Textured Cardigan [knitting pattern]

I can't get enough of cozy cardigans! They're perfect for layering over dresses and jeans. PatternSizes Small (36 inch bust), Medium, LargeNeedles size 10 1/2 USYarn- Loops & Threads Charisma in Deep Woods (8- 3.5 oz balls)Pattern stitch- Knit 13 rows in Garter Stitch, P1, K1 (Stockinette Stitch) for 11 rows ....more

How to make plastic pumpkins look real

I'm sure you've all seen those plastic coated foam pumpkins at the craft stores. They're great for decorating and DIY projects but the uniform color and shiny finish make them look really fake. Here's an easy and inexpensive way to make them look like the real thing!...more

Friday DIY Favorites

[Left- tutorial shows you how to make this chic, lattice tote, Right- Large art prints can be expensive. Make your own using a shower curtain] [Left- Build a cute pet bed using shipping pallets, Right- Easy to follow tutorial shows you how to make a scratching post] [Left- These pressed herb candles will smell as good as they look!, Right- Hide kitchen appliances with this clever garage] ...more

Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

Now is the time of years for all thing pumpkin! This is a great way to elevate your basic chocolate chip cookies. Ingredients 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened 1/2 cup white sugar 1 cup light brown sugar 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup canned pumpkin puree 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 cups milk chocolate chips Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees ....more

DIY Anthropologie Fanned feather necklace

I recently ordered some cruelty free feathers. Some of them arrived broken and I wasn't quite sure what to make with them. After seeing this necklace on Anthropologie I was inspired to turn them into a necklace.Supplies- Feathers Suede Thick gold chain (3 inches long) 2 jump rings Thin gold chain (for necklace- 26 inches long) [Cut a piece of suede that measures 3 inches long and 2 inches high] [Cut several feathers that measure approximately 2 inches long] [Fold the suede over and sandwich the feathers inside ....more

DIY Fall harvest wreath

Now that the weather has turned crisp and the leaves have started to change color, I figured it was time to switch up my Seashell wreath for something more seasonally appropriate. This is fun to make because there's no wrong way to do it! Just weave in the leaves and wire on the pumpkins ....more

10 DIYs that are perfect for Fall

[Swap out the sleeves on your blazer with colorful leather ones (tutorial)] [Add some suede trimmed cut outs to a sweater (tutorial)] [Upcycle your old sweaters into a colorful, infinity scarf (tutorial)] [Use the remnants from the scarf above to make this stripe swing skirt (tutorial)] [Create some Neiman Marcus inspired jeweled faux pumpkins (tutorial)] [Turn some old flannel shirts into this cozy scarf (tutorial)] [Make your own rustic coasters (tutorial)] [These Anthropologie inspired earrings a a gothic/romantic touch to any outfit (tutorial)] [Create your own Free People inspired necklace using gold beads and leather (tutorial)] [This chain scarf looks complicated but any beginner knitter can make it (tutorial)] ...more

Mens basic beanie [knitting pattern]

With the holidays fast approaching I thought it would be a good idea to add some mens DIY projects to the blog. This beanie is fast and easy to make and it would make a great gift! Needles size US 10 1/2Yarn-Loops & Threads Charisma in Royal (1 skein)PatternCast on 64 sts ....more

Friday DIY Favorites

[Left- DIY your own silver leaf tattoos, Right- Turn pumpkins into coastal inspired decor] [Left- Make your plain rain boots glam by adding corset lacing, Right- Make a pretty, stripe doormat for Fall] [Left- Tutorial shows you how to make your own hang tags- perfect finishing touch for handmade gifts!, Right- Update your candle holders by adding a touch of copper] ...more

DIY Textured leather clutch

This textured detailing looks complicated but it's actually pretty easy to make.I love the way it transforms a basic clutch! Supplies Leather (2 different colors) 7 inch metal zipper [Cut 3 rectangles out of the leather that measure 8 inches wide and 9 inches high] [Cut the contrasting leather into strips that measure 1/4 inches wide] [Sew the strips on to the leather. Line them up close together and only sew down the top of the strip] [Sew down the leather strips at the sides and down the middle] [Flip the leather over and sew down the middle of the 2 sections ....more