Saturday, December 29, 2012

green pants.

here are a few quick photos from christmas day.
i'm down in north carolina visiting family but i thought i'd do a quick post while everyone is asleep!

Monday, December 24, 2012

i'll be home...

little bits of video i took while watching the boys last night.
so happy to spend some time running and laughing and playing with all four of my brothers!

don't judge my shaky filming or 3 a.m. editing too harshly!
i've never really filmed anything with this camera before. so... this was a test run!

merry christmas eve!!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

diy: aztec inspired cardigan.

photos and braids done by tori.

what you'll need:
a plain cardigan [thrifted mine for $3]
assorted fabric paints
paint brush
optional: paper, scissors, & dressmaker's marking pencil

what i did:
i used the paper and cut out some shapes i've seen on some other aztec inspired sweaters
laid the shapes out how i wanted them on the sweater
traced them with the marking pencil and added a few other designs
painted it! - you might have to do this in sections since the sweater won't lie flat and you don't want it to smudge or soak through!

have fun!

Friday, December 21, 2012

diy: pouch necklace.

these incredible pictures were taken by justin michau. thank you, thank you, justin!!
[if you're a facebook fanatic - "like" him over here.]

a few months ago i saw a girl wearing a pouch necklace that was bigger than any of the ones i've seen online. and i just loved it!
so i grabbed my sewing machine, some scrap fabric, and suede cord and made myself one!
and it has just been waiting around to have pictures taken!
i didn't use any pattern, so i can't give much of a tutorial. just wing it!

and now i'm off, in a ridiculously sequined sweater, to a christmas-uglysweater-endoftheworld party!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

a glimpse.

last month i hopped on a train and went to nyc with dewey.
i brought my camera thinking that i'd want to take loads of photos. i think i took a total of 40. ha!
sometimes i just don't want to think about or haul around my camera. i just want to be free to frolick!
but here are a few things i captured. 
also, thank you, thank you, thank you to craig for letting us stay with him!! you're a great host!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

diy: fringe kimono

here's what you do:
go to a thrift store and buy a sheer kimono style robe of your choosing - there are always loads of them.
buy some brush fringe - you can usually find it in the home decor section. i bought mine at joann's.
chop your robe to whatever your desired length is.
fold 1/2 inch around where you cut and iron. repeat again. [to prevent from fraying.]
pin the fringe on top of the ironed fold.
sew in place.
i also chose to alter my sleeves because the fit wasn't right.
and there you go!