1. It has been such a beautiful Fall so far!  I love the changing seasons.  I always feel like I'm shedding something and starting fresh with new ideas, goals, and plans ahead of me -- It's great!  

    Today I focused on getting a little more organized.  Ever since I started blogging it seems like my mind runs a mile a minute!  I'm always looking for things to improve on, design different, or learn... it can be a little overwhelming.  That being said, I did re-design a few buttons on my blog today which has been on my list for awhile (did you notice?!).  I think it looks a million times better!  (Awww, I love progress!!)

    Ninth and Bird
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  2. DIY Round Up | Happy Monday

    Monday, October 24, 2011

    Hello my darlings!  Ahh, it's Monday again.  Well, here are a few DIYs that I've found to distract you from your Monday blues.  I think they're great and I'm definitely going to try making these leg warmers.  How perfect for Fall!
    DIY Leg Warmers
    DIY Leg Warmers // From Lex

    DIY wrap dress
     DIY Side Split Wrapped Bodice Dress // From A Pair & A Spare

    DIY quick simple dress
     DIY Quick Dress // From A Small Snippet


    Ninth and Bird
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  3. Lyrical ABC's // My Life in Songs

    Friday, October 21, 2011

    Lately, I've seen a lot of "ABC's of Me" where bloggers describe themselves via the alphabet.  One letter at a time; their words carefully chosen.  I find this difficult.  I attempted the idea, but I became stuck on the letter "C" and realized I didn't want to post an alphabet of Katelyn qualities. 

    Instead, I wanted to describe my life at this point with song lyrics.  I've taken lyrics from a variety of songs that relate to me in one way or the other, and put them together in a ABC-poem, if you will...  Plus, I fully believe in using songs to say things.  Enjoy!

    ~~~~~

    Lyrical ABC's

    And I'm farther from you everyday,
    Blue lips, blue veins.
    Cause I'm broken when I'm open,
    Dark boom honey, I follow you,
    Everything has changed.

    Father, father help us,
    Gracious goes the ghost of you,
    Hiding my heart away,
    I feel it all, I feel it all.

    Just a bridge that I gotta burn,
    Knew the rules, but the rules did not know me,
    Like coming off the pills you take to stay happy,
    More than this...

    Not unfaithful, but sometimes I stray.
    On separate trains,
    Punctuated by philosophy,
    Quit.
    Run away.

    Spend all your time waiting for that second chance.
    There are secrets I will always keep,
    Under pressure - that burns a building down,
    Victory is mine. 

    Who can say where we're blowing,
    X - amount of words,
    You're chasin' the ghost of a good thing,
    Zombie. How low, how low, how low will you push me.

    ~~~~~

    Ninth and Bird
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  4. A Bird Series // When We Aren't Looking

    Wednesday, October 19, 2011

    I came across this neat drawing series by Marc Johns - who actually has an amazing collection of random drawings.  I'm in love with his book called Serious Drawings!  I found this bird series kind of simple and.... inspiring?!  Ok, lets face it I have  a thing for birds (surprise, surprise).  But seeing this actually made me want to draw more!  Maybe make my own little series...
    Marc Johns drawings
    Marc Johns drawings
    Marc Johns drawings
    Marc Johns drawings
    Marc Johns drawings


    What do you think?  Inspired as well?!  I've already thought of the drawing series I want to do first!  I think it will be a good exercise to get off my computer for an evening and draw!  I'll let you know how it works out!

    Ninth and Bird
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  5. DIY Dress Shirt Skirt //

    I love making new things out of something old!  I came across this skirt on Pinterest and thought it looked a lot like a Men's dress shirt.  I decided to see if I could make it myself!  It was actually really easy and P.S. thrift stores always have an abundant supply of dress shirts, so try it for yourself!

    What You'll Need //

    {1}   Men's dress shirt
    {2}   Ruler
    {3}   Scissors
    {4}   Sewing Machine & thread
    {5}   Needle and pins

    What You'll Do //

    {1}   Lay your dress shirt out flat and cut across the chest, just under the arms.  Remove the collar, cutting at the seam.  Once removed, cut the collar in two equal parts for each side of the waist.

    {2}   Sew four pleats into the shirt; two in the front and two in the back.  Use a ruler to make sure you are placing them evenly.  I used a mannequin and pinned the pleats where I needed them.  Once you have the pleats pinned, press with and iron, and then use a sewing machine to sew all four in place.

    {3}   Use a ruler to determine the right place for the two half collar pieces - place them wherever you want but make sure they are evenly spaced from the middle button.  Pin in the right place and sew with a sewing machine.  Cut the excess off from the back when done.

    {4}   Use a needle and thread to connect the back of the collar pieces to the skirt; just the bottom edge so a belt can go through. 

