March 5, 2013
I’ve been looking forward to sharing this project and it’s finally live! The gilding process was a lot of fun and the eggs turned out beautifully despite the project seeming to go awry (and get incredibly messy) at one point.
Visit SheKnows.com for my full tutorial.
February 20, 2013
The blog has been super quiet lately, but I’ve been crafting and making as usual! Above are a couple of projects I recently finished.
And one of the most surprising emails landed in my inbox this morning: I’ve made Babble’s Top 50 Mom Craft Blogs of 2013 and named #1 DIY Blog! I’m still processing this and my face MAY be on fire (from delight? excitement? disbelief? All of the above.) Even more awesome, I’m sandwiched between two blog crushes on the overall list, Mer Mag and Hellobee. So excited I just can’t even. I’m going to sign off now to squee quietly behind my hands (baby sleeping), do a few jumps and eat some celebratory frozen Thin Mints. Thank you SO much for reading this blog and following over the years!
February 19, 2013
I recently made a couple of Instagram puzzles for my little tornado of a daughter recently. Speaking of puzzles, Mara had mixed up five different sets while I was working on dinner last night. I don’t even think you have to be a neat freak to feel sick over a mess like that. My saving grace: kid puzzles are made up of giant pieces. Can you imagine if it were some 2,000 piece puzzle set of Monet’s water lilies tossed together with a bit of Dogs Playing Cards? Can you imagine?
The square puzzle pieces also double as pretty fridge magnets. You can find my full tutorial at Hellobee.
December 19, 2012
Since my plywood Christmas tree project earlier this month, I’ve been on a bit of wood kick. Here is my latest contribution for Project Wedding; hanging modern pendants filled with fresh boxwood and a few sprigs of cheerful flowers. A grouping of these in varying sizes over a table setting would look cool, mixing minimalism with botanica.
December 19, 2012
Wish I could say I was completely done with Christmas preparations, but in my rush to check things off, I always find there is a teacher aide, or neighbor, or school bus driver that I had almost overlooked. And photobooks for family — whoops, late start on that. Procrastination is like a familiar friend.
Ryan and I barely finished rounding up a few presents and stocking stuffers for the kids (Lego Hero Factory sets and a rock tumbler will be dropped off by “Santa”) and I will be working on a couple of homemade presents with the boys to gift to one another. Just in case you’d like a couple of easy projects, I shared a shrink film charm DIY over at HelloBee and wrote up a step-by-step process on making your own crayons at SheKnows.