April 19, 2018

I love the puff sleeves popping up for spring, especially the ones I see in my fave vintage shops. I’ve been keeping an eye out when I’m sourcing. This pink one was thrifted a week ago, but was a dress. I liked the dress and was planning on leaving it a dress, but the more I thought about it, I knew it would get more wear as a blouse. With a snip and a sew, it became a perfect pink puff sleeve blouse. Say that 3 times fast.

When I found it, there was a slight hesitation in getting it because it wasn’t vintage. I said yes though because it is second hand, so I’m all about that give old things new life thing, and this change certainly breathed in new life. Now, I have left over fabric to make the girls a top or skirt too. Two for the price of one is something I will certainly take.

If you want your own puff sleeve? Doen has feminine and floral, Rawson Chicago has vintage and simple, and this and this from etsy are beauties too.

what i’m wearing: top, thrifted and altered. jeans, vintage. basket, wovenfolk. shoes, gray matters via the dreslyn.


April 17, 2018

I’ve been experimenting with different knots and patterns for some plant hangings. I plan to offer plant hangings under HOME in WOVENFOLK from time to time.

What craft have you been working on lately?


April 14, 2018

This week’s learned, links, and thankfulness…

Thankful to have taught my first Pinners Conference. I’m going to make a couple tweaks to panel pattern, but I’m already excited for Minneapolis in June. If you want to get tickets here, use code CAKIES and get 10% off. I’ll be doing a wall hanging class on Friday and a plant hanging class on Saturday; I will cover mostly different knots for both. Pinners classes are quite large class sizes, so if you want more one on one instruction in a smaller, intimate setting, I’ll be teaching a pop-up workshop at Kinoko Kids (Saturday evening 6/23). Stay tuned for details about that.

WOVENFOLK had a home goods update.

Always so appreciative of all the groceries and leftovers my parents send home with us when we visit. Gifts from God!

Ben and I have been sneaking in afternoon dates on Monday afternoons while the girls are at theater. I love that time we have!

This vintage jumpsuit is so darling and perfect for warm days.

Size 8 shoe ladies, this vintage wooden pair is perfection.

My sewing machine broke… wahhhh! But it’s had a very full life with a book written on it and countless many projects. Looking for a new one, anyone have a suggestion?

My project of the moment is prepping for a certain girl to turn 12 in 2 weeks. ACK… I’ll have a 12 year old!

I feel the school year winding down, I’m busy prepping for workshops, Wovenfolk, keeping with the mom and wife gig, and other life trials we’re praying about. Life is busy (it is for everyone, isn’t it?!), but good. We have lots of answered prayers and some still left unanswered, but we’re gonna keep holding on and trusting God. How was your week?



April 12, 2018

5 Minute Hair Clips

Alligator hair clips
Embroidered patches
Glue gun and glue stick

Glue an embroidered patch onto a clip… VOILA!

When it’s a house full of girls, we often find we’re having a hair clip shortage. We’ve made plenty, but when you need them, they’re nowhere to be found. In a pinch, and wanting a little funk, we took some embroidered patches we’d been hoarding and turned them in to clips. It probably takes less than 5 minutes to make, but you do have to wait to warm up the glue gun. Thus, 5 minute hair clips!

Some zodiac ones would be quirky or go for flowers for sweet! This lot of cool patches scream summer. I’m thinking of ordering that bunch to make more hair clips and to patch up their clothes.


April 11, 2018

It’s been a couple weeks since our last guest left (she was with us for 6 weeks) and I finally got around to fixing up the guest room. I washed all the sheets, cleaned the bathroom, swept and wiped the floors, and now the room feels fresh again. I moved things around and added a rug to change things up a little. I’m not sure I like the rug there, but I’m feeling it out. For now, the room is clean and ready to welcome whoever God sends our way next.

I’m horrible at linking up sources for furniture because most everything in our home is vintage. The shelves, bed sheets, curtain, and curtain rod are from IKEA and the rug is from Uncommon Goods, but everything else is vintage!


April 7, 2018

Hey SoCal Friends! If you’re free next Friday and Saturday head over to Pinners Conference in San Diego. I will be there Friday teaching a Beginning Macrame class and we’ll each be making a wall hanging! Get your tickets here and use the code CAKIES to get 10% off! Hope to see some of you there and be sure to say hi!

I went to Pinners Conference in Dallas last September and had so much fun as a student. It’s like Disneyland for makers. This time around, I’m excited to get to be a teacher!

If you’re in Minneapolis, I’ll be there in June to teach more macrame classes at Pinners Conference. I’ll be doing two different macrame workshops. Get tickets for MN here and use code CAKIES to get 10% off tickets there too.

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