I have been holding onto this chambray fabric from Fabricworm for a bit now, trying to come up with the perfect project. You know when you just love a fabric so much you hold onto it forever and then end up not making anything with it? Ya, I don’t know what that’s like either.
In order to get the ball rolling, I started by making this cute baby bonnet with leather ties. I ditched the ruffles on this one because I wanted to give it a more modern look, and added leather ties. Notice a theme this past week (ahem, Leather Mason Jar Mug and Leather Heart Keychains)? I adore how it turned out and am now on the hunt for a sweet baby to give it to. Know of any?
Check out the DIY Baby Bonnet with Leather Ties after the jump…
I have been on quite a leather kick since I made the Leather Mason Jar Mug, and with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I put my leather scraps to use and made these leather heart keychains. So cute, right? As much as I love Valentine’s Day, I also adore the idea of Galentine’s Day (for the ladies!) so I made that extra special one for my best friend – Be My Galentine. Leslie Knope was right, it should be a National Holiday.
Learn how to make DIY Leather Heart Keychains after the jump…
A few weeks ago, Greta invited us to her two year anniversary workshop for her flower store, Glasswing Floral. You may remember when we’ve worked with her in the past on such posts as, Rose and Eucalyptus Body Scrub, Lavender and Lemon Muffins and How to Make a Beautiful Mother’s Day Bouquet. When we arrived at the workshop, we were greeted with bouquets of beautiful blooms and encouraged to create our own original bouquet. She gave us a few pointers, a glass of champagne, and told us to just have fun. How do you think it turned out?
Today we are going to break down the basics of building your own bouquet with a few tips from Greta, and a few others we’ve learned along the way. Let’s get started!
Check out our tips for Building a Bouquet after the jump…
Hello friends!!! You may have noticed some changes around here today. You are not losing your mind! It’s true, this is a whole new online Pretty Prudent world. We hope you like it, and that getting used to it doesn’t throw you off too much – it should be a LOT easier to navigate, especially if you read our site on mobile or tablet. Last night we launched our new responsive-design site – try it out on your phone, your tablet, and your desktop or laptop computer. It knows what technology you are using to read us on, and it makes the site efficient and easy for you to use, no matter what platform you choose!
Jacinda and I have been working on building this site for you for over a year. What a year… finishing our book, Pretty Prudent Home: Your Ultimate Guide to Creating a Beautiful Family Home (which features more than 50 all new projects you can’t find on our site, plus a useful and fun guide to planning how to decorate and entertain for your friends, family, and home), and spending countless hours fine-tuning this new website to be what (we hope) is the most efficient and effective platform for you to use our tutorials and make the best things you can possibly make! We have noticed a significant trend over the past five years: We see our readers (you guys) moving from using our site primarily on your computer (when we launched, 100% of you read our site on your PC), to accessing our tutorials most often on your phone or tablet (now, 60% of you use your phone or tablet while you follow our instruction). So, realizing your needs have changed, we wanted to make a site that was easier for you to use while you cook or craft (or lie in bed).
So if you are following steps while sitting at your sewing machine or adding ingredients while standing in your kitchen, you can see the information you need from us in a clearer, simpler, easier-to-use format: basically we envisioned a site where you don’t have to stretch two fingers diagonally just to read the steps, or open your laptop up to spills and drops just to make something from our 5-year deep archive (yes, we have over 3,000 tutorials here on Pretty Prudent). So, welcome to our new hub. We hope you guys like it!
Check out all of our tutorials in our pretty new archive pages, and follow us on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and our personal fave, Instagram (on insta we tend to get personal so we made ourselves each a separate account – @prudentjaime and @prudentjacinda) and let us know what you think!
Let’s make stuff together, cook stuff together, take fantasy vacations together, and talk about our style and mostly our babies together. Much love from the whole Prudent Family!! We hope you like the new Pretty Prudent!!!