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o.p.p. – stencil text on fabric

while i still love myself a little browse on threadless, i’m more into a word or two scattered around the house instead of on a t-shirt.

this photo shows you exactly what I mean… i present our living room. spot the two words in this pic? (hint: one piece of wall art is the inspiration behind the blog’s name)

my living room

i ordered the word pillow in the photo from a shop (french silver) on etsy. in addition to LOCAL, i also have HOMEGROWN. i love these pillows. the words + the burlap make me feel all homey and good.

while I didn’t create these pillows, i recently stumbled upon a diy project that gave me a little spark to do something similar myself. and it doesn’t have to be a pillow, but instead maybe a tea towel, wall art, anything… it’s super simple and cheap.

check out the said project + pic below.

found @ wit & whistle
what: stencil text on fabric


o.p.p. – braided bead bracelet

i’m in the need of a little fashion revive. with my obsession of pinterest at an all-time high and a u.s. trip planned for next week (clothing & accessories are much less than in oz), i’ve been on a rampage pinning & online shopping.

re: fashion – i used to be a bit accessories obsessed.  I still have 2 large treasure chests filled w/ necklaces, bracelets, rings & earrings – some nice, some cheap (aka – forever 21) and some handmade by me and other etsy artisans. these days i tend to wear a necklace & my swatch watch nearly every day… however, i’ve been recently thinking that i need to get a couple new pieces of bling for my wrists (i’ve retired my famous brass snake bracelet… for now.) with that comes today’s project…

these beaded + braided bracelets are ‘too cute’, easy & just my style (they also come from a great website for diy).
found @ honestlywtf
what: braided bread bracelet
where: http://honestlywtf.com/diy/diy-beaded-bracelet/



o.p.p. – hanging doily lamp

i have no doubt that this vintage inspired lamp would rack up the cc bill if purchased retail… however, follow these simple steps and it’s as easy as 1.2.3. to create your own pretty pendant light for less than $15.

all you need are a few simple supplies:

-1 balloon
-a few doilies (the bigger the balloon, the more you need)
-a hanging light (a cheap find at ikea)

get the full details here…

found @ more design please
what: doily lamp
where: http://www.moredesignplease.com/moredesignplease/2011/3/4/diy-doily-lamp.html

o.p.p. – ‘book’ shelves

last night i was chatting via google video with one of my best crafty buds from back home (a few years back, we took a screenprinting class, bought all the tools, talked about starting a biz… but then lost interest and moved onto something else).

*from real simple ‘book shelves, literally’

during our chat, she reminded me about the great home decor magazine – real simple (their slogan: life made easier, every day). so tonight when searching for good projects on the scene, i decided to check out the real simple website and stumbled upon this one – the literal meaning for a ‘book’ shelf.

i love the color and creativity that this can add to any old wall. plus, it’s a great way to showcase the lovely covers that often get hidden amongst the clutter.

i’ve now officially moved this to my ‘to-do list’ for when i move out of the modern white walled condo that i currently rent. No nails or screws allowed, the only mounting that’s not banned… every college kid’s best friend (and it stops there) the double sided sticky 3M poster tape. no joke.

found @ real simple
what: book shelves, literally
where: http://www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/home-improvement/create-book-shelves-00000000035586/index.html

o.p.p. – tape print pillows

*from readymade blog ‘tape print pillows’

pillows… we had a pillow post last week and i’m sure we can all agree – ‘women love pillows’!  what is it about a good pillow that can really make or break a couch, chair or bed?  if there are any modern family watchers out there — you will remember the episode where gloria & jay hash it out over a bed full of cushions… i’ve yet to meet a man that respects a throw pillow. they either move it to the side, onto the floor or position their body on to it in someway the deforms the poor thing.  well, i love pillows and i love this idea for making a print/pattern… brought to you by a fav of mine ‘readymade’ magazine (btw, U.S. peeps… you can get a 6 issues/1 year subscription for just $6.95!).

update 2012: readymade has sadly closed it’s doors and is no longer printing the bi-monthly magazine – though you can still access their website and projects.

found @ readymade
what: tape print fabric/pillows
where: http://www.readymade.com/blog/craft/2010/09/22/how_to_make_fabric_prints_with_tape

*note: you could use this project for one of many things… not just pillows. innovate!

*from readymade blog ‘tape print pillows’


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