Craft & Design

Elsie from A Beautiful Mess picked up a plain brown briefcase at a thrift shop, and decided to give it a good old fashioned makeover. In her D.I.Y. Lace Briefcase tutorial, she takes an item that usually evokes visions of stuffy suits and boring meetings, and transforms it into something that’s stylish, functional, and feminine. Head over to her site to see how she did it!


Haley Pierson-Cox from Red-Handled Scissors is a maker of crafts, a lover of cats, an avid swearing enthusiast, a cross-stitch book author, and a general purveyor of quirk. She's also sometimes an irritable cartoon named Tiny Cranky Haley.

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