I have recently started working at Barnes and Noble part-time which could be potentially detrimental to my wallet. Fortunately I have stayed strong and avoiced spending and exuberant amount of money on books. In fact, I haven't even purchased anything for myself yet.... until yesturday. I saw this book and I had to get it:
It was the last one we had and I was a little freaked that if i didn't get it right then and there I would never find it again! It's such an incredible book. It has iconic women wearing some of their most iconic dresses (twiggy, marilyn monroe, jackie O, madonna, and the list goes on and on). The book contains directions on how to re-create these "famous frocks" with suggestions on variations and fabric suggestions to make the look your own. The best part is the book also contains the patterns for each of the dresses! I literally screamed for joy!

The only thing that makes me sad about getting this book? Since I am so busy at the moment I wont have a chance to try anything in it for a little bit. :(. I'll have to contain myself until I have the proper amount of time to work on these little beauties.
 
 
Sitting on my shoe rack in my room is a plethora of black high heels. Heels I hardly wear. Cheap black heels that I have bought for a magnitude of occasions. I don't really own any other color high heels, and I was getting pretty bored with the basic black, so I have been customizing a few. My recent creation is inspired by a how-to I found on Cut Out + Keep a little while back!
Harley<3Quinn created these comic book flats using images from a comic book and some modge podge.
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I was inspired to create my own comic book shoes using a pair of my boring old black high heels. But when it came down to deciding what comics to use their was no question what images I would use. I pulled up google search (because there was no way I was destroying my own comics!) and printed out some images from the Amory Wars by Claudio Sanchez!

I love them! They are super cute and one of a kind, but even better they are a tribute to my favorite band: Coheed and Cambria! I'm rocking my favorite musicians on my feet in true fangirl style!

Enjoy!

Thanks Harley<3Quinn for the How-To!
 
 
With Fall intruding upon the warmer weather it's time to start pulling out long pants, sweaters, and - my personal favorite - scarves! I, myself, have far to many scarves to count - chunky scarves, silky scarves, scarves to keep you warm, and scarves that will highlight any outfit, scarves knitted, furry scarves, shawls and pashmina's - but that hasn't stopped me from whipping up another one.
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I am my family's clothing recycling bin. When someone has a t-shirt, or a sweater, or a pair of jeans they no longer want I inherit them! About two weeks back my brother plopped a few shirts on my bed that joined the countless others which make up my fabric bin. One of the shirts in particular was a black and red striped long sleeve shirt.

I loved the pattern so much that I decided to make it into a scarf. I am really into infinity scarves right now, and I thought it would be fun to see how much fabric I could salvage and how long I could make the scarf.
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I am so happy with how my scarf turned out and it was super easy! 
check out my how-to and try it out for yourself!





Pay no attention to the shirt beneath the scarf! It's an unfinished project that I am currently working on!!!

 
 
I realized a few days ago that I haven't updated my "inspired by" page in a while. I've been pretty busy with grad school starting so I haven't had enough time to post a tutorial (I do have a few waiting in the wings though!!!) but I wanted to share one of the people - or in this case worlds - that I am inspired by and that is:

WONDERLAND

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll have always been two of my favorite stories and some of the most iconic images of Alice and her wonderful world have found their way into my creations. I love working with cards - Making playing card bows is one of my favorite things and I am currently working on a card inspired how-to! The placemat purse I recently created has a very Alice-y vibe to it. And I find myself attracted to fashion with a bit of curious whimsy to it! I have a few Alice inspired DIY's on the backburner that I want to try out- so look for those in the future!

I also had to share a coveted item with you. I recently started working at Barnes and Noble and while on the job I found myself shopping the racks for craft books. Today I came accross this book:
It literally has everything, from food, to decorative items, to clothing! I MUST HAVE IT! Hopefully I pick it up soon and I can share all of my creations from it with you!

Thank you Lewis Carroll for the inspiration!!!!