Happy New Year everyone! I chopped off my hair about a month ago and feel totally refreshed and ready for 2015! I've also acquired a pair of these cool glasses courtesy of Firmoo.com. Firmoo's got some really cute frames for amazing prices if you're not looking to spend a fortune on glasses. I only wear glasses for driving, but wanted to try out a new shape and size. They came in a super sturdy case, which is perfect for someone like me who throws everything into a giant purse and hopes nothing gets damaged. If you're in the market for a new pair of glasses, definitely check out Firmoo. My favorite are the tortoise shell ones!
Oxblood Red Coat from www.sherryloustudio.com
Happy holidays! Here are some photos from a photoshoot I worked on in November with the beautiful Bailey from Pop Rocks & Peacoats and Amanda from A Good Hue wearing Sherry Lou Studio's oxblood red coat! This coat was surprisingly very versatile and looked great with so many outfits. We found an amazing building in Upland that complimented these outfits so well and completed the look and feel of what we hoped to achieve with these photos. Old buildings are my favorite photoshoot spots!
I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and new year! I am excited to share more photos from Sherry Lou Studio in the new year. Follow us on instagram @sherryloustudio for more outfit ideas and quicker updates as I'm not always able to compose entire blog posts. :) :) :)
Hi all! I'm super excited to announce www.SherryLouStudio.com is now open! After months and months of blood, sweat and lots of tears poured into creating this website, it's finally here. Our shop specializes in selling new and original handmade Sherry Lou clothing and accessories that are (hopefully) fun and exciting to wear. Lots of bold prints, colors, unique designs and shapes! I haven't uploaded any handmade goods yet, but plan to do so in about a month. I post most of my shop updates on Instagram and Facebook, so be sure to follow me there for up-to-date news.
Paint (I used acrylic)
Step 1: Set up your umbrella
Step 2: Outline and paint a red octagon on the top half of the umbrella
Step 3 & 4: Paint a 1 inch thick light green rim around the red
Step 5: Paint a 1 inch thick green rim around the light green rim
Step 6: Paint the black seeds onto the umbrella and let dry before spraying fixative all over the umbrella to prevent paint from coming off (make sure you do this in a well ventilated area!)
It's the middle of summer and all I can think about is staying cool by drinking lots of juice and eating watermelon to lower my body temperature. All this consumption of fruit has inspired me to paint a watermelon umbrella! This umbrella can be used for protection from the sun or just to have for fun. Since I used acrylic paint, I don't recommend this umbrella for rainy weathers. I sprayed fixative on it, but there's a chance the paint will still come off in the rain. Maybe some waterproof spray would help? Anyhoot, I plan on painting various other fruit umbrellas for my mom's preschool to use as props for their school plays/performances. I'll be sure to share those with you once they're painted and done!
Cardstock or thin cardboard
Embellishments- ribbons, beads, etc.
STEP 1: Trace a circle larger than your bottle cap
STEP 2: Cut out the circle. This will be the bottom/brim of the hat
Step 3: Paint the circle (and bottle cap if necessary). It takes at least 2 coats to completely cover any clear areas. Let dry completely before proceeding on. Usually a 1 minute wait. Optional: You can paint any other designs like polka dots, stripes, flowers etc.
Step 4: After the paint has dried completely, glue the top and bottom pieces together
Step 5: Glue on embellishment and other decorations
Step 6: Make a small dot with the hot glue gun and attach the bobby pin (flat side down). Let dry and ready to wear!
Here's a DIY brought to you by my crafty friend, Pauline, using bottle caps to make mini hat hair pins! These are adorably fun to wear with endless design possibilities. We would love to see your amazing designs and add it to our new DIY gallery coming soon! Email your mini hat and other DIY creations inspired by the blog to email@example.com.
Washi Tape (from Daiso & Target)
Clothespins (from Daiso)
STEP 1: Get your clothespin and washi tape
STEP 2: Stick the clothespin onto the tape and cut!
Step 3: Trim of the excess tape (I was actually able to use the excess tape to stick on the other side)
Step 4 & 5: Use your fingers to smooth it out
Here's a super fun and easy way to dress up your clothespins! They're perfect for closing up party bags, presents, hanging photos, etc. I've recently been on a washi tape craze (cuz they're SO flippin' cute and colorful) and have been thinking up ideas of what I can do with all this tape. I'll definitely have more washi tape related DIY tutorials in the future.
On to a new topic... I've changed my blog name to Sherry Lou Studio Blog! Why? Because I'm planning on pursuing my dreams and opening up a shop at www.SherryLouStudio.com and I want this blog to not only continue to have fun DIY tutorials and outfit posts, but to also document my journey designing and hand making the clothes, pillows and other artsy items I sell. Sherry Lou Studio will also feature vintages clothes and artwork by undiscovered talented artists. I've been working on this project for a while now (on top of working a 9 to 5 job) and I'm almost ready to open the shop soon! This has been my dream since I was in diapers (because, yes, designing and e-commerce has been on my mind as a baby) and I've finally told myself "enough is enough," just DO IT. I hope everything I design and create will help make your life more enjoyable and fun, hence the new slogan "MAKE. LIFE. FUN."
I still work a 9 to 5 day job, cuz I kinda have to eat, but I'm super excited and thrilled to be doing this during my off time. I keep hearing over and over again if you really want something then you'll do anything to make it happen. No excuses. I could make a long list of excuses on why I can't do this, #1 being "I work a full-time job and am too tired after work to do anything." But I want to prove to myself that it's possible. I'm thankful for all of your continual support and for helping me believe in myself. Now let's get crafting and MAKE. LIFE. FUN!