I would try to paint a picture of the last 10 months of my life. But as you can see from the photos none of it really matters. Only the end result is shining bright. I’d like to introduce my miracle child, purposely named Samuel. Move over leather! I’m making babies now. Ha! He is my best creation, my new “accessory.” He makes my life exponentially better.
I took a few shots of us this afternoon. And of course I HAD to make him a leather visor (my sis says it looks like a circle on his face) to ward off the sun. A perfect addition to his white onesies and gDiapers. This kid is so cool.
On the flip side, Freshly Given is still alive. I mean I’m alive, although my blog and shop may not show it. After months of bed-rest (yes, months) I’m eager to begin making things, like baby visors hehe, blogging, and who knows what else. I’m taking suggestions.
This necklace may actually be functional if you are an old IT gal/guy. Old as in experience, not in years. If you are able to ID the hanging charms on these necklaces, you and my dad may likely have long conversations about T1′s while your beepers go off. Oh that’s right, you’re on call.
I’ve been working for a while on new concepts. Because I source my materials in a very, shall we say, unique way, every project requires a fair share of brain power. And yep, a lot of brain juice went into figuring out how to minimize waste and create a bag that you ladies would enjoy. The problem solving is by far my favorite part. Well along side sharing it with you all. Hence why everything is Freshly Given. :-) There were no pre-made patterns or folders of sketches. I have to go with the materials provided me. And trust me, my apt is not for the faint at heart. Ask the hubby.
There are limited quantities. Emphasis on limited. No need to worry about walking in to a room, embarrassed the woman over yonder is carrying the same bag. Plus, even if you did, just flip to the other side and BAAMM, magic.
You know you’ve got it b.a.d when you forget, by two whole months, a monumental anniversary. Freshly Given actually turned one on May, 26th but it only dawned on me yesterday. HA!
BUT all is not lost. With the Start-up Stampede ending soon, I’ll have more time to focus on blogging. But until then, I keep working working working to make this brand a lasting one.
So, I’m parting with a Freshly Given genuine leather clutch because you all are so great and have supported me along the way. PLUS I’m working on my brand, so what better way than to get your feedback in the process. Right?!
To Enter: I need your help to make Freshly Given better.
1. Visit Shop.FreshlyGiven.com and take a look around.
2. Then take this short survey.
3. Come back here and leave a comment stating you did so.
It’s that easy.
July 31st at 11:59pm EST.
Winner will be randomly selected and announced on Aug 1.
Be nice and share the leather clutch love with your neighbor.
Alright Alright good people. This is by far one of my favorite DIYs, and you can achieve it without a sewing machine.
You will need:
1. Maxi Skirt OR Large, ill-fitting skirt
2. Safety pins (not stick pins)
3. Needle and Thread OR Sewing Machine OR Stitch Witchery (For hemming edges)
Cut the skirt to the length you’d like. Just make sure you have enough for your top. Hem the bottom to give it a more refined look. You’re done with the skirt. Whoop!
Using the bottom half of the original skirt, open the split (if you have one) or one of the seams. If you have neither, cut open the skirt and make sure to hem those edges.
Using the panel of fabric you now have, pin two edges at your shoulder blade. The rest will drape around your lovely form. Take your other safety pins and pin the top to your liking. Get creative, just cover up those boobs.