Every year my scholarship hall does a bigs and littles program (kind of like in sororities). It’s customary to give a small gift to welcome them at the beginning of the year. Some people just do a cork or marker board, but I like making stuff.
I wear buns. A lot. And sometimes I like to dress them up a bit with some home-made bows. They may make the bun look more dorky/preppy, but I like ‘em.
These wristlet key fob things are pretty popular, but I couldn’t find one in stores. They’re pretty easy to make, so I decided to do just that. And it was so simple, I didn’t photograph it very well, or maybe the pics are on my other camera. But here’s what I got now. Continue reading
Upcycling an Altoids Mint tin is a pretty popular project these days. From survival kits to electronic bits, they can be made to do anything. Altoids now makes smalls, which come in a smaller tin and are perfect for holding small items. I decided to use mine to hold all my hair accessories together in my purse or backpack. Continue reading
I don’t own that much jewelry, but I still needed some way to keep it organized and untangled. My sister got a cute jewelry pouch with divided pockets for her birthday one year, and I thought it would be simple enough to remake. All you need for this project is two fat quarters of your fabric, a small amount of 1/8th inch ribbon, and a sewing machine.
Recently I’ve been into making jewelry. I love the delicate look of lace bracelets, so I raided my mom’s stash and found a few inches of this adorable daisy chain lace. I decided to pair it with some sheer, slightly sparkly, ribbon for some extra stability to help keep it from twisting.