Pencil Cozy


Just the other day whilst tip-typing away on the laptop, I noticed that the light sneaking in through the slats felt suspiciously like fall. Fall is my favorite time of year. It makes me think of hats and scarves, apple pie and school supplies. Fall makes me want to cozy... Read more »

Safety Pin Jacket


Awhile ago I bought a package of 200 safety pins for a project, but only used about 50 of them. A few weeks later I looked at the pins and thought that they kind of looked like feathers. So I took a pinstripe jacket out of my closet and used... Read more »

Mini Diorama


I made my first diorama when I was in elementary school, and years later, I still think they’re fun to make. For me, the best part is that the possibilities are endless. Lately, I’ve been working with cut paper illustrations, and since my projects are mostly inspired by nature, it’s... Read more »

Japanese Punk Shirt


Japan is known for its street fashion (popularized in the United States by Fruits magazine and Gwen Stefani’s entourage of Harajuku Girls). Street style is more than just a cute outfit, it’s a whole look, mentality, and way of acting. Kogals emulate the California Valley Girl, with bleached hair, dark... Read more »

Crochet Retro Purse


“Reduce, reuse, and recycle” have replaced “reading, ’riting, and ’rithmetic” as the three Rs foremost in people’s minds. It was in this spirit that I created the following pattern for a handsome shoulder bag composed of repeated motifs in randomly changing colors. The lining is made from old jeans, and... Read more »

Upholstery 101


Dining chairs are an integral part of good times. Where there’s dinner, wine, and company, there are chairs. But dining chairs are notoriously uncomfortable: no fun for the buns. With simple modifications, that can be changed. Plywood slip seats can be altered to allow a bit of flex, a tad... Read more »