Reuse! Craft!

How to rewire a lamp from the NY Times

It’s pretty awesome that the NY Times has published this guide to rewiring a lamp.  While, having three experts to call when having a diy project like this is a luxury afforded only to reporters, it’s actually a good guide to the technical side of rewiring a lamp.  There are so many beautiful things that we throw away instead of fixing or finding other purposes for- it’s nice to see this article.

Seeing that it’s Earth Day, I’m looking for some other great projects for reusing materials that I have around.

light bulb chandelier
Recycled Lightbulb Chandelier from Readymade.  I pretty much all things light related, and I hate throwing away old light bulbs, so this chandelier is the optimal project for me!  I can’t wait to amass the amount of light bulbs I will need to make this for my studio!

monogrammed napkins from a vintage sheet

Monogrammed napkins from a vintage sheet by Leethal. Genius!  They are so pretty and are so eye catching as napkins.  I think I’m going to try to make these this weekend!

Have a happy Earth Day!


Found my mojo

After a tough knitting year for me- I’ve found a project that I’m excited about knitting!  Finally!  I’ve designed this cute monster blanket for my friends expected baby.

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It’s superwash wool

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All garter stitch

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With this fun little edging.

I’ll be sure to share when it’s blocked!  I’m planning on writing up the pattern too!

Etsy Friday

I thought this Etsy Friday I would share a few geeky thing that I’ve been eyeing on Etsy. Gotta wear your geek proudly, ya know?

Recylced Circuit Board Necklace

This Recycled Circuit Board Necklace by Amanda Preske is a favorite of mine.  I actually just bought several things from her shop- I love how she reuses circuit-boards, but also how modern and funky the patterns are.  Also- as a shop owner, she was a delight to do business with.

Baby Logic HTML onesie

Baby logic HTML onesie transfer by Designvine

I Love you more than Ira Glass

I love you more that I love Ira Glass card by Merry Blues Art

Give me Bright Colors – Etsy Friday

I’m done with you February.  Let’s get some bright colors happening on this (only sometimes- but always on a) Etsy Friday.

Rainbow Polka-Dot Wavy Rimmed Dish

Rainbow Polka-Dot Wavy Rimmed Dish by chARiTyelise


SUCCULENTS by Blackbird Experience


Sprout by Magnolia Handspun

SCILIA rainbow crystal ring

SCILIA rainbow crystal ring by Briana Rose

Come on Spring!  Let’s hurry up!

What have I been doing with myself?

Because it certainly hasn’t been blogging!!

I don’t know why this January feels like it’s been super busy- with a couple trips to NJ and a lot of class, I feel like I’ve just been running around all month!! Let’s hit on some of the highlights, shall we?

I have been knitting fingerless mitts!
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First day of detox
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I went to see my Awesome cousin, Hannah in Philly at the Tin Angel!
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I visited the cutest baby ever!
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Saw some waterlillies
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and an awesome Tim Burton exhibit at Moma with Jessie and Hannah!
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Did a cleanse for the new year-
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And you know- we’ve been working on buying a house.

And January is almost over! Crazy!

Etsy Friday

In honor of my two favorite adorable kitties, Cleopatra and Queen Elizabeth, let’s have a Calico Cat Etsy Friday!

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Watercolor print of cat pawing at fishbowl
I absolutely love this Water Color Print by LBerge. Maybe I need to commission a Queen Elizabeth and Cleopatra portrait!

Calico Cat Plates
I totally need a few of these Calico Cat Plates by Firecat Pottery. How adorable!! I love that you can order them as nesting plates, too!

Calico Cat Tuna on Canvas
I love the style of this Collage on Canvas by Gemini Studio. I want this for my kitchen!

Calico Cat Tile
How adorable is this Calico Cat Tile by Maid of Clay?! SO ADORABLE! I love her little teeth!