Make This: Simply Striped Baby Blanket

Make This: Crocheted Gender-Neutral Baby Blanket

This project is brought to you by the following joyous news: I'm going to be an aunt! I'm over-the-moon excited, and can't wait to meet my first little niece or nephew. That's right, I said niece OR nephew, and that's because the gender isn't known yet! I'm too excited to wait around to find out whether it's going to be a boy or a girl, and I wanted to get started crocheting a blanket ASAP. I made this gender-neutral baby blanket from a sweet sunflower yellow and cute mint green with alternating white.       Continue Reading

Eye Candy: 10 Gorgeous, Warm Fall-Inspired Living Rooms

Eye Candy: 10 Gorgeous Fall-Inspired Warm Living Rooms

Fall is definitely upon us here in Boston; every other tree is a beautiful shade of red, orange or gold. And the colors feel so warm and inviting, that they inspired me to find some interiors with those same colors. So here are ten gorgeous, inviting warm living rooms that you’ll want to recreate in your own home.   


Eye Candy: 10 Gorgeous Fall-Inspired Warm Living Rooms

1. This cozy living room has a variety of yellows, pinks and reds which feel warm and inviting when combined together. Continue Reading

Master Bedroom Makeover

Mai at A Cup of Mai has spent the last 3 months making over her master bedroom. The bones were there in the before: nice big window, platform bed. The after, however lets Mai’s sophistication sing. The gray walls are the perfect backdrop to the pops of yellow and crisp white additions. For more pictures of Mai’s master bedroom makeover, follow this link to A Cup of Mai. (I SO identify with her statement that she returned half of everything she bought during the process. Continue Reading

Eye Candy: Yellow Kitchens

Yellow is a happy color, no doubt, but it can also be a tricky color with which to decorate. Too much blue in it, and it can feel cold. Too much green in it and can remind you of that last head cold you had. Not good. Especially in a kitchen. These kitchens, however, seem to strike the right yellow balance. They’re bright and happy, and not the least bit phlegmy. 

The first kitchen, pictured above, is served well with that fabulous wall paper. Continue Reading

How to Make FABRIC Silhouette Wall Art From (Mostly) Recycled Materials

created on: 04/15/08

Silhouettes can transcend paper, you know?  I’ve been experimenting with all sorts of fabrics for silhouettes during the past year and a half.  The best materials are felt, hide, suede, faux leathers and, if you don’t mind a little raveling, cotton velvet. 

Believe it or not, the yellow floral fabric was a hideous sundress I found at GW.  I needed that color of  yellow so this is it.  The best thing was that the dress was lined so I used the lining as an underlayer on the round base.  Continue Reading