Many Scarves

About 2 weeks before Christmas, I decided to make my relatives scarves as gifts. I have a couple pairs of knitting needles, and I’ve dabbled in knitting over the years, but I’m not really a knitter. I’ve also never knit an entire scarf before, just the second half of a scarf that one time. According … More Many Scarves

Gingerbread Castle

Tis the season for gingerbread houses. Except why build a house when you could build a castle?  That was my thought process for some reason. Unfortunately, you can’t just buy a gingerbread castle kit. At least I don’t think you can. So, I planned my castle and baked some gingerbread. I did cheat and buy … More Gingerbread Castle

Jacket Pillow

I knew the sweetest dog named Jemma. In June, she passed away. I was asked to make something with her rain coat, and we decided on a pillow. I wanted to make as few alterations to the coat as possible. I cut off the straps that would normally go around her torso. Then, I removed … More Jacket Pillow

Upholstered Chairs

I repainted the chairs my brother built last year, and I finally got around to upholstering them last month. This is most certainly not the correct way to upholster chair seats, but it worked for me well enough. They’re imperfect, but at least they’re finally finished. I ordered 2″ thick high density foam for the … More Upholstered Chairs

Hair Sticks

I wear my hair up most of the time. Sometimes I switch it up with braids, but usually I opt for a bun. Someone had given me a pair of hair sticks a while ago, and I used them sometimes, but eventually started preferring them to hair ties, which were causing my hair to break … More Hair Sticks

T-shirt Pillowcase

My brother had this shirt. Bright blue, ladies cut. Fit him, but it was snug. Not his usual look. We’re not entirely sure why he got it, but we have pictures of him in it and it felt too silly to get rid of, but also no one else we know would actually wear it. … More T-shirt Pillowcase

DIY Notebook

I’ve changed how I organize and access my schedule a lot over the years. Last year, I went almost entirely digital, but I’ve been wanting to get back to analog lately. Unfortunately, that meant I needed a new notebook, which I didn’t have. I didn’t have any blank ones, and I didn’t feel like shopping … More DIY Notebook

Clocks

I made two new clocks. I wanted to remake the clock I made a few years ago, and I had an idea for a new clock as well. I’m pleased with how they both turned out. The sunburst clock I made a while back had gotten a bit…saggy, over time. So, I planned to remake … More Clocks

Chairs

Back when we had almost no furniture, my brother built us a couple chairs to use at our borrowed kitchen table. He built them, got the paint we picked out, and gave them to me with the seats unattached. The plan was that I would paint them and upholster the seats before attaching them. I … More Chairs

Pterodactyl Costume

No one’s really excited for Halloween after last year. But, we’ve decided to make the best of it and do something fun and silly. I decided I wanted to be a dinosaur for Halloween. More specifically, I wanted to be a Pterodactyl. I’m going to be at work most of the day, so it needed … More Pterodactyl Costume

Wristlet

Women’s wallets are generally quite large. I’m not really into that. Especially since I don’t ever carry a large purse. I’ve mostly only used them as a clutch/wristlet type of situation to hold my phone, keys, and actual, reasonably sized wallet when I’m not using my purse or, more often, my backpack. My previous wallet, … More Wristlet

Plant Stand

I’ve always loved having houseplants, but I’ve never had a good place to keep them, especially the larger ones. I used to have a small table for the small-ish ones, and the larger ones on the floor, but our space isn’t very big and the extra furniture made the room look cluttered. Keeping the pots … More Plant Stand

TV Stand

We’ve never had a real TV stand. Our TV used to sit on top of a small set of 1×2 cubbies. I’ve also had a set of 2×3 cubbies for a while. It acted as my dresser for years, then I finally decided I wanted a real dresser and bought one. So, we switched out … More TV Stand