In Print!

Here is my Make Recycled Necklaces project in print!

I was contacted by Family Fun Magazine this summer – and low and behold here is my little project in the December issue of the magazine. I have a lot to learn about working with magazines and such…. next time I need to try to get credited in print!



December 10th, 2012 by zoe No Comments

Hem Yer Pants!

The last few months have been a bit of a whirlwind, today is the first day of mellow I have felt in months. The morning sun is filtering through the windows and everyone woke up happy and cheerful -!

I have been making lists and crossing things off — painting my stairs, fixing broken things, toy filtering (otherwise known as throwing crap away!) and.. hemming pants.

I simply hate hemming pants – yes, I do mean HATE.

Folks are always asking me to hem their pants, and I am always telling them I don’t even hem my own darn pants so I aint gonna hem yours!

This week I finally tried the new ” leave the original hem technique” and folks there has been a real happy dance going on over here.

I followed this tutorial but I bet there are loads out there.

Hemming is done!!!


November 12th, 2012 by zoe No Comments

Simple Things

Sometimes it’s the simple things that go over big. I love that.

In the middle of a hike they found a rock to jump off…..over and and over again. I plopped down onto a bed of fallen leaves and took action shots.

Fall is hunting season here in New England – you must wear your neon in the woods!

October 23rd, 2012 by zoe No Comments

Make Hand Painted Tote Bags

This quick project has big results! It would be the perfect craft project for a big girls birthday party.

Blank tote bags can be found very cheap at most major craft stores or HERE.

All you need is masking tape, acrylic craft paint, brushes and of course your blank bag.

Lay tape in stripes across the front of your bag. Laying tape at angles will add to your design.

With your hand smooth and press tape firmly onto fabric for best adhesion. Paint your stripes in the spaces between the masking tape alternating colors.

Try not to apply any more paint than necessary.

Allow to dry for a few minutes and then carefully peel off your masking tape,

Revealing your fabulous new Hand Painted Striped Tote Bag!

Now I know you are excited to fill your new fabulous bag with stuff but do make sure to allow the paint to fully dry before using it!!

October 22nd, 2012 by zoe 3 Comments

Fall Walk

One of the loveliest things to do in New England, take a walk down an old dirt road in the country.

The light filters through the leaves, the colors pop, everything feels kind of cozy. Half way home you start talking about the cozy wood fire back at the house and the warm coco you are going to make.

October 13th, 2012 by zoe No Comments

Fall Craftyness

I am a bit under the weather with a cold, out the window the leaves are popping red and orange. Here in the studio I am getting ready for craft fairs. Working out new patterns.

I always hope to make more than I possible can, my head is reeling with ideas. Alas there are only so many hours in a day and a girl with a cold must have a bit of rest (while stitching up little dolls like mad).

September 26th, 2012 by zoe No Comments