Dishtowel

I've had some gorgeous (and expensive) woven ikat fabric in my stash for several months.  The pattern is woven in, so that it's the same on both sides.    My original plan was to use it as trim and sleeves on a denim dress, but I realized that there wasn't enough material.   However, the material is soft and absorbent, ...

Featured Artist: Swanky Egg

When I was building the goattoman, I became pretty much obsessed with how to craft animal shapes.  Not being much of a sculptor myself, I achieved something goat-like by a ton of trial and error. In my research, I gained a lot of respect for the fabric artists out there who make imaginative critters.   Recently I came across the whimsical ...

How to store old paint

I live in a 740 square foot condo, without a garage or a lot of extra storage space.  After my most recent paint job (my dreamy aqua bedroom), I decided that I was going to have to store paint so that it was less likely to dry out, wouldn't take up all the room in my cupboard, and looked pretty. ...