I Wallpapered the Desk


Well folks, the day is here! I have been in my new studio for a month and absolutley itching to show you guys what it looks like inside, but I couldn’t. I mean, I wanted to, but I didn’t. This is like that time my parents hired a cowboy to come to my birthday party and […]

Frida Portrait Costume


I had been wanting a legit excuse to make a flower crown ever since Michael’s had a flower crown making bar at their Makers Summit even last summer (<<yup, I said flower crown bar). I’m not quite boho-hipster enough to wear one to the gas station, but when Michael’s asked me to make a costume […]

Ceramic Painting at Home – The Easy Way


Confession: I have always wanted to go to one of those storefront pottery places where you pay to sit there for a couple of hours and paint ceramics. You know the type? They are usually in malls. Often associated with little kid birthday parties, and occasionally grown women rent them out for a little BYOB […]

Easy Trick: Yarn Wrapped Bottles


Four-score and many moons ago I picked up a 1976 copy of a Better Homes & Gardens magazine Year of Crafts book that included an impressive-yet-simple project: A large wine jug wrapped in scraggly twine. It was charming and rustic. I spoke of olden times, a sailor’s voyage, and someone with terrible taste in cheap […]

Silk Scarf Pumpkins

pattern pumpkin craft

It’s the first day of September. You know what that means? It’s pumpkin season. Heyo! Michael’s asked me to decorate one of their foam pumpkins as part of their Michael’s Makers program and I was like, No problemo. Bring on the fall! If you have followed the blog lately you know I got rid of […]

Ice Painting with Liquitex Paint


As much as I have been grooving on painting flowers lately, there is something really satisfying about a totally random abstract. No meaning or purpose – just color, color, COLOR. Michael’s asked me to show a new way to use one of their favorite brands – Liquitex paints. Lucky for me, they are one of […]

Fun with Faux Stained Glass


Stained glass is a big deal in these parts, especially the linear-prairie school of design type of stuff. It’s gorgeous. It’s expensive. It’s not-at-all weather proof, and sort of a pain to keep up. And yet, everyone loves it. Including me. So when I saw the ladies at A Beautiful Mess make a faux stained […]

Leaf Print Pillowcases


People say Memorial Day is the beginning of summer, but in my book the season doesn’t start until the feather duvet gets yanked off the bed and swap it for a beloved, lumpy, bumpy, oil-spill-quality-absorbant-cotton, chenille blanket. Always white. Always retro. Chenille blankets are wildly impractical 9 months a year, but when they are good they […]