It’s no secret that I love sunflowers. I’ve grown them every year for several years. I love how tall they get and I’m especially excited about them this year because they got waaaay taller than they ever have before! I tried to take a picture with them, not realizing that most of them were too tall to even be in the picture! :P
Sunflowers is one of my favorite Everclear songs. How fitting for this post! :)
Top: Target ♥ Skirt: I made it (tutorial coming soon!) ♥ Shoes: Blowfish (last year, I think) ♥ Bracelet: From this tutorial ♥ Hair star: also made by me ♥ Sunnies: Venice Beach boardwalk vendor ♥ Hair color:Splat
I’m not really one to do outfit posts. I love getting dressed up but honestly, I can’t afford to be super fashionable. But every now and then I feel good enough about myself to take photos. This was one of those days! It makes me happy to be able to say that I made something I’m wearing. I don’t really have the attention span to sew some of the things I’d really like to wear. But I’ve been trying to make more clothes recently. Just simple things like this skirt. I actually made a tutorial for this skirt and will share it very soon! :)
I debated whether or not I should even do an instagram post from last week since I only have a few pictures to show you, but decided whatevsies! It was a really dull week. I put a ton of time into finishing up my barefoot sandal patterns and hardly did anything else (not worth photographing anyway). The hard work was worth it though! :)
I found a fatty caterpillar!
My iPhone was transformed into a pink bunny! ♥
The weekly pumpkin update. I keep having to expand their fence!
I saw some pretty macrame plant hangers on Etsy and was inspired to try making my own. I was being thrifty though and since I didn’t have any hemp cord and didn’t wanna buy any, I got the idea to make one out of fabric strips instead!
It’s a fun way to destash some fabric (I’ve had this fabric forever and couldn’t figure out what to do with it!) and make something pretty for your yard or porch!
Wanna make one of your own? Here’s how!
Supplies: You’ll need 4 strips of fabric or ribbon (each 1 inch wide by 2 yards long) and a metal ring (I used a keychain ring).
Step 1: Put all of your fabric strips together and fold in half. Stick the middle part through your ring. Then put the ends through the loop and pull tight.
Step 2: Separate your strips so that you have four sets of two strips. Measure 15 inches down from the ring at the top and knot each of the sets together.
Step 3: Take one strip from the first set of strips and one strip from the second set. Measure about 2 1/2 inches down from the knots and knot the two together. Repeat this with the remaining strips (see the photo below on how to do the end strips).
It gets a little tricky when you get to the two end strips (with the arrows). When you tie them together the whole thing becomes circular and doesn’t lay flat anymore.
Step 4: Measure another 2 1/2 inches below the knots and repeat what you did for step 3. When you get to the end strips (with arrows), you’re going to have to flip it over and tie them together so it’s circular.
Step 5: Measure another 2 1/2 inches down below the knots and make one big knot to tie all of the strips together.
You could put a flower pot inside or if you want some more color like I did, try painting some tin cans!
I never realized how much I enjoy Spring until I started blogging regularly last year and was able to look back at the posts I made. I always assumed Fall was my favorite season because of how excited I get about celebrating Halloween and how much I enjoy everything that leads up to it. But apparently I really like Spring too.
I’m currently working on a skully and extra long skully version of the Spring Blossom Slouchy Hat. I’m not really a wearer of skully hats but people have asked me how to make skullies out of my slouchies so I might update some of my patterns.
I guess it’s a tradition I didn’t really realize I had, but I definitely get excited about going seed shopping. I got some red poppies to go with my golden poppies! :)
And yep! I’m going to attempt to grow giant pumpkins!
And then I’ll be tending another type of garden in Viva Pinata! Have you ever played this? I used to love playing it on Xbox 360. Then I lost my job and had to sell my Xbox to pay for things. Sad story.