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No Sew Fringed Kimono | A Pair & A Spare
I can’t believe it’s almost the end of Winter! And with the end of Winter comes that weird in-between weather where it’s too hot for a jumper and too cold for a tshirt. Wraps are the best thing to keep in your bag - and these fringed kimonos are super pretty, easy to make and no sewing is involved! You can go and buy your fabric and coordinating fringe from the craft store, or you can head on over to Wander & Hunt and buy yourself a kit.

No Sew Fringed Kimono | A Pair & A Spare

I can’t believe it’s almost the end of Winter! And with the end of Winter comes that weird in-between weather where it’s too hot for a jumper and too cold for a tshirt. Wraps are the best thing to keep in your bag - and these fringed kimonos are super pretty, easy to make and no sewing is involved! You can go and buy your fabric and coordinating fringe from the craft store, or you can head on over to Wander & Hunt and buy yourself a kit.

City Gym Shorts | Purl Bee

These might be the most stylish, pretty gym shorts I’ve ever seen! That might have something to do with the fabrics - lovely chambray in indigo and gorgeous Liberty of London cotton in Tana Lawn. Sigh, to have the funds to buy as much Liberty of London fabric that I want! This is probably a sewing project for those of you who have had some experience - but if you’re up for a challenge, you’ll learn some great skills on the way!

Decadent Crystal Necklace | Fall For DIY
One of my favourite things about visiting the Museum was the gum ball machine in the shop - except it didn’t give out gumballs, it gave out crystals! I’ve always had a love of crystals, gems, minerals and all those beautiful things that nature has created. So this DIY immediately caught my eye - and then I saw the part that said ‘no tools required’ and I was hooked! There are lots of shops on etsy selling crystals. My favourites are amethyst, pink druzy and carnelian. Layer them up or wear a single pendant on a long chain.

Decadent Crystal Necklace | Fall For DIY

One of my favourite things about visiting the Museum was the gum ball machine in the shop - except it didn’t give out gumballs, it gave out crystals! I’ve always had a love of crystals, gems, minerals and all those beautiful things that nature has created. So this DIY immediately caught my eye - and then I saw the part that said ‘no tools required’ and I was hooked! There are lots of shops on etsy selling crystals. My favourites are amethyst, pink druzy and carnelian. Layer them up or wear a single pendant on a long chain.

Ice Cream Cone Elbow Patches | Studio DIY
The one piece of clothing that I get the most comments on is my cardigan with heart patches. For some reason those patches are adored by all and sundry! I have to admit, I love them too - they add a bit of fun to an otherwise plain grey cardigan. So now I’ve got the patch fever, I have been thinking about what other designs I could do when i came across this DIY - I honestly wouldn’t have thought of ice creams! These patches are made with a Cricut machine and special iron on fabric, but you can get the same effect with applique. So cute and sure to get you compliments!

Ice Cream Cone Elbow Patches | Studio DIY

The one piece of clothing that I get the most comments on is my cardigan with heart patches. For some reason those patches are adored by all and sundry! I have to admit, I love them too - they add a bit of fun to an otherwise plain grey cardigan. So now I’ve got the patch fever, I have been thinking about what other designs I could do when i came across this DIY - I honestly wouldn’t have thought of ice creams! These patches are made with a Cricut machine and special iron on fabric, but you can get the same effect with applique. So cute and sure to get you compliments!

Lightweight Bathrobe | Lana Red
There’s nothing like a really nice bathrobe to feel a bit spoilt after a relaxing bath or shower! But it can be hard finding one that suits you. Some are a little too short, some are in a dodgy fabric, some are just too thick and heavy for Summer use. Making your own means you can choose your style and fabric. Lana has made hers in a lightweight jersey which is perfect for Summer and nice and stretchy (which equals comfy!)

Lightweight Bathrobe | Lana Red

There’s nothing like a really nice bathrobe to feel a bit spoilt after a relaxing bath or shower! But it can be hard finding one that suits you. Some are a little too short, some are in a dodgy fabric, some are just too thick and heavy for Summer use. Making your own means you can choose your style and fabric. Lana has made hers in a lightweight jersey which is perfect for Summer and nice and stretchy (which equals comfy!)

Michael Kors Inspired Scarf Dress | Free Ur Closet
Some expensive designer pieces are just perfect for creating yourself - and this scarf dress is a prime example! Made using just three scarves and some leather thonging, if you’re skilled with your sewing machine you should be able to whip this up quickly. Though the directions aren’t detailed, you should be able to work out where you need to attach your scarves. It might be handy to get a friend to help you pin your scarves or use a dress form in your measurements to work out where you need to stitch and place your straps.

Michael Kors Inspired Scarf Dress | Free Ur Closet

Some expensive designer pieces are just perfect for creating yourself - and this scarf dress is a prime example! Made using just three scarves and some leather thonging, if you’re skilled with your sewing machine you should be able to whip this up quickly. Though the directions aren’t detailed, you should be able to work out where you need to attach your scarves. It might be handy to get a friend to help you pin your scarves or use a dress form in your measurements to work out where you need to stitch and place your straps.

Beaded Tassel Necklace | Make Scout
I know it’s only July but I’m already thinking about Christmas presents! I’m keen to DIY more gifts this year - last year fell in a big heap - and this beaded necklace would be absolutely perfect for my sister. She saw some very similar ones at some markets that were around $80, but I think i could make her about six for that much (though I might have to keep one for myself)

Beaded Tassel Necklace | Make Scout

I know it’s only July but I’m already thinking about Christmas presents! I’m keen to DIY more gifts this year - last year fell in a big heap - and this beaded necklace would be absolutely perfect for my sister. She saw some very similar ones at some markets that were around $80, but I think i could make her about six for that much (though I might have to keep one for myself)

Summer Sandals 2 Ways

If your favourite sandals are looking a little worse for wear, then get out your craft box and get to decorating! These two options are high impact but easy to create. My So Called Crafty Life uses fabric flowers and Live It Love It Make It made some bright neon tassels. Click on the links below for more info!

Left: Floral Sandals | My So Called Crafty Life

Right: Neon Tassel Sandals | Live It, Love It, Make It

Hand Embroidered Peter Pan Collar | The House That Lars Built

One thing I love buying from op-shops is hand embroidered table cloths. When you think about how long it must have taken someone to embroider a whole table cloth - wow! So I feel like I’m saving something quite special. This gorgeous collar won’t take you as long to stitch as a table cloth, but it will be just as special. There’s a free template with the pattern to follow for the hand stitching - just make sure you do your stitching before you sew together your collar!