Project: Inner Peace

Trend: Wellness

Welcome to my first post on health and wellness! I have been researching new ideas on how to be happier and relieve those everyday stresses I know we are all too familiar with.  What I found was everything you might expect from meditation to yoga to eating better.

Although these aren’t ground-breaking ideas, I didn’t realize how easy it was to implement into my already very busy life.  I also wasn’t prepared to start feeling the benefits as early as week one!

Meditation: Racing thoughts a problem?  Meditation helps you slow your thoughts and become aware of whats going on in that head of yours.  These can be done on the train ride home and can be as short as 3 minutes long!

Yoga: One 10 minute routine in the morning will set you up for your day of awareness, meaning, and just slow everything down before it has to speed up again.

Eating Well: Warning: I’m not a dieter! But simply adding all the good stuff throughout your day makes you feel better and I know it has helped me achieve some major inner peace points.  My favorite new snack is guacamole….so much goodness in every bite! Yum!

The above has all been upping my inner peace and sense of well-being,  hope you are all also having a happy and healthy 2018! Anyone else have well-being tips or tricks?  Let us know in the comments! 🙂

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Project: Pastel Cork Board

Trend: Pastel

Now that we are in the middle of the “January Thaw”  (that’s a thing right?)  its suddenly warmer out and it’s got me thinking of flowers, pastels, and most importantly; Spring!  What better way to get ready for the change in seasons than with this pastel print? I have had this fabric for years waiting for the perfect project, and now is the time to use it!

I got everything here at a local craft store (thank you Michaels!) and the whole project  took bout 15 minutes.  You’ll have to trust me that it’s much easier than it looks! Anyone else getting into a springy mood and looking forward to change?  Let me know in the comments and as always, happy crafting! 🙂

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Pastel Cork Board

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Project: Floral Hang

Trend: Florals

Happy Wednesday everyone and welcome to another fabulous DIY!  Now that we are trudging through the winter months and staying inside as much as possible (is this just me?) I wanted to spruce up my interior spaces.  What better way to do that with silk flowers and a hot glue gun?

Such a simple project for the craft-phobic and all materials were easily found at my local  craft store.  Anyone else in the interior decorating zone right now?  Let me know in the comments and happy crafting! 🙂

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Project: Sequin Heart Sweater

Trend: Sequins

Anyone else taking advantage of these wonderful snow days?  With all this time inside, my sewing box was calling my name and it was saying….sequins! This project is super easy and it only took about 25 minutes.  So, if you have multiple sweaters lying around that are in need of a little extra pizzaz, now is the time to take them out and add your own type of sparkle.  I chose to sew a heart on but feel free to make your own design!

Have you  ever re-done an old sweater?  Let me know in the comments and happy sewing! 🙂

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Sequin Heart Sweater

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Project: NYE Glam

Hope everyone is enjoying the holidays! This is that sweet time of year between Christmas and New Years where everyone is on a high floating on gifts, eggnog, and sugar cookies.  No matter what you celebrate now is a great time to spend with family and enjoy a break from the working world.  🙂

I don’t know about you, but with more time on my hands, I can’t help but geek out over my New Years Eve outfit!  I hand sewed and designed my own handbag, which coincidentally matches the dress I’m going to wear.  A holiday miracle?  Maybe! When fashion comes together easily as this outfit did, it’s a beautiful thing and a great way to start the New Year.

Anyone else geeking out over their NYE fashion?  What are you all planning to wear?  Let me know in the comments!  Happy New Year from Trend-mix! 🙂

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Last Minute DIY Gifts

Happy Holidays everyone! 🙂  It’s that time of year again, the time of giving, receiving, and stressing out about finding gifts for everyone!  For those of you running out of ideas (and money) here are some great projects from Trend-mix past.

All of the following materials can be found easily within a craft store and done within 15 minutes or less!  They are super easy to make and super special to give.  I mean who wouldn’t be impressed with your crafting skills?  Let me know if you end up making any of these and as always, happy crafting! 🙂

  1. Project: Ombré Pillow~Perfect for the hostess! This tie-dye accent pillow is the perfect gift for someone who invites you into their  home.

2. Project: Couture Safety Pins~Have a fashionista friend who’s got it all?  Well they              definitely don’t have your one-of-a-kind couture safety pins yet!

3. Project: Glitter Champagne Glasses~ New Years is approaching! With that comes a             lot of celebrating, glitter and champagne.

4. Project: Daisy Statement Necklace ~ What girl isn’t a fan of jewelry?  These pieces              (or something similar) can be found easily in any craft store.

5. Project: Pearl Picture Frame~ These pearls have the designer look, without that                  designer price!

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Project: Chunky Chain Bracelet

Trend: Chain/Rhinestones

Ready for an easy DIY? I present to you, the ever sparkly and very doable, project chunky chain bracelet.  This requires almost no skill! If you know how to braid hair you can easily finish this project in 15 minutes or less.  I had all the materials because my room basically doubles as an arts and craft store.   Everything can be found in the jewelry section of most craft stores, so do not be discouraged if you don’t have a spool full of rhinestones currently at your fingertips.  Anyone else a fan of layering bracelets and rhinestones?  Let us know in the comments and as always, happy crafting! 🙂

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Rhinestone Twist Bracelet

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Project: Passport A-Go-Go

Trend: Travel/Maps

Have a big trip coming up?  Even if you don’t, it’ll be hard not to start daydreaming while looking at this passport holder!   This DIY is super easy since it is a small project, there is not a lot of sewing.  I introduce fusible bukram here for the first time, a type of backing material that is iron on friendly (no-sewing required).

The world is a big place and this map material helps remind me of all the places I’d like to visit!  Anyone one else day dreaming of their perfect vacation?

I must confess this post was inspired by a fun and educational Youtube Channel called “Geography Now.”  Please, don’t get grossed out by the word “educational,” the channel is nerdy (of course) but it is also really fun, informative, and gives you the travel bug!  The host Barby takes you around the world discussing each country’s culture, politics, people, food, and geography (while making it fun of course).  You should check it out!

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World Wide Passport Holder

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Project: Fashion Month Round-Up

Fashion month is officially over! Time to review all the drama, the glamour, and the clothes that we will be wearing coming this Fall 2017.  Even if us plebeians will not be wearing Dior Haute Couture, we will definitely be picking up the trends that they so thoughtfully designed for us.

Fashion month, in case you haven’t heard of it, is a month long fashion show that spans the globe.  American Designers showcase their work in New York, European designers have their pick of London, Milan, and Paris.  A trip down the runway this month is a cultural phenom, and it happens regularly twice a year!

I reviewed some of my favorite designers below.  Anyone else follow fashion month?  Who are your favorite designers?  Let us know in the comments and happy sewing! 🙂

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Fashion Month Fall 2017

Photos Courtesy of Vogue Runway

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Project: Polka-Dot Rosette Clutch

Trend: Polka Dots and Florals

Same pattern different fabric!  For those of you new to sewing it may come to surprise you that I have used this same exact pattern before.  Only last time, I made a completely different kind of bag.

What is a pattern you ask?  Well, a pattern is a kind of roadmap that leads you to your very one-of-a-kind creation; It includes different measurements and guidelines for sewing and cutting your fabric.

Instead of showing you step-by-step with the “Polka-Dot Rosette Clutch”, I thought I would provide the link to the first bag I made.  Follow the link, and you too can make a gorgeous polka-dot rosette clutch (or  a velvet envelope one) the choice is up to you! 🙂

Has anyone ever used a pattern to sew two different styles before?  Let us know in the comments!

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