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Lace Bonanza!

Today I wore a top made by your very own ME, a black and nude lace number. Then by pure kawinkydinky I found this fun DIY to spice up any pair of jeans or shorts that uses this great lace trick. Seems pretty fun to do, super trendy, screw up free… I think. Check it out on love Maegan (http://www.lovemaegan.com/2012/04/floral-print-jeans-diy.html)! Great project for the summer!

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DIY Fringe Cardigan Funzys!

This weekend, the hubby and I headed over to Ikea to buy me my new sewing table. (EXCITING!!!) Originally I was going to get a corner in the basement where I would sew my little heart out but now (since my husband is so ridiculously fabulous) I get an entire room, which will be called the Creativity Room. Whoopaa!!! Painting, sewing, dancing… just a whole bunch of funzys!

With our lives being as hectic as they are, I’m willing to be a little realistic knowing that this room will probably take a week or two to set up but I thought I would get my fingers warmed up with some easy projects to get the blood flowing. I found this DIY on Studs and Pearls http://www.studs-and-pearls.com/ and loved it! Best part, a lot of people will have the supplies needed to do this at home. Like me!

 Check out the step by step directions here! http://www.studs-and-pearls.com/2011/10/diy-fringe-scarf-cardigan.html#more

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Love BANG-le

I still remember a couple years back, Ardene’s had this crazy buy one get ten free sale…. Maybe I’m exaggerating a bit, but you get my point. While in the process of moving I came across my huge bag of jewelry that has gone untouched for the last two years… minimum. But with me having a tad bit of the hoarding bug in me, I refused to give it away for those ‘just in case’ or ‘what if’ situations. Well well well, I just came across a just in case situation team! While I was visiting http://psimadethis.com I found this fab idea for me to try this week. And I think I MAY, just MAY have everything at home. Woot woot!

 Pictures to follow!

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DIY Head Wrap

I FINALLY got to watch my first uninterrupted episode of Fashion Star and it started turning on lights in my noggin! Yup, its happening again! Since I was a little girl I have LOVED sewing. Hate to admit it, but when little kids were outside playing with their friends, I was the girl inside making new designs and sewing up a storm. This show was calling for my sewing machine to come back alive and in full effect.

I found some fab material that I had purchased at the Textile Museum a while back, like my wooohooo head band in the picture below. Inspiration is beginning to pour… Wait for it…

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Mission DIY Hex Nut Bracelet Complete!!!

Wooohooo! I got it!!!! I’m not going to lie, the pictures make it look way easier than what it is. The magic key for me: lay each string down flat, then bolt to the top, braid and cross over. Here’s the kicker, you would assume it should be super tight BUT it doesn’t. Its all in your heart and finger tips baby. Love thy self while braiding for mankind!

Good lucksy!!!

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DIY Wrist Candy

Last summer I was keeping myself very busy when we had uncovered my talent of making semi precious stone bracelets. Crazy enough when my husband was a wee little lad he had worked in an industry where he had to acquire the skill of making/fixing jewelry, key chains and small little knick knacks. Luckily I married more than just a hot to trot man, I got a skilled teacher as well! We loved the fact of being able to share what these bracelets were capable of and its simple and unique beauty. Gem Rock Healing will be back in affect this summer!

Now with all this bracelet making, I thought I would take this knowledge and broaden my spectrum. I bought the string for the bolt bracelet this weekend and hoping to stop off at Home Depot on the way home for some gold bolts. Project Spicy attempt #1 tonight! Plan = to create a whole new outfit from head to toe with my trusty sewing machine, my magical bracelet making fingers and my out of this world imagination, created by yours truly… minus the under garments. I’ll save that for 2013!

What bracelet are you going to try first?:)

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Got my nails did!

As I was driving home from work today and I thought I would treat myself to a little bit of nail spa relaxation.  Spiced it up a little with some multi color nail polish, hearts and blingage!!! Oh hay! Look out girl!

I found some neat (I don’t think i’ve used that word in ages) DIY nail polish ideas to try at home.  I could probably do a ridiculously great job on my left hand (since i’m right handed) and not soo much on my right.  The hand that works the most, always gets neglected.

It ain’t easy.

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