Project Bedroom : After

May 31, 2016Home Accents, Interior Design

Oh my goodness they’re finished. I can’t say there have been fewer battles between the two kids, but they’ve definitely been using their little havens as retreats in times of high drama.The corners turned out even cozier than I had hoped, and Eli has begun requesting that his bedtime stories be read to him there instead of … Read More

Rainy Day Crafting Fix

December 21, 2015Home Accents, Studio

It’s a rainy day in Dayton, OH. This week every year we stay with my in-laws to celebrate Christmas and all the cozy traditions that go along with it;  It’s the only time of year Dave and I hope for frigid cold weather to justify use of their cozy wood burning fireplace. Today however it … Read More

Hanukkah/Winter Solstice Wreath

December 6, 2015Holiday Crafts, Home Accents, Studio

To make a successful wreath you must “embrace fake”. If it’s not real it either needs to look identical to the real thing (pine cones, realistic fruit like apples) or look like something that you’d only find in an elven forest  (gold eucalyptus, silver baby’s breath, blue maple leaves). The exception of course being the inclusion of a realistic-but-not-quite-believable animal.   “Put … Read More

Harvest Wreath

November 16, 2015Home Accents, Studio

Last year, my mom sent me an envelope full of red autumn leaves from my hometown of Pittsburgh, PA, which has arguably one the most beautiful autumns in the country.  It inspired me to make my first wreath, but since it was made with actual fresh leaves it withered in a matter of weeks. So … Read More

Studio in the Nursery

August 28, 2015Home Accents, Stamps and Tools, Studio

When you are 38 weeks pregnant, you bring studio into the nursery. We had painted the nursery blue for Eli, and now that we’re having a girl we had no intention of repainting so… aquarium theme it is! I carved rubber stamps and stamped fish and seaweed around the room. I used the same rounded … Read More