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A new site and this weekend’s travels!

October 17, 2013

marfa by brooke schwab photography

Alright, confession time everyone! I’ve been in a little bitty slump lately. I’ve hinted at it here and there so I’ll spare you the sob story, but I’m excited to announce a fresh new look to Sugar & Cloth to help get myself back in gear. It’s kind of like having a twenty-something life crisis and painting your entire house on the spur of a moment. You know, just the usual. The ladies over at Blogzilla provided the makeover and I’m pretty much in love! I’m working on a few loose ends here and there, so forgive me for any untidy corners.

On another note, I’m headed to Marfa this weekend! I’ve lived in Texas for almost four years now and I’ve never been further west than San Antonio so I’m pretty excited. I hear it’s pretty spectacular! You can follow along on Instagram if you’d like (which you should like, see what I did there?).

photo by Brooke Schwab Photography

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My Home Tour on The Everygirl!

September 26, 2013

my craft room

As if these last few weeks haven’t been enough to make me want to pinch myself, The Everygirl goes and features my home for a home tour. Have I died and gone to heaven or what? Seriously.

Also, this little adventure gave me the opportunity to meet the lovely Kimberly Chau who photographed everything. The girl is awesome, that’s all I can say! Go check out my cat, DIY’s in action, and of course, where I jump on the bed in the full tour. Plus, all of the details on what’s in my home, how I got started blogging, and what I’m into these days. Let me know what you think!

Ashley of Sugar & Cloth

my livingroom

DIY Packets of Love.. (or something like that.)

September 17, 2013

DIY packet business cards DIY packet business cards

I have a tendency to get bored with things somewhat easily, and I usually try and move things around and/or switch everyday items up to keep things fresh. Obviously this means that no 8 month old business card is safe around here, so I spruced up my business cards before for the Better Homes & Gardens stylemaker event in NYC this Thursday.

It’s the same packet that I made for Alt this past January, but I also made “I heart DIY” magnetic cards and kraft bags to go with it. Can you really have too many hearts or too much DIY? I think not!

DIY packet business cards

 

 

 

DIY // Waterproof paper coasters (and other paper pretties).

May 1, 2013

waterproof paper coasters and other pretty labels

I’m a total sucker for cute packaging and all things paper goods, and I’m totally the girl that hoards all of the cute boxes and bottles after everything is said and done. The only catch is that I wish I could keep the packaging the same forever.  A perfect example is that I refuse to actually use cute paper coasters because I don’t want to ruin them, and I don’t like to actually use scrubs and candles near water because the label might wear off.

In case I’m not the only crazy one out there that thinks of these things, I have a cure for your pretty label woes, and it’s called dimensional magic. Personally I think that magic portion of that name is entirely appropriate considering you can now actually use the pretty things that you bought just for the label.

Materials:

  • Dimensional magic in clear
  • Any paper item like candles, vases, bath scrubs, or paper coasters for example

waterproof paper coasters and other pretty labels

To waterproof labels on things like candles, vases, bath scrubs, or paper coasters, simply outline the coaster/paper design with a rim of dimensional magic, and then fill in the middle.

waterproof paper coasters and other pretty labels

Let it set for 24 hrs, and you’re finished. Simple as that!

waterproof paper coasters and other pretty labels