DIY Skull Cutout

There’s a flea market on Sunday that I’ll be employing to rid my closets of excess clutter. While going through old clothes, I found a plain, black unitard that hasn’t been worn in years. I decided to try the skull cutout that I had seen on a number of Ubran Outfitter -esque fashion sites. It was definitely questionable whether it would hold up because of the amount of stretch taking place when the unitard is actually on the body.

I had nothing to lose though.


Apologies for the cell shot, but it was all on a whim. It turned out really well, honestly. So, I jumped online and ordered a leotard to try it again… A little less haphazardly with the scissors next time. And not so low on my back, because that one is crossing into panty line territory.

I ended up wearing it to teach an aerial silks class last night and it held up! New aerial attire trend on the horizon?


Finally Settled (now you can help me pick curtain fabric)

We finally finished moving.  For those who aren’t in the loop, we moved from Savannah, GA to Wilkes Barre, PA back in August.  We had been living in the small side of a duplex until the landlord finished the larger side.

We moved in on Friday and there are a few things I need to do to make it cozy.  The kitchen has a farmhouse drainboard sink, like this one…


Only ours is even longer and I love it.  Obviously, it needs a curtain to cover the bottom (and hide the random cleaning related crap I keep under there).  Help me pick out the curtain fabric!  I’m partial to matroyshkas and Russian decor, so take a look at these and tell me what you think:


Carly Griffith, Little Matryoshka, Main Cream



Kokka Japan, Trefle Matroyshkas Pumpkin



Cosmo Textiles, Sweet Matroyshkas, Pink


Suzy Ultman, Little Kukla Retro

So, those are all of the options for the kitchen.  In the following posts, you can help me with the curtain fabric for the living room!  If you have any input, please leave it in the comments.

So it begins… May 1

Happy Make-A-Day May, people!  The first project is finished and looking good…  If only you could see it now.  Mr. Yarn Bearer took the camera to work and won’t be returning until tomorrow.  I’ll add the pics to this post then.  But try to imagine a nice felt pin cushion and a Very Easy Pincushion from the Purl Bee.  It feels good to start and finish a project in less than an hour. 

In case your wondering, I don’t have every day of May planned out.  I had made a little list of projects, just as a reminder, but nothing set in stone.  So each day’s project will just depend on my mood, no need for structure here.  Later.

Make-A-Day May

I’m going to challenge myself this year.  There are so many pretty little things in my craft supply that just beg to be used and my mind needs to let open those proverbial creative flood gates. 

Beginning May 1st, I plan to finish one (at least) craft everyday in whatever medium fancies me.  Plans are already filling my head, all those tiny things I have wanted to create, but push aside for the large scale projects.  This May will be devoted to turning out all those little, sweet things. 

You’re welcomed to join me in what I’ve deemed the Make-A-Day May, I’ll be setting up a Flickr Group just for the occasion.  You can repeat projects and/or stick to one medium, you decide, just make a little (or a big) something every day of May.  I can’t wait to see what kinds of goodies May will bring!