D.I.Y Striped Picnic Blanket

Its been getting all kinds of sunny here in L.A & I've been having picnic blankets on my mind. Particularly Caroline Z Hurley's minimalistic linen designs.

She has so many designs to go goo goo over but this sprinkled look 
won me over & hello0o! Totally DIYable. Perfect spring project!

+ 2 Russet Potatoes
+ Thin Paint Brush
+ Fabric Paint
+ 2 Hours

#1. Make a potato stamp! I used a knife and a potato peeler to get that 
perfect smooth stripe!
#2. Practice stamping onto a paper towel ( The potato slid a ton on paper).
3. Lay your dropcloth onto a smooth surface.
4. Stamp away with your fabric paint.
5. Once you finish you will notice that some of your stamps aren't so full and dark. 
Thats were the paintbrush comes into play. I painted in whatever needed some fixing.
 So if your potato doesn't make a perfect print no worries, you can always fill it in later.

Now time to get this sprinkly blanket on some grass, sand, or dirt!

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D.i.y printable little mail

Lately I've been sending out a lot of mail, specifically Etsy mail. Because of that I've made various trips to the post office. As I waited in line I thought to myself "Whats the smallest letter that can be mailed?". I immediately googled it, and sadly its about the size of a postcard. Obviously that wasn't silly enough for me, so I decided to use these air mail envelopes by Ruffled & these beautiful european printable stamps by Uppercase. I wish the post office still sold stamps this pretty, but then again I would probably never want to use them.


#1. Glue
#2. Print out these air mail envelopeby Ruffled & scale it to 50%
#3. Print out these stamps by Uppercase & scale them to 25%
#4. Scissors
#5. Pen
#6. 10 minutes of your time
#7. & This of course!

Step one: After printing out and cutting the envelope and stamps, choose one of the stamps and glue it onto the corner. Then address your letter!

Step two: With the leftover scraps from the envelope, cut out a small rectangle to write your note.

Step three: Place your letter inside and close it up. Do so by gluing the sides, be careful not to glue your letter onto the envelope.

Now isn't that the smallest letter you've ever seen? I absolutely love it,  if I was still in High School I would definitely pass my notes around like this. I'm sending my letter off to my favorite boy, French fry. I call him that because I love me some french fries, but he's still much better than those tasty treats. I'm thinking that my next letter will go to my best friend in San francisco. I have two friends in San Francisco, I'm thinking of mailing a letter with one of these inside so that she can place it in my best friends mailbox. I'm sure it will completely throw him off. ** Remember these letter's have to be hand delivered because well... it ain't gonna go anywhere if you place it in the mail box.

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DIY peanut eye mask

I couldn't have chosen a better post to write about while still laying in bed. These rainy gloomy days make me the laziest ever, and I'm completely fine with that. I can't stop thinking about summer, not because the days will long and everybody goes outside to play. But really just because summer means I don't have school & I can be lazy to my fullest potential. So that's the story behind my lazy mask, why its a peanut? Well don't face masks look like peanuts already? Let them just be!

#1. Beige felt
#2. Black thread
#3. Mustard thread 
#4. Scissors
#5. Elastic
#6. Needle (Not shown)
#7. 30 minutes of your time

Step one: Cut the felt into a peanut shaped eye mask. Very similar to DSMeeBee's bridal eye mask template!

Step two: With a fabric marker or pencil, draw the lines going horizontally and vertically. This will make the sewing so much more do-able which by the way will be done in the orange thread.

Step three: Add some sleeping eyes to your nut! Then cut off all those loose dangly ends.

Step four: Place the elastic around your head to measure the right size. Then cut an Inch or so smaller so that it'll fit you nice and snug. Sew the ends to your nutty mask & done! 

Forever Lazy!
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