The topic of this post is simple jewelry designs to help pull your looks together while travelling. Of course, these can be worn at any time and necklaces add a little interest while coordinating with basic clothing pieces. These are me-made, and more inspiration can be found on Pinterest. The post I […]
There is nothing like triple digit temperatures to make you grab some fabric and a pattern and run to your sewing machine! If you are looking for a quick, simple sundress to make for your summer wardrobe, look no further than New Look 6340. Let me back up and say that I haven’t posted […]
I love a happy accident. Without even planning it, I managed to make a DIY beaded necklace using all of the warm shades of the Pantone Spring 2017 colors. Truth be told, I made this before I knew about the upcoming colors. Sewing my own clothes and making my own jewelry keeps me both on […]
This is a three part post containing a me-made shirt, skirt and necklace. To start, coral is one of my favorite colors because it can be worn in the southwest year round. Since i am heavily motivated to create by seeing color, when I saw this light weight fabric, I knew it would be […]
Am I dating myself if I ask you about the color of Silly Putty? You know, the dirty, well-loved Silly Putty after it has been used on newsprint a few times. Looks a little gross, but it provided lots of fun for me when I was a kid….and there is interesting history of the gooey […]
Follow my blog with Bloglovin If you have been perusing my About blog page, you have seen a glimpse of my extensive fabric collection, an now I’m confessing to you that I have the same problem with beads. This is why I will not allow myself to start any more hobbies. I HAVE NO MORE […]
Is there a neutral color that gets your attention every time? It may be certain shades of gray, tan or camel or a interesting combination of shades you can’t even describe. Well this is mine. I love this boring and funky color of brown/gray/beige. I bet many of you would call it something entirely different. […]
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Because I love to sew, fabric purchases are my first and foremost weakness. (My family can attest to that!) Running a close second is a compulsion to purchase RTW accessories, completing the artistic vision I have in my head. Sometimes I resort to making my own jewelry out of beads and findings, which takes third place. Okay, I have said it here: NO MORE HOBBIES!
It was great fun putting some combinations together of some pieces I have collected over the years. Some are old, some new, but because the black/white or black/cream pairings are so constant in fashion, it has been easy to amass quite a pile. To see the coordinating Small Black Capsule wardrobe pieces, click here.
Links to buy these would be futile as I pop into stores now and then (Ross, Target, Stein Mart) and consider myself lucky to find seasonal, affordable accessories that last for years. The same is true for beads and findings from Michael’s, Jo Ann’s or the Tucson Bead Shows. I hope this post serves as a point of inspiration to make, sew, shop, or thrift treasures that fit your style and wardrobe.
Do you have a collection of black accessories ready to wear for most occasions in your life? Do you weaken at the sight of just the right accessory?
I know that black is not one of my best colors, or so I’ve been told, but I can’t help myself. It is just too easy to work with and sew into great go-to pieces for reliable, pulled-together looks. With my fascination with capsule wardrobes, I have a Pinterest board filled with many variations of […]
Before I get started, I feel I have some explaining to do regarding my “break” from posting. It is due to many reasons, none of which may interest you, but I have been doing home remodeling to one room in the house, which leads to much upheaval in the rest of the house. I am […]
Curvy Girls Unite! Creative-folk and Sewers Alike!! Join me on a trip to Boston….well, through this post anyway….the wonders of the internet and this sewing-in-common thing amazes me. I am here in Boston as I write this post in my daughter, Shannon’s, apartment about to share with you why miles don’t matter when it comes […]
As July 4th approaches, I have been getting into the red, white and blue theme in my sewing, scarf shopping, and jewelry making. This combo will be a year-round option, including other shades of the red/white/blue. Here is a quick bracelet I made from my stash beads. I like to call this approach ‘Bead Soup’ […]