Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Merry Christmas

just a quick post to wish you all a Merry Christmas and an abundance of God's blessings! would be back soon enough with goodies, have a blast! :-)

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

How To Make A Necklace Out Of a Safety Pin: 5 minute DIY

'Time is a funny thing, a decade can flash by in an uneventful second'
                                                                     - Carrie Bradshaw.

Following these 'oh so true' words by Carrie Bradshaw from Sex And The City 2, I couldn't help but make up my  mind to maximize every second of every minute of every day that God blesses me with, because if I don't  all i'll be left with would be regret, gloom and worry, and thanks to my temperament, I do worry lots :-( 
Anyways, to the matter at hand. I just whipped up a DIY while trying to figure out what to do with some left over safety pins I've got. I loove statement pieces, odd, strange and even weird accessories so I just had to with a neckpiece :-)
A picture speaks more than a thousand words, so i'll let these pictures do all the talking (translation real reason of course is that, I'm tired,sleepy, and it's 1:06am)

(please pardon the not so clear pics.)


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Thursday, 6 December 2012

How to create a Princess Seam - Free Hand

Here's a quick and easy way to make a princess seam without using a pattern. This post came as a result of an email i got from a reader who wanted to know how to create one, while making a nicely fitted dress.This is a 'rush - post' so stay tuned for a more detailed post on the cut, sewing, and a completed dress with prominent princess seams, as well as definitions of the term 'princess seams'.

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Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Mighty Thanks!

Hello beautiful readers!
This is just to say a huge thanks to all of you, who contributed to getting us to over 10,000 hits in our first three months, it is a big deal to me, so I say: thank you so much and keep visiting!


Tuesday, 4 December 2012

New Feature On Our Blog!

Next Door Diva

I'm so excited, why? because I always am whenever I get to include a new feature on the blog. You might be wondering what I mean by 'our blog' well, it is ours right? you and me. 
recently, during one of my routines, I randomly though about doing a feature on the blog that would showcase and celebrate everyday divas (after all it is a form of DIY right? Do It Your Self styling lol!)- well,we've seen enough of celebrated celebs, so let's celebrate you and me, everyday, beautiful, ladies with style :-)
Today, I'm celebrating  Oyebola Trish Mabun - a London based fashionista and ex -model, truly  stylish and non - apologetic about it! Read on flip through the photos and you'll see why :-)

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DIY Inspiration - Proenza, Pichulik, Holst + Lee

"She wore her sexuality with an older woman's ease, and not like an awkward purse, never knowing how to hold it, where to hang it, or when to just put it down."
— Zadie Smith
Now those were the words that confronted me when I first visited the Pichulik website. Did they have to do that to me considering the fact that I had already fallen in love with thier accessories and am a SUCKER for poetry, colour, as well as rope accessories? phew! 
So I've been lusting over accessory bands Proenza and Holst + Lee for their brilliant rope accessories so you would understand my delight when I 'found' Pichulik, a South African based label during the Solange shoot for Elle South Africa! Pichulik also does rope accessories, and I must say these labels inspired a DIY craving and so I decided to make  a pre -  post lol!
check out my previous rope accessory here
Here are pieces from the labels:

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DIY Ankara Fabric Bangles 2: Smaller Bangles

Hello all! hope you had a great weekend?  So here's the deal, it's 5 am-ish and I just had to do this quick post before rushing off to begin my day. If you are a regular visitor to this blog, you would know that I posted a previous DIY on ankara fabric bangles albeit a big bangle and so promised a diy on smaller bangles so here it is.( I hope my ankara DIYs aren't becoming 'too much' it's just what readers require the most when they write in lol!) 
you can read all about my previous bangle post on here

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