DIY Wine Wrap

December 17, 2009

I love this DIY wine wrap over at Grey Likes Weddings

I need to hit up the thrift store and buy some sweaters…..


Bent Acrylic Lamp

June 2, 2008

I came across this pretty simple DIY project on How 2 point oh to make a bent acrylic lamp with birch veneer. He also has a bunch of other DIY projects on his site, if your interested.



Slinky Vase

May 6, 2008

Making it Lovely has a great vase made from a slinky. She got hers from her mother-in-law but I’d think it might be an easy do it yourself project. The coils move around, and there’s a vase in the center to hold the flowers and water.

I was looking over at Grassroots Modern and saw their link to make a lamp using an old  washing machine barrel, which looks surprisingly attractive.



April 17, 2008

l would really like this magazine rack from Chiasso in my half bath, however, I really don’t have a good wall to put it on. So I may just go with the DIY one below made from a carpet sample.

metro wall rails



March 31, 2008

I also want a new bed, but I just really hate spending money on large purchases. I, however, have no problem spending money on small things. Perhaps this is why I like to think I can build (or get someone to help me build) everything I see…..


I just saw this bed in an apartment shown on apartmenttherapy and immediately started to think how I could make it. Especially since I just found this website that sells hairpin legs ($22 ea), and you can always get a slatted bed frame from Ikea for $50 (queen size) so now I just need to price the wood for the exposed wood sections, and consult with someone on how those hairpin legs actually support the bed because that makes me a little nervous….

Curtain Rod

March 25, 2008

I saw this idea to make your own curtain rod from metal conduit over at shelterrific. I only wish I’d seen it before I went and bought the run of the mill curtain rod I have from Lowes.



handcut of vintage wallpaper….but if you have some artistic abilities I think you could easily paint this and use wallpaper samples to create the leaves…..the little birdhouse light really finishes it off perfectly….


enfant terrible

Twinkle lights

February 29, 2008

I think this is an adorable idea for a little girls room….


Amy Butler

February 26, 2008

So it seems I’ve gotten really good at finding things that require sewing…..go figure….she also has some free patterns on her site.

Amy Butler



February 26, 2008

Once again I’m wishing I could sew….(I can only get my mother to do so much!)


Apron Sewing Pattern  $11.95

AKA Carolyn

February 25, 2008

Just stumbled on a great little blog….makes me wish I could make things…


AKA Carolyn

I haven’t tried this, but I just happened upon this how-to, which was quite handy since I was just discussing yesterday about buying one of those DVD cleaning things

How to remove scratches from DVD

Charlie Reusable Grocery Bag

February 25, 2008

Here’s a free pattern to make your own reusable grocery bag


BurdaStyle Patterns

Doorknob Organizer

February 20, 2008

I just saw this wonderful little organizer at apartmenttherapy  Right now my mail and keys get thrown on the counter into messy piles. Doesn’t seem like it would be to difficult to make if you can sew, or have a mother who does like me….


if you’d rather not sew  $32