Macrame has been my hobby of choice for almost 2 years now, but this is the first time I’m bringing it to my blog.
Large and medium wall hangings are the pieces I would love to do more often but rarely do I find the time and focus to complete one. My first large-ish piece was one I called the Shayla and I sold it on Etsy last year. It was such an amazing to feeling to have someone love my work as much as I did.
This new piece isn’t large but is definitely one I love just as much as my first.
I don’t have a name for this piece yet but maybe by the end of this post I will.
I started with a piece of driftwood that my daughter and I scavenged from Lake Ontario, it was a beautiful piece and I just needed to cut off the ends (they hadn’t stood the test of time and water as well as the rest)
I used lark’s head knot to attach my cord to the driftwood. You can attach your cord in any way you like but I love the look of a lark’s head knot when working with wall hangings. Then I went in with a criss-cross pattern using a diagonal double half hitch knot. To finish off the row I added in two strands per each bottom row of cord and then did a double layer of half hitch knots underneath. Adding the extra cord really helped with the final step.
The middle needed a little something so I used two long spiral knot strands connected in the middle the a simple square knot. I found a beautiful stone pendant at Michael’s that felt like it would work so well so I added it in.
Combing out the bottom fringe was not my intention when I started, but the cord I used for this piece was so soft I had to brush it out and let every strand flow.
This wall hanging was such a blast to make and every layer brought out a little more beauty. I can’t wait to get to the next one.
My best friend and I are always talking about how we would decorate our house. Soon, we realized that some of the things we have can we changed into something new. Here is one of our DIY attempts. It’s actually a lot easier than you think. Continue reading DIY Marble Deco Clock
January is already over!! Wait? When did it even start?
I cannot believe everything that has changed in the last few months. Peyton + Alex (my online store) is up and running and our new SS17 collection is being produced as we speak!
Okay well enough about that, Today I wanted to share with you some of my favourite beauty bloggers on youtube right now. New Year/New Bloggers! Continue reading My Favourite Youtubers
Happy Holidays Lovelies,
I woke up this morning and finally saw snow on my driveway so I suppose it is holiday time. LOL.
For those who may not know, my best friend and I have started a business and wow what a bunch of work. During this holiday season we decided to do a Holiday DIY blog and some of the stuff we found was so cute and super easy. These two specifically were absolutely adorable and I wanted to share them with you too. Continue reading 2 Easy DIY Ornament Ideas
My best friend got me the new Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette so naturally I had to play around with it. Check it out. Continue reading Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette By Mario: Brown Smokey Look
I haven’t done a full makeup video in a while and I wanted to play around with some of my new toys. Continue reading Purple Shimmer Makeup
Spring is upon us and since I have a growing love for pink eyeshadow, NYX and cut crease makeup I decided to give it a shot and see what comes of it. Here we go… Continue reading Spring Pink Cut Crease: All NYX
I am so very excited! Finally graduating and getting to leave the college life has been such a great accomplishment but even better than that is the fact the I am already hired in an amazing position with a great company. Continue reading #GirlBoss Office Creation
Spring has arrived and it’s time to ditch the drab clothes and bring out the bright colours and fresh faces.
I love starting every makeup look with soft and bright looking skin so here is my how-to on a quick and fresh foundation. Continue reading A Quick Foundation How To
Hello My Lovelies,
It’s been to long. Truthfully this winter weather has me a bit in the dumps but I’m starting to see the silver lining. Here’s my favourite look featuring Kat Von D and NYX. Continue reading Matte Pastel Pink Look