Bench Refashion

Oh hello.

I have a new project to share with everyone!
bench refashion

I came across this cute little bench at a flea market over the summer for only $8! For months it sat in my parent’s garage as I waited to find the time to make it into what I had envisioned.
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Finally I found some time, so I proceeded to paint the bench a nice off-white. I planed on putting the bench in my kitchen, and I wanted it to be neat and fresh. After the paint was applied and the bench was transported to my kitchen, it was buried under odds and ends and mail as I waited to find the time to sew up some appropriate cushions. I had the perfect fabric already…
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Lovely vintage fabric! I love the color and the print!
So a month or two after being moved to my kitchen, I have finally completed it all!
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Bench

I really love the result! No more acting as a storage table; the bench now serves as a quiet little sitting area by my window. It’s a rather nice place for coffee and a bagel in the morning!

-The Whale

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Fuji Instax Mini

Hello!

My post for today is featuring a camera I received as a birthday gift (by request of course) back in December, and I must say, this camera has very quickly become a favorite toy of mine! Better even than my Holga I so dearly love! The camera I’m talking about is the Fuji Instax Mini!
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The great thing about the Instax is that it prints out the photos instantly like a Polaroid does! I’ve been taking this camera with me on a lot of adventures lately so it has gotten tons of use!
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I love the vintage, old-style feel of the photos!

One problem though, now I have a pile of Instax photos just sitting on top of my dresser…. I need to find something interesting to do with them! I’ve been looking for some inspiration and found some intriguing ideas here and here. I was also thinking of making some sort of nifty scrap book with them. Any suggestions are welcome!

-The Whale

Easter Dress

Hello!

So I’m pretty excited about this one! As I’m sure you all know Easter was this past weekend. I wanted a new dress to wear to my Easter festivities, (church, lunch at my Grandma’s) so I decided that instead of buying one I would attempt to make one!
Easter dress

I bought a pattern a few weeks ago and had been itching to try it… I just needed the perfect fabric. I found said fabric at a vintage store downtown in Cincinnati last weekend and was so excited to use it! It was a very Easter esk pattern.
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This dress is pretty easy and didn’t take long to make, yet I love the fit and simplicity! Also, the colors in the fabric go perfectly with my favorite scarf!

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Happy Easter
I wore it with a bright cardigan, pink tights, and boots for Easter day.
I hope everyone had a good Easter!

-The Whale

Bicycle Seat Cover!

Hello all!

So today I want to share a recent crochet project I did! I made a seat cover for my beloved bicycle! I found this one on Pinterest a while ago and have been wanting to try it out ever since. Results:

I didn’t have a pattern or anything. I simply traced my bike seat and tried to follow that accordingly. It’s a bit looser than I would like but still works out well!



I really love my bike! I found it in my Grandma’s barn a few years ago and some friends of mine fixed it up for me. It’s from the 60s and is called a Schwin Breeze. Best bike ever. The weather here has been perfect for bike riding lately so it’s gotten a decent amount of use!

-The Whale