Friday, August 28, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
i ran across this tear sheet (that i've held on to since 12/2007) this morning from the gone, but not forgotten, blueprint magazine. i have (finally) decided to make this skirt and thought i'd share the super easy instructions. this skirt can easily be made in many different fabrics depending on the look you’re after. i love the sexy way the fabric drapes, fitted in the front and flirty in the back. this is an inexpensive way to create an effortless bohemian style skirt. Worn with a t-shirt, layered necklaces and Havianna flip-flops for day, or in taffeta worn with a silky camisole, a bold and colorful statement necklace and strappy heels for an evening soiree.
bohemian wrapsody. skirt.
this bohemian ankle-length skirt is as easy to make and wear as a sarong.
first, start with 2 to 3 yards of 60-inch wide cotton voile, washed linen, rayon or for an evening out, raw silk taffeta. I chose soft washed cotton, as I wanted to make an everyday, casual skirt.
next, finish the edges by sewing machine or leave raw if you don’t mind a hippie-ish, unfinished look.
now, hold one corner of fabric against your left hip (leave a little extra in your hand to tie the knot with), then, wrap the fabric twice around your body. (2 yards is approximately a size small, 3 yards would be a large).
take a small handful of fabric about 6 inches in from the corner you just wrapped around your body and double-knot it to the corner you're holding against your hip (this is where the extra fabric comes in).
lastly, move the draped part so it falls down the center of the back of the skirt.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Easy Puff Pastry Olive Cheese Tart
1 sheet puff pastry (half of a 17 1/4 oz. box), at room temperature
a little flour
1-2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
8 oz. Emmenthaler or other Swiss cheese, sliced thinly
3 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
large handful of black olives
1 Tbsp. fresh basil, or other fresh herbs, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, chopped coarsely
2 Tbsp. olive oil
Preheat oven to 400º F (200º C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. On a lightly floured surface, roll the puff pastry out into a 12 x 18" rectangle. Transfer to prepared baking sheet. Brush pastry thinly with Dijon mustard, then cover completely with sliced Swiss cheese. Sprinkle on chopped tomatoes, then the black olives, and dust with chopped fresh basil, salt and pepper to taste. In a small bowl, combine the chopped garlic with the olive oil, then drizzle the mixture onto tart. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until cheese in the middle of the tart is bubbly. If the puff pastry starts to rise unevenly, just prick it with a fork and continue baking. Serve warm, cut into squares, with a nice summer wine or drink of your choice. Enjoy!
please visit stephanie levy's pretty, little etsy shop.
i stumbled upon bohogirl this morning, (that's why i love, love, love etsy) and i am absolutely smitten.
1. nature's wish., 2. hang ten., 3. cardiff reef., 4. message of love., 5. best fresh halibut tacos., 6. surf bus., 7. message of peace., 8. august., 9. sweetness., 10. going out, even though there are no waves., 11. checking the waves., 12. beach house view., 13. 1970., 14. 16., 15. let me take a photo. you look cute this morning., 16. girls hitting the surf.