DIY Enamel Tube Necklace

I can’t tell you how excited I was to discover these candy-like enamel tube beads. Not only are they vibrant and colorful, the metal and coats of enamel makes them feel wonderfully luxurious and weighty.…

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DIY Mother of Pearl Jewlery

Summer is just weeks away and although we don’t quite know what the near future will look like just yet, I’m looking forward for easing up on just about every aspect of life. I recently stumbled upon these adorable mother of pearl charms and the idea of incorporating them into some necklaces tickled me pink. They’re just perfect for summer!

DIY Doodle Embroidered Sweatshirt

Mastering the art of embroidery has pulled me out of some dark and anxious moments these past couple of weeks. One late evening last week, I picked up an old embroidery hoop, my trusty box of embroidery thread, one of my son Quincy’s old sweatshirts and just started doodling using a stitch I know all too well . . . the stem stitch.

Supporting Black Artists Part 1

Shaina McCoy I love the way Shaina McCoy applies layers upon layers of oil paint in her portraits. Using her brushes as sculpting tools, the Minneapolis-based artist uses bold textures and featureless faces to evoke…

Supporting Black Designers Pt 1

Wow, guys. The world has taken a turn this past week. Last week, we were all stunned by yet another Black life unjustly taken in America. And finally, after one too many familiar, tragic and…

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DIY Beaded Daisy Chain Bracelet

Honestly, is there anything happier than daisies?! I was desperately needing a dose of happy over the weekend and whipped up a few colorful bracelets to soothe the soul. Making daisy chains from seed beads might look complicated but honestly, it’s not difficult at all! It’s a cinch as long as you have the right materials. I dare you to stop at one, it’s that addicting. Just be sure to pay attention to the size of the beads and stringing cord before you purchase the supplies.

A Room Refresh

The days are long and the weeks are short. Does anyone else feel the same? With all this time spent at home, we’ve been tackling a long punch list of to-dos around the house. Over…

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DIY Tissue Paper Tie Dyeing

I recently stumbled upon a dyeing project, using tissue paper (gasp), on Pinterest and for days, I couldn’t stop thinking about it. It seemed too good and easy to be true. After much experimentation, I’m…

DIY Beaded Daisy Chain Bracelet

Honestly, is there anything happier than daisies?! I was desperately needing a dose of happy over the weekend and whipped up a few colorful bracelets to soothe the soul. Making daisy chains from seed beads…

DIY Embroidered Rickrack Chicks

Like most all of you, our Easter plans won’t be moving forward as traditionally planned this year. But in a wonderfully touching gesture, our neighbors have planned a virtual egg hunt for the littles in…

DIY Natural Sourgrass Dye

One of our family’s most enjoyable moments during social distancing has been daily walks around the neighborhood. Getting outside once a day is a luxury that was seemingly taken for granted prior to these strange…