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Mood DIY: Felt Bowl


I made a felt rose petal bowl a few weeks ago, and it’s one of the most convenient additions to my dresser ever. It can hold jewelry, pens, clips, and essentially any other little things that float around my room without a home. Since I had some …

Mood DIY: Retro Wrap Shirt

I made a cute, retro wrap dress recently, based off Butterick 4790, and was amazed by how simple it was. Since it was little more than two rectangle panels, with a hole cut out for the neckline, it was complete in an afternoon. Feeling adventurous, I decided to try …

Mood DIY: Book Tote

I love books. And the beach. Unfortunately, books and sand don’t mix.

Rather than constantly trying to protect my reading material from the horrors of my purse or current beach bag, I decided to make my books their very own tote. (Plus, it doubles as a cover and bookmark!)

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Mood DIY: No-Sew Wool Vest

 

With New York weather being New York weather, it’s always a good idea to have a versatile wardrobe. In April, it could be freezing when you leave for work in the morning, and 75 degrees by the time you break for lunch. The best things to fill your closet with …

Mood DIY: 3-Step Heart Bookmark

I figured it was time to stop using scraps of paper to mark my place in all my books, since the scraps tend to end up lost on the floor anyway. I’ve seen origami pocket bookmarks before and thought, why not do something similar with fabric? They can fold …

Mood DIY: Flower Cut-Out Pillow

I’ve always been a fan of fabric manipulation, but even the basic stuff seemed really intimidating. Still, I decided to play around with some simple smocking for a pillow, and I was surprised by how quick and easy it was. And the final result is absolutely beautiful!

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Mood DIY: 5 Minute Coin Purse

Everyone needs more purses. They’re cute, they’re functional, and they’re versatile. And the best way to make the most of that versatility is to DIY your own!

I had some leftover felt to work with, and thought a mini clutch bag would be the perfect project – it can hold …

Mood DIY: Simple Hiking Pack

With great weather finally showing its face, I thought it time to begin prepping for the new hiking season. And what better way to do that, than to make a cute and functional new bag?
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Mood DIY: Mason Jar Sewing Kit

Whether you need a quick gift idea, or another cute way to organize your tools, this mason jar sewing kit is the perfect DIY project. It’s main feature is the pin cushion lid, which can be used with a mason jar of any size, so you can easily …

Mood DIY: 2 Seam Circle Shirt

With a new season comes a need for a whole new wardrobe. However, if you’re looking to save some money, DIY is definitely the way to go. Can’t sew? Not a problem! This shirt takes 10 minutes, and only has two straight seams!

You’ll need a yard and a half …