Jun 222013
 
How to DRAW MY LIFE for Youtube

I just finished one of the hardest Youtube videos I’ve ever done. It’s a DRAW MY LIFE video done in simple black and white drawings that condenses my 50-some years on this planet into seven minutes. After watching several other DRAW MY LIFE videos on Youtube and being immensely entertained and informed, I thought it

Jun 182013
 
Couture Waders

When I made these couture waders, I had no idea Prada had already brought waders into the world of high fashion. My waders were made out of necessity. I often have to wade into our mucky irrigation pond, and the water boots I had were too short. Also, fishermen’s waders were too big and too

Jun 122013
 
Easy Floating Garden

Here is an easy and inexpensive way to make a floating garden for a backyard pond. I’ve had an ongoing battle with my pond trying to keep the algae from taking over. One thing I did was buy a bunch of goldfish to eat the algae. I started with 50 goldfish and now thanks to

May 292013
 
How to Make a Foam Puppet

I’ve been meaning to make a foam puppet to employ as a mascot for this DIY site, and finally got around to it. I watched many videos showing how to make foam puppets, and all of them showed how to make the skin out of fleece. This looked too complicated for a beginner to do,

May 062013
 
The Art of Steampunk Fashion

This week is the Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. And tonight is the ball where all the celebs display their designers’ interpretations of punk. Of course I wanna be there, so–as we sometimes do with the Oscars here at home–I’m “going to the MET ball” right

Mar 062013
 
Easter Bunny Craft with Felt

The other day I went in search of a pattern for the velveteen rabbit and couldn’t find one, so I decided to make one from scratch. But before I go on, one thing I did find was a free copy of the book The Velveteen Rabbit by Margerie Williams Bianco on Gutenberg.org (a site that

Jan 252013
 
Rustic Country Door Frame

One of the home decor projects I’ve been putting off for a long time was the framing out of our kitchen entryway. I wanted it to look rustic and artsy. The entryway is wide and awkwardly angled. My fear was that it would be tricky to get the right angles on the wood beams, and

Dec 212012
 
Throw a New Years in New York Party and Help Victims of Sandy

For many, the holiday season is a time of parties, togetherness, gifts and good cheer. But for some, it is a time of loneliness and despair. Recent disasters and senseless violence threaten to overshadow all that is good in our holiday celebrations. Is it best to let grief silence our joy, or can we, in

Dec 192012
 
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 sale). This post is for those who,

Dec 132012
 
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 like the cardboard