Tag Archives: boho

Spring Boho Fashion

14 Jan

Even though there is still frost on the ground sew chic boutique has spring in sight! For weeks I have been working hard on samples of clothing for spring and summer 2012. That’s right the shop will soon have maxi skirts made to fit most women, free size peasant dresses, and shirts with a dash of ethnic fabric sure to please! It’s been busy with making patterns, sewing garments, and adding hand dye finishes for a look that is totally sew chic boutique. So watch this space because there is something for small to plus size women coming to sew chic boutique!

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 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!

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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 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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Peacock Feather Earring Tutorial

28 Sep

Want to score today’s hottest trend feather earrings on a budget? Make them yourself with this Peacock Feather Earrings Tutorial. These earrings are Bohemian Chic and are inspired by the 1970s. You can purchase all the supplies to make your earrings at your local craft store. Feeling inspired use whatever kind of feathers you like to make this project really unique!

Peacock Feather
Earrings Instructions:  Easy BUT requires
some patience

Makes 1 Peacock
Feather Earring (approximately 5 ½ ” long) or 15 cm

You will need:

1 Peacock Feather

1 French Hook for Earrings

4 beads (3 mm or smaller) of your color choice

2 crimp beads

26 Gauge Wire

Small Jewelry Pliers

Scissors

Directions:

  1. Gather all of your materials. (Fig 1.)
  2. Take the peacock feather and strip the feather
    off to up above the spots in the feather ( Fig 2.)
  3. Trim the top of the striped feather to 1 ¼” (3.5
    cm) (above the colored spots (Fig. 3)
  4. Cut a piece of wire to 1 ½” (4 cm) in length.
  5. Put a small loop in the end of the wire(Fig. 4)
  6. Insert stripped end of the feather through loop
    and gently wrap around feather once. (Fig. 5)
  7. Slide one crimp bead over wire and feather. (Fig.
    6)
  8. Flatten crimp bead with pliers to permanently
    close.
  9. Slide 4 beads over wire and feather (Fig. 7).
  10. Slide the last crimp bead on (Fig. 8).
  11. Bend wire and slide French hook onto the wire.
    (Fig. 9)
  12. Trim wire slightly.
  13. Then take end of wire and feed through the top
    crimp bead and green beads.
  14. Flatten top crimp bead and lightly shape loop
    (Fig. 10).
  15. Enjoy your earring or repeat steps 2 -14 to make
    into a pair.These tutorials are for personal use only and not for commercial use, sale, or distribution. 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 Bohemian Chic Bedroom

23 Sep

Today The Friday Find is all about items to achieve a Bohemian Chic look in
the bedroom. Bedrooms are often a neglected area in the home but, with careful
thought and attention it can be just as warm as the rest of the home. Here are
three of my favorite picks to wake your bedroom up out of the doldrums and infuse it with Bohemian style.

Upcycled Turquoise Candle Table Sconce

The first selection is a Upcycled Turquoise Candle Sconce by Eden Cove Treasures. This holder is made from black metal with a wood base. It has been lovingly upcycled with a beautiful and cool turquoise color. Perfect for adding color to any table in your bedroom or sitting room the light from the candle are sure to add a wonderful glow to any bedroom.

Handmade Twin size Boho Velvet and Satin Throw

The next selection is a handmade item for the bed. The Handmade Twin Size Boho Velvet and Satin Gypsy Throw is made by Bou Belina 2. This handmade throw uses richly textured fabrics like satin and velvet giving this throw rich texture. The colors of jewel tone purple, red, and plush black give this throw a rich Bohemian feel that will turn any bed into an instant retreat.

Lace Curtain Window Drape

The last handmade selection is a Lace Curtain 58” x 48” by Cottage Home Couture. This curtain panel is made from beautiful purple designer lace. Made to order this dreamy purple lace curtain will change the feeling of any bedroom. This touch of rich color with take your bedroom to another place and add instant Bohemian Chic.

So today we have seen some fabulous selections for adding color and Bohemian style from some of our wonderful handmade artisans. Remember Bohemian Chic has no hard rules just adding what makes your room feel good to you. If you are a person who needs some guidelines then remember use rich color, go for texture, and look for interesting shapes. Here’s to going from drab to Bohemian Chic in the bedroom.

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

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