
2. The sun is shining.
3. My birthday! HA, lol. :P

Okay, that last one is a joke, hehe. Even if my birthday didn't fall during springtime, it would still be my favorite season. Florals are my favorite print, and when I saw this dress at Nordstrom Rack, I immediately grabbed it. I paired it with this lovely lace kimono I had sitting in my closet for the longest time ever. (I really need to break that bad habit haha). Next time, I want to pair this dress with a lace skirt extender. 

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Dress: Nordstrom Rack
Kimono: Heavenly Couture
Flower Crown: Claire's
Jewelry: Gifted
Shoes: WSS Shoes

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3.08.2017

Maroon Florals // Style Diary


I actually wore this outfit the last weekend in February, but I hadn't gotten around to posting it, hehe. It's been a rough weekend since I got two teeth taken out, and I got a metal device put in on the top of my mouth. Soups, ice cream, and Netflix have been my best friends. Anyway, I thought this color and print combination were totally appropriate for sending February off. The floral print is my way of saying, "welcome Spring!" It's been really sunny and nice outside lately. I'm so excited for the sunny days and blossoming flowers! Also, the planning of cute and girly spring outfits. :)

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Dress: Nordstrom
Cardigan: Envy Fine Clothing
Backpack: Thrifted
Booties: TOMS

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2.27.2017

2017 Scrap Busting Craft Challenge: February "Heart Pouch"


It's Craft Challenge time again! I always associate hearts with the month of February, so I wanted to make a heart shaped something for this month's Scrap Busting Craft Challenge. This month's material was... zippers! I have a bagful of these little blue zippers. As I was scrolling through Pinterest, I saw a tutorial for a cute little heart pouch. It's perfect for that loose change, earbuds, or chapstick laying around in your purse. The original tutorial can be found  here. It's a well written and thorough tutorial. I also used  this tutorial. It's best to read through both of them while making this cute little pouch. I think I'll end up making more of these, since they were fun and easy to make!

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