Stitch Fix Review #3

I received my third Stitch Fix. I only kept one of the items from this Fix, but have to  give their customer service high marks.

The knit top that I wanted had a stitching flaw on the front collar of the top.  I emailed them and received a quick answer and received an exchange of the top within three days.

Kudos to the Stitch Fix Team!

Stitch Fix #3

Stitch Fix #3

 

 

 Stitch Fix

Stitch Fix  is an online personal styling service for women.  You fill out a detailed style profile that helps the Stitch Fix team know your style and body type.  They ask everything from your height, weight, to top and bottom sizes. You include details on the types of styles you like such as glamorous, preppy, romantic, and boho as well as a bunch of information on how you want things to fit.  They even go as far as to check out your Pinterest Style board if you have one and decide to share it with them.  You can check out my board here.  Then, a personal stylist chooses five items she thinks you’ll love and sends it right to your door.  You choose what you keep and send back the rest, they provide a pre-paid addressed bag that you simply need to put any unwanted items in and throw it in the mailbox.    You also choose how often you want to get a box of clothes, which they call a “Fix.”

There is a styling fee to receive a Fix of $20, but that goes towards any pieces you purchase.  So you are only charged the $20 if you send back all five pieces.  The cost of the clothing varies, but they say the average cost is $65, and that is close to what I see in this first box.  When you fill out your style profile, you can be very specific about how much you usually spend on clothes and they try to stay around your price point.  Also, if you decide to keep all five items they send you, you get 25% off of everything.

Why am I trying out their service?  Convenience!  I hate to shop, and rarely do I have time.  Unique style!  I like getting things I can’t find in the regular stores when I do go shopping.  Surprise Factor!  What is better than getting a package in the mail?  Keeping my wardrobe updated!  I am guilty of sticking to what I know, Stitch Fix pushes you out of your comfort zone.  This way I can try out new styles I might not normally choose.  Fashion help, each piece comes with a styling card showing you two different ways to wear the piece.

*This is not a sponsored post! I pay for these clothes on my own. However, this post does provide referral links for new sign ups which gives me a little credit to go towards my next box. 

For every referral to Stitch Fix, they give a $25 credit.   If you decide to use this service, I’d love it if you used my referral code so they know I sent you! (Again, I’m not being paid to promote Stitch Fix.  Anybody can use their referral program.)

Now onto what I received in my second Fix!

 

1- Octavia Betty Chevron Infinity Scarf $32

I loved the colors and all scarfs, but this was just to big on my small frame.

Octavia Infinity Scarf and Rune Poter Leggings

Octavia Infinity Scarf and Rune Poter Leggings

 

The price was good, the color good.  This one is a Return!

 

2- Rune Porter Leggings $38

Leggings just are not for me. This one is a Return!

 

 

3- Skies are Blue Saveta Blouse $58

I like this blouse, but the cut of the sleeves have a funny upturn to them.

Skies are Blue Saveta Blouse

Skies are Blue Saveta Blouse

This is a great blouse, but the sleeves up turning bothered me no matter how many times I tried it on.  Return!

 

4- Market & Spruce Spencer Striped Jersey Dress $58

The colors and cut of this dress are great and I really wanted to keep it, but it was just to big on me😦

Market & Spruce Spencer Striped Jersey Dress

Market & Spruce Spencer Striped Jersey Dress

Return

 

5- Olive & Oak Mandi Mesh Detail Knit Top $28

Love this top!  I was so happy when they sent a replacement. (see top of the post)

 

Olive & Oak Mandi Mesh Detail Knit Top

Olive & Oak Mandi Mesh Detail Knit Top

 

It has adorable mesh detail on the sides. I can’t wait to wear this one!  Keep!

Olive & Oak Mandi Mesh Detail Knit Top.1

Olive & Oak Mandi Mesh Detail Knit Top.1

 

My third fix worked out 1/5.    Overall I am happy with the Fix and will continue with the service  and see what happens.

February 2015 Block

I have finished the February block for the  Pat Sloan Mystery BOM. This will be my first time joining one of her Mystery BOM’s and look forward the next block. It is a free Mystery BOM called Vacation Time and  you can find the information on her blog (link above).

