“I thought we agreed that this table was for my lounging purposes. Why do you keep putting your crafts all over it?”
Getting Started With Manual Camera Settings: 3 Easy Tricks, by me, on NYIP
I just started doing some blogging for the New York Institute of Photography blog, and the first post is a super-simple introduction to three manual settings you can use on your digital camera. They’re easy to understand, and they make an immediate difference in the quality of your photography. I’d love for you to head over there and check it out!
Mirror Pendant Necklaces, from Mich L. in L.A.
I love how Michele’s mind works – she sees things at the dollar store I would never think about using, and she manages to make really cool jewelry from them. Can you guess what she’s used to make these looking glass pendants? I won’t spoil the surprise or the giggle. Go check it out!
Printed Leather Phone Case, from Just Something I Made
Cathe Holden does such wondrous things with vintage graphics. Here, she’s applied iron-on transfer to scrap leather (from thrift-store handbags, yaaaay!), and sewn up this pretty case. She even has a PDF cutting template on her site. …Aaaaand now I have a great excuse to go thrifting this weekend.
Plant a Miniature Garden, from That Artist Woman
Gail Bartel’s little gardens are just magical to me. The house is an inexpensive Christmas decoration (and something you can probably thrift pretty readily, too). She painted it, and then planted some herbs and things around it. I love that little twig fence!
A Custom Backsplash for Renters, from Spoonflower
I’ve been ogling Spoonflower’s custom decals for a while now. Darci Moyers came up with an awesome idea for this material – cut it into “tiles” and applied it to the wall of her rental kitchen. So pretty, and completely removable. Insane Me has a great big living room wall she’d like to cover this way. Insane Me needs to calm down and focus on the thousands of other things on the To-Do list.
Happy Weekend, y’all!