A Hip Handmade Holiday on Studio 5

This morning I got to pop in at the local news station and talk a little about our book and handmade gifts! It was a total blast, as always, but the real treat was that Kurt Bestor was on the show today too! We go to his Christmas concert EVERY year (it’s Eric’s family’s tradition) …

Felt Triangle Garland

I was looking to add some COLOR to my Christmas tree this year! But Eric is always looking to have me not spend money. KILLJOY. So I figured I do what I do best: watch a few episodes of a teen television drama (my new favorite is One Tree Hill!) and get my craft on. …

I’m having a boy: i thought he was a girl

I’m laughing, but I’m also in all reality hyperventilating. As you may or may not know, I am a VERY anxious person. I have a lot of anxiety, I’m medicated for anxiety. And my anxiety is probably a big part of why I get crap done. And for some inexplicable reason I had so much …

A Hip Handmade Holiday Cyber Monday Event!

Hey hey hey! Look who is joining in on all the hype?! It’s me! So through tonight we are offering our book, A Hip Handmade Holiday at 25% off…UNLIMITED COPIES! So you can gift them away! Here’s more about the book, the discount code is CRAFTY. BUY THE BOOK HERE! I’ve totally already decorated my …

The great Turkey T round-up

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Cole and Hawk via @heathmild, Larkin via Katie, Ethan via Mia, Finn and Sylas via @shaunaboyack, Josie via @mgfaulkner Each and every time a reader makes one of my crafts I am tickled beyond belief. It is the most flattering thing in the world to me that someone likes my idea …

Leather Thanksgiving Bunting

Well are you fed up with all these last-minute Turkey day ideas?! Well you could make this bunting to say anything really, so get off my back! I JOKE I KID. This is another tutorial I did for Minted’s new blog Julep. So you can check out the full tutorial here! And if you’re holding …

Thanksgiving Photo booth Backdrop

The sexy mamas at Small Fry blog asked me to make a backdrop and a table cloth using my turkey stencil. I of course said, YES! BUT…sorry ladies, no time to make two! I literally made this while packing to head out of town for Camp Mighty. So if you think you don’t have time …

Your Thanksgiving Table: Acorn Centerpieces

I’m SUPER excited about this DIY! It’s my first contribution for Minted’s new blog called Julep. I made this a while ago and I’ve been dying to share it with you! It’s quick and inexpensive enough that you totally have time before Thanksgiving to get it done! As you can see the larger acorns have …

Obsessed: Hand-Printed swaddle blankets

A friend of mine from high school (actually we went to elementary school together!) just opened this Etsy shop The Sweet Petite and it’s fabulous. And for $15 these beauties are too good to pass up! Well that and the fact I’m pregnant. (almost 15 weeks) I love how gender neutral the patterns are. And …

The Craft Pack Bloggy Book Tour

The Craft Pack, you know that group project (business) we started is going on a bloggy book tour with our book: A Hip Handmade Holiday. One thing we wanted to promote with our book is that our crafts are very customizable. You can use our ideas and patterns to make things your own. We filmed 10 …