I’m digging the exaggerated split hem trend. It makes me want to buy a second hand sweater and cut up the hem. I would carefully hand sew the edges to keep them from unraveling, of course. I think it would make the sweater lay nicer on the hip. And with a soft long sleeve tee underneath it would be warm, comfy and stylish.
My sweater blanket was featured in the October issue of All You magazine. I like the fine print at the bottom of the page — “This idea comes from Jennifer Moore in Kittery, Maine, who blogs about sustainable style at recovergirl.wordpress.com.” That’s better than a stick in your eye. xo jam
I was cruising craigslist/newhampshire/furniture to find a side table or whatever. I came across this person in Hillsboro, NH that makes outdoor furniture out of solid hardwood pallets. I like the primitive look.
They remind me of the Tom Dixon offcut stool.
Alls you’d have to do is buy inexpensive primitive furniture locally and paint it in a fabulous pop color. Presto — Chango — and you have a fabulous statement piece.
via Door Sixteen
I know. Right.
We have a small grill that we use quite often throughout the year. We could use a sturdy outdoor shelf for it. I actually like the idea of this up-cycled tailgate as a grill shelf. It is big enough to allow for our small grill plus room for utensils and platters. There is room on the wall of our shed that would allow for it. What do you think? Is it bad? What if I painted it a vintage mustardy color?
I like that it folds up out of the way when not is use. I can’t find the source of this image. I found it on Pinterest but when I click the link it does not take me to the original source.
I’m a little obsessed with the Kenzo eye motif. It might inspire a DIY project. You can read more about it here. And here is a link to a video of the whole runway show where the two designers behind Kenzo talk about their inspiration.
For whatever reason I wanted to paint the Kenzo eye on some wooden discs we had laying around the house. I tried to get my boys to paint with me. No luck. They preferred playing with the hot glue gun. I have to say — it was very therapeutic to just keep painting the same thing over and over again. #art-therapy
I am planning on creating a photo booth backdrop for the 4th Annual Women’s Clothing Swap. I’ve tried to capture pictures of swappers myself in the past but I always get too busy. It’s like trying to take pictures at your own wedding. This year I want to create a backdrop and invite swappers to take pictures of themselves and share them on Facebook and Twitter (with the hash-tag #portswap). I saw this picture above over on Dolci Odille and it got me to thinking about post-it notes. What if I buy an assortment of colored post it notes, chop them into triangles and arrange them into this pretty pattern onto sheets of kraft paper? It just might work.
“Noisy jelly is a game where the player has to cook and shape his own musical material, based on coloured jelly.”
Great idea worth stealing. Photographs in recycled glass jars. via Hannasroom.com #easypeasy