DIY Scarf holder

Fall is fast approaching, and while I already miss summer and all that it entails, I have to admit that I’m excited for scarf season. I love scarves! They’re my favorite way to dress up an outfit. As I accumulated a collection, I quickly realized I needed a way to store and display them. Sure I could buy a scarf holder, but why buy something when you can make it?  Continue reading “DIY Scarf holder”

Wisconsin Pallet Cutout

It turns out I’m a bit of a liar. In my post about the abstract nightstand I said I only managed to squeeze in one project in May, but I actually completed a second project. One of the four weddings I attended was in Madison – yay for not having to travel! My friends had a beautiful, intimate, and down to earth ceremony. They said they didn’t want any gifts, but not one to always follow the rules I decided to make them a gift anyway. Continue reading “Wisconsin Pallet Cutout”

Quilted napkins

Hi friends. I realized I’m not living up to my “pincushions” part of my blog lately, so I thought I would share a recent sewing project. I’m always looking for ways to be environmentally friendly, from what I eat, to the products I have around my home, to constantly pestering of coworkers to get them to recycle. There are so many little things you can incorporate into your life that are easy to do and while they may not help a ton, every little bit counts.
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Abstract nightstand

I’m baaaaaaack and I hope my readers are too! Sorry for the long break, May was a crazy month (4 weddings) and this past week was a doozy. I’m still processing the events of last week, and when I feel ready I will probably talk about them on here. Three of the four weddings were on the East Coast, but somehow in the chaos of all that travel I did manage to squeeze in a project. Before this, my nightstand was a TV tray. It’s a nice wooden TV tray, but was quite pathetic next to my beautiful headboard. Unlike some of my previous projects, I didn’t really have a vision going into this project. I simply knew I wanted a nicer nightstand than I currently had. Continue reading “Abstract nightstand”

Self reliance and car repairs

So this post isn’t about woodworking or sewing, but whatever I do what I want! My car is a 2006 Scion xA named Pip – named after the adorable chipmunk from the movie Enchanted. I’m a very self reliant person and I believe in trying to do/fix something yourself when possible. Two years ago I needed new front brakes; when I got a quote it was almost $400. I freaked! In a panic I called my dad and bitched to him about this cost, he calmly reminded me that he’s been changing his own brakes for years and it’s not that hard. I was concerned about changing my own brakes, I would mess it up, I wouldn’t be able to get everything back together, something would go wrong! I didn’t want to do it on my own, I wanted him there to help me. Continue reading “Self reliance and car repairs”