Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Back to School Haul and A D.I.Y.

Hi All!
 Happy Hump Day! Tomorrow is my first day of class for the Fall 2013 semester. This will be my first semester as a PhD. student having to physically go to class. :-/  It's weird; there are moments when I am excited about being back on campus and other moments where I am dreading the experience.
Nonetheless, I have to prepare for returning back to school. During the first weekend of August, the state in which I live, had a Tax Free Weekend. Everything for "Back to School" was tax free. That included clothes, school supplies, printers, computers, etc. I took advantage of the tax free weekend by visiting Office Depot and Target.

In this picture: Four Leather Binders from Office Depot (accented in pink, blue, orange, and lime green) | Printer paper and refill notebook paper also from Office Depot | Notebooks from the dollar spot at Target and matching pencils | Handmade suede clutch bag with striped lining that doubles as piping :-) | Handmade faux leather tote bag | Handmade suede button earrings.

And here is the D.I.Y!  
The suede button earrings were made using buttons forms size 45. It was difficult using the kit to create the buttons. I had to use a hammer to attach the back of the button but they turned out nice nonetheless.

The suede was interesting to work with as well. It was my first time and I am excited by the way it turned out!

Close up of the tote.  I added my clothing label to the bag to give a little something extra. LOL!

Thank you Reading!
~xoxo Rhianna's Studio


Bonita Nance said...

Congratulations on your back to school journey. It looks like you're prepared and ready to go. I love the suede purse and tote bag with matching lining. Cant wait to see the fall school wardrobe!


Deirdra Rhianna said...

Thank you! It will definitely be a journey whoo! So much writing. But that is the life of a graduate student. Thanks for the comment I can't wait to share my fall wardrobe!