StudiOH, Shoppe! Labor Day Sale is going on and there's still time for you to snag up some great deals! I wanted to pop in over here, on my blog to share with you some of my favorite items from the sale section on StudiOH, Shoppe!
Also, I wanted to share a bit more about these leather goods. It has been made clear to me a couple of times now that people don't realize that I am the one making these leather goods you always see me sportin'/here me talking about. I sell them, but I also design + make everything in my shoppe, myself. A true labor of love and work of art!
I buy the leather hides, paint them, cut them down and turn them into fun + functional accessories/work of arts for you to wear. Each piece is hand painted, hand-sewn and made with LOTS of love, here in my Atlanta, GA studiOH.
Each clutch/tassel is truly a one of a kind creation, with the patterns and brush strokes varying from product to product. Most items in my shop are offered/made in a limited quantity, Once they are sold out, they are gone.
Some popular patterns and certain leather hides will come back and continue to sell on a seasonal basis. But if you see something you love, get it while you can! There is no guarantees. (I get my leather hides from a local supplier, I buy what they have in stock. The colorful leathers are seasonal, and certain colors are only available certain times of the year).
I am also available to do custom orders as well. Such as a custom clutches for a special event, or bridal clutches for your bridesmaids etc. If this is something you are interested in, email me here : Courtney@myfriendcourt.com and I will be in contact within 48 hrs.
But today, let's talk about the Labor Day sale I have going on. It's filled with some pretty amazing deals (3 pages worth of deals!) on some of my favorite items. Like this Clutch, Me - Color Block Clutch, currently on sale for $50!
And did you you see? I am donating 20% of this weekend's sales to the American Red Cross!
- Leather Keyfob - Colorful Dash :: shoppe here
- Wristlet Keychain - Color Dash :: shoppe here
- Colorful Handbad Clutch with Rainbow Dash Design
- Make Your Mark Journal :: shoppe here
- Keychain - Mini Green Tassel :: shoppe here
- Colorful Tassel Keychain :: shoppe here
-Beautiful, Nor Broken - Original Acrylic Painting :: Shoppe here
'Today, I am sharing with you how I setup my journal to help me be more productive. I use to be an avid agenda user (possibly even a hoarder of them) but since I am no longer teaching in the classroom, my schedule isn't as tight and rigid, so I have gravitated to a semi 'bullet journal' method of planning things.
Bullet journaling helps me focus on routines and my todo's rather than having to adhere to a tight schedule of things all day."
Bullet journaling helps me focus on routines and my todo's rather than having to adhere to a tight schedule of things all day. And that is what I am all about these days - developing and living by healthy routines. I'm good with routines, and terrible with schedules. Timelines/schedules stress me the eff out and are often met with pressure and expectations (this is what goes on in my head).
Now, this may sounds like crazy talk to you, but it is something I have learned about myself. We're all creatures of habit, so routines are healthy for everyone...but some of us are just free spirits and need to be able to move/work through the world without a set timeline. (These said people are probably also a little scattered with their thoughts -like me- so maybe this post will help them see how I organize mine.)
My Favorite Journaling Supplies :
Tips to Get started:
My first tip is to find a journal, or agenda that you love and will want to use daily. And really think about it. Ask yourself,
My second tip would be to think about the functionality of your journal and how you'll actually use it before you start writing in it.
I will use this journal for all things MyfriendCourt and StudiOH, Shoppe! I don't have it separated into two sections, though, more so by the month. To help me brainstorm monthly post, emails, goals, etc. You can see a bit below.
My third tip is to have fun with it! Especially when it comes to setting and tracking your goals in your journal. I feel more motivated when I look at my journal and it is filled with happy, positive reminders that I CAN ACHIEVE MY GOALS! Color and stickers really help with this :)
Lastly, just keep it simple. Find a way, anyway to keep yourself motivated and on track as we round out 2017. I know I still have goals to meet, and I am determined!
Let's do this!
Leather Star Boots have been popping up all around me lately. Does that ever happen to you? You keep seeing something over and over, so you just take it as a sign that you gotta have it! Yeah, well that's exactly what is going on with today's post.
But seeing as I like to make everything, I knew Leather Star Boots would be a simple DIY that I could do for a fraction of the cost. AND without have to shell out the big bucks for novelty shoes that won't get worn on a daily basis.
Below I am sharing with you exactly how I made these cute star booties, as well as a pic with a link where to buy the ones that I was originally inspired by. (You know, if DIY isn't your thing.)
This will be the first of a new series I am starting called DIY or BUY!
This DIY is more time consuming than anything. It will take you a while to cut out all those little stars, but if you can cut out stars, you can do this DIY!
(YOU CAN DO IT!)
Step 1 : trace and cut out your stars
Download the PDF above with 3 different star shapes. Also, you can use any shape you want, stars, hearts, rainbows, polk dots, get creative!
I traced my star shapes onto leather using a sharpie marker and then used my heavy duty fabric scissors to cut them out.
Like I said before, the hardest/longest part of this DIY is cutting out the stars. They are pretty small, and it will take a while (a solid 30-45 mins...and beware of hand cramps, owe!). Try to cut your lines as straight + clean as possible.
Hint: Cut a little past the corners of the star to create clean 90 degree angels on your stars.
Step 2: Play around with Placement
Before you get to gluing, take the time to layout your stars on your booties. If your boots are suede like mine, they will stick without sliding off so you can get a pretty good idea of what the final outcome will look like.
Step 3: Glue your stars down
Use leather glue and a sponge paintbrush to glue down your stars one by one. Seriously, play around with the placement of the stars before you start glueing. If your using leather glue, it is going to be a solid bond once glued down, so you will be committed to the placement. Once placed, make sure all edges and corners of your stars are firmly glued down.
It will dry within hours, but to be safe, let sit for a complete 24 hours before taking them out for a spin on the disco floor!
And if you aren't up for the challenge, you can get these Leather Star Boots from Asos that are VERY similar. Orginally, $127 dollars but on sale for $50 right now!
And tell me, which one would you go for- the DIY or the BUY? Let me know, in the comments!
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