Tag Archives: Accessories

Coral Crush

15 Jul

I really love the colour coral right now. It is so fresh and pretty! It reminds me of gorgeous Saskatchewan sunsets, tasty apricots, and childhood crayons.

I want to fill my apartment and wardrobe with coral coloured accessories to compliment my new coral coloured painting.

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Coral Sunset.


Obsessed: Embroidery Thread + Friendship Bracelets

24 Jun

Last week I shared my summer to-do list. One of the things on my to-do list is to plan a summertime crafternoon for my lady friends. I found some DIY ideas last week but am still searching for the perfect summer crafternoon project.

Friendship bracelets are hot right now. They are all over pinterest and etsy. I love friendship bracelets. Friendship bracelets were the topic of one of my first blog posts and I am so pleased this bright trend has been building over the last two years. These colourful bracelets are no longer for nerdy girls trying to fill their Girl Guide sashs with DIY badges at summer camp. Yes – I think it’s time for my new crafty ladies to break out the embroidery thread!

Check out these awesome tutorials. So fun and colourful!

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I think I found my summer crafternoon party craft.

Want: Golden Yellow Sunshine

6 May

This is what it currently looks like outside. Gross.

What I really want is golden yellow sunshine! Summer, where are you?

These golden images almost make up for the lack of sunshine in Saskatoon. Almost.

1. Corrigan Chair  2. Olinda Loveseat  3. New York Tel Rotary Phone  4. Ginkgo Leaves Print Fabric  5. Gooseneck Desk Lamp  6. Daisy Chain Lamp and Pendant Shade  7. Goldenrod Retro China Teaset  8. Hello Sunshine Mug

1. Ava Sunnies  2. Vintage Leather Heels Mustard Yellow  3. 1950s Mustard Yellow A-Line Halter Dress  4. Harvest Hare wallpaper   5. Rose Ring -Mustard Yellow  6. Druzy & Shell Drops

I hope the meteorologist is correct and the sun comes out to play this week. Come on Saskatoon, I didn’t move here for the rain!

Clothes Hanger Jewelry Organizer

19 Mar

Jewelry organization can be challenging. Why not keep things simple?

For my latest crafty project I took some inspiration from Household 6 Diva’s wooden clothes hanger jewelry display.

I like the simplicity of hanging jewelry on a clothes hanger. It is beautifully displayed and easily accessible.

For my earring organization I glue gunned some nylon thread to the inside of a pants hanger.  I love how the project turned out!

Check out my previous post on DIY jewelry organization for more inspiration.

Happy Crafting.

Got Craft, Spool of Thread + DIY Felt Bow

11 Dec

Last week I went to my favourite Vancouver craft fair – Got Craft?. Vancouver has lots of craft fairs; it is one of the reasons why I love this amazing city so much. We have big craft fairs, small craft fairs, craft fairs with DJ’s, craft fairs with live acoustic music, craft fairs with alcohol, craft fairs with vegan/gluten-free cupcakes, craft fairs in glossy new buildings, craft fairs in well used community centers, craft fairs with how-to demonstrations, and craft fairs with DIY crafting booths. There are craft fairs for every businesswoman, homemaker, hippy, minimalist, traditionalist, and foodie out there. It doesn’t matter what your personal style, budget, or lifestyle is – when it comes to craft fairs Vancouver has you covered.

When my schedule is too busy to spend every weekend running around Vancouver to check out all the great artistic talent this rainy city has to offer and I have to choose just one craft market to attend – I always choose Got Craft?. Got Craft? is the original, indie, East Vancouver craft fair that supports all things handmade. The show is always really well curated with a good variety of local vendors and artists. It is my favourite place to find unique crafts, special gifts, DIY inspiration, and meet interesting people.

I arrived to Got Craft? later in the afternoon and it was packed. Thank goodness Spool of Thread was there with a simple (and free) craft to occupy my time while I waited for the crowd to disperse.

Photo from Spool of Thread.

Check out the super cute felt bows I made! Aren’t they darling? I think they would also make great holiday ornaments, gift toppers, or very festive hair fascinators.

Here is the tutorial for these DIY felt bows. You will need some felt, cotton fabric, needle and thread, and a safety pin to attach the bow to your sweater or coat.

If you like to sew I suggest you check out Spool of Thread.  The store is super charming and the staff are really friendly. Spool of Thread is on a great little strip of art galleries and cafes on Fraser Street (at 15th + Fraser Street) in Vancouver and is just right around the corner from the very lovely Collage Collage. Spool of Thread provides beginner and experienced sewers with the space, tools, materials and classes needed to create their next exciting sewing project. I have to admit, I am not much of a sewer. I may need to sign up for a sewing class in 2012!

Spool of Thread also has a great fabric collection. Last time I was visiting the store I spent an hour browsing their fabulous fabrics and I didn’t even have a project to work on! Spool of Thread carries modern and retro-inspired fabric from fabulous designers including Amy Butler, Anna Maria Horner, Heather Ross, Kona Cottons, and Michael Miller. In addition to their hard-to-find fabric collection, they also sell vintage inspired designer sewing patterns like Oliver + S and Colette Patterns.

Moral of the blog post – sewing is fun + I had a great day! Happy Crafting.

DIY Jewelry Organization Roundup

18 Sep

This is my current jewelry organization system. Simple. Effective. And a bit too small for my growing jewelry collection. My love for necklaces and earrings is slowly taking over my stenciled canvas and makeshift latch hook earring holder.

I found plenty of jewelry organization inspiration on Pinterest. Check out some of these awesome ideas. I personally love the wine cork organizer. Wine, jewelry, and DIY – the perfect combination.

Wine cork jewelry organizer from Carol Wild on Pinterest.

Wooden clothes hanger jewelry organizer from Household 6 Diva.

Pretty framed jewelry DIY from PoppyTalk.

Oven rack to jewelry organizer from Just Sew Sassy.

Kitchen grater earring holder from GroovePress.

How do you organize/display your jewelry?

DIY Nautical Headband

31 Jul

I had a fabulous Saturday evening with my crafty ladies drinking wine and making this simple nautical headband from Presser Foot.

I’m quite pleased with my royal blue headband. Now I just need to find a cute boy with boat to take me sailing!

To make your own cute headband check Presser Foot’s simple and easy to follow tutorial.