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Pumpkin Time- “Squashwear”

Pumpkin Time- “Squashwear”

It’s PUMPKIN TIME!!! At what other time of year do people slow down to ogle corn mazes or get all giddy about buying squash?! Although sarcasm exists in the world, I’m too busy enjoying my pumpkin spice latte to worry too much! 🙂 I’m also […]

Apple Time!

Apple Time!

It’s apple season, and we’re just rolling in apples around here! Time for some apple crafts, starting with a suitable pair of earrings! I found some apple-shaped buttons and removed the button hole on the back using wire cutters. I glued on the backings and […]

Bahama Mama

Bahama Mama

Vacation is a state of mind, right? In that spirit, I’m busting out my favorite vintage mumus in all their bright, summery glory! I will be taking a little vacation time to visit family and friends, and hopefully allow a summer breeze to waft through […]

Summer Jewelry Projects

Summer Jewelry Projects

Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite jewelry DIY’s! These are perfect for making your own summer accessories or creating gifts for others. (We love stashing a few supplies in our suitcases so we can craft on vacation!) Click the article title to see […]

Modern Supplies, Retro Results: Vintage Fruit Jewelry

Modern Supplies, Retro Results: Vintage Fruit Jewelry

I love vintage costume jewelry! It’s fun; it’s blingy; and it’s often kinda wacky! One of my favorite styles to look for is novelty fruit jewelry! Although *adorable* vintage styles are easy to find online, they can be pricey! I challenged myself to make my […]

Summer Painting Projects!

Summer Painting Projects!

Summer is painting season! Time to refresh clothing, accessories, and gifts with a little color! We have rounded up a few of our favorite DIY painting projects, just in time for the warm weather. Click on the photo’s caption to see the full tutorial. Let’s […]

Flower Accessories: Sunflowers!

Flower Accessories: Sunflowers!

We have been loving our DIY flower accessories! Today, we feature a throwback bloom popular in the 1990’s. You guessed it- sunflowers! Lindee designed these pieces to add a touch of 90’s grunge to otherwise girly accessories! Let’s first see how she made the hair […]

Flower Accessories: Bobby Pins

Flower Accessories: Bobby Pins

Inspired by this spring’s hair trends, L and I have been busy crafting our own DIY accessories! Check out last week’s tutorial for a vintage-inspired silk flower pin and hair clip set! This week, we are making use of the simplest of hair wear, namely, […]

Flower Accessories: Hair Clip and Pin

Flower Accessories: Hair Clip and Pin

To celebrate spring, we have been busy crafting bouquets of DIY flower accessories! I love this retro pin and hair clip set and have worn them several times since their creation! The pin was the perfect accent to the vintage hats I posted here and […]

DIY Painted Leggings: St. Patrick’s Day Edition!

DIY Painted Leggings: St. Patrick’s Day Edition!

I love seasonal clothing, but those cute holiday leggings always seem to be too expensive or the wrong fit! After much thought, I discovered a way to paint my own! Humble stretchy pants, prepare to become fabulous! I began by making my own stamp for […]