issa rae inspired tshirts
DIY living

Issa Rae (Insecure Season 2) Inspired T-shirts- Day 1 of #DIYcember

Issa Rae Inspired T-Shirts Someone call the fire department because I’m on fire! At least these T-shirts are. Insecure season 2 was lit yo! It was all kinds of feelings for me. I felt really sad for Issa, I mean, she had to move out of her house and live with her brother, she lost her car, might also lose her job and the worst thing about all this, she can’t have the man she loves, because well, she cheated on him and he kind of hates her. Damn:( Regardless, her T-shirt game was bomb AF! Literally ‘saying it with the chest’. I got so inspired to make mine as well and it’s unbelievable how easy these were to make. You need: Acrylic paint/ Fabric Paint – I got mine for Kes 400 at Science Scope next to Nation Center in the Nairobi CBD Clear Binding sheets- Had a bunch…

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satin bonnets
Accessories, DIY living, Gifts

How to make Satin Bonnets and Wrap (protect your hair )

Hey my lovelies, Happy 2nd week of June! I’m excited because I have some great news I have to share today! and it has everything to do with hair. You know how you spend a ton of money at the salon and buying products for that hairstyle only for it to come undone 2 days later??! Its probably because you don’t have a satin bonnet on whenever you sleep. Here’s why: Satin is very smooth , meaning your hair won’t get tangled up while sleeping Also, satin helps maintain hair moisture as it doesn’t soak up all the oil in the hair Having known this, I decided to make myself some and you can watch the video attached to see how I made all three types of them and how each works exactly.   Don’t forget to like, share and subscribe to my channel! Hot fire tutorials dropping every week….

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diy fabric covered notebook
DIY living, Gifts

How to make a Fabric covered Notebook/ Sketchbook

*scroll down for video and printable instructions* A notebook is an essential part of life is you want to be organized. Organize your day, your thoughts, even your ideas. You could just skip this whole process and buy one from the bookstore, but if you’re reading this, it means you like adding your own personal touch to things. I love giving handmade gifts for no reason at all (reason to make friends with me lol) and these were perfect for that. Each had a different feel and they were very easy to make. It took a total of 30 minutes to make one book, minus drying time YOU’LL NEED; 40 sheets A4 paper- you can use any type of paper, plain, square-ruled or colored and they can be found in most supermarkets and stationery stores Strawboard (A5) / Cardboard- this comes as a big A0 board, with prices ranging from…

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ankara coat
DIY living

How to Make an Ankara Coat from Scratch in 3 minutes

Hey my loves, How are y’all doing? It’s been a minute and I’ve missed you all! I’ve missed this space so much! Some of you have been DMing me asking if I quit blogging or something cause I haven’t been active for a while. Well…. 1st of all, Aaaaww:) thank you for asking about me, makes a girl feel special. Then, I haven’t quit. I suddenly got super busy the last two months and I couldn’t handle all the activities all at a go, so I dealt with the pressing issues first and now I’m back, hopefully for good now. Also, I’m on Youtube! Check out my channel diybymoe on you tube to subscribe, you don’t wanna miss the tutorials I have planned out! *Scroll down for tutorial video* So lemme catch you up with what I’ve been up to! I got a new sewing machine and I’ve been practicing…

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Hey you guys! I have missed y’all. It’s been a minute. I’ve been up and about but not here but I promise I have major things cooking, please be patient with me, okay? ION, I got my new sewing machine like 2 months ago and I’ve been trying to familiarize myself  with her. Yes its a her and I call her Sue, as in sewing susan. Susan is such a sewing name, right? lol. I might be giving a review soon because this baby is amazing! Waaay better than what I owned before and I couldn’t be happier. In my efforts to get acquainted, I tried to make a full circle dress for a project we wanted to try out. (Tutorial at the bottom of the page.) It started out easy, making the circle skirt to attach to the bodice was a bit tricky at first but I managed. The…

