Quick & Easy DIY: Washi Tape Apple Charger

March 12th, 2013

DIY Washi Tape Apple Charger

I’m a huge fan of quick & easy DIY projects. This is the simplest, most delightful little DIY revamp! Back at the beginning of the year (is it really 2013!?) I looked at my phone charger and thought… WASHI TAPE! I grabbed my two favorites and the rest is history.

Simply wrap your charger in your favorite washi tapes. Be sure to cut a nice clean edge on each tape. You’ll never mistakenly grab the wrong one, and I bet everyone else will be envious of your adorable charger!

What do you like to adorn in washi tape? Do you have any favorites? I’d love to see!

I’m baaaaack…

March 12th, 2013

We just bought this! #wookie #chewie #chewbacca #costume #awesome #starwars #geek #nerd #geeky #cosplay #rainyday #me #funny #furry #hairy #beast

Hello! Is anyone still out there? Wow! It’s been a long time… too long. Do you ever have one of those times in your life when you look back and don’t really know how you made it through or what even took place? Yeah… that was last year for me. I cannot even begin to paint a picture of the past year, but it was an amazing growing experience. I took a year off from blogging which was totally unplanned, but it was much needed. I’m excited to share with you what I’ve been up to. I’ve been making and creating and loving it! So much to share with you!

Stay tuned… good things are coming.

Make it Monday: DIY Teacup Planters

February 20th, 2012

Teacup Planters

This is a simple project. One I’d been planning to do for some time, but just didn’t get around to it. Do you have those projects? I’m sure you do. You know, the ones that take no time to actually complete? The ones that you keep putting off? The ones that are so rewarding once you finally just go for it? This was one of those projects!

Teacups Before

I picked up these plain white teacups at a local thrift store for under $1 a piece. I knew I wanted to embellish them with some doodles. Originally I’d purchased them to use as vessels for making candles. Since, I am not making candles anytime soon, I decided to use them for a couple small succulents who needed some cozy containers to live in. Perfect!

Teacup Planters


Old teacups, bowls, mugs or any vessel in need of a facelift
Paint pens in various colors*
Small succulents
Potting soil
Small rocks or pebbles

*I used Craft Smart paint pens. These are acrylic, non-toxic and water resistant. Ideal for wood, plastic, metal and glass. Purchased at Michael’s.


- Wash and dry your vessels.

- Follow directions for paint pen. I had to shake, shake, shake it. Test on a scrap of paper.

- Start doodling! I drew on the teacups without a plan. You can sketch out ideas if you’d like or use a stencil if you aren’t feeling up to freehand. I made mistakes, but that’s ok. Don’t be afraid! Mistakes are beautiful. A lesson I’m learning…

- Let the designs dry. I waited an hour before planting. This was really difficult!

- Place some rocks or pebbles in the bottom of your vessel, and top rocks with a bit of soil in before centering your succulent.

- Hold the succulent in place while packing in soil all around it. Water well, add more soil if needed.

- Now, place you lovely custom planter in a sunny spot and enjoy!

I’m kind of addicted to this project. It’s so simple. What a lovely housewarming gift, no? Can’t wait to make lots more of these! I also plan to doodle on other dishes. It’s so much fun.

Have you tried this? I’d love to see your creations. Send me a link!

Display Your Hats!

February 17th, 2012


Why keep your hats tucked away? Here’s a fun way to both store and display your favorite hats!

I used GRUNDTAL hangers from IKEA, but any hook or large nails/screws would work.

Have a Happy Weekend!

DIY Fabric Wrapped Bangles

February 11th, 2012

Fabric wrapped bangles, originally uploaded by sewtrashy.

Wow! A whole year has gone by since I last shared a project with you. Please forgive me! It has been quite an eventful and trying year personally. Many life changes have occurred including moving to a new loft, major jaw surgery, many months with my husband away on US Coast Guard boat, traveling and a stint with a very sick pup who is well now.

It feels as though everything has come full circle, and I’m ready emotionally and creatively to come back to this part of my life. I’ve missed it so much! My mind is saturated with ideas. Can’t wait to get busy and share it all with you.

Here’s a simple project. Fabric wrapped bangles. Not a new concept, but if you are in need of a quick DIY fix this is for you.

-Find some old bangles of your own or thrifted.

-Choose some pretty scrap fabric. (I know you have some lying around.)

-Place a small dab of hot glue on the inside of the bangle. Attach one end of your fabric to the glue. (Be careful!)

-Now, start wrapping! I used more glue as needed during the wrapping process to reinforce the overall piece.

-Secure the end as best you can with hot glue. Voila! You’re done.

Now, how easy was that?!

Home Sweet Home

February 1st, 2012

Home Sweet Home #home #craft #art #Anthro #anthropology, originally uploaded by sewtrashy.

Thought this was lovely. Leave it to Anthropologie to have super awesome ideas.

Are you working on making your home sweet? I am. Hope to share images soon!

How did I get here?

March 21st, 2011

How did I get here?, originally uploaded by sewtrashy.

Do you ever look at your life and wonder, “How did I get here?” The road through life is an exciting and unexpected journey. A journey for which I am truly grateful.

happy sunday

March 20th, 2011

sleep well, originally uploaded by sewtrashy.

Have a restful and relaxing Sunday. After a Saturday fullĀ of rearranging my loft… I know that’s all I want today. Oh, and some kettle corn.

Project Restyle – The Toilet Paper Roll

February 10th, 2011

Project Restyle - After

Project Restyle - Before

Generally, empty toilet paper rolls end up strewn in pieces all over our living room rug after Bonsai (our dog) gets ahold of them. I managed to salvage one for my first challenge for Project Restyle. I decided to make something I could hang by the window. After few snips and hole punches finished off with a simple string it was ready to hang! I love how it turned out. Now, I’m tempted to make lots of them to hang in a cluster. Could be really lovely and fun. We’ll see if I can snatch them up before the dog gets them!

More information on Project Restyle.

28 days later.

January 28th, 2011

How did I get here?, originally uploaded by sewtrashy.

For the past 28 days I have been a busy bee. Crafting, making, flying, seeing, picture taking, entertaining, cooking, eating and lots and lots of organizing! I will be back soon with lots of fun things to share with you.

In the meantime, Bonsai decided to help me organize yesterday. What goes in doesn’t always know how to get out. Little guy was stuck in the box.

Enjoy your weekend!