Craftcation: Maker + Business Conference

Craftcation, Business + Maker ConferenceEXCITING NEWS! I’ll be speaking at Craftcation 2015! For those of you who aren’t familiar with the conference, it’s four awesome days of hands-on food and craft workshops + creative business classes. Oh yes, and it’s right on the beach!

Craftcation, Business + Maker ConferenceEarly bird registrations opens tomorrow, September 17th, at 9:00am PST and the first fifty people get $45 off. You can get your tickets here.

In case you missed it, here’s my recap from last year. This is such a dream of mine (seriously, someone pinch me) so I hope to see you there!

Craftcation, Business + Maker Conference

Photos & Video by Matthew William Photography

DIY Marble Dipped Vase

Time: 10 minutes + dry time
Materials: glass bottle, nail polish, toothpick, bowl, water

DIY Marble Dipped Vase

As if you didn’t know this by now, I’m sliiiightly addicted to turning old bottles into vases (see here and here). What can I say, I’m a craft-supplies hoarder. This was my first time experimenting with this marbling technique (I’ve marbled paper with shaving cream in the past), and although it wasn’t perfect right away, I’m now hooked! Have you ever tried marbling before? I’d love to know how it went!

Oh yes, and be sure to head over to Poppytalk to see the full marble dipped vase tutorial.

DIY Marble Dipped Vase

Happy Weekend!

Photo by Portraits To The People_078(Photo taken by Portraits to the People)

My what a crazy week it’s been! I’ve been working overtime queuing up posts for next week because I’ll be in NYC catching up with friends, family, and Better Homes and Garden. Yup, BHG! I’ll be attending their 3rd annual Style Maker event, so be sure to follow along on Instagram.

Now… on to the fun crafty stuff! Here are some links you don’t want to miss:

- My lovely friend Becky is hosting an Intro to Embroidery class in Austin,TX this weekend! An absolute must if you’re in the area.

- A ring diy that I think I could actually do.

- I want these hexagon shelves in my house asap!

- I can’t get enough of these typography posters. It’s a good thing they’re downloadable!

- All health concerns aside, I’m fairly certain I could eat nothing but this chocolate chip banana bread for a week and still be happy.

- One of the coolest planters I’ve ever seen!

Have a great weekend!
Rachel

8 Must-Try Clutch DIYS

I’ll admit that I don’t attempt as many fashion diys as I should or would like to, and that goes for both on and offline. Don’t get me wrong, I love fashion (and shopping for that matter), but there’s something about them that always seems a bit intimidating. That is until I stumbled across these eight must-try clutch diys. While my sewing skills are still very much at the beginner stage, each of these tutorials come with excellent instructions that I think myself, and anyone else, could pull off!

8 Must-Try Clutch DIYS

1. Floral Clutch by Design Improvised
2. Crocheted Leather Flap Clutch by Delia Creates
3. Leopard Fold-Over Clutch by Transient Expression
4. Mini Cotton & Leather Clutch by A Beautiful Mess
5. Gold Leaf Clutch by Vitamini Handmade
6. Cotton and Leather Clutch by A Beautiful Mess
7. Eight Days a Week Clutch by Designlovefest
8. Leather Fold Over Clutch by Say Yes

What do you think? Would you rather buy or diy? Also, I didn’t realize this until after rounding up these projects, but it looks like the best pairing with a clutch is stripes!