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diy fila hat
About, Accessories

Taking Stock 2- DIY Kufi hat

It’s been a minute since I had a taking stock. So much has changed in the last 8 months but that has more to do with personal growth and character. I’ve discovered what I  like and dislike, what I wanna keep and what I can’t hold on to anymore.  It’s just been amazing, so here goes… Making; sure that I enjoy life a little more this year. Its easy to get lost in all the craziness of life but this year I decided I’ll try live a little Cooking; Roast meat! Over the December holidays I discovered I have a gift of making the most amazing chicken roast meat like ever! my scarred hands will tell you a different story Drinking: Trying to up my water intake cause acne is no joke Reading: History of fashion. This was a gift from a really special person, actually the very 1st time…

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snap back beanie

DIY Snap-back Beanie hat- AliKiba inspired

I enjoy bongo flava and Alikiba, Diamond and Harmonize are my current fave artists of the same. There was this time I was watching one of Alikiba’s music video -Aje and this is how it starts. Notice the beanie he’s wearing? I’m pro headgear and I don’t discriminate. From baseball caps to bowler hats and beanies, I will wear anything that’s termed as headgear. So I immediately turned to google looking for “a beanie with a snap-back” and I found that it was actually a thing. A really cool thing! Sadly, not available in Kenya, that’s when I took matters into my own hands, literally, cause I hand stitched the whole thing. What you need; Old snap-back- I got mine from a thrift market for Ksh. 50. It doesn’t matter the shape of the cap, as long as the snap place is in good shape. Beanie hat in any color…

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diy scented candles
Decor, Gifts

DIY Organic Scented Candles

Hey everyone:) My name is Moe and I’m a candle collector. I have a collection of candles and it only got worse once I learned that I could make my own candles, and using non toxic materials! Apparently, I’m not the only one, cause I’ve been giving candles as gifts to my friends and they love them, at times complaining that I never give them enough. Today’s tutorial is about just that. I’m making scented non toxic candles from pure beeswax and nothing’s ever been easier. In the long run it saves you a ton of money as well, cause store bought scented candles are quite costly and you have to kind of save them for special occasions only. What you’ll need; Beeswax Candle wick, or you could get one from an old candle like I did Toothpick/Wood skewers Essential oil (optional) Empty glass jar (cause it doesn’t make sense…

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diy hair and body butter

DIY Shea Hair and Body Butter

The natural hair movement is huge around the world! Ever since its onset in 2013, hair relaxer sales have gone down a lot and sale of natural hair products gone up. I’m sure most of us have at least one (or ten) naturalistas in their circles who has a ton of hair products, or those friends that are all about natural beauty products. They will definitely appreciate this DIY Shea hair and body butter and will be loving you a bit more after you give it to them. What you’ll need; 8 Tbsp Pure Shea Butter- I got mine from a friend, he gets the Shea butter from West Africa. If you’re interested you could contact him on 0715242956 3 Tbsp Coconut oil- you could get this from any supermarket for about Ksh. 400 1 Tbsp Olive oil- you could also get this from any supermarket. The brand doesn’t matter…

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Valentine's scratch off cards
Accessories, Gifts

DIY Valentine’s Scratch Off Cards

Valentine’s is happening next week! Are you guys excited? Well I am. I love love (lol) but it’s true, I really do love the feeling of love, and to me, nothing says  “I love you” better than a gift that you have made with your own two hands. It shows that you actually thought about the person’s interest and gave your time to make a beautiful thing for your significant other (S.O). This Valentines, I’ll share gift ideas that you can make in very little time without breaking the bank and it will make your special person so happy. Fun fact! Approximately 150 million cards are exchanged annually on Valentine’s day, making it the 2nd most popular holiday after Christmas. So of course cards are the 1st thing on our DIY list. This is probably the cheesiest gift on our 2017 Val’s list but just flow with it, okay?  …

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