I’m sure we all consider ourselves to be some level of craft-competent, even if the extent of our craftiness reaches no further than following an easy DIY tutorial we find on the internet. “I made this(!!!),” we’ll gleefully exclaim when someone inquires about the self-inflicted friendship bracelet nestled carefully in our #armparty, internally rejoicing that the hours we spent carefully weaving bits of string together did not go unnoticed…
With all of that out of the way, I’d like to introduce you to Geneva, a lady more than just a conglomeration of string, and the mastermind behind the amazing blog A Pair & A Spare.
I understand that the feeling of overwhelming accomplishment when we make something ~all by ourselves~ is wonderfully satisfying, but you know, sometimes we have to accept that there are people in the world who are just better at crafts and things and living than we are. And after scrolling through just one page of A Pair & A Spare, it’s very evident to see that Geneva possesses enough talent and creativity to fuel a nation (maybe).
Unlike many other DIY blogs, Geneva’s tutorials are far from ubiquitous. Rather, they are mind-blowingly creative and surprisingly easy to follow. Plus, the craftiness radiating in and around her being is so plentiful that I’m pretty sure a new kind of terminology is going to have to be invented and subsequently applied to her entire existence in order to be even remotely reflective of how awesome she is.
Although her tutorial posts are frequent, Geneva’s DIY inspiration posts regarding interior decoration, jewelry, and clothing, are no short of endlessly inspiring as well. By carefully analyzing streetstyle and runway trends, her projects are always relevant and seldom arbitrary. Plus, she is pretty. ~_~
Wear it in the rain, to a festival, to camp, to take out garbage, to the grocery store…the options are endless!
Because peplums are so in right now.
Perfect *pop* of neon, easy peasy!
Your ultimate guide to woven textiles.
¡OMBRE! All kinds! Everywhere!
Just because you probably need to figure out how to curate the ~ultimate~ arm party.