DaisyCombridgeDaisyCombridge Nothing’s more radiant than a little gradient, so fade into Spring and tone up your wardrobe with a look that’s anything but shady. The ombre trend has spread from tresses to dresses, as seen in this season’s to-dye-for designs from Band of Outsiders, Theyskens’ Theory and Margiella. Tell your own short story by adding a splash of color to j’amazing lace! To create: Start at the hem of your shorts and spray black fabric paint about four inches up. Add extra coats of paint closer to the hem, keeping the top clean and paint-free. Use a piece of paper to repel and block paint as you work your way up. Continue spraying, concentrating more on the bottom, until you achieve the desired ombre effect. Repeat on the reverse side, then hang until completely dry.P.S.- Click here to watch the How To Video!
DaisyCombridgeDaisyCombridge Comfort plus cuteness makes for a winning combo, so punch up your look with a poncho! Create a fresh look by reinventing a classic piece and stay cozy with this nouveau hoodie overhaul.To create, make a cut from the side seam of the sweatshirt body as well as each side of the inner-arm. Open up the neckline with a crew neck cut-out. Be sure to cut ONLY the top layer so you don’t loose the hood. Close up the back by pinning large safety pins (or feel free to sew) across your new open seam. Cut the bottom sides (both front and back) into a curved shape, keeping the back a bit longer than the front. Secure the sleeve to the torso, which creates a poncho silhouette. Use large safety pins and pin approximately halfway down the bodice. For the armhole, attach buttons on the top and bottom front sections. Use any button you like and attach with safety pins or sew. Use the same buttons to add accents to the shoulder seam.
DaisyCombridgeDaisyCombridge New year = new you! Sparkle and shine for a fete that’s finer then fine this New Year’s Eve. Expect jaws to drop (along with the ball) while you ring in 2012. Get inspired by over-the-top glitz and glam for a decadent DIY stunner. Re-purpose brooches in your jewelry box, or pick up a few at flea markets or on eBay.To create, pin several brooches, arranged in a bib-like formation onto a piece of felt. Outline the bib shape with chalk and cut out around the brooches. You may need to sew a few stitches on the backside of the felt if brooches are weighing down the fabric, as you want them to lay flat. Flip over necklace base and sew a chain onto the back. Use a new chain or opt for one from an old necklace for an extra special touch.P.S.- Here’s to a happy, healthy & crafty 2012!