I have several sewing machines. I have been a seamstress since I was a teenager. One of my machines is a vintage Kenmore machine. That sucker is heavy (being an all metal machine) and they certainly don’t make them like this any more. The only problem is that the hard case has yellowed with age. [...]
I’ve already shared my love for my latest obsession – building chairs – but I also have been having fun making wood word signs using my Silhouette Cameo. Today, I’ll share my “how to” on making a sign with scrap plywood (I used Purebond plywood) using scrapbooking paper as the background!
Wood Signs with [...]
I bought one of the Silhouette Cameos last fall on a Black Friday deal. Little did I know at that time how obsessed I would become… I’m not talking a minor obsession, either! I’m talking “What? You’re hungry and your belly button is touching your spine? Well I can’t make dinner now, I have more [...]
I didn’t have any pretty serving pieces to use for Fall and Winter entertaining. Not that I bake cakes or fancy desserts but my local bakery does! I had an idea to create a dessert stand with glass plates, candle holders, and colorful spray paint!
These stands can be created very quickly and this [...]
Chalk paint is so popular! I think it looks so fab with its flat, smooth finish! I have been wanting to try it for a while and finally built the perfect project but spent weeks trying to figure out what color I wanted to use. Color usually isn’t a problem for me but this time, [...]
The Han is obsessed with the Eiffel Tower. She wants an Eiffel Tower decoration – actually a statue – for her room so badly but I’m trying to transition her room from “tween” to teen and we just don’t need any more clutter! I saw a really cute Eiffel Tower wall decoration at my local [...]
A long time ago, when my son was a baby, I made a ton of these ornaments for his first Christmas. Its one of the sweetest memories I have – him in his high chair, and me making ornaments just for him. I still have them, too!
Now it is time for new ones and [...]
As I was drawing the plans for the X-Tower for The Design Confidential , I was also making plans to build it with some of the scraps I already had. My mom asked me to build one for her so I did for Mother’s Day! The only catch was that she had to paint it [...]
I saw this art in a magazine and I recognized the lyrics right away – “Blackbird” by The Beatles! How awesome!
This art can be totally customized not only in size, but for any song lyrics you choose – whether it be Frank Sinatra’s “New York”, LMFAO’s ”Party Rock Anthem”, Megadeth’s “Symphony of Destruction”, or whatever! [...]
My son is a musician. He’s pretty good, too, and I’m not just saying that because I’m his mom… Take a listen here.
He asked me if there was any way I could make a stand for his headphones (this may be the only time we ever “collaborate” on a project together!) so we sat [...]