Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Restyle // long sleeve to tank

my first restyle ever!!! 

This is such a great way to recycle! And my favorite part about changing the look of something is that it'll be a one of a kind! 

My sewing machine has been broken for quite some time now and I finally fixed it, and got to sewing! I started on this thrifted long sleeve I got awhile ago.The print is perfect for fall but the sleeves were just too much, so I took them off and then shortened the length about 2 1/2 inches. It turned into a very cute cropped tank...and since it has buttons all the way down, it doubles as a vest!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Strawberry nail tutorial

a sweet way to decorate your nails.

1.) Paint your nails red of course:) 2.) Bend a bobby pin and use one side to draw on your outline for the 'leaves' in green polish 3.) Fill in the rest of your 'leaves' with the nail polish brush and finish off with dipping a bent bobby pin in white nail polish and dot on for the 'seeds'.

-make sure your nails are completely dry in between nail colors and when your finished add a top coat to make it last longer.

, amanda

Monday, October 3, 2011

Wall collage

This is such a great way to display cute things in a fun way! I just moved and my room has this great wood paneling, perfect for this project. I've been collecting what I've wanted to put in my own collage for awhile now, and finally had enough things to start it!

I can't wait to add more to it!


Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sunday Sales // All under $40

-Starting today I'm going to share great 'sales/discounts/bargains' I've found, every Sunday! Each post is going to have a price point, and I'm going to find the best goods in that particular site and or store that are all priced at and below that price. I'm so excited to share my first site I discovered!!

UK's largest independent online fashion retailer. Best part free shipping worldwide!!

For the girls:

p.s. These dresses arent exactly 'second day of fall material', but throw on a pair of dark jewel tone tights and you're all set!

for the boys:




Saturday, September 24, 2011

sticker art.

ATTN: Super quick and easy project.

All you need is one BIG scrapbook sticker, construction paper and an old frame (psst...go to a thrift store for a really cute one like I did). 1) Trace the glass part of your frame onto the paper, then cut it out. 2)Place your sticker in the middle of the paper, then put your frame back together, and you're done! 3) Show it off in a cute spot in your home.

Love, Amanda.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

"hardware store" necklace - DIY

Last week I went to a discount hardware store and found these tile spacers. I liked the shape of them and they were only a $1 for a huge bag!  They were perfect for a necklace project!

ribbon, ribbon ends, tile spacers, eye-hooks, pliers, jump rings, glue, permanent marker

Screw in 2 eye hooks into 5  of the tile spacers. In the other 5 decorate them with marker however you'd like.
Glue the pretty ones onto the plain ones!

Cut two pieces of ribbon (about 20 inches long), clamp them into the ribbon ends and then "string" the pieces all together with the jump rings.