DIYs we love

DIY Fabric Wrapped Teva Sandals

I recently stumbled upon a dyeing project, using tissue paper (gasp), on Pinterest and for days, I couldn’t stop thinking about it. It seemed too good and easy to be true. After much experimentation, I’m happy to report that, indeed, tissue paper legitimately dyes fabric! Testing this also quickly became a lesson in dyeing natural versus synthetic fabrics.

DIY Beaded Daisy Chain Bracelet

Honestly, is there anything happier than daisies?! I was desperately needing a dose of happy over the weekend and whipped up a few colorful bracelets to soothe the soul. Making daisy chains from seed beads might look complicated but honestly, it’s not difficult at all! It’s a cinch as long as you have the right materials. I dare you to stop at one, it’s that addicting.

A Room Refresh

The days are long and the weeks are short. Does anyone else feel the same? With all this time spent at home, we’ve been tackling a long punch list of to-dos around the house. Over…

DIY Tissue Paper Tie Dyeing

I recently stumbled upon a dyeing project, using tissue paper (gasp), on Pinterest and for days, I couldn’t stop thinking about it. It seemed too good and easy to be true. After much experimentation, I’m…

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DIY Ice Dyeing

Did you know that ice dyeing was first conceived by quilters who were looking for a resourceful way to dye fabric during winter months? They used snow and dyes to achieve that mottled watercolor look that we’ve come to love and recognize as ice dyeing. If you haven’t dyed clothing before, do not fear!

DIY Patchwork (+Upcycled) Denim

By now, you should know that the fashion industry is the second largest polluter on the planet. I’ve talked about it in great lengths here and have tried to support as many sustainable or environmentally…

DIY Embroidered Rickrack Chicks

Like most all of you, our Easter plans won’t be moving forward as traditionally planned this year. But in a wonderfully touching gesture, our neighbors have planned a virtual egg hunt for the littles in…

DIY Natural Sourgrass Dye

One of our family’s most enjoyable moments during social distancing has been daily walks around the neighborhood. Getting outside once a day is a luxury that was seemingly taken for granted prior to these strange…

Horror Vacui Spring 2020

There’s something about designer Anna Heinrichs’ label, Horror Vacui, that brings me so much joy and delight. The German designer’s silk and cotton dresses, blouses and shirts are inspired by her love of 15th and…

Dave Pollot’s Oil on Thrift

What strange and unsettling times we’re living in. As we continue to navigate the realities of our current health crisis, while also managing our emotional and mental health, I am seeking laughter and creative inspiration…