DIY Peter Pan Collar

 Hey!  It’s Kara from While Camden Sleeps here to share another sewing project with you.

 Peter pan collars came back in a few seasons ago and I’ve had them on my list as a DIY project for some time now.  I’m glad I finally jumped in and did it because I loved the result!

 The first thing I did was use the shirt to help me create a custom pattern, you can see the steps below.

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Growing Up with Sauder Furniture

I’d like to thank Sauder Furniture for sponsoring this post. All thoughts & opinions are mine and I’m always honest with y’all. Sauder Furniture Do you all remember when I wrote that I didn’t know what to do with my orangey-brown couches? They’re really good pieces of furniture, handed down from family, but I just don’t do those tones usually so I felt stuck and didn’t really try to decorate around them for a while. Add the fact that we had virtually no other furniture and were using TV trays as side tables meant we had a pretty sorry looking living room! But recently I learned about a company called Sauder Furniture that sells really affordable, good-looking stuff so I am excited to get a chance to review them! We had been looking for some side tables for months and hadn’t found anything that we both liked and could afford.  The tables we ended up with were chosen because they were only $99 apiece and I love how classic they are. I think I could use them in any room in my house and they would look great. [Read more...]

DIY Modern Wood + Geometric Wall Art

modern wood + geometric wall art

You guys, I’m working on finally putting up some photos and art in my house. I’ve been dragging my feet and just not deciding what to do with my walls for months but it’s time. I want a variety of different things to make up a frame wall, and really wanted something geometric, something with natural wood, so I figured – why not put those two things together? I was also really inspired by our contributor Brenda’s ombre valentine’s day print so I decided to use her design as a kind of template! If you want to make this easy DIY art too, here’s how I went about it: [Read more...]

Finding the Perfect (and frugal!) Romper

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I have been loving this summer weather, not only because long summer days make me happy, but because jumper season is in full effect! Call them rompers, playsuits, whatever, I love them. Rompers are effortless, throw one on and you have an entire outfit with absolutely no effort – AND you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg for a super cute one! [Read more...]