Monday, December 10, 2012

featured on Lottie Loves

A peak into our home is being featured today on Lottie Loves, the wonderful blog of London-based, Charlotte Rivers.

Thanks Charlotte, for including our home in your series!

and just for fun, here's my super-posed out-take:

Friday, May 18, 2012


my workspace at home. most days it's covered in clothes.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

happy new year


We’re ringing in 2012 with these festive party hats. Print the template and follow the step-by-step below to make your own festive head wear.  You'll need scissors, some curling ribbon, a stapler or tape, and a piece of string or elastic.

Print one (or all!) of the four different designs by right-clicking and opening the image in a new window. Then follow the steps

1.       Cut out your hat base
 2.       Roll the base into a cone by overlapping the ends and staple or tape to secure

3.       Curl ribbon and attach to the top of your cone with tape, staples, or glue

You can also slide the ribbon through the top, you have a small opening  at the top of your cone and tie a couple knots to keep it in place

4.       Punch two holes for the elastic where they are marked (by small circles) on the template
5.       Loop elastic string through the holes and tie in a double knot
 You can also staple the elastic and tie a knot above the staple to keep it in place
Add glitter, tinsel, or confetti to give your hat some extra flair!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

yarn-wrapped letter

I've seen a bunch of these yarn-wrapped letters on pinterest (here, here, and here) and loved them. So I was just waiting to find the right letter "C" to create my own (I wanted a fairly modern sans-serif typeface and hadn't seen any around.) The other day I was in Michael's Art & Craft and saw a bunch of letters in the dollar bins on clearance, I was excited to find this sans-serif "C" for just forty cents! I picked up a $2.50 skein of yarn in a soft gray color, and used a little bit of hot glue that I already owned for a quick, $3 project.

I wrapped the end caps first so they'd be underneath.

Here's the finished letter:

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

autumn wreath

Just a little wreath I put together so that we'd have some fall in our dining room.

I picked up this grapevine wreath base at the craft store, and used a few artificial stems I already had on hand, plus some stalks of dried wheat to fill it in a bit.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

lamp revamp

I was given a cardboard lamp base over the summer and had a yard of fabric from IKEA laying around so I decided to combine the two to make a lamp for my studio. I wrapped the fabric around the base inside out and then marked it with a pin, then I sewed a seam at the mark to make a sleeve. Hemmed the top and bottom to the correct height to cover the cardboard area, and slipped the finished sleeve over the base. It was quick to make and will be easy to change for a new look if I ever get tired of this fabric, though I'm loving it so much, it's hard to imagine wanting to change it.

Here's the before and after:

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Indah & Gavin Print Materials

Programs, Seating Cards, & Table Numbers for Indah & Gavin's Wedding