Featured As: DIY Fashionista on Cut Out + Keep

I’ve been featured in the first-ever installment of Cut Out + Keep‘s new blog series: DIY Fashionista!

If you’ve never heard of Cut Out + Keep before, they’re an awesome tutorial-sharing site for all crafty-minded people out there.  Not as tech-oriented and hone repair as Instructables, wayyyyyy better design that Craftster, and it’s a wonderful source of inspiration and amazing projects.  In the interview, I talk favorite designers and brands, shopping destinations, and offer some advice for making and customizing your own things!

Thanks so much to Cat and the team at Cut Out + Keep for the feature, I so appreciate it!

Check Out DIY Fashionista on Cut Out + Keep



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Portland’s Museum of Craft Featured in Cut Out + Keep’s The Road Trip Issue of Snippets Magazine

I had the pleasure of taking a trip to Portland’s own Museum of Contemporary Craft awhile ago to contribute an article to Cut Out + Keep‘s online magazine Snippets.  And it’s finally live!

Read “Museum of Craft” in Snippets’ The Road Trip Issue

Thanks so much to Cat and the whole Cut Out + Keep team who included me!

Though the museum is small, it does highlight the strong craft movement and history of a variety of disciplines, mainly focused on the Pacific Northwest.  It was really interesting to gain a sense of time, place, and handiwork as displayed there.

Have any of you ever been to Portland’s Museum of Contemporary Craft?


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DIY the Look Series from Cut Out + Keep: Weekly Celebrity DIY Guides

Have you guys seen the “DIY the Look” series from tutorial-sharing site Cut Out + Keep?  I’m just loving the creativity, the style, and most of all…the celebrity looks on the cheap!!

Find out how to DIY your favorite celeb’s look from head to toe…they have some great breakdowns including Gossip Girl’s Serena van der Woodsen, Evan Rachel Wood, Audrey Kitching, Emma Watson, and Gwen Stefani, for starters.  (You may also see some tutorials in there from yours truly!!;-)

Get your craft on and re-create your favorite look!

Check Out the DIY the Look Series from COAK

I’ve been overwhelmed with classes last week and am finally getting back into things, though this week doesn’t look much better.  Hopefully I’ll have a DIY Links of the Week post up tomorrow – hang tight!


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Need a Last-Minute Gift? Check Out the Do-It-Yourself Holiday Gift Guides from Cut Out + Keep!

Every year I’ll do a DIY gift guide for my blog, but this year, I may just not get around to it.  However, crafty sharing community Cut Out + Keep has got a leg up on me with their NINE fabulous guides for DIY gifts for everyone in your life.  From Grandma to your kids (and even your cat!)  Check out their great ideas for making it a Handmade Holiday:

For Her

For Him

For Girls

For Boys


For Grandad

For Grandma

For Dad

For Mum/Mom


I’m feeling so inspired just browsing – and now wish I had seen these before I sent all my Xmas packages out!  (But of course all these gifts could just as easily be made for another event…Valentine’s Day, Easter, birthday, anniversary…)


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Featured in Cut Out + Keep’s Snippets Magazine: The New York Issue!

There I am – halfway down on the left: “Craft in the City”

It’s taken me a little while to post this, but I hope you’ll forgive…

I contributed some tutorials to the latest issue (issue #23) of tutorial-sharing site Cut Out + Keep‘s Snippets Magazine!

In The New York Issue I shared projects that are – what else?New York-inspired…

Like these projects inspired by Gossip Girl:

Mesh Rhinestone Earrings

Crochet Necklace

Starburst Safety Pin Blazer

And this project inspired by Sex and the City:

Pink Leopard-Print Luggage

And this project just because I love New York!!

I Love NY Tote Bag

Please check them out and let me know what you think!  And also check out the rest of the issue…it has a great interview with Harley Quinn from “Gotham Girls” (LOL!), Meg (formerly of Threadbanger fame) and her guide to crafting in NYC, and some wonderful tips on refashioning your clothing!

Read the Full Issue Here

Thanks so much to Cat and the team at Cut Out + Keep for the collaboration!  I truly appreciate it!


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