Fan Fridays // Summer Style DIY

It's no mystery that I love to DIY everything, ever.  I am loving that HelloCotton has their own Guides at the top of the home page.  These Guides rotate every now & again and have really cool posts, ideas, and DIYs from member blogs of the site.  I've found HelloCotton to be my favorite place to find other blogs (besides poking around the blogs I love) because it's so open & honest.  (side note: I feel like honesty is going to be a big theme on this blog...you'll see why through the Blogging 101 ebook & future posts!)  I think Marilyn of Pulp Sushi first introduced me to HelloCotton and I saw already that there were tons of bloggers I knew.  It was like (to be crude lol) the Facebook of Bloggers.  Then I realized it really is like a blogging magazine! every day it's like getting a new magazine.  If you just stick to the front page, everyday is like opening up a new magazine.  But the even better part is that you can get lost in there, clicking and seeing & finding blogs that are amazing!

So when I decided to take a look at a Fashion Guide of DIY on HelloCotton the other day these first three things stuck out:

This men's shirt to dress tutorial from Dotty Dolly is super cute! She mentions that a checkered shirt is easier to sew elastic to because you can follow the lines to make sure you sew straight.  You could even use this tutorial for like a beach coverup sort of thing.  Nifty!

This pretty cool tribal-esque bull necklace was inspired by a pretty pricey designer piece.  I think it's super neat when others can use their creativity to make something they've been lusting after...especially when it's so out of your price range! Check out the original tutorial & the inspiration over on Sprinkles in Springs.

I've been looking for a floral back pack but can't bring myself to buy one since I know I'd only use it during the summer (if that...I'm not really a back pack person ever since I've gotten out of college.)  But floral is like my dream everything!  This tutorial from MopTop is the best! She picked up her bag from the thrift store & had at it.  I have one from Icing from a while ago that I might try to redo, that way I'm not out too much if I don't use it!

Link Love

++ Chloe from Lazy Explorers had Devin from Finding your Happy over for a guest post on How to be an Artist with out Actually Starving.  I thought that title hilarious so of course I read it! Devin's blog is also filled with a lot of post grad (and life in general) reassurance.  After being out of college for a year, I've thought back on where I've been & what I've done so far. ++

++ Jessica from Jessica Chronicled is D-O-N-E with school.  Congrats girl! ++

++ Kelsi read my mind with her Pastel Hair post.  My roots are showing & I don't know if I want to go back to my  natural brown or keep on with blonde.  Blonde means more opportunities to put pretty pastel pinks & purples in my hair. ++

++ Miss Megan of Freckled Italian shared two Vlogs on Wednesday & watching them is like hanging out with her.  She is the cutest! ++

++ Check out Elizabeth's (of Please Note Paper) first Vlog from this week.  Vlogs are so fun, I can't wait to do more myself! ++

++ I still have my Online Yard Sale going..and I know you want some gently loved vintage, handmade, and second hand items.  Hopefully I'll get some clothes in there soon too! ++

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Have a great weekend!

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1 comment:

  1. So happy to have introduced you to the world of Hello Cotton, I absolutely love it! :)


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