Category Archives: crafts

Spring Modge-Podge DIY with ANYTHING (and a Drawer Set)

No, but really. Anything. This particular drawer set could be used as a nightstand, an office organizer or an end table for a couch, but the basic method could be applied to just about any old piece of furniture that you find.

I originally found this photo on Pinterest, and followed it all the way back to the original DIY post. The key materials are super simple, super cheap, and (seemingly) super fun. Check out the whole how-to here at Fussy Monkey Business!

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First interview as an artist!

I’ve been on the other side of the camera, so to speak, many times. I’ve interviewed doctors, lawyers, graduate students, even a curandero. But this is the first time I’ve been interviewed for MY stuff!

Janelle of Nomad Crafts Etc. put together an interview and some archived photos in her blog. Be sure to check it out for all of my People’s-magazine-worthy dirty little secrets.

If you like what you see, come say hello at my Etsy shop. There will be brand new items posted later this week… stay posted!

Simple Storage Solutions Round-Up

Keywords for today’s post: Cheap. Easy. Efficient. Done in five minutes. Capiche?

1. Teacup rack, found on Hello Tiger!

2. Mason Jar storage, found on Crazy Domestic

3. Repurposed Apple Crates, found on Re-Nest

4. Chalkboard paint labels on mason jars by The Inadvertent Farmer

5. Chalk Holder from an old Drawer Pull by Half Pint Salvage

6. Shutter paper holder, found on Li’l Magoolie

7. Jewelry storage idea from Pottery Barn

8. China dish drawer storage by Martha

Colleen’s Country Cottage Knitted Socks

This picture is enough to make me consider playing hooky. (Nevermind that we had four snow days last week… sigh…)

Yarn:
Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick
Needles:
US 13 – 9.0 mm

Check out Colleen’s Flickr page for the link to the pattern.

She says: “These socks are strictly house socks and nothing more. Silly me, made these with the intention of wearing them inside my wellies on cold days, but they are far too thick for that:( They’re perfect for around the house though…but they do tend to slouch down the leg making them a little annoying having to readjust them every so often.

If I were to make these again, I would use a better yarn and knit them in a smaller needle, in hopes that they fit and feel a little nicer.”

Thanks for the tips! Hope I can start on a new knitting project soon. It’s a tie between these socks and fingerless gloves. Hmm, warm toes, or warm hands? Hard to say…