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o.p.p. – quarter dye t-shirt

if you are in the northern hemisphere… spring is here! and with spring comes cleaning… most of the time which involves closets and getting rid of old + purchasing some new. shopping!!!

quarter dye t-shirt

quarter dye t-shirt

each spring i’m in need of a few good staple tees. this past year i had an obsession for stripes and the year before that it was solid oversized tees. this year i want to spice it up by adding a bit of my own creativity to the wardrobe. (note: i’ve been in a slump for the past couple years when it comes to my fashion. working from home can do that to you. i call pajama pants, t-shirts, hoodies, and ugg boots – “my work clothes”. it’s sad, esp considering i used to consider myself a bit of a trendsetter among my peers.)

i love these DIY tees found over at the sweet paul blog. it’s kind of a take on tie dye without being too hippie. the partial dye job is actually pretty stylish.

places i recommend good cotton tees for dyeing: target, gap, levi’s, h&m (as used for the shirt in the original post), american eagle, and even forever 21.

found @ sweet paul
what: quarter dye t-shirt
where: http://sweetpaul.typepad.com/my_weblog/2012/07/c.html

o.p.p. – chalkboard wine bottles / hair combs

my sister is a crafty girl.  much like me, she loves a good project.  it’s no doubt that we get this gene from our mother.  our mom has always been the type to strike up a passion project on a whim.  i remember sitting around the house after dinner on a weeknight and my mom would say ‘let’s rearrange the living room’… and she would (always with some ‘help’ from me & my sister – or so we thought). our mom also worked with our crafty aunt (dad’s side) assisting at her workshop (our aunt is a legit crafter whom over the years has made a business out of it).

i digress… like i always do – so, back to my sister, abby…

last week when we had one of our lengthy overseas chats – we swapped stories of our latest endeavors.  she was prepping for a bachelorette party, halloween & just some side fun… she had a trip to michael’s (the american craft superstore) on the docket for the following day.

when i spoke with her 24 hours later… she had already turned around a halloween costume, chalkboard wine bottle, hair combs + a special surprise that I can’t talk about because the recipient could be reading.
*for the original chalk wine bottle how-to from ‘the next bird’, check the link.

as for the hair combs, here is a sneak peek at ab’s little creation.  they are a perfect mix & match for today’s current latin/south american fashion favorites… all you need is a couple plain small hair combs (available at any discount store, pharmacy, hair supply spot) and some thick embroidery thread.

voila, it’s easy fashion.

until next time…

 

 

 

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