DIY I Love New York Tote Made From a T-Shirt

done2*This project I contributed to Snippets Magazine: The New York Issue on Cut Out + Keep back in 2010, and am re-posting here on my blog.
Declare your love for the Big Apple!  Take that shirt showing genuine NYC pride and remake it into a stylish totebag. LOVE is in the details! Here’s how to make your own:
You Need:materials
I Love NY T Shirt (mine is a unisex Large)  /  White Thread
Tools: Tape Measure  /  Chalk  / Sewing Machine Needle for knits  /  Scissors  / Pin(s)  /  Serger /overlocker (optional)
How to: (more…)
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Chic Steals Featured In the Columbia News Service

ColumbiaNewsService_DIYblogfeatureSeunghee Suh did a feature on DIY blogs, including my own, for a story for the Columbia News Service.  I was really flattered to be included (and quoted so extensively!)  alongside such amazing DIYers like Grace of Stripes & Sequins, and Rosie Martin, from DIY Couture!  Check it out below…

From Runway to Kitchen Table, DIY Goes Designer

Thanks so much for the feature, Seunghee!

In other news, my in-laws have been visiting this past week and I’m still in the process of catching up now that they’ve gone.  I’ll be sharing the tutorial for the DIY Awning Wrap Skirt I featured last week on my blog super-soon, promise!

xo

Carly

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My DIY Sequin T-Shirt Featured on MSN’s Glo Digital Magazine!

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Along with fellow DIY bloggers such as P.S. I Made This, I Spy DIY, A Pair and a Spare, Studs and Pearls, Glitter N Glue, one of my DIY projects was recently featured on MSN.com’s online magazine Glo!

See the whole slideshow below:

DIY Styles That Are As Good As the Real Thing

….Google Ads toilet paper ad not necessarily included upon pageload…just on my DIY’s page when I needed the screenshot, apparently. :-/

And if you’re looking for the how-to for that sequin tee I’m wearing, it’s right here:

DIY Trompe L’Oeil Peter Pan Collar Sequin T-Shirt

Thanks so much to Glo.msn.com for the feature!!

xo

Carly

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DIY Easy Pinned Sequin Ball Ornaments

Whip up some sparkling, shimmering ornaments super-quick, and with only a couple of supplies!  This can even be a great project for kids to work on their fine motor skills.

Materials:sequins in leaf shapes or snowflake shapes / pearl-head pins in red or pearlized / round styrofoam balls (you can paint them different colors before using if you don’t like the white showing through) / glitter ribbon

Tools: glue gun / scissors

How to:

1. Cut a short length of ribbon, enough to go around the styro ball and create a hang loop.2. Use the glue gun to attach around the ball at the center.  Loop the end of the ribbon over itself and glue together to hang.3. Use the pins to attach sequins all over the ball.  For the holly ornament, use 2-3 leaf sequins strung on one pin, and for the snowflake ornament, use 1-2 sequins on one pin.4. Keep adding pinned sequins until the ball is completely covered.

Hang on your tree, pile in a bowl, attach to a garland or a wreath – however you decide to display these pretty ornaments, they’re sure to be the star of your holiday decorating!

Thanks to LocalSpotter.com for featuring these DIY Sequin Ball Ornaments in their Christmas Gift Tips series today!  Check out their whole Christmas Guide series for some major holiday inspiration!

Happy DIY’ing!
xoxox

Carly

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Portland’s Museum of Craft Featured in Cut Out + Keep’s The Road Trip Issue of Snippets Magazine

I had the pleasure of taking a trip to Portland’s own Museum of Contemporary Craft awhile ago to contribute an article to Cut Out + Keep‘s online magazine Snippets.  And it’s finally live!

Read “Museum of Craft” in Snippets’ The Road Trip Issue

Thanks so much to Cat and the whole Cut Out + Keep team who included me!

Though the museum is small, it does highlight the strong craft movement and history of a variety of disciplines, mainly focused on the Pacific Northwest.  It was really interesting to gain a sense of time, place, and handiwork as displayed there.

Have any of you ever been to Portland’s Museum of Contemporary Craft?

xoxox
Carly

~If you have a friend who loves Portland, museums, or crafting, please share this with them!  Thanks:-) ~

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