Make it Cute Again: Fashion Upgrades Crochet Inlay

Distance view of crochet inlay

Fashion Upgrades Crochet Inlay – sha-la-la-la-la-la my oh my, lucky readers, it is already the Fourth of July. Jeepers! Insert stereotypical blogger comment about how scary it is that time has passed so fast and blah di blah. Wanna know what isn’t scary? How darling your sense of fashion has become since you’ve started following my blog. I know I know you can thank me in the comments, or by following me on instagram. I promise I’m not actually conceited, ya’ll, I’m just really excited to share this project with you. I tinker with my clothes, which sometimes leads to […]

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Make it Artisanal: Artist Coasters

Artist Coasters Pin Image

Make your life better by following me on instagram Artist Coasters- My Chat Noir poster was sitting in the recycle pile, lucky readers, and despite the fact that it was pretty tattered, I just couldn’t throw it away. You know this poster, right? Did you know it is an advertisement for a late 1800s French cabaret? Radolphe Salis and fellow artists had an open stage arrangement, where performance was spontaneous and paid for in beer, absinthe, and critique. This edgy cat in Theophile Steinlen’s poster is symbolic for the nature of the club’s nightlife… so basically this cat is my […]

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Make it Surf Ready: Get Knotty Anklet

modeling as anklets

Get Knotty Anklet: hang loose, lucky readers, and break out the surfer cord to burst board-dom and make some waves among your envious friends with this awesome anklet. ok hella 😜 bad puns aside, this was a fun project. I didn’t love how the standard macrame knots worked with the waxy surfer cord, so I went for the simplicity option of overhand knots and was pleased with the effect. The BEST Part! you can wear this as an anklet, a bracelet, or a necklace, just depending on how much you wrap it around itself. This anklet is as much a […]

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Granny Square Crochet Bows

granny square crochet bows

Granny Square Crochet Bows I don’t really consider myself very girly, lucky readers, but then there are the days where I try on all my dresses and jewelry and go crazy on the make up before I go ruin it all climbing for 3 hours. I dedicate this post to those days. I know there are a million kinds of crochet bows ideas out there, but I’ve been on a granny square kick, and I like the simplicity of a granny square bow – no measuring required, and the lacy appearance is nice, too. You’ll need these for one of […]

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Make it Relaxing: Micro Pouf Crochet Pattern

micropouf on ottoman

Micro Pouf Crochet Pattern My propensity to adore anything mini, lucky reader, is something I don’t fully understand about myself…or anyone else…but nonetheless it has driven me to crochet SO MANY mini things: mini narwhals mini pigs mini unicorns mini ducks mini bunnies You get the idea, and so at this point, I’ve just had to accept it is a part of me that will never go away. But there are only so many friends, babies, and babies of friends that you can give these things to…especially at my ripe old age of 24. So basically my next mini project […]

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Make it a Game: Flash Cards! Word Searches

Word Searches Birthday Card

Flash Cards! Word Searches less is more, lucky readers, especially during a time of the year like this when between birthdays, graduations, and father’s day (and all of the thank you notes needed for these events) you need your card stash to multiply like rabbits. I’m just that crafty friend of yours, here to help as always. This is the design I’ve been using for this year’s festivities. It is super fun, and clever enough for people to be impressed πŸ˜› – I’m going to show you how easy this is to do with stamps, but I’ll make a couple […]

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Triple Tucked Crochet Sweater

Triple Tucked Crochet Sweater pairs well with a maxi skirt

NOTE! I have introduced a $1.00 version of this pattern on Ravelry. It is print-friendly, nicely formatted, and more informative. Triple Tucked Crochet Sweater I’ve had this vision, lucky readers, of making a summery version of this free people sweater I’ve had for years. Can we talk about this sweater for a minute? I love it so much. It’s attractively fitted, I just love the beading across the top, the ridged motif at the bottom, and how the stitching is just spaced enough to show off your favorite bralette. But I’m not really an advanced pattern creator, so I had […]

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Make it Art Nerdy: Mondrian Piggy Bank

bank with assorted money

Mondrian Piggy Bank I recently got back from Amsterdam, lucky readers, where I was inspired by pretty much all the things. I’ve had this blank white piggy bank sitting around because I needed a place to stash the coins from all of my tips because #waitresslife. So it became the victim of one of my creative attacks. Even if you don’t know who Piet Mondrian is, or that he was a Dutch painter, you’ve absolutely seen this motif before. And if you haven’t, you can find out more at this link. They even copied his work at the Keukenhoff Tulip […]

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Fashion Upgrades- Boho Sleeves

Modeling boho sleeves

Fashion Upgrades- Boho Sleeves there is no excuse for lame sleeves, lucky readers, not while you have me in your life. Today’s post was inspired by those lovely thermal sweaters Free People makes around Winter time. But it’s not thermal weather, and honestly it’s too easy not to just do yourself. And if you have no idea what I’m talking about right now, we’ll just get to the program. I used a simple shirt from the gap, a couple of coordinating cotton fat quarters, and a pretty floral lace. If that doesn’t just scream millennial fashion, than you are probably […]

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Make it Entertaining: Chalkboard Cheese Plate

sopressata and havarti

Chalkboard Cheese Plate Go hang a salami, I’m a lasagna hog, lucky readers, is a palandromically applicable phrase for today’s post, which is not something I can often say. We’re talking diy cheese party, people, and this is the easiest possible way for you to class things up fast. So grab some chalk paint, make a quick chalkboard cheese plate, and you can bet your gorgonzola that your friends will be like “holy Oaxaca”, this girl’s gouda…or guy…guy’s gouda…inclusivity only here. you get the point. I pulled this plate out of the trash at my restaurant, rejected for a tiny […]

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Flash Cards! Henna Hollas

flash cards! henna hollas  I’m on holiday, lucky readers, as the good people of this country would call it. So you won’t be hearing from me much for the next couple of weeks.  But I do have a quick post… Just in case you need some Mum day card ideas πŸ˜‰  Hope you enjoy. Tally ho XoπŸ€, lindsey mae  flash cards! henna hollas Henna patterns are really simple to free hand, which makes them great for crafting simple cards. You could do this in pen, but 3D paint gives more appeal. Materials- fabric or 3D paint note cards henna template- […]

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Flash Cards! Chalky Wishes

flash cards chalky wishes pin image

Flash Cards Chalky Wishes We are rocketing πŸš€, lucky readers, into the frenzy of birthdays and parent holidays and weddings and popsicle celebrations that is summer. Ok so I’ve never had a popsicle celebration, but this year it is going to happen…and the real point is that we are already at the end of April! So you need to have your card arsenal prepared. And I’ve got your back. I design the chalkboards for the restaurant I work at and when I finish a design, I always think about what a cool card it would make. Here, I’ve simplified things […]

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