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Heart Hat

elsa hat feb 2013 cropped (3) elsa hat feb 2013 hat

I made heart hats for my nieces.  This idea was inspired by these adorable heart socks from Erica at Caught on a Whim.  Check out her fantastic blog at Caught on a Whim.  She’s got so many great things there.

Source: caughtonawhim.blogspot.com via Karyl on Pinterest

I set out to make the socks but couldn’t find any good socks!  So I made hats instead.  I bought simple hats, 1 piece of red felt.  I already had embroidery thread.  I had only planned to sew the hearts on but once I was done, decided to add initials.  They were very easy and fun!  Thanks for the inspiration Erica.  🙂

Cute Valentine’s Craft Idea


Check out this cute idea from Erica at Caught on a Whim.  Love it!


I heart Twinkie Chan! She’s simply fabulous!

I just found artist Twinkie Chan and she is too cool!  She is adorable and colorful and fun.  I like how she has taken something like crocheting that may seem dated and antiquated and made it so upbeat and current.  Her crocheting is not your Mama’s crocheting!

Source: etsy.com via Karyl on Pinterest

Twinkie Chan is a San Francisco based crochet designer who creates fun, food-themed accessories. Her unique work has been featured online, in print, on television, and in art shows.  Her book, “Twinkie Chan’s Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies: 20 Yummy Treats To Wear” is available on Amazon.  She also has an Etsy shop.

Twinkie’s latest project is her clothing and accessories line “Yummy You! by Twinkie Chan” which she launched to make her signature pieces more accessible and affordable.  Good luck Twinkie!

Source: etsy.com via Karyl on Pinterest

Let your accessories guide you

Source: etsy.com via Tiffany on Pinterest



I don’t often give fashion advice because fashion is not my strength. I have my style and I like it but sometimes it doesn’t work. But that doesn’t mean I can’t share a fashion tip, right?

So here it is: Instead of choosing an outfit and then accessorizing. Start with one item, preferably one with a distinctive flavor and build the outfit around it.

I have a wide pink bracelet that I love. I got it at the Los Angeles gift shop of the French hotel chain, Sofitel. I wore black and white to show off the pink and I liked it.

Choosing an outfit this way seems more creative and inspiring. Doesn’t it?



Picture by Queen Puff Puff

When I was yard-saling in West Virginia, I bought a tote bag for $2.  It is a creamy goldish iridescent bag and I love it!  I started carrying it today and it made me think about bags in general.  We humans do like to carry things don’t we?  My husband loves bags: wallets, briefcases, backpacks, suitcases.  You name it – he loves it.  I used to be a backpack person – no purse.  Now that I’ve watched What Not To Wear and am trying to be more ladylike, the backpack is a thing of the past.  Now it’s my purse.  I am not, however, someone who will change my purse everyday to match an outfit.  1) I’m trying to get away from matchy-matchy.  2) I just can’t bring myself to go to all that trouble every day.  Call me lazy.  I have a two bag limit rule.  More than two bags, I look like a bag lady.  So it’s my purse and a tote these days.  I swear. The littlest things make me happy!  And as Martha says, that’s a good thing!

Juicy Couture

This post is a feature on the store Juicy Couture.  Always wanting to try new things, let’s explore.  I saw a cute pink bag on my favorite fashionista’s desk today and asked her where it was from.  She told me it was Juicy.  I vaguely remember them selling jeans and she confirmed and added that they have cute tracksuits.


And indeed they do, but this store is not for the big girls (and not really for the old girls either).  Their XL is a size 14!  And XL is the largest size.  Not fair!  But I really didn’t need to spend $100 on a tracksuit.  I don’t run THAT much.  Ha ha!

What I usually do when I find myself at a store that does not cater to us big girls, I look at the accessories.  Juicy has cute flip flops and totes, but this is clearly not the store for me.  Great name though!  And great shopping bags.