Smells like teen spirit all up in here. Check out kelly+olive’s easy tutorial on how to turn a secondhand flannel into a pillow cover. For your couch, for your bed, for the saggy booths in that ratty club where you can totally come as you are (even in your {pearl} jammin’ DIY plaid bloomers!).

Via CRAFTzine.

Thank you, Lee (of Leethal Knits), for this simple sweater-to-jewelry tutorial. Because when sweaters have seen better days — woolies, you know who you are — they might as well get reincarnated as ear adornments that are both light on the lobes and moddy-mod. See it? Love it? Oh my yes.

Don’t miss the first summer edition of Urban Craft Uprising, August 1 & 2, at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. Me love this huge, huge, huge indie craft show and workshop extravaganza. Admission is FREE, so you’ve got nothing to lose.

See you there, craftastic people.

Laundry Purgatory

May 22, 2009

I have it. And it is taking over my home.

The laundry comes out of the machine. It gets dumped on an available surface, sometimes folded, oftentimes not, especially if it is towels or sheets or Mr.’s socks. It does not make it to the closet, because the closet is a disaster. And disasters in small spaces = bad news bears.

To dress, I henpeck what sits on a table, hangs on a drying rack. I therefore wear 20%, maybe 30% of my wardrobe.

Do I have too many clothings? Do I need a dresser, a dream closet? Do I need to turn my entire back room (all 84 square feet of it) into a primping room, like this one from an early issue of domino magazine?

My hunch: I need to kick the lazy. Though a dressing room would be so glamour-puss.

Do you have laundry purgatory? How do you fight it?

Easter is almost on us, and if you’re into egg hunts, Cadbury chocolate, baked hams, or the religious significance of the day, you’ve got some par-taying to do.

And no Easter par-tay is complete without an Easter bonnet. (Right, Amy?) So, for those who are inclined to craft, here’s a lovely bit of DIY decor for your noggin, courtesy of CRAFTzine:

Just pick an old headband (or, if you’re a knitter, you could whip up some I-cord and us that as your foundation) and grab some embellishments from your sewing box, junk drawer or local thrift shop, and go to town!

In my humble opinion, the bigger, the whiz-bangier, the better! Go totally gaudy for your Easter parade. They’ll be all in clover when they look you over, trust.