The February block is “Toes in the Sand”

#patsloan2015mystery

#patsloan2015mystery

She gives two sets of directions for the block, either flying geese or half square triangles. I picked to use the half square triangles to make my block.

This will be another Scrappy project, I did not purchase any new fabric (yet), my plan is to use the left over fabric I have in my stash for the blocks. Finger crossed I can make it through all the blocks!

Happy Crafting!

 

Moogly CAL Block #3

Good Morning All,

I finished the third block of the Moogly 2015 CAL, so far this has been my favorite block to work on.

CAL Block 3

CAL Block 3

This block of the CAL is called Windmill Afghan Square by Lorene Eppolite , of TCre8tion Crochet. You can find the pattern here.  The CAL is going on over at the Moogly Blog.

I am using yarn from my stash for the blocks. This one is made with Mango, unknown Blue,  and unknown White yarn from Red Heart with Love, also with  an unknown brown yarn from the stash, with an I hook. The plan is to make the afghan a Scrappy one, using yarn from my stash as much as possible. Yes, I know we have all said that, lets see how far I can get!

Happy Crafting!

 

DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts

It’s already February and if you are like me,  you are looking for some last-minute gifts you can make for Valentine’s Day.

Pictured are Handmade Lotion Bars, Lip Balms and Chamomile Soap.

DIY Valentines Gifts

DIY Valentines Gifts

I purchased a kit from the Wild Herb Soap Company to make my first lip balms, the kit came with these cute labels to use.

DIY Lip Balms

DIY Lip Balms

You can find the supplies at Micheal’s, Hobby Lobby or a craft store in your area to make the lip balm and soap recipes below.

I still use the box that the kit came in as a stand to hold the tubes.  It was a great tip that came with the instructions of the kit.

To make 10 lip balms you will need:

10 tubes

1/8 cup Beeswax

1 Tablespoon Shea Butter

1 Teaspoon Coconut Oil

1 Teaspoon Essential Oil for flavor – I used Honey

You can use a Mason Jar or Glass bowl over a pot filled with about an inch of boiling water to melt the Beeswax and Shea Butter. Towards the end add the Coconut Oil in to the mix.   Once everything is melted,  turn off the heat and stir in the essential oil for flavor.

I used a cake decorating tip to fill the tubes, this part needs to be done quickly. You will see that the mixture hardens very quickly.

Add caps and labels  and you are done.  Total time is about 30 minutes.

DIY Lip Balm kit

DIY Lip Balm kit

If you are like me and still not comfortable using Lye to make soap, there are some wonderful melt and pour bases out there that you can use to make homemade soap.

Handmade Chamomile Soap

Handmade Chamomile Soap

To make Chamomile Soap: yields about 4 bars

2 pounds Goats Milk Base

2 Teaspoons Chamomile Essential Oil

Dried Chamomile Flowers –  crushed

Soap Mold.

Melt the Goats Milk Base in a double boiler or a glass bowl over a pot of boiling water.  After the base has melted, turn off the heat and stir in the essential oil and dried flowers.   Pour the mixture into your molds and let harden over night.

I assembled Valentine’s Day boxes from card stock I had on hand and filled them with handmade Bath & Body Goodies.

 

Snowbound and Crocheting – Moogly CAL Block #2

Snowbound and Crocheting!

I finished the second block of the Afghan today. The CAL is going on over at the Moogly Blog.

Moogly 2015 CAL #2

Moogly 2015 CAL #2

The second block of the CAL is called Sunset Square by Tera Kulling , of Trifles n Treasures. You can find the pattern here.

I am using yarn from my stash for the blocks. This one is made with Mango, unknown Blue,  and unknown Green yarn from Red Heart with Love, also with  an unknown brown yarn from the stash, with an I hook. The plan is to make the afghan a Scrappy one, using yarn from my stash as much as possible. Yes, I know we have all said that, lets see how far I can get!

Here are some pictures of the snow we received from the blizzard last night. We are very thankful that we did not lose power, and Hubby has been out all day clearing the driveway.  He didn’t want my help, so what else could I do except Crochet:)

Snowbound

 

snowbound 2

Happy Crafting!