Project: DIY Tea Bags

Happy Wednesday everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve posted to due to some technical difficulties.  But I’m back and here introduce to you a special guest post that shows us how to create our very own tea bags! So if you’re a fan of tea or flowers read on and happy crafting! 🙂

As spring is upon us, we look for natural DIY’s that will leave us feeling refreshed and ready for all that comes with this season. From a  DIY face mask to get you ready for a night out to a DIY tea that will wake you up in the morning, the options are endless.

To help you try out your own personalized tea blend this season, FTD has a tutorial on how to make a tea bag. This DIY has simple steps for making a tea bag and includes cute printable tags to make your tea-drinking experience that much more enjoyable. Try out different varieties to find which one you like the best! 🙂

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Project: Sparkle Rose

Trend: Florals

Greetings blogger friends, I took a brief blogging break to enjoy wedding planning and my Bridal Shower! Life can be a whirlwind and it’s important to be present and enjoy those big life moments. But I’m back and ready to share my latest DIY! I wanted to welcome with open arms that warm spring weather with this floral handbag.  I found this velvet rose fabric in my closet and knew it would be perfect for a special occasion!  It just needed a touch of sparkle, which led me to add some much needed rhinestone trim.

How have you been celebrating the new season?  What is your favorite trend this time of year?  Let me know in the comments and happy sewing! 🙂

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*p.s. For ideas and inspiration check out a similar DIY with the same pattern here!

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Project: Bangle Bracelet

Trend: Stacked Bracelets

Ready for an easy DIY? Look no further! This bracelet takes about 10 minutes to make and all materials can be found at your local craft store. I must admit that this project was inspired by the famous and lovely Alex and Ani bracelets.  The brand makes such fun and meaningful jewelry, I couldn’t help but think, I could make that! Hopefully, with this tutorial, you now can too!

The secret to this DIY is using something called “Memory Wire,” a wire that automatically bounces back after stretching out.  So just like an Alex and Ani bracelet, when put on your wrist, it stretches open and then perfectly snaps back into place.  The possibilities of making these types of bracelets are endless! I tried mixing and matching beads and different bangles for an on-trend look! 🙂

Has anyone ever used memory wire before or made something similar? Let me know in the comments and happy crafting! 🙂

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Bangle Bracelet

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Project: The Vessel at Hudson Yards

Project: The Vessel at Hudson Yards

Take a trip with me to the new NYC destination, the Vessel at Hudson Yards!  The Vessel is a new beehive like interactive sculpture featuring stairs that go nowhere but up, and include amazing views of the Hudson River. You have to get tickets in advance which are free, but be careful because they go fast!

There’s also a luxury mall with six levels of shops, cafes, working lounges, and restaurants to explore nearby. The mall is full of Instgrammable backdrops and inspirational pieces.  Below is a picture of me attempting to pose like a true blogger in front of a Romeo and Juliet themed set design taken from the Met Opera, just one of the many artistic features this mall has to offer!

While shopping in Neiman Marcus and Citarella Market, I couldn’t help but snap pictures of candy-like jeweled bags from Judith Leiber and flowers found at Citarella market.

Have you seen the Vessel at Hudson Yards yet?  Is there something like this in your city?  Let me know in the comments and happy exploring! 🙂

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Project: Drawstring Wedding Purse

Trend: Drawstring

As many of you know, I’m engaged!  And as someone who has been making handbags for over 10 years now, I can’t help but have all of these ideas for wedding purses.  I may have created THE bag for my own wedding, but that doesn’t mean I stopped daydreaming about alternate patterns and fabrics for a variety of alternate wedding bags. Oh, the possibilities!

So I bring to you my latest wedding bag creation not for me, but for you, the silk drawstring wedding purse!  Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to create a tutorial this week, but I’ll be sure to make a future post that shows how to make a drawstring bag step by step.  In the meantime, this bag is now available in the Trend-mix Etsy store! 🙂

Has anyone ever made a drawstring handbag that’s similar?  What type of pattern did you use?  Let me know in the comments and happy sewing! 🙂

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Project: DIY Face Mask

Trend: Glowy Skin

Hello fellow beauty nerds, this one is for you! I recently tried a new at-home face mask recipe that called for raw honey, turmeric, and milk.  What could go wrong?  What could right? Only time could tell!

As for results my skin looked glowy and smooth! Just a warning though, the turmeric did turn my face a bit orange and needed to be washed off a couple times. I also had to be careful about wiping my face and used an old towel since turmeric dye’s fabric! Overall I may try this mask again, but maybe not leave it on as long to avoid that whole orange-face thing.

Why these ingredients?

Raw Honey: In it’s most raw form, honey has more antioxidants than the regular honey we know and love.

Turmeric: Also an antioxidant that has a calming effect on the skin and reduces redness.

Milk: The lactic acid in milk is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that reduces wrinkles while also smoothing the skin.

Has anyone ever tried a DIY face mask like the one here?  What’s your favorite at home remedy? Keep in touch! 🙂

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Project: Velvet Envelope Clutch

Trend: Velvet

We are going to take it way back this week to a handbag tutorial I made in 2014 that was featured by Buzzfeed. The velvet envelope clutch never goes out of style and if you take a gander below, you can see how simple it is to make! It has that special Hollywood glamour feel and makes holding a purse feel like a luxurious experience.

I posted the same bag in silk black velvet on the Etsy shop for anyone interested in their very own velvet envelope clutch!

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Anyone have an occasion coming up?!  Let me know in the comments and happy sewing! 🙂

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Project: Minimalist Bride Bag

Project: Minimalist Bride Bag

Happy Thursday fashion friends! With all the wedding buzz going on in my own life, I couldn’t help but make this silk clutch. It was surprisingly easy to make and is the perfect accessory for the minimalist bride. Of course, if you’re not about to walk down the aisle, you can use the same pattern with a different type of material for a night out on the town!  As for the craft-phobic bride, if you want your very own clutch, check out the Etsy store, up in the shop now! 🙂

Wedding planning and daydreams led me to make this fabulous clutch.  Have you ever been inspired to create something in a similar way?  Let me know in the comments and happy sewing! 🙂

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Minimilastic Bride Bag

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Project: Paperless Post Review

Hello lovely readers! This week I’m going to tell you about this amazing online invitation company called Paperless Post. They reached out to me at a perfect time, just as I’m planning my bachelorette party! 🙂

Perfect for any occasion, this company has exclusive e-cards from fashion designers like Kate Spade and Oscar De La Renta. They also have these really cute invites called “flyers” that involve GIF’s and customized pictures.  Have I mentioned all e-cards are completely customizable and fun to make?!

I couldn’t decide between the flyer or the classic card style, check out the samples I made below and let me know what you think!  Which is your favorite?  Do you have an occasion coming up as well?  Let me know in the comments and happy designing! 🙂

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*All opinions are my own, but this is a sponsored post

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Project: NYFW FALL RTW 2019

Project: NYFW Review

New York Fashion Week (NYFW) is a officially over, a time where designers based in New York, show their latest and greatest collections for Fall 2019 Ready to Wear (RTW). Why should we care? These fashion shows predict future trends and provide us designers and DIYers sources of inspiration! I’d also personally like to know what I’ll be wearing next fall and by the looks of it there will be leopard print, there will be purple, and there will be 70’s inspired silhouettes! Many shows from NYFW can be seen online, and after scouring the internet these had to be my favorite. A big thank you to Kate Spade NY, Diane Von Furstenberg, and Brooks Brothers for being so fabulous!

What are your favorite looks from NYFW?  Let me know! 🙂

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