Check out our Q&A with Cotton & Curls blogger Liz Bryson. Plus, sneak a peek at next week’s DIY tutorial, how to make adorable Fabric Attachments for your Classic Fringe Boots! And be sure to stop by Cotton & Curls to enter to win a pair of Classic Fringe Boots of your very own to DIY!
What is your Minnetonka story?
My Minnetonka story ventures back into my first few years of college, where it reminds me of my best friend and roommate, Michelle, who often wore her Minnetonka moccasins and loved them to no end. So, naturally I have grown a nostalgia for moccasins, it reminds me of hanging out with my roommates in our apartment talking about boys, picking up fast food in the middle of the night, having dance parties, and all those other fun college memories.
What’s your favorite way to style your Minnetonka mocs?
There are two styles in particular that I love seeing paired with moccasins. You can make them look more fun and dressy by pairing them with a full circle skirt and fuzzy top. Or you can make the look more relaxed and 90s with torn jeans and a gray tee shirt or flannel button up. Both polar opposites, making me love the moccasin styling options even more!
What inspired you to start your blog?
Probably the importance of time. When I first started really delving into sewing, I was making all kinds of things, and after a couple handfuls of projects I realized sewing is a time sucker and I was too obsessed to give it up. With a brand new baby and a husband, I had to either put it more on the back burner or do something with my new found love, the answer was simple – blog.
Where do you get your DIY ideas?
Everywhere! All forms of art, magazines, blogs, brands, designers and their runways shows, vintage stores, thrift stores, random people I see, pinterest, crafts, decorations, prints, graphic design, the list goes on and on. Usually, something will catch my eye, in whatever setting, and I get an “aha moment.” It happens at least 1 to 10 times a day. I love it!