DIY Dried Flower Bouquet

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I’m in a full fledged dried flower obsession. It all began when my local florist started selling a selection of vibrantly dyed bunny tail grasses. Intrigued…

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DIY Perler Bead Jewelry

A couple of weeks ago, I took Quincy to the craft store to pass the time indoors on a scorchingly hot day in LA. I was surprised, and thrilled, to come across an entire section dedicated to Perler beads! Overcome with nostalgia, I left with enough beads to last us a lifetime. That, or make 1,000+ coasters. While searching for different ideas and patterns online, I stumbled upon a tutorial for turning the short cylindrical beads into flat donut beads In the oven!

DIY Fruit Straw Bag

Cherries + straw = two of my favorite summer motifs. After stumbling upon a lot of adorable cherry appliqués, I knew I had to utilize them in some way or another. And with an overabundance of straw bags in my closet, I had plenty of mediums to choose from. Basically, this combination was a no brainer. I’m currently obsessing over traditional Portuguese reed bags, which are each woven on a hand loom by artisanal basket weavers and extremely, extremely durable.

J. Hannah DUET

I really admire designer Jess Hannah’s ability to design such simple, yet timeless and rich, pieces of jewelry. I’m especially loving her latest DUET collection for J. Hannah, an abstract study in duos. 14k gold…

Isabelle Feliu

I’m revisiting the work of Isabelle Feliu because it’s just that good. I’ve become even more obsessed with the Oslo-based, Honduran artist’s depictions of strong, diverse and confident women. I love how she celebrates culture,…

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DIY Floral Pom Poms

If you’ve been following HonestlyWTF from the start (nearly a decade ago – gasp!) you’ll remember that a tutorial for how to make pom poms was one of the very first DIYs published on this blog. And if you’re new here, then hello. My name is Erica and I’m obsessed with pom poms. I’d love to share a moment that even furthered my obsession with these fluffy balls of joy. A few years ago, I quite literally stumbled upon heaven amongst the colorful streets of Sayulita, Mexico, where thousands of the most vibrant strands of pom poms, inspired by traditional Huichol Indian adornments, hang from just about every storefront in town.

Bodil Jane

Dutch illustrator Bodil Jane continues to blow me away with her feminine, playful and colorful illustrations. I’ve always loved the way she depicts women – so bold and confident.

Visiting The Cotswolds, Part 2

My UK journey continues and concludes in Lechlade, the southern edge of the Cotswolds and home to the ever magnificent Thyme hotel. It’s a bittersweet couple of days as I wrecked over the idea of…

Cj Hendry’s Rorschach

Bow down. The Queen of Hyperrealism has done it again. You might remember Cj Hendry’s Complimentary Colors, a series of drawings of paint swatches using colored pencils. Yes, colored pencils – the same medium used…

FREDA SALVADOR Sneakers

Yes, you read it right. FREDA SALVADOR has officially launched sneakers today! Nailing style and comfort for their first ever collection of leather kicks was a true labor of love for designers Cristina Palomo Nelson…

Currently Obsessed With: Dried Flowers & Grasses

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I recently discovered the softest and dreamiest dried, ornamental grass called bunny tails – specifically, dyed bunny tails! Also known as hare’s tail grass or lagurus,…