I think it’s such a treat to have creative people in my life. Especially creative people that come from a different design discipline. When I’m fumbling around with my brand of creative projects in my head all day, I love to see something new, something different. Something that stretches my own ideas out of their … Continue reading Meet Holly Snelling
My daughter has been obsessed with all things Hunger Games lately. I’d love to tell you more about this fixation, but all I know of Hunger Games is through the giggly, hard-to-understand gibberish that most twelve-year-old girls speak. (You know what I mean: lame stories where every sentence rises to an insecure question mark, with more … Continue reading Selling Out
“Baton rouge” is French for “red stick” I learned that in fifth grade. For many people, decorating for Christmas is its own tradition. Most people haul out a box (or six) of beloved ornaments. A mishmash of construction paper/popsicle stick school-made ornaments (with a picture of your kid posited in front of a classroom bulletin board like a … Continue reading Baton Rouge
I had my annual Christmas Open House last Saturday evening and it was just beautiful. Just like last year, I decorated my house, cleared out the furniture on my first floor and invited artist friends to set up tables brimming with their handmades. Then I open the doors to guests who shop and sip wine and mulled … Continue reading Goat Cheese, You Sassy Girl!
Incredibly snuggly, this quick-crochet cowl will warm you up in no time! I designed this cowl to have a chic and trendy style, while keeping the pattern easy enough for the beginning crocheter. (No lie: this cowl is a perfect “First Project” if you’ve always wanted to learn how to crochet.) Make one in a bold … Continue reading Soho Bulky Cowl Crochet Pattern
Several years ago, Rachel Ashwell came on the decorating scene with something new and refreshing: her “Shabby Chic” look. It was a look that took faded, past-their-prime pieces and elevated them to elegance. Now, Rachel Ashwell didn’t invent Flea Market Style. (Sorry sots like me had been doing that for a long time.) But Ashwell … Continue reading Design Trend: Wire Wrapping
Make a jar full of these delightfully ghoulish felted eyeballs this Halloween! They’re easier (and more economical) to collect than real eyeballs, so why not make a bunch? These eyeballs are felted from wool roving, with the iris and pupil added as needle-felted details. This easy project uses just a little bit of wool and requires only a basic … Continue reading Ghoulish Felted Eyeballs