Monthly Archives: December 2011

Southwest Style

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I’m sure this correlates with my obsession with feathered fashions these days, but as much as I resisted the Southwestern prints coming back in style, I’m now embracing it and have an eye on a few must-haves of my own. Living in the Southwest, Native American-inspired prints seem to have always been readily available, however until recently, the colors were more limited to reds, navy blue, turquoise and mustard yellows. Softer tones are now on-trend, and I’m loving the creams and soft camel combos, and the more subtle incorporation of the traditional hues.

Here are just a few on my ever-growing wish list:

navajo print ponchoNavajo Cascade Poncho from Alice + Olivia.

southwestern-print pillows and shamsSouthwestern-print pillows and shams: Clockwise from bottom left: Navaho Crossroads sham, Navajo Contemporary sham, and Navajo chanile sham from Pendleton; Sereno pillow from Wolfum.

Theodora & Callum Southwestern-Print ScarfTheodora & Callum southwestern-print scarf from Neiman Marcus.

southwest navajo print pouchesThese are so pretty! Southwestern Navajo leather-printed pouches from Corium Handmade Accessories.

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DIY Glass Etching

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Craft: etched glass vases

<y adorably crafty friend Jenn invited me and my boyfriend over for dinner, and asked us to bring old glass vases and an Exacto knife along with us. We  made the custom etched vase masterpieces above, and had tons of fun working on the creative activity.

making etched glass vase designs

What you’ll need:

  • Glass vases
  • Contact paper
  • Armor Etching Cream (Approx $25 at Michael’s)
  • Rubber gloves
  • Exacto knife
  • Paint brush

easy glass etching craftHow to etch glass:

Step 1: Cut contact paper the height of your vase and make sure it’s long enough to wrap all the way around the glass.

Step 2: Sketch your design onto the contact paper.

Step 3: Paste the contact paper onto your vase and use the exacto knife to cut out the details. Note: The exposed glass areas will be the frosted part of your vase.

how to etch glass DIY

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Feathers and Fashion

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I’m so into feathers lately – and my fascination with them has come a long way from the construction paper and Elmer’s glue creations that I once used to showcase the stray feathers I’d find on the farm as a child.

Feathers are such a graceful accent to any outfit and add a touch of the Southwest, which I always love. Here are just a few of my faves!

feather midi ring

Feather midi ring by .

hipster off shoulder tshirt with feathers

Hipster off-the-shoulder tshirt with feathers from Pebby.

Feather Necklace Lariat Sterling SilverSilver feather lariat necklace from OhDeerCreations.

Black feather  tank dress by Alice + OliviaOooh… what I would have given to see this one in time for our company’s holiday party this year! Francesca black jersey sleeveless tank dress with feather trim from Alice + Olivia.

feather arm curffFeather arm cuff from RunWithTheTribe.

Dove grey ostrich feather clutch by Sara C Accessories.

feather tshirt

Feather tshirt from .

feather and arrow bangle set

 

Arrow head and feather bangle set from .

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