Yep, that’s a big old alert there. Why, you ask? Because for the month of May, my blog theme is a big scary mess of DIY experimentatin.
I know, I didn’t quite learn from my DIY spring cleaning…but since this challenge involves fabrics and yarn I think I will be safe from harm. Stop scoffing at me.
Here’s the skinny.
When I moved to Texas I was struck by how many well-accessorized women sashay around this state. For the most part, these gals know how to put together an outfit. (But one thing I can do without? Large rhinestone-bedazzled crosses on a background of pink camouflage. Sorry to offend but war-decorated, sparkling visages of religion/hunting just aren’t my thing.) In comparison, my boring San Diegan self just lacked a whole lot of sparkle. So I embraced the bling and started adding to my earring collection and buying more necklaces, like this lovely owl necklace pictured to the left. Charming Charlies is my bestest friend in the land. I’m still trying to add some color to my jewelry, I fear I’m a bit of a plain Jane.
This brings me to my challenge. Confession. I am cheap and have an unshakable confidence in my ability to make things. I live by the phrase “Why buy it when I can make it?” (remind me later: Because sometimes its just a whole lot easier, my friend).
Hence my very dangerous Why Buy It When You Can Make It? Pinterest board, which includes DIY treasures from home good to super cute accessories.
My goal this month is to make one accessory a week. I have selected a few simple looking goodies: from zipper bracelets, DIY pouches to necklaces that include washers. Yup, washers!
Good grief I’m excited.