Sunday, April 29, 2012

DIY: Bleached Shirt

This weekend was beautifully sunny and I finally had the opportunity to try out a project that's been stuck in my head for a long time. Inspired by a couple different blogs, I knew exactly how I wanted to personalize the idea when I heard the phrase, "I could sail the world", at a Honey Trees concert a couple weeks ago. I have a terrible case of wanderlust, always planning the next city to explore. This is the perfect little tank to wear at the beginning of any adventure. The routine of life can become so oppressive, but that's why we have dreams. Don't ever let them go.

  • Shirt
  • Cup of bleach
  • Paintbrush
  • Cardboard
  • Gloves (optional)
  • Chalk (optional)
1. Sketch out your design/words with the chalk or skip to step 2 if you're free-handing it.
2. Dip your paintbrush in the bleach, making sure to wipe any extra drops off on the side of the container.

3. Trace over your chalk outline or paint freehand. Go slow and steady, no need to rush!

4. After the bleach dries, you will probably need to go over the parts you missed or that need to be evened out and made thicker.
5. I flicked a few drops of bleach over the whole thing with my paintbrush to finish it off (the more bleach on your brush, the bigger the spots), but go for the look that suits your design best!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Instagram Loving

Hi friends!

I know I'm really far behind the times, but I finally have an Instagram account! I can finally indulge in this hipster pleasure and it feels wonderful! I guess they sold out to Facebook, but I'm still enjoying this new (to me) form of media sharing. It's fun to have images to look back on documenting where you've been and what you've been doing and see the same things in other people's lives. So please make my day and follow me at taylorachelle.

Love and sweet dreams.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Little Obsessions: Color

Color is such a beautiful part of life. It lights up the world and wraps us in its depths. Although I love a good black and white film or LBD, color adds a vibrancy I could never live without. It's always been hard for me to pick a favorite color because each shade creates a unique impression on the soul. They elicit feelings and emotions just as a song or smell conjures an old memory. I never want to stop playing with color because I think at that moment, I stop imagining.


I know this is music but it adds color to my life and the cover of the album is gorgeous. Listen here.

Credit: Video. Image 1. Image 2.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Creative Process

Recently, I've been wrapped up in researching and collecting different craft project ideas. The only problem is that somewhere along the creative process I lost inspiration. Does anyone ever feel that way? Like it's not the right timing. Sometimes you have to wait for the idea to grow, to manifest in the physical what is abstract in your mind. Instead of pushing too hard or allowing myself to become overwhelmed, I went back to the basics. I love collaging. Putting pretty and unique pieces together to create something meaningful. It's like a puzzle, but with endless outcomes. I've been working on this collage for the past few days and already it looks different than these pictures. It reminds me that this life is ever in process. That sometimes there is more than one right answer. That you can end with a beautiful picture in multiple ways. Sometimes simple is best and the answer is right before our eyes.

So here's to re-inspiration in the things we love most.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Guest Blog: DIY Studded Flats

My sweet friend, Brittan, asked me to guest blog over at her site, What She Would Have Worn. I'm so excited to share this tutorial with you! Enjoy!