This week without any previous planning I ended up repurposing a little girl vanity into a Frida inspired vanity table. Here is the story: I love going to thrift stores. They are big treasure hunts. With a little effort and a little imagination you really can score some great stuff there. I picked up this… Read More Frida vanity table, repurposed furniture
When your coffee cup brings you joy long after the coffee is gone, now that’s money well spent. If you are a coffee drinker and a crafter and in addition to the boost of caffeine you need a little boost with positive affirmations now and then, then a coffee-cup-sleeve affirmation mobile is for you. I… Read More Coffee-cup-sleeve affirmations mobile
It’s winter here in the desert and that means that this is the best time to go out in nature, marvel the desert plants, be careful around them not to prick yourself with their needles. After an outing in the nature I often feel inspired to try to create and capture the scenery. I am… Read More Mini quilted desert plants
On a recent school day my son was sick and stayed home. So we made sock monsters out of my daughter’s old stockings. We used instructions from a book we picked up at the local library called ‘Stupid Sock Creatures’ by John Murphy. This is our first one.
These days I keep being asked by total strangers at the store, at work: are you ready for Christmas? I am never sure how to answer it. I am not sure what being ready for Christmas means. Where I grew up in Eastern Europe our Christmas is a low key affair and it’s on Jan.… Read More Recycled Christmas gift tags
A few months ago I became obsessed with making paper beads. It started as a challenge to myself about recycling grocery paper bags. I added junk mail to my pile of paper to recycle, old calendars, magazine pages, music sheets. I was on a roll, rolling paper beads. On November 1 the new issue of… Read More Junk mail jewelry
I am currently on the design team for Gauche Alchemy. It’s my first time being on a design team and so far it’s been fun. I enjoy seeing how different and unique everyone’s work is, even when we have a common theme. Last month’s challenge was ‘Words and art’. For me this truly was a… Read More How to make plant pokes from palm tree bark