Statement Piece: Necklace

There’s nothing I love more than DIY and more importantly — DIY on a Dime!!! 🙂 I happened to stop by one of my favourite fashion bloggers tonight and found that she’d used knotting to create an awesome statement piece.  If you’ve ever made friendship bracelets as a tween/teen, you can make this.  She was even more gracious and created an instructional video on how she did it. 

For the fibre artists out there who can’t be bothered to wrap the material, doesn’t it look like garter stitch?  In my mind, another easy way to achieve the look is to knit 4 – 6 rows, fold the fabric into a tube and stitch the back tightly.  Then work the ends the way she did.  Or … wouldn’t it be awesome to make this with yarn using i-cords.  Owweeee!!!!  😀

This is definitely something I’m going to try in the near future.  I already have colour combos in my mind.   Can’t you see this with a long sleeve tee or a light sweater in the fall?!!!  And it’ll totally rock in bright colours during the drab days of winter!!!!

You betta work!!!!  😀

source: Shirley B. Eniang

Here’s the video:

Be inspired!!!

Fashion Bite …

This weekend was to be the one when I went:

  • Fabric Shopping
  • baked a buckwheat bread and
  • mixed my first batch of whipped shea butter.

A totally creative weekend, gone up in smoke with a visit from none other than Mother Nature.  With the lethargy that accompanies her, I could barely find the energy to clean my house much more do the above.

However, while idling on the innanet, waiting impatiently to fight to the end for my Ebay item of choice, I found this photo on the of Molly Sims in LA.

When “MN” comes to visit, I don’t like to wear anything that restrictive in the waist/stomach area so Molly Sims’ outfit gave me the inspiration I needed for putting together a work outfit for tomorrow.  Instead of red, white and denim, my combo is going to be skirt — brown, green, turquoise, white tank and freshly washed denim jacket.   Accessories would be a white wedge sandals and my vintage-inspired sunglasses.

Putting the outfit together is minimally creative … but it’s something until I get rid of this dratted “guest” … 🙄