This toy leather drum is a really easy and cute craft to make as a gift for a young child. Mini versions would also be cute as favors for a child’s music party.
You could experiment with drum sticks too. I was thinking felted pom poms attached to chopsticks? Could be a cute addition!
Keep reading to see how to make it!
In January I announced a new beauty series we’re starting called 10 Easy + Affordable Beauty Tips, all taught by our resident hair and makeup stylist to the stars, Christie Somers, and fabulous photographer Alisia Packard (you can read more about them in my about page here).
Our first lesson last month was all about Creating the Perfect Curl, and today Christie’s going to give us the ins and outs of a perfect 5 minute makeup routine (since that’s usually all the time we have to spend on our face in the morning). You’ll also see her recommended products and a few tips she’s learned doing makeup for over a decade. Here are Christie’s instructions paired with Alisia’s images (and this time Christie is modeling herself, isn’t she gorgeous?!?):
We are packing up right now and heading up north today to film a campaign with Oh Happy Day and her family as part of a Hyundai campaign. I’m excited to tell you more details about it soon, it’s going to be a blast! Up to anything fun? Here are some links to explore:
Gorgeous pinata Easter eggs from A Subtle Revelry (image above)
Interesting article about the next phase in blogging from PR to campaigns
Favorite graphic design books on Julep
A pair of perfect glasses
Adorable bunny cookies
Love this cobalt blue maxi skirt
We’ve been working on this for years, have you tried?
Beautiful watercolor easter egg diy
Rainbow party surprise invite
Orange and poppyseed cake (yum!)
Candy filled geometric garland
12 Fantastic Spring Sweaters
13 Beautiful DIY Easter baskets
Living in San Francisco, spring jackets are really the only jackets I have in my wardrobe and I wear them year round (so I can rationalize investing in a few favorites). Here are a 4 of my favorite styles of spring jackets, which is your favorite? I teamed up with the gorgeous Liz of Cotton and Curls whose here for a few months going to fashion school design (she’s an amazing seamstress) and was willing to model some looks for me.
Styling and photography by myself, modeling by Liz of Cotton and Curls
Style 1: A short sleeve poncho
A waterproof/windproof poncho is perfect for a ‘tut-tut it looks like rain’ spring day. Great for unpredictable weather like we have here in San Francisco that’s sunny + warm one minute and windy + cloudy the next. A great transitional piece for spring!
I bought the pink + polka dot spring poncho above here (sadly, sold out!), but here are a couple others to check out…
By fashion contributor Ashley
This years Pantone color of the year is emerald…which makes for an extra fun St. Patrick’s Day this year. Here is a little round up of some of my favorite emerald green pieces out there. I think the dress and hunter boots are my top pick. How do you feel about emerald? What shade of green will you be wearing on St. Patrick’s Day?
In my opinion, every holiday needs a garland, even the ones overlooked. A simple garland can add a little holiday festivity to your home. We don’t decorate much for St. Patrick’s Day, but my children are at an age where they are looking for a bit o’ leprechaun luck come March 17th.
Easy green decorations that I can throw up the week of St. Patty’s Day helps us celebrate the luck o’ the Irish. So, I was excited to design this no-sew shamrock garland that will last for years to come. It’s very easy to make, and you only need three supply items that you probably have stashed in your craft box.
Here’s how to make it…
By craft contributor Lauren
Throw pillows are one of the easiest ways to add a little color and change up your home between seasons and holidays. So I thought it would be fun to give ours some St. Patrick’s Day love with a festive pillow. Make one or a few of these painted and stitched pillows in any of your own phrases or sketches!
Here is what you need for this “lucky” version…
Both J.Crew and Madewell have great sales going on. J.Crew is offering 30% off their sale items too with the code GOODNEWS at checkout. Hooray! This sale only happens a couple times a year so it’s a great time to stock up for warm weather. Here are a few favorites:
1. Chambray Shirt J.Crew $62
2. White transport tote Madewell $168
3. Cafe Capri in Dot J.Crew $54
4. Floral sidewalk skimmer Madewell $69
5. Nautical colorblock tee J.Crew $39
6. Bandeau Bikini top and bottom Madewell $42 and $40
7. Zipcode Boot Madewell $176
8. Postage stamp mini J.Crew $91
9. Liberty Shirt J.Crew $88
10. Cloud Cover jacket Madewell $126
11. Vintage mint pj set J.Crew $44
12. MacAlister boots in suede J.Crew $84
13. Camden Satchel Madewell $182
14. Wool Skirt in Coral J.Crew $56
15. Laser Star dress Madewell $190
16. Two Tone Sneakers Madewell $46.50
Photography and writing by Sites and Bites contributor Eva Kolenko
Hi! I’m writing from Oakland to share a couple more fantastic finds on Sites and Bites today. I’m really exited to be a regular contributor to Say Yes To Hoboken especially since it means I get to share some of my favorite spots from my home base in the East Bay.
By craft contributor Rachael
For me, St Patrick’s Day celebrations have always centered around morning tea at work – something green to eat and a lovely cup of tea.
This year I thought it would be fun to make some shamrock teabag dippers to make the table more festive. They only take a couple of minutes to make, but they add a whole lot of cute to your teacup.
Let’s get started with materials…
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Hi there! I'm Liz Stanley. Born and raised a New Yorker, plus a few newlywed years in charming Hoboken, I now live in the fairytale city of San Francisco with my husband and son. This blog is a collection of simple ideas for making your home and life more crafty and stylish. MORE >>>