Showing posts from January, 2014

Shoestring on the Street: DIY Handbag Style

Hey there Shoestringers! My regular readers know that while I have a bit of a thing for fancy handbags I also have no patience for carrying labels for labels' sake --case in point my posts on Longchamp and Louis Vuitton. The streets of Haute Hooverville teem with women sporting the same bag, a robotic army of Madison Avenue suckers. Therefore I was delighted the other day to spy something as unique as this safety-pin bedecked tote. I know, I know, safety pins, old news, right? In this case, not at all. The way this shoestring fashionista used pins to mimic a beaded pattern effect is wildly creative and certainly sparks ideas in my own bean:

Now the only question I have is... who the heck is she?! When I met her, I had just enough time to extend my compliments, snap some pics & give her the name of the blog before we were off and running to catch a subway. So if you're out there, creative woman who generously agreed to let me blog about your purse, please do leave a comment…

Inexpensive Inspiration: Do Nothing

A lil thinkin' food courtesy of Elephant Journal:

Sally's Christmas Wrap-up

I finished up my homemade ornaments in plenty of time to hang them on the tree and I raided my collection of old/spare buttons to get the job done.

I also turned brown packing paper into personalized gift wrap! Below is a gift for one of my favorite cat lovers, with paper featuring his beloved furry friend:

And lastly, I used some silver paint to jazz up a tree topper scrounged from last year's post-Christmas sales. Not too shabby for recycled paper!

All in all, flights of fancy outnumbered gifts this year but it has truly been a season filled with riches.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! xoxo Sally