DIY Pipe Lamp

When the Science Centre put out a call for eccentric light fixtures that would fit into Rowland Emett’s whimsical and dreamy workshop this holiday season, we quickly put together a DIY pipe lamp! Roland Emett was known for his fantastical kinetic sculptures. And if you ever saw Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, you’re familiar with his wacky creations. Continue reading

Grinch Phone Case – Free Crochet Pattern

Our DIY Grinch phone case is the second in our series of Christmas phone cases! How the Grinch That Stole Christmas is such a heartwarming story, so that’s the character that inspired our second holiday crochet phone case. The happier, friendlier guy who hadn’t stopped Christmas from coming. The fellow who realizes “maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas … perhaps … means a little bit more!” Continue reading

How to Whiten Sheets

It wasn’t until we were just about ready to list my sister’s house that how to whiten sheets even came onto our radar. Up until then, we stored our yellowed cotton sheets and duvet cover away, thinking they’d never see the ‘white’ of day again. But an impending open house and zero staging budget have a way of getting us to spring into action! Continue reading

Sandblasting on Glass

Sandblasting on glass is something anyone can do if you have access to a sandblaster. If you can spray paint, you can sandblast! Call up your local stained glass studio to see if they have lessons on sandblasting. I guarantee you’ll have a blast! Continue reading

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Crochet Pendant Light – Boho Style

I love using thrifted yarn and scraps so this crochet pendant light is the perfect way to do that – and to create a boho style statement in your home. I combined a very thin synthetic yarn with an off white cotton. The stitch is a simple basic single crochet throughout and it’s wrapped around a core of sisal. This project is an easy crochet idea that even a beginner can handle! Continue reading