joia and lime cocktail recipe: the perfect drink for making things outdoors over the past month, our backyard has become the DIY headquarters for projects and decorating for our newest Patchwork event- Patchwork Edible Edition. People have been coming over to paint, glue, thread or build items for the event and engaging in lots of […]
My first apartment was a typical first apartment. The parking situation was impossible and cars were broken into or towed away on an almost daily basis, not to mention horrible storage and little critters that popped up in cupboards and in the laundry room. But when a holiday came around- it didn’t matter which one- […]
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. ~ Albert Einstein -nicole s.
eight stunning concrete diy craft tutorials a few years ago i was REALLY depressed. i’d just moved back to orange county to nurse a broken heart. funny, how many times that broken heart comes up here. i didn’t realize what a turning point it was in my life until i started writing for dear handmade […]
find something you are passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it – Julia child -nicole s.
by: steph calvert *editor’s note: for those of you not familiar with steph calvert…welcome to knowing one of the hardest working talented women dear handmade life knows. she’s the powerhouse behind hearts & laserbeams and the tech expert behind dear handmade life and our patchwork and craftcation websites. not only is she an amazing web […]
eleven diy paper flower tutorials i got so inspired by courtney cerruti’s paper flower workshop at shed in healdsburg that i wanted to share some of my favorite diy tutorials on making paper flowers. i love crafts that are inexpensive and you can do while watching a movie and creating paper flowers is both. one […]
I fear snakes. I fear airplanes and being buried alive. And yes, even in my late thirties I have an intense fear of being kidnapped. My mother instilled these fears in me. Nowhere is safe. Not even your own home. My mom’s ‘a million pieces’ speech is burned in my head. Pretty much any situation […]