Happy Derby, dears! Living in Louisville at this time of year has its perks—like invitations to Anthropologie's Derby-themed cocktail party! I needed a little something special for the occasion, so I created these equestrian drops from a pair of vintage clip-ons.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Friday, May 3, 2013
Folks, this post contains a bunch of shameless mirror selfies. Fair warning.
As a self-taught seamstress, my sewing abilities extend only as far as my motivation to make something fit me, so I mainly do a lot of hemming and taking in. This project is kind of an extreme version of those two things.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Wow, was I smitten with Anthro's "Doily Drop" earrings... so shiny and candy-colored... like wearable little petit fours, no? Alas, pink and confectionary though they were, that $198 price tag kept me away. Far, far away. But thanks to some scalloped brass blanks from Etsy and OPI's "Coney Island Cotton Candy" polish (gosh, I wish they paid me to say that), I was able to replicate these little darlings for fraction of the price tag. Enjoy the silent tutorial.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
So, one thing about hosting frequent house guests: it supplies a LOT of deadlines for smaller, more manageable projects like this little closet makeover. Our guest room closet was beat up and boring. The dominant feature was a gaping hole punched through the drywall where somebody once did some plumbing.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Well, we're about midway between Easter and Earth Day, so I'm covering my celebratory bases with these little "Welcome Spring!" baskets for the neighbors.
It's been a busy month with new chicks, new garden boxes, and new adventures hosting out-of-towners... but I took last Sunday afternoon to try out this recipe for Meyer lemon curd and this one for lavender lemon cookies, and both were too delicious to keep to myself.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Since I still have all my jewelry-making stuff out from last week's necklace, I thought I'd try my hand at this little piece, which, I might add, I had pinned way before Anthropologie picked it up. Perhaps, after all this time, Anthro has been the one copying me...? :)
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
I won't lie. When I heard that Anthropologie mailed these cuties to its favorite customers, I was... pretty jealous. I get it: I'm no high roller when it comes to shopping there, so I'll likely never be a darling on Anthro's mailing list for surprise perks.
Still. I really wanted the necklace.