How to Re-size the Little Black Dress

How to Re-size the Little Black Dress

There is nothing more basic to a woman's closet than the little black dress. It is simple, yet elegant; tailored, yet comfortable. And every girl should have one. This post is for those who can't afford to buy the perfect little black Rebecca Taylor dress (even on on...

Fifteen Minute Christmas Chandelier

Fifteen Minute Christmas Chandelier

I recently saw a cool floor lamp made out of cardboard where the light shines through all the cells in the cardboard to make a spectacular pattern on the wall. I wanted to do something like for our black & white holiday party, but didn't have the time to do it exactly...

Upcycled Waste Basket Lamp

Upcycled Waste Basket Lamp

A couple summers ago I did a series of upcycled lamps from cheap parts found in thrift stores, but didn't finish this lamp in time to add to the earlier post. I'd painted the base in greens and oranges (using the same Porcelaine paint I used on my shoes) to match the...

How to Make Felted Soap.

How to Make Felted Soap.

If you're looking for a quick and easy gift idea, here is one that is both beautiful and appropriate for anyone on your list---scented felted soaps. Felted soaps are said to last longer than soap that is left open on a dish. And the felting around them serves the...

Easy Elegant Neck Wrap

Easy Elegant Neck Wrap

My new kick these days is combining the drab with the elegant to bring out a new kind of beauty. It's somewhat steampunk, but not as mechanical. You could call it "District 13 Comeback" style. This neck wrap is a perfect example of what I'm talking about. It's silk...

Felted Balls and String Lights

Felted Balls and String Lights

Last week my sister and I took Mom out for a little window shopping, and we saw some lovely felted art in one of the shops. One of the items we saw was a string of lights with felted flowers cupping each light. They were beautiful! These lights would be ideal for...

Make Better Fake Blood

Make Better Fake Blood

If you've been reading this blog, you know I work a lot with tapioca flour. Well, last week as I was doing my Zombie BaitHalloween makeup, I realized I was out of store-bought fake blood, so I tried doing a tapioca version instead. It turned out better than the...

Homemade FX Brains Nose & Hairy Hands

Homemade FX Brains Nose & Hairy Hands

This post will show you how to use homemade fauxtex (latex substitute) for some simple prosthetic makeup pieces (ideal for Halloween or homemade movies). The hardest part about using fauxtex is timing. You have to allow the substance to cool enough to handle but not...