Friday, June 24, 2011

Exposed What?

Over a month ago I made a pillow for my couch. And I'm just barely blogging about it... cause I'm lazy.

Pretty cute as is, right?

But wait a second... what is on the other side? An exposed zipper?! 

Nice! (I promise the pillow isn't as lumpy as it appears... there is a down pillow form inside that I didn't take the time to properly plump up.)

I got the idea from the awesome Freshly Picked blog. She even has a tutorial if you want to copy. Anyone else love the exposed zipper trend going on? I'm thinking of making a skirt with an exposed zipper down the back. It is really cute in my head but we'll see if I'm able to make it as cute as I imagine.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

It's Magical

Guess what? I actually made something! With leather, no less. And it was easy. And super cheap (I got the leather for practically pennies at a yard sale).

Can you tell what it is?

It is a magic braided bracelet, tutorial c/o of ISLY. I didn't actually print her pattern piece (I don't have a printer), I just guessed cut and it worked out ok. See, here is what it looks like on. I guess after time it will relax and lay flatter.

I know it looks black but it is actually "nautical blue"... This bracelet may have been my first step into all things leather but it was also my first time using snaps (and not the kind you sew on...). They are super easy to use, especially if you use an eraser to help poke the prongs through the fabric, like the instructions recommend.

Also, I wanted to show off my nails (the bracelet is kinda in the picture... so it is somehow related to this post... right?). Aren't they cute? My friend's little sister painted them for me. Hot pink with a gray crackle polish on top. They are my favorite.



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