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The Friday Find DIY Christmas Presents

8 Dec

 Today The Friday Find is all about DIY Christmas Presents. This is the time of year when everyone rushes out to buy the perfect present for those they care about. Many times we forget the way to the perfect present is often right in our own hands. That is when we take the time to make the gifts ourselves. In these days of tight budgets a little imagination can go a long way to make something special for those who matter the most. There are so many great projects to choose from but, today I will limit it to three easy projects you can do yourself.

Mary Jane Crochet PDF Pattern

The first DIY handmade pick is a crochet pattern for Mary Jane Crochet Slippers by Accessorise. The simple stitches make this project a great for beginners and beyond. Since this slipper is styled with a cute little strap and a chic ankle flower it makes simply irresistible and is sure to be loved by the recipient! This pattern is available in PDF form and is the perfect little handmade project to make in your spare time.

No Sew Clutch Bag Kit

The next DIY handmade pick is for a DIY New Sew Clutch Kit by sew chic boutique. This wonderful little clutch kit allows you to customize your clutch by choosing a fabric of your choice to match the personality and style of the person it’s being made for. With no sewing skills required and step by step picture instructions you can make this little clutch in less than an hour and have the perfect handmade present.

Sashiko Embroidery Kit: DIY Coasters

The last DIY handmade pick is for a DIY Kit for a set of 4 Sashiko Embroidered Coasters by Sake Puppets. These wonderful coasters are chic, fashionable, and simple! This wonderful little kit includes patterns, illustrated instructions, and fabric to make doing this project  breeze. In just a little while you’ll have the perfect gift for the home of a friend or co-worker who is sure to love these stylish coasters!

Christmas is a time for giving the gift of our love, our time, and our thanks. Take time to think out of the box and consider creating something handmade. Not only will making something handmade save you money but, you’ll be making special memories for the person you choose to give your gift to. Remember creating a handmade present allows you to make something custom but, it also allows you the chance to be the artist as well!

To learn more about the author,  Boho-ista, and owner of sew chic boutique Cicely and see her creations visit her shop at http://www.etsy.com/people/sewchicboutique?ref=si_pr

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The Friday Find DIY Boho Crochet and Knits

12 Nov

Today’s Friday Find is all about being crafty and making your own Bohemian Chic crochet or knit items. Normally every Friday it’s all
about handmade things. Now it’s your turn to roll up your sleeves and get your craft on. There are so many great things to make but today I have chosen just a few handmade patterns to get you started.

Bennington Cowl Neck Caplet Crochet Pattern

The first handmade pattern is a Bennington Cowl Neck Caplet Crochet Pattern by Shelby 1998. Basic knowledge of a few crochet stitches is necessary in order to create this Boho Caplet. There are variations of the finished edge available to make it truly yours. This is Boho at is best making it a must try pattern to make for yourself or to give.

Medusa Loop Scarf Knitting Pattern

The next handmade pattern is a Medusa Loop Scarf Knitting Pattern by Ruby Submarine. This lovely loopy creation is worked in a round so
basic knowledge of knitting is needed. This creation is the perfect combination of cowl meets scarf making it simply wonderful.

Vintage Boho Crochet Dress Pattern

My last selection is a handmade pattern for a Vintage Boho Crochet Dress Pattern by Granny Takes a Trip. This dress takes a trip to the past with long sleeves and Granny square finishes. Suitable for beginners this pattern is a great option for finally getting the coveted Crochet Dress in your closet.

Today is dedicated to taking the time to make your own Bohemian style items. By making it yourself you get a custom piece that is exact color and fit you desire. Think of the savings you’ll have or you just may start crafting yourself. Just remember the Boho look is all about personal
expression and creativity. So come on give one of these projects or something else a try to get your craft on Boho Style!

Related Posts: http://sewchicboutiqueblog.com/2011/05/24/flowers-for-the-boho-fashionista/

To learn more about the author,  Boho-ista, and owner of sew chic boutique Cicely and see her creations visit her shop at http://www.etsy.com/people/sewchicboutique?ref=si_pr

The Friday Find Deck the Halls

5 Nov

Today’s Friday Find we are decorating for my favorite holiday Christmas. Even during this special time of the year every touch can still show your personal style. From the color of your tree to the theme of your decorations you can make it a little Bohemian for the holidays. Since Christmas is my favorite holiday I can find tons of things to love, and I did, but today I will share some of my top picks!

3 French Inspired Joyeux Noel Ornaments

The first handmade item is set of 3 French Inspired Joyeux Noel Ornaments by Remnants Globe Az. The wonderful ornaments are layered with wonderful distressed paper. The decoupage technique adds to the wonderful texture of each ornament that features beautiful a tea stain color. These are unique and add something special to wherever you use them to decorate.

