Sunday, February 12, 2017

DIY project: wooden crate upcycle

This story starts like so many of my stories, someone was getting rid of this adorable little wooden box! Sure it's missing pieces, had paint spilled on it, and has a hole in the bottom... but that's not what I see. I see a bedside table with storage, a simple upholstered top in clean canvas with top stitched details, and nail head trim. Let's make that happen ;D

Friday, February 10, 2017

Furry Knits: 10 free knitting patterns for pets

designer: Jacqueline Cieslak
Who loves us more than our pets? From dogs and cats, to guinea pigs and ferrets, we welcome all kinds of furry creatures into our families... so why not show them how much they mean to us with some hand knit gifts? I've made it even easier by puling together 10 great patterns that are adorable, quick to knit, and best of all... FREE ;D

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Shop vintage kitsch with JunkYardBlonde on etsy

If you're looking for mid century mod, with atomic flair, and just a touch of Mad Men... you'll find it at JunkYardBlonde! I was able to catch up with this kitschy shop owner to find out a little more about their HUGE collection (almost 1000 items in stock), and here's what I learned...

Shop french vintage with CabArtVintage on etsy

If you're looking for vintage home decor with a European flair, you'll find it at CabArtVintage! I was able to catch up with this unique shop owner to find out a little more about their collection, and here's what I learned...

Saturday, January 21, 2017

DIY project: pouf ottoman

Maybe it's the cold weather, but I find myself drawn to sewing projects lately. I also happen to have a stack of upholstery fabric (left overs from other projects, or flea market finds) that's just been begging to be put to good use! So this week I'm working on a simple, functional, and stylish project that can be completed in a day: my classic pouf ottoman.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Finding new passions: something old is new again

It's that time again... time to resolve to do all the fantastic things that we just couldn't get to last year! This year I've challenged myself to learn new things. For me, this could mean trying something completely new, but it can also mean building on the things I already know... or even re-learning something I haven't done in a really long time. From woodworking to needlework, get ready for a preview my 2017 project plan!

Friday, January 13, 2017

10 reasons to try knitting cables: free knitting patterns

designer: Debbie Adriulli
As I might have mentioned before, this new year I am branching out and resolving to learn new crafts... but I'm not looking to do this alone! So to help bring you along on this journey, I'm going to revisit some of my favorite crafts in the hopes that you will be inspired to try any of those that are new to you; this time around we are knitting cables! Whether you're an experienced knitter, or just getting started, I've found 10 FREE patterns that will definitely pique your interest in taking your skills to the next level ;D