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April 2017

Shabby Chic Mood Board

Shabby Chic Mood Board

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I am obsessed with shabby chic. The pastel blues and pinks and florals just fill me with joy. I have a small collection of flowery hand towels and ruffled décor. Teapots, vintage clocks, chippy white paint — what could be better. Here is some visual inspiration to help you jump aboard the shabby chic bandwagon. Read More »

Lifestyle

Girl with Book: A Mixed-Media Tutorial

Girl with Book Mixed-Media Canvas

This mixed-media canvas sat unfinished for about a month until I was sketching one day and created this girl. Instantly, I knew that she would complete this collage. The Prima Marketing Water-Soluble Oil Pastels created a wonderful effect for the details. Read More »

Crafts / DIY, Mixed-Media Art

DIY Woodburned Ukulele: A Review

DIY Woodburned Ukulele Kit

I bought this kit on a whim a few months ago and it’s finally finished! I wanted to take the road less traveled and instead of just assembling this ukulele kit, I decided to add some texture and pattern to the body of the instrument. Here’s how I added a little pizzazz to this kit with just a stencil and a woodburning tool. Read More »

Crafts / DIY

Picking Your Dapper Day Outfit

Picking a Dapper Day OutfitDapper Day at the Disneyland Resort is just a few days away! For those of you who don’t know about Dapper Day, it is the day that you can get really dressed up (usually in vintage style clothing) and go to Disneyland in style! It is amazingly fun to watch what everyone else comes up with for their outfit, and to dress up for a day of fun.

If you’d like to participate in Dapper Day events, you can get complete details here.

For this post, I’ll be breaking down some of my favorite outfits from past Dapper Days, and giving some recommendations on where to start for creating a Dapper Day outfit of your very own! Read More »

Fan girl, Fashion, Lifestyle, Musings

DIY Upcycled Cello Lamp

DIY Cello LampThis cello was destined for the dumpster before I saved it. My aunt is a music teacher and had this instrument returned to her with the neck broken off. Instead of wasting such a beautifully made instrument, I decided to transform it into something else. It would never play music again, but it provides light for our music room, so it now has a new life and new purpose. Read More »

Crafts / DIY