I’m so obsessed with this dress. It’s perfect. Found at The Sartorialist.
As this post will show, I love sheer white dresses. Found via Stylesightings.
Found via Glamcanyon.
Goldie! How I love you. Found via Cat Party.
Apparently I want a leather jacket. Also, those boots are perrrfect. Found via Dam Style.
Found via Stylesightings.
I love the outfit (and the dog!) on the left. Found via Honestly WTF.
Even the helmet is perfect. Found via The Fashionist.
Polkadots and red shoes = LOVE. Found via Face Hunter.
Found via Stylesightings.
(As Grady gets older, these kinds of posts are obviously becoming more about toddlers and kids. Oh well. I’ll probably change the name eventually.)
Love this. Free pattern found at Denyse Schmidt Quilts.
Gah! So cute. Free tutorial found at calico.
Adorable pants from a t-shirt. Free tutorial found at Rookie Moms.
Helmet tutorial found deep in the archives at Made by Petchy.
Swing coat by 6.5st on Flickr.
Hat by Paula Birdy on Flickr.
Reclaimed jumper by selenesian eye on flickr. Also, that blanket in the background is amazing.
Yup, another helmet. By MaryAndHerBabyBits on Flickr. I get the feeling that Jenn is going to love this.
I’m pretty certain I’ve shared this before, but it’s cute enough to share again. Free tutorial from Chez Beeper Bebe.
Found via Craft.
Gorgeous, right? Found via drew-o-rama.
That blue door is out of this world. Found via Bloesem.
I attempted this last year with a few sweet pepper plants and I’m sure it would have worked wonderfully if I had remembered to water them. Found at Cheap Vegetable Gardener.
I don’t really have any desire to garden this year, but I do love the idea of hatching seedlings in eggs. But, I learned my lesson last year. If I’m going to plant anything, I have to buy sprouted plants instead of seeds. At least until Grady gets old enough to help me control the weeds. Found at Fidgety Fingers.
Another great idea for sprouting seedlings from Fidgety Fingers.
I really love this idea. I’m looking for a diy way to make my living room’s light fixture not-hideous, and this may be my best bet. Found at under the sycamore.
This is too beautiful. Seriously. Found at instructables.
I usually don’t love table runners, but this is cute. I’d definitely iron it, though. Those wrinkles are stressing me out. Found at under the sycamore.
Craft teaches how to roast your own garlic.
Wouldn’t this be great for herbs? Right next to the kitchen? Found at Craft.
The cutest toys on the web can be found here. I swear.
Someday I will be able to accomplish this. I will. (Did I ever mention that I once tried to piece little triangles to create letters that said “Vote for Granato”? No I did not because it was a HUGE failure. The piecing, not the election. Well, now that I think about it, the election was much much much much much more of a failure than the piecing. Anyway, the point is this: I suck at piecing little bitty things.) From Craftapalooza.
ARG. TOO LOVELY. From Posie Gets Cosy.
This isn’t my style, but … I dunno. I love it. I think it would be cool on the bottom of a lampshade.
Yup. Grady needs this. It’s made from a t-shirt!
Tile quilting. YARG. Via Wee Wonderfuls.
Obsessed with the color choices in this quilt by Stephanie Japel.
How to “easily” hand-sew a quilt binding. I have my doubts about this “easiness,” but I suppose we’ll see once I finish quilting that purple and green beast.
I love this. The colors are great, but I also think it would be amazing in a random smorgasbord of ridiculous colors.
Written Feb. 12.
Of course. Of course I love this. Ball-tripping deer by Tastyfake.
Presidents! Cross stitched presidents! See close-ups of MonaxMonax’ portraits here.
Improved portrait by Katie Eats Cake.
Gorgeous. I am obsessed with this work by Just Rindy.
It’s no secret that I adore Firefly, but I haven’t yet embroidered anything Firefly-related. I’m planning on embroidering a more complicated version of my firefly tattoo, but I feel like I need to hone my craft a little before starting. This is by Amber555 on Craftster.
