5 Easy All Inclusive Modern DIY Embroidery Kits We Love For Summer!

School’s out, surf’s up… time to sit back relax, take a break from life and unleash your creativity!

If you’re interested in trying your hand at embroidery, these stylish kits are a great way to get your summertime stitch on and master a new skill.

PS: If you’re anything like us, you will be glad to know they pair very well with Rosé. 😉

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Flamboyant Flamingos Embroidery Kit, Studio MME

 

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Floral Profusion Embroidery Kit, Studio MME

 

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Crafty Fox Embroidery Kit, CozyBlue Handmade

 

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Owlette Embroidery Kit, CozyBlue Handmade

 

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Petite Embroidery Kit, Sublime Stitching

 

Check out our full selection of DIY embroidery kits here

 

 

 

Stitching with the Starlets | Hollywood Vintage Knitters

For those of you who believe knitting isn’t glamorous, think again.  Here’s a short list of some of our favorite iconic Hollywood starlets who prove this “haute hobby” isn’t just for old ladies.

Lauren Bacall 

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An alluring Hollywood star of the 1940’s. Lauren was known for her distinctive voice, sultry looks and partnership with Humphrey Bogart. 

Veronica Lake 

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An American film, stage, and television actress. Veronica’s trademark blonde wavy hair and heavy-lidded eye remain the iconic look of the golden age of Hollywood.

Katherine Hepburn 

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An American actress, known for her fierce independence and spirited personality. Katherine was outspoken, assertive, athletic, and wore trousers before it was fashionable for women to do so!

Elizabeth Taylor

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Elizabeth began her career as a child actress in the early 1940s, and was one of the most popular stars of classical Hollywood cinema. Elizabeth “Liz” is known for her beauty, kind spirit and many marriages. 

Bette Davis

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Bette Davis is remembered as one of Hollywood’s legendary leading ladies, famous for her larger-than-life persona and for her nearly 100 film appearances… oh and her “Bette Davis eyes”…

Audrey Hepburn

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Audrey was a British actress, model, dancer and humanitarian. Slim, elegant and unfailingly stylish she was no doubt one of America’s most beloved actresses.

 

Get glam, slap on some red lipstick and get started on your next knitting project today!

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Does Your Brain Need a Break? |Why Creativity Is Good For Your Health

There is no doubt technology has made our world a better place. Yet, the endless information and pressure to keep up with our “social circles” 24-7, have left many of us feeling overwhelmed and unfulfilled.

The reality is, we are living in a digital world and it’s here to stay. That said, it is crucial we learn to manage technology effectively. We must take it upon ourselves to strive for balance. The good news is, we can do it with art. Think of creativity as the new “Vitamin C” an essential daily supplement, for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. 

As Pablo Picasso once said, “art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. “Whether you’re creating it or just appreciating it, art has a significant impact on the human brain. 

Research has proven the arts develop neural systems that produce a broad spectrum of benefits ranging from fine motor skills to improved emotional balance. 

According to the Public Library of Science, making art improves communication between different parts of the brain, which is vital to preventing cognitive deterioration. PLOS also discovered that creative acts exercise our medial temporal lobes, which are responsible for memory-making.

Additionally, art reduces stress and anxiety and can boost your general mood. 

I challenge you to give your left brain a break and make creativity a habit. 

Not sure where to start? Check out Regina Barrett for inspiration on your next creative endeavor!

Photo: Guernica, 1937 by Pablo Picasso

Handmade | The New American Luxury

 

It’s no secret mass production has permanently changed the meaning purpose and function of luxury. As a new generation emerges, the consumer mind-set is drastically shifting. The idea that value is, derived from a brand name and product cost is now being, replaced with a new mindful way of thinking that places a higher value on moral ethics, creativity, experiences, and innovation.

Handmade, not to be confused with Hulu’s hit series, The Handmaid’s Tale is making a significant comeback. While The Handmaids tale within itself is very much also on trend here’s a list of 4 reasons we believe handmade is the new American Luxury

1. Sustainability

When work is done by hand by hand, we consume less energy. The term “slow fashion” is also a recent buzzword by definition, slow fashion (noun) is a term which describes clothing that lasts a long time and is, made from the locally sourced or fair-trade material. In short, you are supporting an individual, not a sweatshop.

2. Supports Local Artists

We all love a feel-good purchase. Show your love for local, starve the robots not the artists.

3. Inspires Creativity and Imagination

Creativity is vital to the human spirit, it is what makes us unique and allows us to express ourselves. We need it to grow and evolve as a species.

4. Intangible Values

Handmade products have a soul. A human being has invested time and energy into an authentic, unique creation.

In closing,  I invite all of you, to join me on my journey to sustainable living or shall I say, LETS BLAZE THE HANDMADE TRAIL!

“Under his eye” 😉