Chair Update

Happy Monday! I am probably way too perky this afternoon – but I’m excited to share this project with you. I’ve had these weird green chairs for a while, and while I loved the shape, and actually I kind of loved the green fabric too, it just wasn’t doing a lot for my space. I’d […]

Hurricane Hat

I believe we’re finally coming to the end of my knitted holiday gifts. This hat was really easy to knit, and I thought it had a cool detail beyond just being a regular beanie. I like patterns that have sequential elements – it’s really easy to count but also watch TV or talk to somebody […]

DIY Lanyard Bracelet

Does it take away from my crafter cred if I tell you that I had to have my boyfriend teach me how to make a lanyard? I always thought they were so cool – but somehow I missed the day when everyone in the world except for me learned how to make them. Luckily, 15 […]

The Detail That Could Take Your Party To The Next Level

Alcohol! Just kidding! Today we’re going to talk about place cards. I designed these place cards (above) for a client’s bat mitzvah, and they really got me thinking about how it’s a detail that’s often overlooked, but can really make an event way better. When I have dinner parties, I usually get a little frazzled, […]

Wire Rings

I’ve had kind of an obsession with thin wire rings lately. My friend Gabie gave me one when she got married, which is so special to me, and since then I’ve really loved the way they look. HowEVER, I’ve had a hard time finding rings that I like that aren’t super expensive, so I thought […]

Knitted Spiral Rib Hat

My brother is the kind of guy who bases his wardrobe around his school’s colors. For years, he was an NC State (my alma mater) mega-fan, and consequently, he wore a lot of red. Then, he ended up going to college somewhere with completely different school colors – green, which is scientifically the opposite of […]

Heart Mittens

I’m sure it’s probably because Valentine’s day is right around the corner, but I’ve been on a real heart kick lately. It’s such a cool shape – and there’s nothing like a bright red heart to really liven things up.   So, I decided to take a basic pair of mittens, and add a big […]

DIY Paper Mache Bowls

  Now that Christmas is over (way over) I can finally share some of my projects that I gifted! I saw these bowls on Pinterest, and I thought they’d make a perfect gift for a couple of my friends. I decided to use copper leaf instead of gold leaf, and it turns out it is […]

Fair Isle Knitted Hat

Fair Isle, or stranded, knitting blows my mind. It’s right up there with cables, things that I thought were reserved for super experienced knitters. I’m not sure what I thought qualified you to attempt fair isle knitting, but for a long time, I thought I lacked that qualification. I don’t know, maybe once you knitted […]

Wreath Fail

So remember the wreath I was so proud of? About a week after I placed it on our front door, it crisped up like a piece of bacon. Every lush leaf shriveled, and the rosemary turned dry and gray. “Happy Holidays”, said our front door, “It’s the thought that counts, right?”. Wrong. It’s taken me […]