D.I.Y. iPod Case

It's the weekend before finals and what's a fabulous way to take a break from studying and paper writing? With a little D.I.Y. project of course. My boyfriend recently got me an iPod touch and I didn't want to spend $30 on a plastic case that I would probably end up breaking, so I decided to make my own using some scraps I had in my craft box. Check it out:

I took an old pair of light denim jeans that didn't fit, traced my iPod with a pencil twice onto the denim and cut out the pieces. I made them a little larger than the iPod so I had room to sew:

Then I took silver triangle studs and studded one of the pieces into a triangle shape. A little futuristic, no?

I took the two pieces, flipped them inside out and sewed them together by hand. When I was done sewing, I flipped the pieces back out and that's it! It took about a half hour to make and it was free, what's not to like? Just to be safe- I put some tape over the inside of the case to cover the stud backings so it doesn't scratch the iPod. You like?

Wouldn't these make great stocking stuffers? I also made one for my cell phone too, happy craftin'!


Santa Baby.

I can't believe it's that time of year again for Christmas wish lists, but hey, I'm not complainin'. As today rang in the first snowfall of the season (hello hot chocolate), I decided to share my 2010 Christmas dream list. I'd be happy with a day full of good food and family fun, but I certainly wouldn't mind finding these underneath the tree this year:

These Sperry boots are online for $98, but I saw them in a department store for half off. Aren't they a great Ugg alternative?

Finding a winte
r jacket I like is always a challenge; I feel like they're always too bulky. But this $60 jacket from Old Navy looks cozy and it just so happens to match those boots above.

I am a big fan of Tarte cheek stain; it gives your cheeks a natural, feminine looking flush. This holiday set is online at Sephora for $25.
I actually can't believe I don't own this book already. I'm home for five weeks over winter break, so I better start craftin'. Find it at Urban Outfitters for $20.

I'm a big fan of these dainty bow tie necklaces, they would be the perfect touch to almost any outfit. Find them at Lulu's for only $13.

Wouldn't you love to cozy up in this sweater on Christmas morning? I found it at Madewell for $88.

And did I mention all these items are under $100? Happy Shopping!