Get Your Craft On

Happy Halloween!

Here’s my jackolantern for this year! I initially had a much more elaborate design planned with a bat and a spider “hidden” in the vines along with the skull, but it just wasn’t happening.

CREEPing vines jackolantern

 

Gotta carve the back, too!

 

Unlit

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Boring closet door no more

This post brought to you by FrogTape brand painter’s tape. All opinions are 100% mine.

Behold! The closet door in my studio. Perfectly functional (though knobless), it is boring, boring, boring. Believe it or not, this boring whiteness is an improvement on what it looked like when we moved in, but boring is

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Garden Update, Fall 2013

My busy season started a little early this year, so I haven’t been posting garden updates like I had intended.

Well, hold on to your butts, because here come some pictures of flowers and things.

The first up are nasturtiums. Usually I get whatever mix they have at the store, but then I saw this

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A Quick Update

Here’s a quick peek at some new designs, while a take a wee break from the never ending flood of custom orders I swimming in right now.

This is a version of my Yvonne swing dress in a new fabric!

And then a version of my Greaser Girl dress in

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Attack of the Earwigs

I keep getting asked for updated photos of my garden projects, and now I’m kicking myself that I didn’t take them a few days ago. Because now we are under attack by that filthy disgusting Dermaptera known as the earwig.

I can remember an era before the European earwig invasion. It was a simpler, less

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Woodland Deer Papercut

I mentioned this little paper cut side project I’d been wanting to do over a year ago, and I’m happy to say I finally finished it!

I’d originally intended on doing a much larger version with a lot of different animals and flowers, but I scaled it back since it was really my first serious

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Another Garden Update

It jumped to hot weather here so fast, my little winter sown containers are growing fast! Usually you’d start taking the tops off during the day and replacing them at night when it got fairly cool, but it’s been so warm that it’s barely even dipped into the 40s at night which means replacing the

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How To Build A Raised Bed With Concrete Blocks

I built my first raised bed from concrete blocks (aka cinder blocks) a few years ago, though my garden wasn’t too successful because our yard had become much shadier. But now that we moved, I have a big empty yard that gets lots of sun!

You might be wondering about the blocks, since chances are

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Garden Update – Winter Sowing Progress

After weeks of almost non-stop rain and even some snow (EW!), I think it’s finally really spring! It was 65 degrees today, and I took advantage of the nice weather by finishing up the first raised bed for my vegetable garden. (More on that in a few days.)

I thought I’d post my progress with

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New version of the TARDIS dress

I had a lot of people asking for a more fitted version of my TARDIS dress, so here it is! Dr. Who fans, rejoice!

Somewhat unrelated, I got a new 50mm lens for my camera and holy crap, it is awesome. It makes me cats look extra cute…

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