Maddie’s Menagerie

When 3 year old Maddie’s parents reached out to Chauncey Boothby to design a “big girl” room, the timing couldn’t be more perfect. The interior designer had just happened to stumble upon a vintage Madeline…

DIYs we love

DIY Bleach Ice Dye

Ice dyeing with bleach. Who knew?! The idea occurred to me after stumbling upon a bottle of bleach crystals a few weeks ago. Again, who knew that such a thing existed and for what use I wondered?! I had been wanting to DIY an acid-wash effect sweatshirt and bleach crystals ended up being the perfect agent to help me achieve that marbled tie-dye effect.

DIY Pearl Daisy Chain Necklace

Once upon a time, many moons ago, I designed jewelry for my own fine jewelry label. It was a self-taught hobby turned business and I guess you can say that was when my “DIY” journey began. I would spend endless hours wire wrapping precious and semi-precious stones with fine gold wire and 14k chain. And it wasn’t until recently, when I pulled out the ol’ fine component box, that I revisited this tried and true method of jewelry making.

Bahati Simoens

Wow. I’m absolutely obsessed with Bahati Simoens’ paintings. The Belgium-based artist grew up admiring the works of Rousseau, Gauguin and Hockney. Later in life, Bahati combined inspiration from Black artists like Cassi Namoda and Wonder…

Where To Buy Ornaments

I have a strict rule around Christmas. No decorations until after the day after Thanksgiving, at the absolute earliest! But you know what? This year, we can all use some extra holiday cheer with everything…

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DIY Sunglass & Mask Chain

You’ve been asking for it so here it is: mask and sunglass chains. Beware, not only do these chains do a good job of keeping your hands and pockets free, they’re extremely addicting to make. Plus, they’re a great way to use up all those left over beads from previous DIYs. Have fun . . . and be happy!

Lindsay Adams’ Quarantine Chronicles

In her most recent series, artist Lindsay Adams’ ‘Quarantine Chronicles’ explores life through these unprecedented times. The abstract quality of her work showcases the significance of body language – the expression and emotion is left…

DIY Sunglass & Mask Chain

You’ve been asking for it so here it is: mask and sunglass chains. Beware, not only do these chains do a good job of keeping your hands and pockets free, they’re extremely addicting to make.…

Niki Dionne

There's something so charming and relatable about Niki Dionne's extraordinary oil pastel...

DIY Cross Stitching with a Pattern

I’ve recently committed myself to a cross stitching project and there’s honestly no turning back now. The idea is to sit and stitch just one flower a day, using Carolyn Manning’s Stitch Along pattern. Despite…

DIY Tila Bead Bracelet

Second to the daily chain bracelet, the Tila bead bracelet is my favorite summer accessory. Not to mention they are insanely easy to make. Miyuki Tila beads are little square and rectangular glass beads and…

WFH

How many weeks has it been now? I've lost count. Sadly, it...