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upward: Sorry for all the random non-craft posts! I wasn’t paying attention when posting my my phone haha Omg I just effing did it again. Goodnight.
Sea Glass Bracelet - Martha Stewart
I know I’ve addressed my mom’s Martha Stewart issues here before. They’re still around. I mentioned good ol’ Martha to my mom this Thanksgiving, and, well, her reaction was exactly as expected: “Ugggghh.” Though at least there were no explosions. Anyway. How bout this cute lil project right here? Despite it’s Martha-ed origins, I kinda love the idea....
Solid Perfume Pocket Watch Locket - Design*Sponge
I love items and settings with a vintage feel. They just feel so … warm, and time-tested. And I especially love vintage-themed items set against a more modern of minimalistic setting or approach. It really makes them pop! For example, I’m going to re-paint my cabinets in my kitchen soon. White, to set off the beautiful teal color of the wall. It’s going to look very...
Reverse Stencil Dresser - Musings
Good morning my loyal and patient followers! I have been busy busy busy, with not a lot of crafting time set aside. Though in the past few weeks, I’ve been crocheting some quick cotton washcloths, to discourage my constant purchasing of washcloth bundles at Tar-jay. I’ve been working on my house a lot too, trying to get a landing strip set up so that I stop throwing my coat on the...
Denim Shorts with Lace ~ Looooove
This is originally from tumblr user Oohsochic, but I can’t get the page to open for me and I’m worried its running a bad script. I don’t want to send you, my loyal followers, to a web location that might be running some funkay stuff, so I linked to another page that credits Oohsochic instead. If you know me, you know that, during the summer, I spend 98% of my time wearing...
Rock and Felt Hotpad - Martha Stewart Weddings
I found this on pinterest, so don’t think I’m being crazy and surfing wedding registries for pretty glass teapots. That phase is … well, quite over. BUT! Check out the hotpad underneath the teapot!! Sexy, right? And this cannot be too hard with some felt, a glue gun and rocks. Surriously, guys.
Jersey and Lace Circle Scarf - at Dawanda,...
‘Tis the season, people! I’m gearing up for crafty-craftyness for all my holiday gifts, and festive ideas. True story, I’m OBSESSED with Pinterest right now. I love love love it. You can find me here if you want to follow! Also, I’m weirdly sad that it’s been so warm this November! It’s been hard for me to get excited about all my crocheting and crafting...
Aqua Cotton Scarf - DearJune on Etsy
This WHOLE shop is absolutely beautiful. I love it. I’ve been eyeing American Apparel’s circle scarf for some time because it’s so large and luxurious. However, tonight I think I’m going to swing by Joann Fabrics and get a couple yards of light cotton and make something similar to this …
Making Chapstick - tidytipsy.photography
Does this count as crafty? Maybe. Maybe not. But I DO know that I’m a crafty lady and I’m going to make these. So, by the transitive property of I don’t know because I was an English major, I declare these … CRAFTY! Seriously. You get to make your own chapstick. #Winning.
Felted Wool Patchwork Throw - The Purl Bee
Let’s talk about this throw. Like how lovely it is, and how much it reminds me of fall. It’s felt, it’s got to be warm, it has a gorgeous homemade-lookin’, patchworky-lovin’ feel about it. I love love love love love it. You know what I DON’T love? The Purl Bee’s prices. This project “requires” eight bundles of Mary Flanagan Textured...
Homemade Cutting boards - Design*Sponge
You know what would make bomb holiday gifts for your family? Cutting boards. Trust me. You never have too many attractive cutting boards. Plus, moms and dads and brothers and sisters and aunts and cousins thrice-removed love hand-made gifts. For reals. And honestly … these look pretty straightforward Too bad the man took all the power tools with him when he moved out of the house. Oh...
