So I've made a new mid-year resolution! Clean up my crafty crap! Now I've written some tutorials for this blog before, but I could write them way more often. Now, I'm actually going to try to (key word there is try, remember that).
Luckily, working in the craft industry I've come across a lot of cool tutorials and such. I've rounded some up for you (and me) today to get inspired and motivated! And most of all, to clear some space in my tiny, tiny apartment that is currently being overrun by fabric and yarn.
Easy Summer TutorialsI've mentioned this before but some of you may not be familiar with my good friends over at CraftFoxes. I've written a couple articles for them and they did a little interview with me a while back, but besides being fun and awesome people, the site has a wonderful collection of tutorials.
I love this collection of 10 free swimwear sewing patterns because I'm not great at sewing. In fact, I'm kind of terrible at it, BUT I've always wanted to be able to sew my own swim suit. Doesn't it seem like it could, maybe, possibly, be easy? However, if I fail at making a swim suit, I could always make a pretty summer dress! They've got a collection for that too.
My all-time favorite place to look for and collect inspiration right now? Pinterest of course. I have a whole board dedicated to making things, but do I ever? No. #notwinning
Here are some that I've jumped to the top of my list:
Milk carton vases! I'm currently redecorating the apartment since the roommate moved out and making it a little more girly. He refused to let me have fake flowers, but now that he's gone...fake flowers galore! And they're going to be sitting pretty in these super easy vases.
Seriously? These are freaking adorable and super easy. If I haven't made these macrame bracelets by the end of the month, will you all please yell at me? K thnx.
And last, but not least on my list-of-things-you-should-really-make-this-weekend is an adorable camera strap. This has been on my list for a while because I take a LOT of pictures. This tutorial for DIY custom camera straps is genius because it's easy and the turn out is super cute. Must. Do.