• DIY
  • Quilting: the Final Frontier

    What new hobby does one learn when working full time, making costumes for fun, DIY around the house, and travelling like a rock star?  Oh I know: quilting.  Said no one…except me!  I knew it would be a huge undertaking, even for the smallest of baby quilts.  Thankfully I have a friend who sews like […]

  • Crafts
  • Chic Dinosaur Planter (DIY)

    I impulse shop, often.  But I wasn’t about to pay $30 for a majestic golden dinosaur planter at my local specialty food store.  I recreated the look for about $10 instead.     This was stupid easy.  I bought a rubber dinosaur (about the length of my hand) at a craft store.  I made sure […]

  • Crafts
  • Camera Strap Cover (DIY)

    Off the rack camera straps are so last year.  When I got a new camera and couldn’t find a Coach or Vera Bradley strap cover for the Nikon, I was inspired by Pinterest to make my own moderately fashionable camera strap cover.  I have plenty of scrap fabrics from previous projects (GoT dress and dog Derby […]

  • Crafts
  • Painted Rock Magnets (DIY)

    What on earth are you going to do with all those silly little pebbles you and your kids pick up on vacation?  Might I suggest turning those natural souvenirs into fridge magnets to enjoy daily.  Here’s what you’ll need:   Rocks (look for at least one flat side) E6000 adhesive High magnetic strength ceramic magnet discs […]