Saturday, June 30, 2012

Sketchbook Tour ~ to Grand Rapids?

Lets bring the Sketchbook Project to Grand Rapids! Wouldn't that be great, to have our city as a stop on the tour?

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Heirloom Statement Necklace (DIY)

This romantic heirloom necklace was handed down to me by many generations of grandmas and great grandmothers who's necklines it graced at numerous balls and weddings.
Okay, that's not true at all, I just made this necklace this morning, but wouldn't you agree that it has a beautiful, inherited feel to it?

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Silverware Tray Jewelry Rack (DIY)


You know what I really like?
I like putting on a nice outfit and having lots of different jewelry to choose from and accessorize with.  You know what I do NOT like?  Fishing necklaces out from behind the counter with a wire hanger while cussing under my breath, or sifting through the vacuum canister for an earring five minutes before I need to be somewhere.  To prevent these moments, here's what I came up with: a place to keep everything.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Photo Frame Tray (DIY)

When I was in college, I made photo frame trays to give as gifts all the time.  I hunted thrift stores for a picture frame, painted it a fun color, and attached drawer pulls for handles.  In the face of the tray, where a picture would normally go, I added a graphic (usually something loud and colorful that I designed and printed at school).

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Lacy Window Thank You Notes (DIY)~ Woodland Wedding

All of the tutorials I posted last week featured decorations and other items to make for a wedding.  Today is one last wedding post: we'll call it a bonus tutorial.

Eight West ~ With Goodwill

Last week, I had one of the coolest experiences ever!  That's me on EightWest, a West Michigan talk show telling people about the things I make and post here on Shades of Tangerine.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Picture Frame Lantern (DIY) ~Woodland Wedding~


Outdoor wedding receptions are magical.  Music and laughter are carried by the breeze.  No matter the location, its always a breath taking, beautiful event.  The secret is lighting.  

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

Paper Bag Invitation (DIY) ~Woodland Wedding~

I said my vows a few years ago, (and believe me, I am happy to never do it again) but sharing a friend's big day, and seeing all over her wonderful ideas usually leaves me thinking, "Why didn't I think of doing that for my wedding?"

Friday, June 8, 2012

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Flower Crown (DIY)



Recently, I've been noticing a lot of flower crowns in fashion photography.  They look so pretty and summery, but is this an every day accessories or just a high fashion thing that no one would really wear in real life?  I decided that I was going to make one and wear it in public.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Runner's Fanny Pack

I love to run: its refreshing and satisfying, and the one physical exercise almost everyone is good at.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Good{will outlet} Friday #14

You know how, sometimes, when your shopping, you'll see something random, like a pair of high waist-ed shorts and you think, "What the heck?  How would that work?"  Then you see them on the mannequin as part of a great ensemble and you're like, "Ohhhh, I get it."