Driftwood DIY

I know I say this about every craft that I post, but seriously, easiest project ever. I found this wee piece of driftwood earlier this summer while out in nature. And I  brought it back and kept it with me for the past few months (that’s normal, right?). I love finding pieces of nature that I can incorporate into projects. I finally decided that hanging my (few) necklaces off of my bookshelf wasn’t cutting it. I don’t have much jewelry, so this is perfect for the few items that I wear consistently. Pins, string, nail, driftwood. Done. IMG_20131108_172215 IMG_20131108_172423
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Have a lovely Saturday, friends,

Love,

Rachel

Ombre All Day.

CAM00202I’ve had this project in my back pocket for a while. It’s kind of been daunting to permanently dye something, for some reason. Haha. So I had a canvas tote, 6 canvas napkins, and 2 kitchen towels. CAM00203CAM00204Boiled the water. Added the salt. AKA followed instructions on the dye boxes, EXCEPT, I only added half the dye for the first brief soak. I put the fabric in 2/3 of the way, let it soak. Took it out, rinsed it with cool water. Then stirred in the rest of the dye and put the fabric in only 1/2 way. So as to get the ombre look. CAM00207CAM00211

They’re currently drying on my back porch.

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For the tote I dipped the bottom purple and the top navy, leaving a little gap in the middle. I dig it.

Love,

Rachel

Whimsical ribbon hoop

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I have always been enchanted by canopies and dreamy bedroom decorations.  Yesterday was rainy, and my brain was tired of reading. So I purchased a giant cross stitching hoop from Michaels, along with ribbon. I wrapped the hoop in some extra black and white fabric that I had, then fabric glued the lace and ribbon onto the hoop. I hung the hoop using string and a hook. Super easy, and only about $15.00.

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It’s dreamy. And I like it.

Love,

Rachel

Banner of love

I’ve been pretty crafty this past year, but my project today is most definitely my favourite thus far. So much sentiment. It’s actually in my parents kitchen. I have lately been feeling the need to display more photos, rather than have them just sit in photo albums, or worse, only end up on facebook. My mom and I went through some old summer shots, and I hung this up in front of the kitchen sink. Way too simple, using only twine, medium sized clothes pins and tacks. I hope you enjoy the craft at least a fraction of how much we are :).Image

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Love,

Rachel

Travelers Envelopes

So, i’ve send out a handful of letters since being here, and in my boredom this evening, I decided to spice up my envelopes a bit. I have gathered up freebie maps from Ireland and Rotterdam, so I just used real (boring) envelopes as a template for size, used a glue stick to seal them, and ta-da! Awesome envelopes.

Love,

Rachel