What is super durable, comes in a variety of colors and patterns, and is a crafters best friend? Why that would be.... DUCT TAPE!! The most famous being Duck Brand, that one with the cute little ducky on the front. If you don't have duct tape in your craft drawer, get it. Believe me, there is so much you can do with it!
check out there website. they have a ton of different styles, colors, and patterns, as well as a how-to section!
I picked up some duct tape a while back at 5 Below (for only 4 dollars a roll!!!). The main reason for the purchase? They had one with mustaches ALL OVER IT! I had to have it, but then I spent days looking at it saying to myself ... what can I do with this. Then bam! I looked at my beat up, well loved, purse and said, "you gotta go" and spent the next few hours crafting myself a bag. I had enough left over to make a little hand purse as well. And guess what lovelies? I created a HOW-TO so you can do it as well, and it's a two-fer: 1 how-to, two different bags! Check it out...

Duct Tape Purse(s)

 
 

A friend celebrated a birthday a few weeks ago. She is a swimmer and I wanted to make her something that would be useful for her!

I started thinking about making her a bag out of t-shirts that she could toss her wet swimming gear in, and then she could just toss the bag into the washing machine and clean it!

This is what I came up with! It actually came out very spacious and was super easy to put together!

Check it Out!!!

 
 
Holy crap! Nearly 3 months since my last post! I guess that speaks for itself in regards to how outrageously busy I've been with school, work, and personal things! Without a huge spiel, here's a couple of how-tos I have been wanting to post:

      yarn pom-pom

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as promised - about 3 months ago - here is the technique behind making a pom-pom out of yarn, as seen on my sock puppet . I also love to make huge ones and wear them on my head as a ridiculously-couture head piece. I've actually recieved a lot of compliments and a few people who want me to make some, so if you're looking for a new hair piece, try making one of these puppies!

these next two how-tos are gifts I made for my boyfriend. I was so happy with how they came out and they where both really easy, I wanted to share them with you:

         Crayon Art

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Super Easy. Super Fun. Super Awesome. I loved doing this project and it looks great when it's finished. I know there are a lot of how-tos out there, but I wanted to share the process I did as well!

      Record Clock

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Another classic project. It has such a clean and modern look when it's done. My boyfriend is a guitarist and has a huge passion for musc. He also had no clock in his room, so this was an ideal gift!

 
 
Just another How-To for you Lovelies! Phantom of the Opera Style...

Masquerade Headband

 
 
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!!!

 

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08/24/2011

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Boho Bag

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I am very, very sad. So deeply sad, and I will tell you why: One of my oldest, dearest, and bestest friends is leaving on a plane this friday for a three month stint in South Korea. In honor of her exciting trip, we had a going away / birthday party at the Olive Garden (YUM!) last saturday. While plotting the perfect bithday / please-don't-leave-me-i'll-miss-you-too-much gift, I found this lovely, tribal-y looking fabric and decided to make a boho bag for my friend! This is the how-to for the funky bag (which I am so HAPPY with!). I might have to make myself one!