the weekender 1/14/2011

via apartment therapy

I love the idea of color coordinating books in a bookshelf – a more modern approach to the dewy decimal system, perhaps.

Small talk: Is anyone else excited for this three day weekend? It’s the talk of the coffee pot at work. Due to some spare time, I promise you two, maybe three handmades for next week. Until then, here are some link:

I can’t wait to try this ruffled tank tutorial. It give a nice, elegant look to the sometimes too casual tank top. Too bad it’s too cold to be wearing them. via Adventures in Dressmaking

Another sewing project: turn an over-sized knit sweater into a lovely knit skirt. I’ve never sewn on yarn-knit before, but I guess there’s a first time for everything. I just have a fear of the yarn being devoured by my machine. Has this happened to you? Thoughts?  via Blooming Leopold Vintage.

Oh, this bed is beautiful and handmade. What’s that you say? Less than $200? Yes please. This is something I’d love to put in my future farmhouse.
via The Feminist Housewife

Make your own butter. I hope you have strong arms and tons of stamina [personal ad?]. via Maize Hutton

I’ve had my eye on cupcake stands for at least two years now, but have never been able to justify the purchase. Here’s a tutorial to Make Your Own Cupcake Stand. The best part about this is you can make unique and individual ones for different occasions. via Skip to my Lou

Chances are, you’ve seen this picture floating around the blogosphere and had a similar envy-filled reaction that I did.

Lovely, double knotted hair. Here’s a how-to over at This is Glamorous.

Have a happy three-day weekend and a happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

2 thoughts on “the weekender 1/14/2011

  1. omg, i *so* want to make some butter tonite. yummmm.

    also: do you think i could pull that off wit my hair? is it long enough??

    much love, my fav blogger!

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