Ciao, tutti!

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I’m super excited to announce that I’m out of the country and studying abroad in Italy for the next 10 weeks! But while this is pretty great for me, my posting schedule is likely to be a bit random because my sewing machine is sadly not the most convenient travel buddy. It’s going to be a bit harder for me to design DIY projects, but I’ll continue to post sewing/DIY advice along with inspiration. And there is so much inspiration in Florence! I am bursting with ideas for future projects inspired by the street art, Renaissance buildings, and local fashion, and I can’t wait to share them with you guys when I get back to my sewing supplies!

Meanwhile, if you would like to follow my bounce around Italy and read my non-DIY posts (I’d be flattered!), you can check out my travel blog vorreiunpanino.wordpress.com.

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Friendship Cards

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I am not a particularly sentimental person, but, for some reason, the start of 2015 hit me with a sudden, strong urge to tell my friends that they are decent human beings who make my life better in every way – which can be a surprisingly hard message to convey with everyday actions. Continue reading

DIY Fabric Decor Notebooks

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Cuter school supplies motivate me to study harder- it’s true!  Sadly, my campus bookstore only has over-priced notebooks in unattractive shades of black and blue. So, in an effort to make my notebooks a bit cuter and to procrastinate on doing actual homework, I was inspired to make a tutorial on how to create these simple fabric notebook labels. Use these pretty labels to organize and encourage yourself for a new academic semester! Continue reading

The College Crafter: Obtaining Fabric

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For anyone who has ever lived in a college dorm, you understand just how hard it is to go shopping off campus.  For me, a trip to Walmart is a carefully planned, whole day event; a trip to a fabric store is way more complicated!  Fabric is also pretty expensive, which my college budget can’t handle. Over this year, I’ve come up with some tips for obtaining materials when living that college life. Continue reading