Monday, May 30

DIY::Lace Shirt

Good morning everyone! Look who somehow got back to a normal sleep schedule!
Hope everyone is on a normal and rested sleep schedule too. It's a nice thing. 

I had a guest post over at Searching for Serendipity this past week that I wanted to post up on here too. It's super fun and easy - just how I like DIY's to be. Let me know what you think!

You will need: 
- about one yard of fabric - I used lace for a breezy summer shirt. 
- scissors
- needle and thread or a sewing machine

Take your fabric and fold it in half so that the fold is on the top. 

Now take your fabric and fold again from left to right. The original fold should still be on top with another on the left. 

Cut the corner off where both folds meet. This will be your neck hole. You may want to make it large or small depending on the look you want. 

Unfold your fabric once so that it is still folded on the top. Now you're going to sew the sides leaving room for arm holes. I started sewing about 8 inches from the fold on top towards the open edge on the bottom.

It can be tighter or looser depending on the look you like. Just make sure that if you make it tighter, that the fabric is a little bit stretchy. I made mine pretty loose. 

And you're done! Easy right? 

Hope you loved it! I wear mine all the time :) 

Have a wonderful Memorial Day!
♥ Kenzie

Saturday, May 28

Guest post!

I recently did a guest post DIY over at Searching for Serendipity!

I have been sponsoring her blog for May and she's a recent mama so go check out how adorable her little girl is and how awesome she is too!!

Hope you're all having a great week! I'm so relaxed now that finals are done!
♥ Kenzie

Wednesday, May 25

Quick Inspiration

Animals + textiles + so much color = ♥ ♥ ♥

How's everyone doing tonight?
♥ Kenzie

I'm back!


Hello there! My finals are officially over and I will now officially have a real life again!
I hope all of you are wonderful and that you're last couple of weeks weren't as crazy as mine. 

I thought this photo was super fun and such a cute and easy DIY! I'm so excited to do these things alllllll summer - and of course I'll be posting them when I do! 

I'll be back very soon so don't go very far. 
Until then, I'm going to try to get on a more normal sleep schedule.

♥ Kenzie 

Wednesday, May 18

Summer Dreamin'

Finals are looming around here but I am constantly planning for the summer. 
Here are a few sites that I'm planning to do some major DIY-ing from:


A Pair and a Spare DIY Fashion

(studs and pearls)

If you haven't checked out these blogs, there is **amazing** DIY inspiration here. These girls are incredible - go check it out. 

Wish me finals luck!
♥ Kenzie

Sunday, May 15

Something for you to ♥ ♥ ♥ ...

So, I know I said that I might not be around a whole lot, but the weekends give be a little more time to provide you with some pretty things to look at. Besides my last post, I wanted to show you my friend's website who is a ***fabulous*** textile designer. 

Her name is Brittany Bennett and you should really go check her out.

Brittany is a senior in my department at RISD. We went to Peru together 2 years ago to help build houses and paint a mural after an earthquake. 

{Our group minus one at the mural we painted in 5 days}

We met and became friends during the planning and going on the trip but I'm happy that I've gotten to know her better as a person and designer since I switched to Textiles. She works really hard and it shows in what she produces. 

Brittany has a love for costume design, faux fur and sparkly fabrics that we both share. Trips to our local fabric store together have proven that as we both stop and stare at the glittering, sequined fabrics and talk about what we could make. It's always fun fabric shopping with her.

She {obviously} is an amazzzzing designer and these are just some of my favorites on the site! I'm very sure she could provide you much inspiration as she has me. 

You can see her work here or check out her tumblr here
It's so worth it. 

Hope you're having a great weekend!
♥ Kenzie

Saturday, May 14

Things I'm Lovin'

Hey ya'll! It's been a while right? Well, as you may have guessed {or if you have "liked" S.O.S. on facebook} finals have started! Which means, things are crazy around here. 

So posts may be few and far between in the next couple of weeks but I will be around every once in a while so be sure to check back! After finals, S.O.S. will be back full swing, but until then, bear with me!

