Monday, June 25, 2007

On the To-Do List

An upcoming project?
Check out the site to see the inspiration:
Veneer Wall Decor
(and notice the costs of the kits which is more inspiring to DIY than anything)

I figure I'll need wood veneer, my trusty xacto and some type of re-stick adhesive. To Home Depot!

Another use for t-shirts

I recently purchased a book on how to make tshirts into various clothing items.. and now I am adding to the list of modified shirts, skirts and accessories: T-Shirt Underwear. By the way, if anyone wants to donate tshirts to the cause, please contact me!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The First Project - Pegboard Garden

I am living in a house and my landlord is pretty cool... enter awesome projects to make the house awesomer. Btw, Mark played a hugely instrumental role in this. I am the dreamer and he is the builder.

Project One: Pegboard Garden.
Date: June 17, 2007
Inspired by:

Project Time: including shopping at Home Depot for supplies? About 3 hours. Ish.

Approximate Cost: approximately $35 including hanger things and stuff like glue but not including plants, pots or other things hanging.

We decided to leave it white to coordinate with the white chairs, cabinets and appliances, and especially because the walls weren't white but a lovely pale green. The glass stars hanging in the middle were made by my mom, btw, yeah she's awesome. And the coloured pots on the right by Lindsay Ross, also awesome.

If anyone wants to know how we did it, just post a note and I'll put up the "instructions". I think it looks pretty awesome-- now we just need more plants!

Solar lighting

Perhaps I should also mention that I'll be collecting research (both practical and aesthetic) for sustainable off-grid living. This will be the hippie part of the blog with a designer's aesthetic. First find: Corona solar lighting solution. Awesome.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

A Link! A Glorious Link!

This pretty much embodies my DIY spirit: Wardrobe Refashion Will officially join after tonight... when I head to the consumer mecca of *gasp* West Edmonton Mall. Don't hate me. I need to see an H&M before I die.

the inaugural post.

The lion is in the laundry. A fashion/craft blog to keep track of links I think are awesome, projects I have on the go, and who knows-- maybe the start of something more.