DIY – Eco Canvas Wildflower Bag

posted on: November 11, 2014

DIY eco canvas bag for Spoonflower via Everything Golden Blog

Check out my latest DIY for Spoonflower.

This bag was made for my soul-sister friend Julia. The print was inspired by her love and wisdom of plants and her recent return to the wild plants and flowers of Idaho. She started a new job as a Waldorf Spanish teacher and she was made for the job, her imagination and creativity are limitless. I want her to start a blog sharing her stories and the crafts she creates to give visual to these stories. To all the mammas out there, wouldn’t that be awesome? I would love to share more stories with Ember and not just from a book, I love the idea of bringing those stories to life.


Fox Meets Bear

posted on: November 10, 2014

Fox Meets Bear via Everything Golden Blog

Fox Meets Bear via Everything Golden Blog

Fox Meets Bear via Everything Golden Blog

Fox Meets Bear via Everything Golden Blog

If you haven’t met Johnna of Fox Meets Bear, now’s the time. Her style is so achingly cute and her family…well, you can see for yourself. I love following her blog — her writing on motherhood is so raw, loving and inspired. She has been rocking some Everything Golden handmade + vintage items and she wears it oh so well. That necklace (handmade by myself;) is still available in the shop! All images are from her drool worthy Instagram account @johnnaholmgren.


Giveaway!

posted on: November 6, 2014

Beyond the Wanderlust Giveaway via Everything Golden

I’m offering this lovely gift set over at Beyond the Wanderlust, follow this link to enter for a chance to win!


DIY – Moon Phases Wall Hanging

posted on: November 2, 2014

Moon Phases Wall Hanging

I had a slow weekend after our party on Friday. Although the warm weather has been nice, and I’m glad it held out for our party, I also welcome the cold — here comes winter weather. To celebrate this rainy, slow day I made a wall hanging using a soy wax relief method. It was really fun and easy, so I thought I’d share with you!  Read More

Wear This, Like That

posted on: October 31, 2014

wear this like that via everything golden blog

wear this like that via everything golden blog

wear this like that via everything golden blog

1. Vintage “Easy Rider” Vest $65  (image via Marion WD)

2. Vintage Stetson Hat $58 (image via Hey Natalie Jean)

3. Vintage Black and White Circle Skirt $54 (image via Closet Visit)

A Woman’s Best Friend

posted on: October 30, 2014

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Indie has been my sidekick for the past 12 years. She inhabits a huge part of my heart and is always at my side. Her sweet, playful, sassy energy brings so much joy. I swore that she wouldn’t be pushed aside when Ember arrived. I have been making an extra effort to make sure she is loved, yet inevitably more of my energy goes to Ember, there is really no way around it. And so came this dream…

Last night I dreamt that Indie was running away with another family. I frantically went after her and just when I thought I had lost her, she came back to me. As we were walking away from the other family, she turned into a woman and I began to tell her how much she meant to me and how important she was to Ember. She started to cry and it was apparent how much she needed to hear that. When I woke up, I went to Indie, got down on the floor with her and told her how much I appreciate her, how she’s a wonderful sister to Ember and I love her more than ever. I could tell she was so happy to hear it, then she went over to Ember and kissed her. It was such a sweet moment! I love when my dreams carry over into my waking life, such a blessing!

Handmade + Vintage “Dia De Los Muertos” Party

posted on: October 27, 2014

Handmade + Vintage "Dia De Los Muertos" via Everything Golden Blog

Handmade + Vintage "Dia De Los Muertos" via Everything Golden Blog

Handmade + Vintage "Dia De Los Muertos" via Everything Golden Blog

Handmade + Vintage "Dia De Los Muertos" via Everything Golden Blog

Handmade + Vintage "Dia De Los Muertos" via Everything Golden Blog

I am so freaking excited for our “Dia De Los Muertos” party this Friday. I don’t know what’s more fun, the actual party, or the preparation. Staying true to my Handmade + Vintage philosophy, the clothing is all vintage and the decorations are made like so…

The skull was found by our neighbor and I cleaned it up, painted it white and spray painted the teeth gold. This will be the centerpiece. I was inspired by this DIY from Sugar and Charm, a great option if you don’t have a skull laying around.

For the head piece, I started with a natural wreath base. You can make your own, like this, or purchase one from your local craft store. I then used hot glue to attach a bunch of foliage I found in the forest. The corsage is the same idea backed with a piece of leather and a safety pin.

The black and white skulls were hand drawn by myself and a friend, Colin Tuttle — a very talented graphic artist/illustrator. We started with blank wood skulls I found at craft store, painted them white, then drew the designs with a black sharpie. I tied them to a deer antler and threw in some dried flowers to make it more festive.

Is anyone else crafting up a storm? I’d love to hear what you’re up to!

New Arrivals

posted on: October 24, 2014

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This just in…

Vintage Woolrich Reversible Vest / Handmade Sea Urchin NecklaceVintage Turtleneck Dress / Hand-knit Subtle Slouch Hat

Dress that Mama

posted on: October 23, 2014

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I feel like Lauren from Crumbbums is my style soul mate. Her “Dress that Mama” serious is crazy cool. So, it warms my heart to see her rocking some Everything Golden goods — Hand Dyed Scarf / Handmade Dancing Brass Necklace

Susan Connor

posted on: October 22, 2014

Susan Connor via Everything Golden Blog

I want to fill my home with Susan Connor’s beautiful works, aptly described as having a “modern vibe with relaxed simplicity,” perfection!