Totoro Purse!

Totoro purse cover

Totoro, that fat,happy, animated Miyazaki forest spirit, has always been a favorite of mine. To match my hoodie, beanie, and various stuffed animals, I decided to make a Totoro-themed purse to a hold a Polaroid camera that was recently gifted to me. Continue reading

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DIY Penguin Holiday Bag

penguin bag cover edited

Put the finishing touch on your holiday gifts with a soft, cozy, and cute drawstring gift bag!  This penguin bag is a simple and practical way to transform an ordinary gift into something special and make the perfect gift that much more unique. This project is easily handsewable and takes about 30 min from start to finish.

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DIY Hershey’s Kiss Costume Tutorial

My first installment of my Halloween costume series is a very cute, very fluffy Hershey’s Kiss bubble dress! Halloween is all about delicious candy, and what could be more girly and sweet than a Hershey’s Kiss?  I also know what a struggle it is to look both cute and warm during this holiday, so this dress is designed with multiple layers for warmth and can also be paired with leggings or long socks.  Because this is the most complicated tutorial of the series, I’m posting it first to give you guys enough time to get sewing!   Continue reading

DIY Hot Air Balloon Decorations

Today’s tutorial is whimsical and lighthearted; I’ll be teaching you how to make your own hanging hot air balloon decor 🙂 These balloons were inspired by the image of hundreds of multicolored balloons drifting off into a September sky.  You know how in the fall the sky turns a deep, clear sapphire blue? Now imagine that clear sky dotted with hot air balloons, each one different, each one unique.  What I love about this tutorial is that its easily customized to suit your own personality, and mistakes just make the balloons that much more special. Continue reading

Moon Festival DIY: Bunny Plush and Moon Cake Plush

Happy Mid-Autumn Moon Festival! For those of you who don’t know, the Moon Festival is celebrated during the first full moon of September and is a time to appreciate family and eat delicious foods. In honor of this holiday, this tutorial teaches you how to make a white bunny plush and a moon cake plush! Continue reading

DIY Wire Headband

Bunny, bunny , bunny ears! This cute wire headband can be twisted into adorable bunny ears or a simple bow.  I love how it easily dresses up a hairstyle and adds a unique and personalized touch.  It’s very retro, very girly, and quite a simple DIY.  The project takes about 30 minutes total, and it is a fun way to use up old fabric scraps 🙂

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Hamtaro Beanie

hamtaro beanie

Do you have those friends that remind you of certain animals?  Like you just know what their spirit animal is, even though they refuse to accept it? I have one friend who is just so small and cute and reminds me of Hamtaro the Hamster (and he constantly denies it).  In honor of his birthday this past week, I made him a Hamtaro beanie.  It’s warm and fuzzy and perfectly captures his cuteness 🙂  Continue reading