Make it Colorful: Easy Enamel Dot Post Earrings

a collection of easy enamel dot post earrings

I jumped on the multi-ear piercing band wagon earlier this year, lucky readers, so naturally I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about all of the earrings I want to make to fill the void, as it were πŸ™„ …and during my days at Impress, the amazing and wonderful destination for all rubber stamps, they had all these different Enamel Dot stickers, that to be honest, reminded me of the fake stick on earrings I used to get as a kid. So I thought it would be fun to make the look more permanent, and the result couldn’t be easier […]

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I’m Lindsey

Lindsey Mae Pic

Being 24 is a blessing and a curse – and I’m currently caught up in the blur of being excited and terrified of making my own career. I spend my Autumns working harvest in the wine industry and the rest of the year waiting tables, climbing, and traveling, so I’ve had to get pretty comfortable with inconsistency. I want this blog to help millennials in my position – for it to be a place to come to when you need a creative outlet or a little happiness boost. Together, friends, we’ll make our own luck πŸ™‚

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Arrow Crochet Bandeau Straps

Arrow Crochet Bandeau Straps and Summery Skirt

Oh hey there, lucky readers, I’m excited about this one – because of everything that I’ve done in these first couple of months of blogging, my web crochet bandeau straps have gotten the most positive feedback (Online and in person, too!). So I figured I would keep the good juju rolling for all of us with another summery idea. This pattern is one of those that is just straight up fun to assemble. Do your finger stretches because you’re going to be doing some TALL stitches. Haven’t done these before? No sweat – check out the amazing Moogly blog for […]

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Boho Bling Slouchie

modeling a mid-summer night's slouchy

those projects that take about a million times longer than you thought, lucky readers? For me, this pattern was just that – hopefully meaning that, as a result, it should be easy breezy, smooth flamingo floaty sailin for you. But it was worth it – boho bling is like my style mantra, think the perfect accessory for maxi skirts and beauty cardigans for cool summer nights. I know this pattern defies the rules – using a G hook with lace weight mohair yarn, switching from granny square to working in the round – but it’s a fun single skein project […]

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Make it Organized: Wrapping Paper Tea Tins

Tea tins, complete

Pretty paper, lucky readers, is a kind of affordable luxury for me. It’s something I can splurge on when I want to buy something…but not actually spend that much money. I was recently in a little stationary store near the restaurant where I work, filled with glorious huge books of Artist prints, stoic yet manageably sized statues, refined writing utensils, and paper weights you could look at for hours. In the corner there were a couple of wooden racks filled with metallic- laced wrapping paper – the same nice wrapping paper from my days of working at Impress. So in […]

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Make it Grow: Clay Tomato Spiral Supports

red pot, red tomatoes, red support

Clay Tomato Spiral Supports – I have a love-hate relationship with my apartment, lucky readers, because I love that I don’t have room to accumulate junk, and I also hate that I don’t have room to accumulate junk. This became a problem when my little tomato plants finally started taking off. I don’t have room to buy tomato cages! and I hate the idea of throwing such a thing away after the season is over…but my plants were actually unrooting themselves, so I had to do something. Then one day I was walking to the park and saw these adorable, […]

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Make it Bubbly: Bubble Mug

close up side view of handle

Bubble Mug – I’ve been in such a bubbly mood lately, lucky readers, it must be all this sun. So I wanted to share a happy project to spread some of that good juju. I had a bunch of clay left over after making some ergonomic crochet hooks, so this happened. I hope drinking from this mug this puts you in the mood for apres-work happy hour, ice cream sundaes, cool early morning runs…all of the happy things that summer is meant for. xoπŸ€, lindsey mae Bubble Mug Materials: Sculpey oven bake clay – 3 colors I used .25 ounces […]

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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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