DIY sequined collar t-shirt (a j crew knock off)

jcrew knock off shirt

Facebook and Instagram have been abuzz this week with Back to School pictures! While we aren’t quite there yet (Burke and Piper Jane’s preschool starts next week), I have been busy buying school supplies (true confession- mostly for me!) and readying wardrobes. Burke is pretty much set (thanks Alphabet Collection), so I have been focusing [...]

j crew-y winter skirt

J Crew-y skirt by kojodesigns

Happy Monday, friends. If you are a US reader, I hope your Thanksgiving was full of pie (and minus the terrible flu that’s been plaguing us around here). Actually, even if you aren’t a US reader, I hope your weekend was full of pie and minus the flu. We are s-l-o-w-l-y starting to get back [...]

kate spade diaper bag mini-tutorial

how to make a kate spade diaper bag knock off

After Monday’s post (showing you the Kate Spade-esque diaper bag that I made for our sister-in-law), several of you asked for a tutorial. Here’s the thing. For pretty much every single bag I make, I follow the same approximate steps. They’re here. However, I did modify that tutorial a little to make this diaper bag [...]

kate spade diaper bag knock off

kate spade inspired diaper bag by kojodesigns

Pinterest is great for lots of things- not least of all, for sneaky present buying/making. It’s like one big, ready-made wish list. With my sweet sister-in-law’s baby shower rapidly approaching, I noticed that the diaper bags she’s pinned are all pretty similar- neutral in color, striped (at least most of them), and purse-like. After a [...]

huggie pillow tutorial (land of nod knock off)

land of nod knock off pillow tutorial

  Today’s project is an oldie but a goodie (oldie as in I-made-it-in-January-but-haven’t-shared-the-tutorial-yet). I shared the tutorial over at Family Ever After for Rach’s Sew-lebrity series (sidenote, real sew-lebrities don’t have to sew with the sewing machine manual in their lap and You Tube on their sewing table… but it was so fun to be [...]

kojotutorial- anthropologie knock off flutter curtains

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This isn’t a surprise to you, but my “Repurposed” entry for So You Think You Can Sew Week 2 is the flutter curtains (they’re a knock off of Anthropologie’s Tender Falls Shower Curtain). I’ll be honest, every time I do an Anthropologie knock off, I feel like I should start my tutorial with a Big [...]

anthropologie knock-off flutter curtains (SYTYCS week 2)

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“Make new curtains for the living room,” has been on my to do list for months. Anthropologie’s Tender Falls Shower Curtain has been on my pinterest for about that long. Plus, I compulsively buy white sheets at Ikea. And this week’s theme for SYTYCS is “Repurposed.” Match made in heaven? I think yes. But back [...]

oooooh sparkle shoes

Are you crawling out from your Christmas coma yet? We have been {slowly} coming back to normal life- putting away presents, packing away the massive wrapping station that had set up shop in our basement, eating egg whites and leafy greens to balance the carb-overload of the last week… We’ve even been prepping for New [...]

kojotutorial- a very fluffy porcupine plushie

My poor son. He has spent more hours in JoAnn’s and Fancy Tiger (our local fabric shop) than any little boy should ever have to endure. And he knows his way around an Anthropologie, that one. It’s a little dangerous to take a three-year-old boy into Anthro, what with the teetering stacks of beautifully patterned [...]