My mum was ferreting around in her basement and inside the old dark room and tool shop room my dad used to use, she found a rusted out utility stool that was clearly left behind by some workers 20 years ago when my parents had their house remodeled. It was in rough shape, having sat…
Remember when I mentioned I’d bought several Pendleton wool remnants because I wanted to refinish an antique wood bench I bought for my new house? Well, with the help of my artist sister, this weekend, I successfully decided which print would fit the style of the bench best and got it done. It was mostly…
I’m a homeowner! Sorry for the outburst, I’m just still beyond thrilled and shocked that I’ve actually made a huge goal of mine come true–to buy a place of my own in Boston city limits. It’s been a long time coming, but I couldn’t be more ready to move into my place. I closed at…
Last year, I tried ombre eggs. This year, my theme was emoji. I just love using them. They are hilarious and random and often get the point across quickly. And so, they were the inspiration for my egg dyeing this year. My favorite face is this one; both in egg form, and in emoji form.…
diy watermelon shorts.
I bleached some old cut off jeans I had, then dip dyed them in green and pink dyes for a watermelon feel. But nothing screams this fruit without a few seeds–hand drawn on with fabric dye markers. Something fun to do with old shorts in your wardrobe; gives them a lift for summer. And since…
I tried my hand at potato stamping the other week in preparation for teaching it in a Makers class. It’s really fun and the Martha Stewart cookie cutter method is easy and filled with instant stamping gratification. I’d use this method to make my own wrapping paper and cards, I think, but I fear trying…
diy clay pots, 5.18
Painting on a Saturday; trying to age some of my clay pots for a more used “weathered” look.
Do-It-Yourself: Just Read This.
The New York Times has a really excellent piece on “The Ambassador of Homemade”, Faythe Levine, who has come to represent the epitome of handmade crafting in America. Levine, who has her own crafting shop and gallery, is widely considered the “expert” on the phenomena that is reimergence of handmade goods here in the states…