Let the countdown to New Year’s begin! It’s been quite an interesting year and as we prepare to usher in a new one, I want to take a moment to say thank you to all who’ve supported my creative endeavors in life, here on the blog as well as on social media.
I re-embarked on my creative journey back in 2015 after going through a pretty difficult period in life and through my challenges and pain that I grew closer to God and listened. It was time to put me first, time to get back to my creative work & time to pursue my purpose! I'm still on this journey and still listening and while I know the holidays can be tough for many I want to encourage you to hang in there. Hang in there even when you feel lost. Get closer to God and listen to your instincts because it’s in these very moments you are able to re-ignite yourself and build your strengths. Every experience is a lesson!Read More
This year I challenged myself to make some different ornaments that reminded me of home and incorporated my culture. African culture makes up large part of who we are as Guyanese and I wanted a group of bright, colorful ornaments made of African Dutch wax prints. These prints have an amazing history that spans continents but even more their vibrant colors and stunning patterns have, for many of us, become the epitome of West African design.
Head over to my post here on About.com's Home section to get the full tutorialRead More
This costume should come as no surprise to you! I’ve done many outfit posts, decor projects and DIYs inspired by The Lady In The Tutti Fruitti Hat so it was a no-brainer to create this easy DIY for you.Read More
Did you get the memo? It's time to bust out the florals and celebrate the warm weather! Now you're probably wondering why the image looks like Fall, right? Well I rocked this look last Fall but today I want to draw your attention to the purse. It can be worn in any season and guess what??! You can make one for yourself!
Yes! Think of your friend's' reaction when you tell them you DIYed a floral embroidered denim purse. So what are you waiting on? Head below the jump to get the full tutorialRead More
Fruits are hot this season and can be found on everything from hair accessories to clothing to handbags to shoes. Our beloved healthy treats are now a fashion statement and to many vintage-lovers (especially the tropical fanatics, I'll call no names), this "trend" has been a summer staple.
With the explosion of fruit salad everywhere, comes the price tag to match the trend. Not so fun, but hey girl hey, I have a DIY for you on the low low!
Continue reading to get my tutorial for your very own pair of fruity shoe clips that you can make in 5 minutes!Read More
Basket bags are all the rage this season and I've been admiring all the various modern styles that are popping up. I have a soft spot for them and a (not so) small collection consisting of mostly vintage ones mixed with a few modern styles in various shapes, colors and materials.
They're the perfect statement accessory and are versatile enough to transition throughout the seasons but there can be a downside to these pretty pieces.
Basket bags often come with short top handles and no shoulder strap which can become annoying when you're doing activities that require both hands such as vintage shopping or sampling ice cream at a food festival.
While doing both activities (not at the same time although that would be dreamy), I decided to turn my vintage silk scarf into a shoulder strap for my modern wicker bucket bag
Continue reading to get the full tutorial!Read More