hi tumblr, i’m back. maybe.

    hi tumblr, i’m back. maybe.

    • 1 year ago
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    i made a shirt!

    i made a shirt!

    • 2 years ago
    i once had an awesome lace-print hoodie. five years later, it went south. basically, the cuffs were stained, the collar was discolored, the pockets had holes, and worst of all, the zipper went all wiggly. UNFORGIVABLE.
SO. i cut off the cuffs, the hood, and the zipper (very carefully). and i sewed the pockets back together.
ten minutes later, pretty little cardigan / mini blazer i don’t want to take off. even thought it’s 11:30 pm. and i’m doing nothing but sitting home with some beer and my love. MAYBE I JUST WANT TO FEEL FANCY.

    i once had an awesome lace-print hoodie. five years later, it went south. basically, the cuffs were stained, the collar was discolored, the pockets had holes, and worst of all, the zipper went all wiggly. UNFORGIVABLE.

    SO. i cut off the cuffs, the hood, and the zipper (very carefully). and i sewed the pockets back together.

    ten minutes later, pretty little cardigan / mini blazer i don’t want to take off. even thought it’s 11:30 pm. and i’m doing nothing but sitting home with some beer and my love. MAYBE I JUST WANT TO FEEL FANCY.

    • 2 years ago
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    my hand-embroidered chevron necklace, inspired by Julie Camaille’s tutorial for A Beautiful Mess (http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/10/diy-stiched-chevron-necklace.html) but adapted to my style.

    • 2 years ago
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    skipped the bar tonight to stay home and make a new backpack. i’m pretty proud of it since this was my first real sewing project in about five years. plus i drew the whole pattern up myself! i kind of can’t wait to wear this out. hopefully i can suspend my projects long enough to leave the house!

    • 2 years ago
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    diy suede phone case, thanks to swellmayde’s tutorial (photo links to the how-to). quick project and i love the result. she says to use a stitching awl, which is a bit expensive if you’re not getting really into leathercrafting. instead, i used a hammer and nail to punch the edge holes in the suede, which didn’t take too much longer. just put some cardboard underneath so you don’t drive the nail into your work surface! also, i chose to stitch over the edge instead of a straight stitch. but i started and finished this project within a morning, and only spent about $4!

    • 2 years ago

    also, my diy half-assed bow bun. this takes about eight seconds. pull your hair up into a high ponytail, but the last time around with the elastic don’t pull your hair all the way through (like the favorite quick gym-class hairdo). then grab a one-inch section of hair from the ponytail and pull it all the way through the elastic so it hangs loose. bend that section back to divide your looped bun-thing in half. pin in place. and that, ladies, is the half-assed tutorial for the half-assed bow bun. quick and painless.

    • 2 years ago
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    so, i was going to spend ten bucks on a new makeup bag. instead i spent a couple hundred on a new sewing machine and made one myself. I NEVER SAID I WAS REASONABLE.

    • 2 years ago
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    ten bucks at goodwill and ten minutes with a pair of scissors equals three new pairs of levi’s cutoffs. mmm.

    • 2 years ago
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    feelin’ crafty.

    feelin’ crafty.

    • 2 years ago
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    love love love.

    gorgeous girl making gorgeous things. how are you not following her already?

    • 2 years ago

    two years+

    my old list of albums to bury me with.

    everything’s changed in two years except this.

    1. daisy - brand new
    2. everything all the time - band of horses
    3. sounds of salvation - cassino
    4. young mountain - this will destroy you
    5. the devil and god are raging inside me - brand new
    6. good news for people who love bad news - modest mouse
    7. mean everything to nothing - manchester orchestra
    8. deja entendu - brand new
    9. we have cause to be uneasy - wild sweet orange
    10. the bitter end - right away, great captain!
    11. plans - death cab for cutie
    12. the earth is not a cold dead place - explosions in the sky
    13. cease to begin - band of horses
    14. we were dead before the ship even sank - modest mouse
    15. i’m like a virgin losing a child - manchester orchestra
    16. the ‘59 sound - the gaslight anthem
    17. in bocca al lupo - murder by death
    18. menos el oso - minus the bear
    19. oracular spectacular - mgmt
    20. like the exorcist, but more breakdancing - murder by death
    21. planet of ice - minus the bear
    22. transatlanticism - death cab for cutie
    23. small steps, heavy hooves - dear and the headlights
    24. i’m wide awake, it’s morning - bright eyes
    25. american football - american footbal

    • 2 years ago
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    used to party, now i make hats. what a freak.

    • 2 years ago
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    we’ve got fifty good years left to spend out in the garden. i don’t care to beg your pardon, we should live until we die.

    • 2 years ago
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    feels good to say goodbye to the old year without having to first drink away the memory of it.

    • 2 years ago