Tag: domestic diva

The Alphanista @Home Series

By Aminah Hanan

Welcome to a new feature here at Alphanista.

The Alphanista at Home series is meant to inspire the most discerning Alphanistas as we embark upon a quest to take control of our environment and create our own uniquely beautiful worlds. This feature will focus on our homes, entertaining, food, arts and crafts, DIY, and because we could all use a gentle reminder sometimes – good old etiquette.

If you have been silencing your inner domestic diva and are yearning to set her free Alphanista is here to help. Maybe you find yourself at a loss for words in awkward situations (What exactly do you say to your fiancés’ beloved mother when she tells you flat out there is no way in hell her son is marrying you?) Alphanista’s Guide to Etiquette has got you covered. Too busy to catch up with B. Smith or Martha Stewart? No worries. Alphanista at Home will help put you up on find the flyest most practical crafts to add to your artistic repertoire.

It does not matter if you are a professional working outside of the home, a stay at home mom, married or single there will be something for everyone.

So what do you need to do to help make the Alphanista at Home series a success? Simply email me with your concerns, questions, or suggestions. If you are an alpha female that has successfully channeled her inner domestic diva and wants to be featured in the At Home With An Alphanista spotlight?  I want to hear from you.

So let’s get it in Alphanistas. Spring has sprung and there is no better time to commit to making our houses homes. Remember there is nothing sexier than an alpha female who creates her own world!

Aminah Hanan is an alpha female, blogger, book lover, blog conference Program Director, crafter, Health Care Professional, and writer who lives in Chicago with her family. Email her at home@alphanista.com

Craft Crack: T-Shirt Necklace

This series is inspired by the domestic diva inside of us…and dedicated to our favorite alpha and craft lover Wendy Williams.

by Aminah Hanan

This is one of my favorite spring and summer crafts. It’s easy and worry free. I’ve had the misfortune of losing expensive jewelry at the beach but no worries with this necklace. If you misplace it you’re only out of a couple of bucks.
Supplies you’ll need:
●    Soft 100% cotton T-shirt
●    Ruler
●    Scissors or rotary cutter

 

1.    Lay the t-shirt on a flat surface. I like to iron my t-shirt to make sure it lays flat. Cut off the hem and discard. Cut the body of the shirt horizontally into strips approximately 3/4 of an inch long. (They will actually be loops.)

2.    One at a time, pull the loops open and stretch until the fabric starts to curl. Stack the loops on top of one another so that all the T-shirt side seams are in the same spot.

 

3.    Once you have the thickness you desire, wrap the seams with a scrap piece of fabric (about 6 inches long) from the same shirt. Tuck the end of the scrap under itself.

This is a quick and easy crafty creation that with a little experimentation can be funked up in so many different ways…

 

This necklace looks great with bathing suits, bikinis, and maxi dresses.

Hat tip to Cucumbersome.com and MarthaStewart.com

Aminah Hanan is an alpha female, blogger, book lover, blog conference Program Director, crafter, Health Care Professional, and writer who lives in Chicago with her family. Email her at home@alphanista.com.