Elegant Copper and Green Christmas Wreath

The next handmade item is an Elegant Copper and Green Christmas Wreath by The Journey Accents. This wonderful wreath makes a statement to everyone who comes to your door. The gorgeous crushed green fabric is a great combination with the gold ribbon and sequined poinsettias. Definitely not your ordinary wreath this will bring out a Romantic Boho flavor in your Christmas Décor.

Shabby Chic Perfect Fabric Rag Garland

The final handmade item is a Shabby Chic Perfect Fabric Rag Garland by Lost and Found Studio. This wonderful garland is made from strips lace and other vintage fabrics. Each strip of fabric give this garland a light in airy feel that adds texture and subtle color to wherever you choose to display. Perfect for display for Christmas and beyond this will add a Boho chic touch to your holiday décor.

So remember when we deck the halls we are adding our unique and festive touch. We make the extra effort because want our homes to be inviting
and beautiful as we welcome our friends and family to break bread with us. As you get your decorations out consider how you can mix it up a bit nd make this holiday season a bit more boho!

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The opinions expressed here are my own. I received no product for my opinions. To learn more about the author
and Boho-fashionista Cicely and see her creations visit her shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/sewchicboutique?ref=si_prt

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The Friday Find Top 10 Shops for Handmade Christmas Gifts

22 Oct

Even as the leaves change color today The Friday Find is all about handmade presents for Christmas. Speaking as a person who shops handmade year round there is no better way to give something special and unique than shopping handmade. I own many pieces of clothing, jewelry, and more thanks to the creativity of many handmade artists. It was tough to pick only 10 shops because there are some many wonderful handmade items, but here they are in no particular order.

CiCe Bag in Brown Lace Flower Oilcloth

1. sew chic boutique- Bohemian Chic style bags and accessories.

Bracelet The Ones that Matter don't judge and the ones who judge don't matter

2. Mano y Metal Mano y Metal:Hand-Crafted Jewelry w/ an Industrial Edge

Zig-Zag Pleated Chunky Neckwarmer

3. Elfin House -Hand made Knitwear with elegant, feminine, chic, and vintage details

Allie - Brown One-of-a-Kind Newsboy/Military Style Hat

4.Hanu Chic – Chic and Unique hats and embellishments

 

Decorative Throw Pillow with Yellow and Cream Patch with Asian Gate Print

5. Ecarlate Boutique- Fabulous pillows, tea towels and other interesting items for the home.

Woodstock - Round Coiled Bohemian Basket

6. Yellow Violet -Fun and funky handcrafted items for you and your home

Hand Felted super soft white-Scarf /Shawl

7. Pronin A -Eco friendly handmade wool felted, knitted and crocheted accessories

 

Sheba Beaded Embroidered Necklace

8. Stone and Bone  -One of a Kind Copper Wrap Rustic Jewelry

Vintage Folk Art Patchwork Vest

9. Laiet- For the Free Spirit

 

My Golden Pride Duo - peacock feather original painting

10. Lydia Gee -Glamorous paintings inspired by Swarovski® crystals

So here they are the top 10 shop for handmade gifts for this holiday. There is a little something for everyone on your list here. Each artist offers unique creativity and quality craftsmanship. They use a simple method of construction called each piece made by hand. It is this reason that makes each piece so very special. So make this Christmas a departure from the usual and shop handmade!

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The opinions expressed here are my own. I received no product for my
opinions. To learn more about the author and Boho-fashionista Cicely and see her
creations visit her shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/sewchicboutique?ref=si_prt

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The Friday Find Serve it up Boho Style

15 Oct

The Friday Find Serve it up Boho Today The Friday Find is all about serving up our meals with Boho style. Let’s face it eating is a basic necessity but, the experience itself can be made beautiful. Having special pieces at your dining room table makes the visual presentation just as good as the food itself. Today we see what handmade can bring to our tables.

 

Turquoise Pottery Platter

My first handmade pick is a Turquoise Pottery Platter by Frankel Artworks. This platter feature and elegant lace pattern that has been imprinted in the clay. The texture on this platter is incredible and show the variegation of color in the glaze. It is food safe but, can also double as a decorative feature in your home. I am loving the uniqueness of this one of a kind piece which simply crazy Boho!

 

California Girl Hand-blown Drinking Glass

 

 

 

 

My next pick is the California Girl Hand-blown Drinking Glass by Gina Zetts. The glass has fabulous texture and color from being hand blown. Then the glass is lovingly sandblasted to add intricate design on the surface of the cup. All of these details make it a wonderful departure from your everyday drinking glass and turn an ordinary drink into a special moment.

 

Bocote Salt & Pepper Mill Set 10”

My last handmade selection is the Bocote Salt & Pepper Mill Set 10” by The Kings Woodshop. When I saw this set the exotic Bocote wood instantly stood out with the beautiful grain of the wood. The dramatic dark brown and black streaks and swirls give an earthy Bohemian flavor sure to whet the appetite at the table. The craftsmanship and style of this Salt & Pepper Mill set will ensure this becomes a treasured and well used item at your dining table.

