Friday April 18th 2014

Tagged: diy

DIY Stitching and Sewing: Part One of Two

DIY Stitching and Sewing: Part One of Two
April 15, 2014

A few years ago, after moving to Maine, I started thinking about quilts and stitching. It must have been the do it yourself attitude my new friends and neighbors embraced.

DIY holiday gifts: striped pashmina

DIY holiday gifts: striped pashmina
December 17, 2013

Next up in our holiday DIY series is a striped pashmina that requires a little bit of tape and a little bit of patience.

Last-minute (and fashionable) gift: DIY Infinity scarf

Last-minute (and fashionable) gift: DIY Infinity scarf
December 12, 2013

As far as last-minute DIY gift ideas go, the infinity scarf is a fashionable project that can be made in about 30 minutes if you have a sewing machine or only a bit longer if you’re hand-stitching.

DIY holiday gifts: Pom pom socks and gloves

DIY holiday gifts: Pom pom socks and gloves
November 27, 2013

I’m kicking off a series of DIY gift ideas with my first, super easy gift to make! It’s definitely a kid-friendly one and a perfect project while you’re cozied up inside this weekend (cause it’s gonna be a cold one). Let’s get crafty!

Last-minute (and heartfelt) gift: Homemade holiday cards

Last-minute (and heartfelt) gift: Homemade holiday cards
November 18, 2013

Why not give something that’s free – or nearly free, something that doesn’t require you to wait in line or battle traffic, and something that maybe – just maybe – will be one of the most memorable gifts of the holiday.

Last-minute (and delicious) holiday gift: Candied grapefruit peel

Last-minute (and delicious) holiday gift: Candied grapefruit peel
November 17, 2013

Make deliciously different candy out of something that would otherwise be thrown away: grapefruit peel.

Shop your closet for a last minute costume

Shop your closet for a last minute costume
October 31, 2013

Still no costume? YOU ARE SO BAD! But luckily when it comes to last minute costumes, you’re talking to the queen. Let it be known that if you have a wardrobe as erratic as mine, that will help you greatly.

A perfect weekend uniform – and some DIY inspiration

A perfect weekend uniform – and some DIY inspiration
October 21, 2013

I met Rosie, a USM student, while she was feeding her meter on Commercial Street. I love any kind of camo print incorporated into an outfit and thought the patches on her denim top could be a great DIY for me to try on an old chambray shirt.

Show me your best Halloween costume of all time!

Show me your best Halloween costume of all time!
October 02, 2013

Last year I asked all of you to submit your favorite Halloween costume and the response was overwhelming. Let’s try and top last year, shall we?

DIY time! A Maine take on a high-fashion sweatshirt

DIY time! A Maine take on a high-fashion sweatshirt
September 19, 2013

The sweatshirt is having a moment. If you read any fashion blogs you’ve probably seen these crewneck styles that have funny sayings on them like “Creme de la Creme” or “Homies” on them. And prices hover around $200 each. So I decided to make my own–with a Maine spin.