Monday, March 30, 2009

a shmish shmash...

This post has absolutely nothing to do with anything, except for what I have been up to lately.

Monday Mania you could call it!

This past weekend I devoted a lot of my free time to being creative... it's the only thing that gets me out of my own head - and after last week, I needed it. I have a little knitting project in the works for my daughter and while I was working on that I had an epiphany that led me on a bunny trail to a new project. That is what I love about letting the creative juices flow!

I came up with the idea of knitting a simple ruffle (which happen to be my favorite thing to knit - so easy and whimsical) and then gently sewed it onto a old tank. Ruffles are all the rage from the runways, to the fashion mags, to our most favorite retailers (especially jcrew of late!). Here's the outcome:

Ultra close-up of ruffle...

Ta-da...

More ruffle love...


I am just smitten with the outcome! SO simple and sweet for the warmer months!

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Next up... a little shopping. I very quickly swung into Forever 21 this morning with the kids in tow... the finds? Not so bad for being half distracted!

model shot in my powder room quick...


I actually couldn't find the exact pieces online (F21 is kinda weird like that)... but the cardi was $24, the white t $6 and then I layered two gold multi-stranded necklaces that were $6 each. The grand total with tax was just under $40. Not bad and it's a great multi-season look.

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Lastly... Sweetie Pie Pumpkin Noodle is hosting a little blog party today... my fav Happy-Go-Lucky song by far is Young Folks by Peter Bjorn... whistle with me...


Happy Monday all!

5 comments:

anonymously chic said...

very cute ruffle. i picked up knitting but then i put it down. maybe i should pick it up again!

Jackie said...

Wow, I love your knitted ruffle! So cool, I wish I could knit but my fingers just won't work with me.

Thanks for playing along-great song choice!

Beeks said...

*shyly raises hand* I would really love it if you could share a tutorial for how you made the ruffle top, please! I love ruffles too! And exclamation marks!!!!!

Melanie said...

I love the ruffle addition.

- you are my fave

Donna said...

LOVE this...so cute!


 

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