Crafty · Our Story

This One Time, I Illustrated a Children’s Book

HI! *echoesthroughouttheemptyness* It’s been a while.  But rather than give excuses, let’s just get to it then, shall we? Everyone’s family has traditions, especially around the holidays.  For my family, one of those traditions was the telling of the story of Meriweather the Elf. Ages ago, my mother had typed up the story and even… Continue reading This One Time, I Illustrated a Children’s Book

Crafty · Projects · Tutorials

DIY Travel Jewelry Box from an Old iPod Packaging

If you’ve ever purchased an apple device of any kind at the Apple store, you’re likely familiar with the joy of ‘unboxing’ — the simple act of getting to open your brand new device.  Apple takes care not only to design beautiful products, but even puts detail into their packaging too, making that first time… Continue reading DIY Travel Jewelry Box from an Old iPod Packaging

Crafty · Decor · Projects · Sewing

Ironing Board Cover turned Pillow

Once upon a time there was an ironing board cover that dreamed of being something more… something not so flat. Then one day it was taken off the shelf at its long, lonely home of Tuesday Morning and was taken to a new home (at a mere $4 clearance price!).  There at it’s new home,… Continue reading Ironing Board Cover turned Pillow

Crafty · Decor · Our Apartments · Projects

DIY Tree Branch Jewelry Hanger

So, now that I have a dresser to stow my clothes, I get to actually fill it with my things!  But what about ontop?  For things like jewelry and accessories?  Previously, I used command hooks straight on my mirror.  Which looked like crap.  Then I found a pair of tea cup hooks. They’re great!  Shiny… Continue reading DIY Tree Branch Jewelry Hanger

Crafty · Decor · Inexpensive Art · Projects

Of all the Gin Joints in This Town… ~ Inexpensive Art

So we’ve all heard the saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Now, go search Pinterest with that phrase.  I’ll wait. Somehow, adding vodka to that became the refrain.  I’m ok with that, I mean lemon drops are tasty.  But that’s not my favorite lemonade treat. While cruising online I came across this super… Continue reading Of all the Gin Joints in This Town… ~ Inexpensive Art

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Pottery Barn Box Revamp

Remember that time I found a Pottery Barn lacquered box at the Restore? That was February of this year.  A steal of a find but I wasn’t fond of the red and it was a little scuffed up. I had big plans.  There was frog tape and spray paint dancing in my head.  I even… Continue reading Pottery Barn Box Revamp