Our Seasons

Wire Ribbon Bow Tutorial

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Lindsey’s easy wire ribbon bow can be attached to anything. Think of all the decoration possibilities! It’s time to “deck them halls, ya’ll” (as one of my favorite family Christmas ornaments reads), so let’s spruce&hellip

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Classy Holiday Cards at Etsy

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You probably know already that I, Lindsey, am a bit of a graphic design junkie. That’s why any excuse to peruse through printed goods is okay by me. That’s also why I recently stayed up&hellip

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Fall & Fashion: What We Learned

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Three months ago, Jess and I set out on a mission to investigate one theme each season here at Sweet Athena. We brainstormed a million and five ideas and settled on “fashion,” a little intimidated&hellip

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A Makeover Story, Part Two

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Ta da!!! (Cue jazz hands.) Right: shirt, Concept USA; tie, Penguin. After a whirlwind day in the city, we present to you Stephen’s “after” photos. He’s quite dapper, right? As we mentioned in “A Makeover&hellip

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A Makeover Story, Part One

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Jess’ brother Stephen, pre-makeover Have you ever been really excited by something and you are not sure why? That is pretty much how I feel about dressing my little brother up in clothes. Ever since&hellip

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Dress of the Month

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One of the coolest parts of working on this Fall Fashion Season here at Sweet Athena is that it has coincided with one of the BEST fashion experiences of my life. When I say best,&hellip

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Petal Power

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For our last installment on ways to jazz up your apparel, we’re looking at how Jess and I brought a little flower power to some basic tees. For guidance, we turned to this tutorial from&hellip

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Bling, Bling

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Today’s shirt reconstruction is all about adding a little bling to your shirt. I tried out a tutorial from Still Dottie about re-ceating a beaded shirt from J-Crew. This project was one that was easy&hellip

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When We Dyed

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To continue with our theme of reporting on the T-Shirt Reconstruction/Craft Party, I want to share with you a few thoughts on our two fabric dying experiments: one intentional…and one big accident. Let’s start with&hellip

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Fun with Felting!

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Happy Halloween! Today for t-shirt reconstruction week it is all about working with felt. I think felt has a very homemade look to it, which I realize is not for everyone. I however love the&hellip

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The Simple Fix

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It all started with a small stain on a beloved blouse and ended at one o’clock in the morning with Linz and I sitting around piles of tulle, fabric, buttons, and a “bloody” purple t-shirt&hellip

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Fancy It Up!

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Ribbons, buttons, beads and catching up with friends. What do these things have in common? They’re all coming together for our T-Shirt Reconstruction/Crafting Party this weekend! We’ll share more about the party later, but right&hellip

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Field Trip: The Local Runway

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Portland Fashion Week – Souchi: A model shows the latest collection from Portland’s Souchi The bass is booming. Fuschia glows on white curtains lining the room while the smartly-dressed crowd anticipates what is coming. Jess&hellip

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Hitting the books with Academichic

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I am passionate about learning. In fact, “Learner” has always been one of my five Signature Strengths…and I’ve taken the assessment like seven times. I work at a University, consider myself a lifelong student, and,&hellip

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Crafting with Jessica’s Head

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Okay, I guess it’s not really crafting exactly, but we had a lot of fun transforming Jess’ hair this weekend. Upon Jess’ hairdresser’s insistence that we could successfully take Jess from a beautiful brunette to&hellip

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