    {5}   Take a piece of fabric from the unused sleeve to make a belt loop.  Use a ruler to make sure you place it in the middle and sew by hand; add a button.  If needed, add a button to the front to secure the top of the skirt. 

    {6}   Do a final ironing, throw on a belt, and you're ready to go! 




    Ninth and Bird
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  6. A Break From Normal.

    Friday, October 14, 2011

    via andrew+carissa
    Hello weekend!  How are you spending this beautiful weekend?  I'm taking a break from normal and going up into the mountains!  I'll be in Dillon, Colorado relaxing with friends, hiking, biking, and whatever else comes my way.  It will be nice to get out of Denver and, most of all, see all the leaves turning!  This is such a beautiful time of year, don't you think?


    Well, here are a few goodies I found online this week:

    First of all -- don't forget to enter to win these earrings It's a N&B giveaway you don't want to miss!

    Try this: transferring photos onto fabric

    Perfect for going to concerts! A Leather Cuff Wallet tutorial!

    Words I fell in love with...

    My new friends on Facebook, Vegan Housewives!  They're adorable!

    I think I'm going to try painting pumpkins this year.  I like it + it seems way less messy!

    Weekend fashion inspiration - Girls Standing.

    Weekend jewelry inspiration - Dark & Stormy.

    DIY distressed wood photo backdrop - I've been looking for ideas...

    I love this idea for a boot planter.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Ninth and Bird
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  7. Wednesday Giveaway!

    Wednesday, October 12, 2011

    Blog givaway
    Win a pair of earrings from Ninth & Bird Collection - Peruvian Opal stone wire wrapped earrings!  Enter to win by commenting on this post!

    MANDATORY TO WIN:
    You must be a public follower of Ninth & Bird to enter.
    Tell me how you are already following N&B, or tell me where you started following in the comments of this post!

    Want more entries?
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    Add Ninth & Bird to your blogroll
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    Lastly,
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    This giveaway will be open until Sunday, October 16th @ Midnight

    Good Luck!


    Ninth and Bird
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  8. DIY Fabric Flowers ~ They are adorable and perfect for so many things!  Attach them to pillows, curtains, headbands, skirts, jackets, headboards, or pretty much anything!  Try making different colors, different sizes, and adding different size buttons.  And as always, have fun!

    1}   Cut circles to the desired size (maybe several different sizes!).

    2}   Keep one circle flat as the base.  Fold four circles in half, then half again.  Attach the four to the base circle.  Use a sewing machine or thread and needle to attach folded circles to the middle of the base.

    3}   Add another layer (or another) to the fabric flowers until they are your desired fluffiness!  (I made the second layer a slightly smaller circle than the first layer)

    4}   Top with a button or a bead in the middle to finish it off!  And Ta-Dah! You have beautiful handmade fabric flowers -- Decorate away!

    Ninth and Bird
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  9. Happy October!

    Monday, October 3, 2011

    free desktop background

    I'm not sure where September went, but I'm so glad it's October!  I love the Fall so much!  I came across this October desktop background and thought I would share it.  It was created by Geninne Zlatkis and you can get it yourself here!  Enjoy!

    Ninth and Bird
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  10. top 3 craft websites
    Pay attention!  ...these three beautiful websites will change your world.  Find inspiration for new projects, recipes you'll love, DIY tutorials, videos, and blogs you wouldn't have otherwise discovered!  Check them out -- let them change your world too!


    follow blogs
    It's the best thing ever for a blog lover!  Bloglovin´ was created so you wouldn’t have to visit multiple websites checking to see if your favorite blogs have new posts. 
    follow blogs
    It's simple and categorizes everything for you in one place!  You can search though blogs of every category/interest possible and discover new blogs to follow!  Follow Ninth & Bird and others on bloglovin.com, and then you’ll get notified every time one of your favorite blogs has written a new blog post!


    pinning crafts
    n. pinterest [pin.ter.est] pin, pinning, pinned.  A virtual pin board!  Did I mention addicting?! Yes, you can pin everything you come across online that you want to remember, share, or re-visit later.
    pinning crafts
    Create boards for whatever your interests are: recipes, photography, DIY projects, etc... the world is your pinning oyster!  Find friends and follow what they are pinning - oh, and make friends!  Ninth & Bird is on pinterest and pinning away daily!  Join the fun, but beware - it's very addicting! 


    Craft blogs
    Craftgawker.com is my latest discovery!  It's a photo gallery that allows you to visually search though other artists and discover handmade crafts that will inspire you! 
    Craft blogs
    Photography and projects are submitted by crafty bloggers all over the the world!  From there, Craftgawker editors review submissions daily and choose the highest quality, coolest images to showcase.  It's pretty addicting as well ~ especially their other sites, foodgawker.com, weddinggawker.com, and dwellinggawker.com! (what a fantastic website family!)  I hope you enjoy them!


    Ninth and Bird
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