Pillow – jednoiglec on Flickr
You know what I haven’t posted in a while … other than any kind of post, really? A pillow! This one looks so nice and soft and squishy. It also looks like a great idea to replace the horrendous pillows currently on my couch. Since my walls are grey, and I don’t have an ounce of purple anywhere in my house, I’d probably re-theme the background to a darker grey or maybe...
DIY- Anthropologie "Perched Harmonies" Necklace -...
I’m returning - slowly by surely! Realjob is quieting down, I’m getting back on my feet financially and getting my house and living space in order. With winter and cold weather approaching (Good lord, it’s already November!), I’m looking forward to staying locked in my house, crocheting, learning to knit, and making gifts for all my friends and family. That is, between...
Sorry for the Hiatus! and a Door Sofa -...
Hello everyone! Sorry for my extended hiatus. Work has been busy, with plenty of fires to put out and to deal with. I also had a minor quarter-life crisis in which I discovered that I absolutely, positively hate my real job as a copywriter. Believe me, my life is nothing like an episode of Mad Men. Also, my long(ish)-time boyfriend and I recently split, and he’s moving out and life has...
I'm here - sort of
Apologies for being out of commission lately. Between RealJob busy-ness, vacation, and some “life things” going on, I haven’t had much time, or drive, to post. Please stick around though, I’m sure I’ll be back momentarily.
Sun-Print Pillows How-To - Martha Stewart
Hey guys, remember when I was obsessed with pillows? Well, it hasn’t stopped. Grant you, I haven’t made any because I don’t have a sewing machine, not that it’s any excuse. I could still painstakingly make them. Whatever. Now I’m in love with THESE pillows. They’re a Martha Stewart creation, which means I can never give them to my Mom, and the tutotial...
DIY Succulent Table - Far Out Flora
My head is spinning with projects. Literally spinning. I still haven’t finished my work table for the cabin, I still haven’t finished painting my kitchen, I still have to clean the cabin AND clean the house for my impending vacation, and I still have to touch up the pain all over my house. Do not even get me started on the tetris blanket or the large cowl I’ve been working on....
Hand-Embroidered Note Cards - Design*Sponge
I am TERRIBLE about remembering birthdays. I have several close relatives (ahem, an aunt and an older brother) whose birthdays I just can’t remember. Christmas cards? Don’t even get me started. Thank you cards? Too embarassing for me to discuss. But these lovely little things might be my new inspiration. However, the tutorial calls for recycled paperboard - hard to pierce with a...
Friendship Bracelets - Roundup!
You know what I’ve been geeking out about lately?? Other than changing my theme of course … Friendship bracelets! Remember these suckers??? Oh god I just want to make 5 million for now reason. My best friend growing up and I used to make these all day every day. We were going to open a shop on the side of the road and become millionaires and buy a bunch of dolphins and live in a...
Hanging Lightbulb Vase - ???
I found these on a wedding site, but I would loooove to hang them in my cabin or outside right off our dogwood tree! Here’s a good DIY to cleaning out a lightbulb, but if anyone knows the original source of the photo, that too would be awesome!
Tetris Psychedelia - Rett at A Shoebox of...
Lately, I’ve completed so many quick-hit projects. The Apocalypse blanket that took me 2 weeks is done, the Magnificent Mantle is done … Now I’m craving a long project. Something that will last me all the nights at home when it’s just me and the man and I’m not bartending. I’m pretty sure this rainbow tetris blanket is it! I’m making my squares larger,...
Musik Lamp - umbu on etsy
MEEP! I love it. Love it love it love it! THIS is what I would want to do to umbu’s map lamp as well. Sorry for the back-to-back lamps, I’m just in loooove.
Deep Sea Lamp - umbu on etsy
If you follow my main blog at all, you know I love maps. I can’t get enough of them. I’ve been scouring markets and stores for nice, large vintage maps, and I’m entertaining the idea of buying an atlas and spilling tea all ove rit to make it look older. I digress. But no words are needed for how lovely this lamp is. However, I don’t really love the...