Here are a dozen offbeat ways that I use silicone caulk in my sewing and crafting. Check out some of my never-before-seen projects, and lots of helpful tips for using this awesome craft material!
DIY Resin Jewelry Tutorial (and 8 inspiring ideas!)
Recently I tried resin casting, and it was so much fun! Here are eight eye-catching new projects, and a resin casting tutorial that includes a few things I learned along the way.
Forest Fairy Costume Tutorial
This Forest Fairy costume is made with real leaves, vines, and sticks. I’ll show you step-by-step how I put it together, and give you lots of tips for working with natural materials that you can adapt to a cosplay design of your own!
How to Make a Lily Flower Out of Guitar Strings
This beautiful lily sculpture is made out of used guitar strings. Check out the tutorial, where I show you how to make one of your own!
Message in a Bottle Craft (with Free Printables!)
This message in a bottle craft is a great way to make a souvenir with sand and seashells from your last beach trip. I’ve included free printable scrolls so that it’s fast and easy to make your own!
How to Clean Suede Leather: Testing and Reviewing Different Methods
You’ve probably heard about home remedies and hacks for cleaning suede, but how well do they really work? I test 6 different methods of cleaning suede, in search of a way to rescue my favorite boots.
17 Handy Painter’s Tape Hacks for Sewing and Crafting
Here’s a list of some of my very favorite painter’s tape hacks that will make your sewing and crafting (and maybe even your life!) a little easier.
How to Remove Tarnish Using Something So Safe, You Can Eat it!
Tarnish on buckles and D-rings is never a good look. So how do I remove it? And better yet, how do I do it without using any harsh, smelly, or dangerous chemical compounds?
Upcoming Fashion Show!
I auditioned for RVA Fashion Week a little while ago, and I’m so excited to announce that I got in! Read on for the lowdown on what I’m planning for the show, and a sneak peek of my upcoming collection.
Goofy Monster Ballpoint Pen Topper
Looking for a fun back-to-school craft? Check out this ballpoint pen topper that I came up with as a craft for thread that was too old to use for sewing.
A Top Hat for a Giant Bunny Rabbit
What do you get the bunny who has everything? A top hat, of course!
How to Attach Any Pull to a Ceiling Fan Chain
It’s easy to swap out a ceiling fan pull, if the item you want to use was made to attach to a pull chain. But what if it wasn’t? Here’s an easy hack.
Covering Stains with Fabric Markers
Stains on your jeans? Grab some fabric markers and make them beautiful!
How to Make Your Own Sewing Thread Rack
Here’s a tutorial for a DIY thread rack that I came up with one day when I had nowhere to store my spools of thread.
How to Make Hair Gel out of Flax Seeds
This homemade hair gel made from flax seeds is one of my very favorite things. It does wonders for my naturally curly, frizzy hair.
DIY Morse Code Bracelet
These Morse Code bracelets are an easy craft, and great for kids. It’s a beautiful way to keep a favorite quote or Bible verse close to your heart, or a loved one’s name and birthday.
Make Your Own Monster-Shaped Ferret Sleeping Bag/Playhouse (With Free Sewing Pattern!)
When I had ferrets, I loved sewing for them. They were so enthusiastic about everything, they always made me feel like I’d made the coolest thing in the world. Granted, they could also spend hours playing with a toilet bolt cap, so the bar was not set particularly high. But still. You know.
How to Sew a Dart Using Only the Bobbin Thread
I think this is the best way to sew a dart: Using only the bobbin thread.
Shibori T-Shirt Using Bleach
This DIY shibori t-shirt tutorial shows you how to use bleach to transform an ordinary t-shirt into a work of art.
How to Sew a Bath Mat out of T-shirts
This fun bath mat is made out of repurposed t-shirts! I’ve created step-by-step instructions in case you’d like to make your own.
Ironic Tote Bag
Learn how to make your own tote bag. This tote is covered in upcycled clothing labels, and is both a useful accessory, and a commentary on materialism.
On Breaking the Sewing Rules
It’s true; rules are often there for a reason. If you don’t want your seams to be obvious, then match your thread color to your garment color. Secure your stitching or else it’ll come undone. That’s just common sense. But there are lots of little “rules” floating around that are more like matters of opinion. […]
On Being Adventurous with Your Projects
For some people, the process of creating something can be a bit daunting. You don’t want to “waste” time, materials, etc. You might be afraid that it “won’t turn out very well” or something like that. But what if it does turn out very well? What if an epic outfit was never created because the […]
The Journey Begins
Thanks for joining me here on my blog! I am an artist and fashion designer who enjoys breaking the sewing “rules”. My goal with this blog is to help you find ways to bring your own designs and creations to life.