Daria patch by Eileen 2000000 on Flickr. Brilliant.
I’m just boggled by the fact that someone had the idea to applique floral fabric bears. This piece by Maria Beata makes me think humans are awesome.
Question: HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE? Complicated satin stitch on paper? There has to be some magic happening in this piece by Wholelottalisa on Flickr.
I want to own this. It’s just beyond beautiful. By Ashlee Desiree on Flickr – I can’t find this image in her photostream, but here’s some other stuff she’s embroidered. I found this particular image on mr x stitch.
To end, a little Shakespeare by Crafty & Devious. Wasn’t that choice to pool the red petals at the bottom brilliant? Great design.
Homemade treasure chests. I don’t dig how gender normative these particular ones are, but that’s the beauty of tutorials – you can always adjust it to your desires.
Easy quilted playmat.
Adorable sailor dress for toddlers.
This homemade Belle dress is pretty amazing.
Sundress/romper for girls.
Babies can make anything cute.
Make your own skirt with built-in shorts.
No tutorial for this, it is just super cute. And it looks like it would be easy enough to make, or to add the doily yoke to another dress pattern.
Tipnut has about a billion tutorials listed for baby stuff in this post.
Felted earflap hat tutorial from Martha Stewart.
Written Nov. 13.
Usually I’m not that into decorative pillows, but this one’s adorable. And bonus points for making anything out of a t-shirt.
Tutorial for an adorable smocked gingham dress. Smocking scares the hell out of me.
Easy kids pants from a t-shirt from Rookie Moms. Why don’t I sew more? I should just be sewing all the time.
Cloth shoe pattern. I’ve come to the conclusion that there are no shoes that fit Grady. Every shoe we’ve tried is too big, too small, or just impossible to put on. Her feet live outside the constraints of physical proportions.
Make a clothespin bag out of a curtain. I didn’t do much air-drying this summer, but am so excited to get back to it next year.
Make a reusable lunch bag out of a shower curtain. There are a lot of lunch bag tutorials out there, and this is by far my favorite. The others use waxcloth, which is just rediculously expensive.
Pattern for a strapless summer top. Love it.
Pouf! This is another exception to my no-decorative-pillows rule.
Craftzine made this great lesson about hems, which I really need to look into more closely. I have about 10 dresses waiting to be hemmed, and I’m too lazy and scared to start.
Amazing idea for a tote bag. And making log cabin squares is so much fun.
Written Nov. 13.
I love this. Most market bag patterns are really large, and what would be most useful to me is a bag that could just replace the little plastic produce bags at grocery stores – meaning it wouldn’t weigh too much, so I wouldn’t have to pay extra to be environmentally friendly. Also, it’s grey and I love grey.
Not too bad for a crocheted hat.
Tutorial for a crocheted/applique’d blanket. Writing this post is making me itchy to get some yarn in my hands.
This photo is giving me a seizure. Yarn! Motifs! Granny bag! More yarn! Kitten! Flowers!
Crocheted smart car.
Grey heathered hexagon blanket. Swoon.
I really need to make coasters. None of my flat surfaces can tolerate a water ring.
I love the color scheme of this blanket, and the design looks like it’d be fun to make.
More grey! More motifs!
Vintage crocheted log cabin blanket. I’ve never considered a crocheted log cabin design.
I was going to include this link in a “10 cool homey things” post, but it’s too beautiful to share the spotlight. I can’t pick just one photo. I found this at Bloesem.
Look how cool that sink is. That sink is the coolest sink to ever exist.
I’m not really certain because I don’t know Bloesem’s modus operandi, but I think this is all one house. Amazing.
That wall is the perfect color. I kind of want my kitchen to be that color, but it’s already so steeped in this terra cotta theme. Including beautiful terra cotta tile that I don’t want to change.
(my brain just exploded)
Is this not the most beautiful home? I adore every little bit. Especially the flooring in this picture – what is it, even? Other than perfect.