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DIY Floral Waist Belt

When I started this project I envisioned a hybrid of this and this belt, and I think that’s pretty close to what I achieved. Materials: Leather (I used a recycled thrift store jacket) Fabric (less than 1/4 of a yard) 3-inch wide belt backing 1-inch buckles (2) Sewing machine Leather needle Iron Leather punch (optional, […]

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DIY Bow Back T-Shirt

This is another one of those projects that I saw on the Urban Outfitters website (here), and immediately thought to myself, “Damn, I could make that!” Last week I was looking forward to making it, but just couldn’t fit it in my schedule until today. Sometimes when I can’t immediately make something that’s on my […]

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DIY Swallow Brooch

Lately everyone and her mother has been going gaga for the Miu Miu spring collection. The satin sparrow print maryjanes are particularly hot, though cuffington’s satin kitty cats are certainly not shabby, either. Though I have been a lover of bird prints (and cat prints–I have the crazy cat lady sweater to prove it) for […]

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DIY Stenciled Leggings

I’ve been wanting to do some fabric stenciling for a while now, but hadn’t gotten around to getting the supplies. While we were in Florida, however, we were staying right near a Micheal’s, so I dragged my boyfriend over there with me to look for some suitable paint. I figured I’d either buy fabric paint […]

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DIY Ribbon Pearl Necklace

Recently on Net-a-porter (which I mostly only browse for DIY inspiration) I came across this totally unaffordable (for me, anyway) Lanvin glass pearl necklace. That’s right, $595 and not even real pearls, although I’m sure it would cost ten times as much if oysters actually participated in its creation. What I like about it is […]

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Fake Leather Feather Earrings

Have I mentioned that I love SCRAP? Short for “Scroungers’ Center for Reusable Art Parts,” it’s a warehouse in San Francisco full of super cheap art supplies of all sorts. It’s got fabric, zippers, yarn, trim, paper, and all sorts of random things you never know you need until you see them. The catch is […]

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