Here's some inspiration that should keep you busy for a bit.


This fabric collection from Monaluna. So fantastic.

This photo is amazing. Anything sheep related is sooo good! hahaha
{Got it from here, but it's from here}

The pillow case dresses that Rachel made. Her daughter is the CUTEST model ever. 

This **amazing** necklace from Style Scrapbook. In. Love. Guess what it is...

These curtains/room. This is what my life should look like.

The flowers appear with the heat! I want thissss!

I also am recently obsessed with this lipstick/all lipstick. But I got this in Monte Carlo and it's wonderful. 

That's all I have for now but I'll be back soon! Have a great week lovies!

♥ Kenzie

Sunday, May 8

Happy Mother's Day Mom!

She's definitely why I am the way I am. And I love her for it. 
Happy Mother's Day Mom! I love you!

♥ Kenzie

Saturday, May 7

Tea and Tell, Thank Yous and first Vlog!

First vlog ever! {a.k.a. "video blog thingy"}
It's a little weird listening to yourself on video, but enjoy!

That tea again is called Yogi Cold Season. It's pretty good at helping me breath a little better and stop coughing so much. Recommended! 

Also - Thank you again to my wonderful Aunts and Mother for *all* the great gifts! Love them all and miss you guys!

Have a great Sunday everyone!
♥ Kenzie

These boots were made for walkin'...

I wear my cowboy boots all the time. They are my favorite. And I realized that they end up in my photos a lot. Probably because we have such a great relationship. 

This is from last semester when I was working on a print. 

This photo is from this post but these are definitely my favorites. I bought them in Argentina last Spring and I wear them all the time.

Some cowboy boots that are definitely on my wish list: 

Gold Brushed Dingo Boots w Peacock Feather 9.5

{found here}

Vintage 1970s Women's Rose Pink Leather Cowboy Tall Boots size 7

Vintage Mercedes Cowboy Boots size 9.5 or Cowgirl size 11

Vintage Georgia   black leather fringe western Riding cowboy  boots size  6


{love love loveee}

Womens - Daisy Duke - Dark Brown

And the ultimate - Frye boots. Named Daisy Duke. How appropriate. 

Anyways, just wanted to share my cowboy boot love.
And even though I'm a little bit country, {or a lot a bit} I'm a little bit rock 'n roll too.

Have a great night ya'll :)

♥ Kenzie 

Thursday, May 5

Studio/Home Visit

*Warning: Crappy cell phone pictures ahead*

Some of the students in my knitting class and I took a little field trip today to our teacher's home and studio. It was fantastic. 

She has soooo much beautiful yarn that the girls and I were drooling over. 
And six knitting machines. SIX people.

I really loved all the colors and the cute little touches in her studio. 
It was so her and so wonderful. We were all super jealous. 

Little books! So adorable.

This little animal collection was on one of the many shelves of yarn. So cute. 

We were also there to look at her hugeee collection of art and textile books.
This one I found soooo inspiring. 
It's like me in book form - tradition craft with bright colors. 
I loveee quilts.

These are some of the pages that I took pictures of. If you look closely {at my clearer bad photos} the large blocks of color have stitched patterns in them. Subtle and wonderful patterns. 
Once I realized I had taken photos of half the book and wanted to take more, I figured I should probably just put it on my wish list...

Also looked at this book that she had on her coffee table. In. Love. 

Again, bad photo but great illustration.

The fish ones made me realize that I really want to revisit my main inspiration in high school art class - marine life. So many things I still want to do with it...
There were a couple other books I looked at, like this one above, {the first one - which is fabulous} but there was no way to go through them all. It was like a library of wonderful in her house!

We all had a wonderful time drinking tea, eating cookies and getting away from the reality of how much work we had for a minute. We talked about knitting, yarns and fabrics and had a great time - each dreaming about their future homes and studios. 

What a nice night :) 

What have you been up to?
♥ Kenzie