Tag: diy

On The Mend

I’m on a little bit of a denim kick lately…I can’t imagine why. While searching for inspiration lately, I came across boro fabrics and sashiko stitching, a form of Japanese hand quilting done to repair old clothes and household items. Menders used a small running stitch to bind together multiple

Bats, Bats, Batman.

After a day of gardening with Mario Batali, I was invited to experience Gone Batty! Day at NY Botanical Gardens.  So, maybe it wasn’t so much me that was invited, but more the photographer I’m working with, but I did get to go back and meet these guys:

It’s a Wrap: The Chuppah-Cabra is Done!

The Chuppah-Cabra is complete! After a mad four day knitting binge, it’s finished and delivered! Yes! It came very close at the end, there were lots of late nights, early mornings, pots and pots of coffee, some tea, some tears and eating eggs-in-a-basket at 3:00 am. See how it all

DIY Gift Bow and Wrapping

For anyone who has been following me on pinterest.com or has received a present from me in the past year or so, may have noticed my growing obsession with gift wrapping. Many of my gifts and mailed packages wrappings are recycled from brown paper bags, old greeting cards, yarn and

Vodka and Weddings

The yarn for the chuppah-cabra has finally arrived! It’s a big box of yarn that arrived on my doorstep yesterday. I was so excited about getting the yarn, that I completely ignored the rest of the mail. It wasn’t until hours later that I discovered there also was a heavy,

DIY Stamped Business Cards

You may have come across this website from my new business cards, debuted here: Inspired by Design*Sponge’s Amy Merrick, who made stamped business cards on manila shopping tags. I wanted something a little more uniform sized and colorful. Here’s how I made mine: Materials: Cardstock – cut into 3.5″ x

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