Dining is a complete sensory experience that uses our sense of smell, touch, taste, and our sight to make it complete. Each of these handmade pieces not only give beautiful form but, great function as well allowing you to serve it up in style. Sometimes the addition of just one statement piece is really all you need. A touch of color, a bit of texture, or a special shape. When serving up Boho style keep these things in mind when you look to make your meals a little more special.

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The opinions expressed here are my own. I received no product for my opinions. To learn more about the author and Boho-fashionista Cicely and see her creations visit her shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/sewchicboutique?ref=si_prt

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The Friday Find Making it Write

7 Oct

In today’s world it’s all about communication. We use e-mail, instant messenger, cell phones, and Facebook just to keep in touch with our social network . Today’s Friday Find is dedicated to an old fashioned form of communication which is writing with good old pen and paper. Believe or not writing a note on beautiful stationary or sending a cute card warms the heart and shows you care enough to take the extra time to write what you mean. Here are a few fave picks for Making it Write.

Personalized Stationery set of 8 folded note cards

My first handmade pick is a Personalized Stationery set of 8 folded note cards with mod flower by Powder Blue Papers. This set is modern and chic with a beautiful flower design that makes whatever you write even more special. There are many choices of colors to choose from so your notes can be as original as you are!

Custom Round Address Labels Grass

My next handmade pick are Custom Round Address Labels Grass by Moxy Paperie. Now you letters can have as much style as you do with these unique address labels featuring a boho-chic grass design. You can make each label your own with your choice of font and color. When you care enough to mail it let them know who sent it in style.

  • a Black batik floral journal

My last handmade pick is a Black batik floral journal by Atelier Yumi.  This is the perfect notebook to record your random thoughts or doodles in style. Covered in black batik paper this notebook  is the epitome of Bohemian chic style. Besides who says journaling can’t be done in style.

With all these stylish choices for communication maybe you’ll be inspired to write your friends or loved one a special note. Sure it’s quicker to e-mail, instant messenger, or text but it’s not more personal. In today’s world of conversation by computer or gadgets these writing accessories show us that simple pen and ink is even that much more special.

The opinions expressed here are my own. I received no product for my
opinions.To learn more about the author and Boho-fashionista Cicely and see her
creations visit her shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/sewchicboutique?ref=si_prt

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The Friday Find Bohemian Chic Bride

30 Sep

Today’s Friday Find is all about the Bohemian Chic Bride. This bride would
be best described as unconventional, glamorous, and stylish. The only rules for
this bride is there are none. You’ll notice many of the accessories feature
feathers to add some unconventional style to spice up the bridal wardrobe. So
with extra attention to detail here are a few of my favorites picks for the
Bohemian Chic Bride.

X Large Peacock and Ostrich Feather Bridal Fan Bouquet

The first handmade pick is the Jenna – XLarge Peacock and Ostrich Feather
Bridal Fan Bouquet by Serendipity by Suzanne. This feathered bridal fan is a
fantastic alternative to the traditional flower bouquet. With your choice of
gorgeous colors to personalize your fan this piece has boho chic style to
spare. This fan can be worn with both traditional style and non-traditional
style wedding dresses to make any bride the talk of the wedding.

Clara--vintage inspired bridal feather headband

My next handmade pick is Clara–vintage inspired bridal feather headband by
judith lauren designs. This stunning headband is made from a solid white
Ostrich feathers. Sparkle is added to this piece by the rhinestones and pearls giving
this headpiece a romantic feeling. This headpiece has originality and a touch
of bohemian styling great for any wedding theme.

Ostrich Feather Shrug Jacket

For my final handmade selection here is the Ostrich Feather Shrug Jacket by
the wedding dresser. This shrug was featured at The Knot couture show.  This jacket is hand-stitched with a lush ostrich feathers on top of satin. Worn to the ceremony or reception you are  sure to wow your guests with your designer fashion. Great for the traditional and non-traditional bride this piece makes a fabulous statement that is purely Bohemian Chic.

Today was all about the Bohemian Bride and bringing pieces that bring this
style to life. Each handmade piece featured beautiful feathers which are
organic and naturally beautiful. Remember for the Bohemian Bride there are no
rules only what feels good. On that same note please do not combine all of these accessories together or else you will be at risk for being mistaken for a bird! So take a chance and have fun making your journey to married ever-after as much fun as you can stand.

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The opinions expressed here are my own. I received no product for my
opinions.To learn more about the author and Boho-fashionista Cicely and see her
creations visit her shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/sewchicboutique?ref=si_prt

Like us on Facebook for special offers
and updates  at http://www.facebook.com/sewchicboutiqueshop